Originally Posted by djmarchand
Tell us more about what you plan to run and how long you plan to run it. A heater can mean anything. I hope it doesn't mean a 1,500 watt space heater! Microwave usage can be anything from 3 minutes to reheat something to 15 minutes to bake a few potatoes. How long to you watch tv?
Untill we know this it is impossible to say what power sources to use. Power in = power out.
The average is about one hour and a half to 2 hours at night while anchored out and of course the microwave is optional at times. So, lets just say, perhaps a total of 20 mins to prepare a decent meal for two. The heater on the other hand is 750 watts and it will run until it satisfies itself and then just cut off and on as needed to maintain temp below. Keep in mind, I only have a 27' Morgan
. It really doesn't appear to be that much to heat to me. I just am not sure that an inverter
running off my batteries was the right way to go or just go with the generator.