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Old 05-11-2013, 15:22   #76
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Re: Keep or toss Toaster Oven and Microwave?

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We have and use both. It depends on your space, power supply, and usage.

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What power rating is your inverter. I have a 1500 W one I hooked to my car battery but would not kick on the PIC. The PIC is rated less than 1500 W, so I think it needs an additional BURST to start it up. I am going to try using my mini convection oven with the 1500 W inverter
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What power rating is your inverter. I have a 1500 W one I hooked to my car battery but would not kick on the PIC. The PIC is rated less than 1500 W, so I think it needs an additional BURST to start it up. I am going to try using my mini convection oven with the 1500 W inverter
Is it pure sine wave?

An induction cooktop is an energy efficient device but it needs all the other bits to make it work away from the dock.
Big battery bank, alternators, inverters (pure sine wave), solar, maybe generator as well.

However, I would imagine that a 1500w victron inverter would run a single induction cooktop which would probably on high draw around 2000-2200 watts, so you may need to run it below the highest setting, on the medium setting, it probably draws around 500w once it has reached temp. Don't run it on boost if it has this feature.

I know from experience that a 2200w electric jug works with a 1500w victron inverter as these inverters have a lot of overload protection built in. It is probably not recommended but I did this for 2 years with no probs.
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Old 06-11-2013, 22:01   #78
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What power rating is your inverter. I have a 1500 W one I hooked to my car battery but would not kick on the PIC. The PIC is rated less than 1500 W, so I think it needs an additional BURST to start it up. I am going to try using my mini convection oven with the 1500 W inverter
That's probably due to voltage drop. Even a truck battery - say 110 amp/hours - will have a problem putting g out 1500 watts, which is 125 amps at 12v or more than 1C. The voltage will drop right off, amps will spike up, and the inverter will shut down. You need more batteries for that work; it's nit the inverter's fault.
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Re: Keep or toss Toaster Oven and Microwave?

Well other then a short 6 month period between boats, long ago, I've not had a microwave, toaster oven, breadmaker, etc ,etc in 10 years. OK I've never had a bread maker. Gee a bowl and a few bread pans in the oven work lovely. But then I make my cookies from scratch too.

On the small sailboat away from the dock, a propane three burner stove/oven is for me pretty much all I need. Well and the propane too.
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