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Old 27-06-2018, 00:32   #1
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Bread machine

Is there anyone who is using a bread machine powered by an inverter?
If so do you know how many amps it uses for one cycle?

I see that they have a rating of about 800 watts, but I am assuming that it is not at that level for the whole cycle and I am looking for an energy budget figure.


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Old 27-06-2018, 01:15   #2
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Re: Bread machine

Amp hours, not Amps!


You'll see various figures, but Which magazine calculated it as:


Average energy consumption: 0.36 kWh per loaf
Average cycle time: 3 hours 18 minutes


0.36kWh will be a bit over 30 Amp hours pulled from a "12 Volt" system
Peak draw @ 800W will be approaching 70 Amps,
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Re: Bread machine

There are different machines. Ours only uses a max of 400 Watts during the baking cycle.

It bakes for one hour, and the heating elements are on about half that time.

We estimate around 20-25 amp hours at 12v for a loaf.
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44cruisingcat , do you mind sharing what machine this is?
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Re: Bread machine

We used to have a Kenwood. Timing was to run it when the generator was on to charge the batteries and create hot water.

That way you can already recover a fair bit of the power draw.

Still, would be very interesting to hear what machine cruisingcat44 has on board.
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Re: Bread machine

Have a friend was has sailed around the world twice. Said the breadmaker was one of the best things on the boat. When I asked him about the breadmaker, he was talking that he could run it without a generator on a Amel 52. Nothing like fresh bread at sea, of course with Irish butter.
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Following, just got new breadmaker for our boat.. haven't tried it out yet!
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Re: Bread machine

Do 12V breadmakers exist since it seems a very heavy draw on the batteries at mains voltage via an inverter?
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Do 12V breadmakers exist since it seems a very heavy draw on the batteries at mains voltage via an inverter?
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To accomplish the same work the draw would be similar.
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We use this one...works well on the inverter, ~450W not continuous, ~25AH.

https://www.zojirushi.com/app/product/bbhac
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44cruisingcat , do you mind sharing what machine this is?
It's an old Breville Baker' Oven. It would be about 20 years old.

Long superseded now.

A couple of years ago it developed a problem where it wasn't baking. The element wasn't heating up. Figured the element had burned out.

New elements weren't available.

We went shopping for a new breadmaker, and found they all required much more power. 800+ watts. And most made smaller loaves.

Anyway I had another look at ours and found no power going to the element, the relay was dodgy. Couldn't source the same relay, but was able to mount a higher rated one on some double sided tape and extended wiring.

Works great again!

Later we found the same breadmaker in a second hand shop, in like new condition. Bought it for $20. So now were covered for the next 20 or so years.
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Do 12V breadmakers exist since it seems a very heavy draw on the batteries at mains voltage via an inverter?
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AC/Inverter or 12V, Watts is Watts. You may gain a few percentage by cutting out the inverter losses, but you'd probably need to run new heavy duty cable with big circuit breakers to the galley to handle the peak amperage
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I simply make bread the old fashioned way...
I made these at home but home or boat it is not difficult...
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