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Old 27-01-2017, 12:08   #16
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Re: How many amps will this ice maker draw?

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I have a Magic Chef countertop ice machine which I use almost every day. Once it cools down it doesn't use much power, but I can't run it on the inverter because there is a heavy power drain about 2 minutes after its started. It conks out my 1500 w inverter and almost stalls my 2 kw Honda generator. Is this normal for this type of machine?
I own one and use it all the time, I have measured its power consumption at 120 VAC with a Watts up meter and mine draws 60W, I think, about the same as my fridge does. It should not even take your Honda off of eco RPM much less strain it, If it draws that kind of power, I'm honestly surprised it hasn't caught fire, I would not turn my back on it
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Re: How many amps will this ice maker draw?

We purchase one of these Gourmia GI500 Portable Compact Cube Machine.

Smallest one we could fine, but still make as much ice as the larger machines.
Works Great.
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