There are two kinds of crock pots.. ONe kind has "Electroincs" and the other has mechanical thermostat and a resistive element, nothing else.
There are two kinds of inverters. MSW and TSW.
NOW: if you have a ture sine wave inverter with the capacity to handle the slow cooker.. IT WILL WORK, period, end of discussion, no damage, it will work, does not matter which kind of slow cooker.
IF you have a slow cooker with a mechanical thermostate and resistive heat element and that's all,, IT too will work, no questions ask, Does not matter what the inverter is.
BUT if you have a slow cooker with ELECTRONIC controls
Originally Posted by Original poster
The Crock Pot's electronics burnt out
Well if you have a slow cooker with ELECTROINC controls and an MSW inverter.... Then it's a crap shoot and there is a very good chance what happened will happen.
Same for coffee pots
LED night lights
and many many other things (too many for me to list)
Xantrex on the X-power site used to have a document, "Things that might not work well with an MSW inverter".. It was a long document.
On the Prosine (True sine wave) site the list of "Things that will not work with a TRUE SINE WAVE inverter" does not exist, becasue the list is as follows:
Any device demanding more power than the inverter can produce.
That's it folks The entire list
I have used my slow cookers on TSW inverter many times, likewise my Microwave, my Coffee pot (it has electronics) my electric oven (Mechanical T-Stat and resistive heat element) and a host of other stuff.. Some (this computer, Television, DVR, ATSC converters, Sat receivers, Radio) are Electroinc,, Some (Mixers, fans) are motorized, Some (like the oven) are just resistors and mechanical T-Stats, all work 100% normally up to just over 2,000 watts (I measured it at 2040) more than that and .. Well, that's all the inverter an invert (2,000 watt model actually delivers the full 2000 and a bit of change)
So the moral: They should upgrade their inverter to a TRUE SINE model or get a cheaper slow cooker without ELECTRONICS Either solution works.