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Old 02-22-2016, 09:51 PM   #15
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We use our Kurig K-cup coffee maker on our 2000W MSW invertor with no problem. A 1000W unit may be a little small, but it should just trip out if it's overloaded.


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The cables on that inverter look awful thin to handle that much load even for a couple of minutes.

I didn't see it in the description of the inverter, but for that price is has to be modified sine wave. That will probably be OK for a standard drip coffee pot that does not have a timer with auto function. Electronic controls like that frequently do not like MSW.

If you end up running your coffee pot from an inverter, brew the coffee and put it into a Thermos. Do not leave the pot on to keep the coffee hot or you'll run down the batteries.

A better solution is to do what LETMGROW suggests and get a stove top percolator for when you're boondocking.
Yes it is. I do use a regular electric drip with a thermos type carafe. Actually I can heat the water on the stove and pour it into the top so either way is good. It would be easier though to be able to run the electric drip though. As long as my grinder works off of the inverter it will be fine
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French press! Coarse grind...you will love it so much you never go back to swill o matic! No electricity required
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French press! Coarse grind...you will love it so much you never go back to swill o matic! No electricity required
Ahhh... A purist. I like an RVer who knows what good is!In the afternoon or during a long drive I use a Aeropress espresso maker to make a Cuban Colada.

AeroPress Espresso Maker | Sur La Table

Then I sometimes Ice the results. This only needs hot water from the stove to work.
In the morning though I do like to brew a pot of my own blend of Costa Rican coffees and grind it fresh. It is nice to set the drip machine (cone filter, not basket type) going and not have to do anything else. What got me started was that the grinder stressed the little inverter we have and I was going to bump the size up a little. Then I thought, why not see if I could run the pot too! I suspect I will have to change the wires to the inverter to get that kind of power anyway. They seem like 10ga. I need to check.
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I have several French presses. These beat them hands down:

https://shoponline.melitta.com/categ...rs?perPage=all
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Life would be much simpler if "Starbuck's" delivered! LOL
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Life would be much simpler if "Starbuck's" delivered! LOL
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Wouldn't that be funny. A little car maybe with a platform on the roof. Pull up next to you and you take the coffee. I can drink Starbucks in a pinch.
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Might be a silly question but it strikes at the heart of what makes the wilderness wonderful in the morning.
Can I run my 900w coffee maker off of a 1000w inverter
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You can.... but when "wilderness camping" why not make your coffee using only propane?...(on one of the stove top burners).
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I drink my coffee straight - no milk, no sugar. Tried Starbucks that way. It was the worst coffee I've ever had.
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I run my keurig while running the genset to top off the batteries. We have a residential fridge and can go all night with a full 400ah battery bank. Have to charge up two or three times during generator use hours. 100w solar panel helps. Never stay oh-grid more than a couple of nights.
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I drink my coffee straight - no milk, no sugar. Tried Starbucks that way. It was the worst coffee I've ever had.
++ Nasty stuff but at least it is strong enough. I hate the tea like stuff that gas stations make. Half the reason for the RV is to make my own coffee
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So much information! Thanks. I also found out that the wires Coachmen put in, which should have run my current 500w inverter are grossly undersized for that. Who would have thought ! They are about half what they need to be. That is why I can't run my buzzy little coffee grinder! The current inverter is a modified sine wave model and runs my laptop and small chargers just fine so I will probably keep it but I will replace the wires to the inverter with 10awg wires in case I want that 1000watt one. Thanks all.
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So much information! Thanks. I also found out that the wires Coachmen put in, which should have run my current 500w inverter are grossly undersized for that. Who would have thought ! They are about half what they need to be. That is why I can't run my buzzy little coffee grinder! The current inverter is a modified sine wave model and runs my laptop and small chargers just fine so I will probably keep it but I will replace the wires to the inverter with 10awg wires in case I want that 1000watt one. Thanks all.
Just as a point of infomation, I ran 4 gauge wires to my 1000 watt inverter. That's what it called for.
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Just as a point of infomation, I ran 4 gauge wires to my 1000 watt inverter. That's what it called for.
It is truly amazing just how big a wire it takes! Eventually I will replace my power unit that came with the rig and sits beneath the fridge with a 2000w inverter system. Then I will need the 4ga. This one is near the batteries with three of wire so 8 or 10ga will work.
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