Any wash machines with thermistors need a pure sine, not a quasi sine wave to work
sorry anjou, as an electronics engineer
could you explain that one to me..
As to European machines, ie side loading, cold fill, condersor dryers. Well firstly these machine for the wash cycle use very little water
, typically 40-55 litres, in the wash cycle. The all now use cold fill to support the new low temperature washing
powders ( down to 15 degrees c), as a hot fill makes the machine unable to regulate the wash temperature. ALso its more efficient in a household situation to heat a small amount of water
for the washing
machine. Machines with a fastwash cycle can do washes in 15-20 minutes. ( for lightly soiled clothing
,whcih is mostly what you get sailing anyways).
If you are looking at buying
one, forget the integrated dryer types, the condensor system ( which works quite well) is a bit slow and uses a lot of water.
Buy a good quality one, so that you get the benefit of the lowest power and shortest sequence and lowest water use. Some machines will accept a hot water feed, and many still have both hot and cold feeds present, but a "Y" piece is used. Some smart machines will however refuse to work with hot feeds.
Lots of makes are chineese manufactured, most of which are not robust or have long wash cycles.
Typically your average power usage ( not drying) is about 1Kw/h with the machine using around2-2,5Kw max ( when heating). Since you can use low temp powders, heating
requirments can be kept low, and infact cold water can be used now for most low stain washes.