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Old 14-10-2016, 10:02   #31
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Re: 12v blender

Originally Posted by senormechanico View Post
My wife LOVES her Vitamix and we took it on the boat for every vacation.
It's big, heavy etc, but great for smoothies.
Now you can get smaller versions, S30, S50, S55
I just purchased an S55 exclusively for the boat.
I am a BlendTec guy. But yes, it is big and heavy. I haven't actually used it on the boat yet, and not sure if I will bring it when we leave. At 1575 watts, it will turn your iPhone into a smoothie. But at 1575 watts, it will require powering up the Honda 2000, if it can even withstand the surge load. I'm thinking it might withstand the surge as the blender doesn't start off at full power. Starting a generator just to make a smoothie seems silly, but maybe not a big deal when I am already going to make water or to charge the batteries in the morning.

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Old 14-10-2016, 14:13   #32
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Re: 12v blender

Buy one which can start slowly and ramp up.
Every Vitamix I've seen will do that.
Our 1500 watt sine inverter has no problem at all with a 1650 watt hair dryer or the Vitamix, but then I also have a LiFePo4 battery bank and a bunch of solar.

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