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The Brasslite Turbo 1D (1.7 oz, 47gm) is an adjustable, minimalist solo stove suitable for one person. It’s designed to be used with cups and small pots having a maximum base diameter of 5 inches (12.5cm) and a maximum capacity of 1 liter. The Vargo 900ml Mug, Vargo 750ml Cup (sold by Brasslite), Snow Peak 600ml & Snow Peak 700ml titanium mugs are examples of appropriate cook pots for the Turbo 1D.
Materials & Dimensions for the Turbo 1D
Body: 30 gauge brass shim (0.305mm). Inner cup & simmer sleeve: 32 gauge brass shim (0.203mm). Stainless steel wire cloth. Jeweler’s silver solder. Width of chamber and stand: 50mm. Width of base: 68mm. Height of chamber: 32mm. Overall height: 58mm. Side port diameter: 8mm. Top port diameter: 25mm. Weight: 1.7 oz (47gm). Fuel capacity: 1 fluid oz (30ml).**
Custom Stand Extensions
The Turbo 1D is also available with custom stand extensions to improve stability with pots having a base diameter near the maximum recommended size. Note: Stand extensions are permanently attached and without clipping to size, will prevent the stove from nesting inside cups. Choose this option only if you intend to use the stove with pots larger than 4″(10cm) in diameter, where fit will not be an issue.
** Weighed on Royal EX-2 digital scale accurate +/- 0.1 ounce. Total burn time using 1 fluid oz (30ml) of methanol is about 10 minutes, longer if simmering. Starting fuel amount: 1 fluid oz (30ml) plus 2 ml preheat. Average time to bring 16 fluid oz (475ml) water to boil: 6 minutes. Stove burn trials involved 10 test burns; the average time is posted. Cook pot used for Turbo 1D tests: Vargo 900ml Titanium Mug. Interior environment was used. Starting room, fuel and water temps: 70 degrees F (22 C). Elevation: 80 ft. No simulated wind, but windscreen was used. Stove was sitting on plywood surface. Factors that may increase boil times include: pot size and proportion, metal type and thickness, wind conditions, windscreen position, lower starting water temperature, lower outside air temperature and substantially higher elevation. Field tests also have shown that wrapping a windscreen too close to the pot may significantly reduce burn time, fuel efficiency and overall performance.
Note: Stoves do not include a windscreen. The Windscreen Instructions Page has easy-to-follow instructions for making a proper windscreen. Complete instructions are also included with every stove. You may also buy a ready-made screen here that requires minor trimming and punching with a pair of scissors and a standard office paper punch.