Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×
RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > COMMUNITY FORUMS > General Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-14-2022, 08:21 AM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Aug 2022
Posts: 23
Does Anybody???

3D print in your RV?

I am a full timer and really want to do 3D printing but, I boondock most of the time and am wondering if they use a lot of power?
I have 2 - 100ah lithium batteries and run on a 2000W inverter.
Would it drain my batteries doing one project?

I just want a pretty small printer to do small parts, something mobile and easy to store.
Spower001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free! RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 08-14-2022, 08:32 AM   #2
Senior Member
Skip426's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Powell River, B.C.
Posts: 30,452
Without info on the 3D printer power draw ( amps when in use ) and time to complete a print project ; any answer you get would just be a guess.
99DSDP 3884, Freightliner, XC, CAT 3126B, 300 HP /ALLISON 3060
2000 Caravan toad, Remco & Blue Ox.
Skip426 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2022, 08:38 AM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2019
Location: Eastern outskirts of Dallas, TX
Posts: 3,932
3.5A@120VAC is what my WanHao i3 uses

Included in that is anywhere from a 40W and up filament heater typical in most 3d printers (the i3 has a 40W heater).
‘91 Ultrastar Champion‘02 Georgie Boy Landau 8.1l Workhorse
‘03 Jeep Wrangler TJ 2018 Jeep Wrangler JK toad
MrMark52 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2022, 09:02 AM   #4
Senior Member
Duster73's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2021
Posts: 487
We do 3d printing at work with a small unit. The programs typically run for a long time. Longer than I would think they need.

For a small 2x6 inch part. It can take 6-8 hours
But all machines are different. A little larger items can take 12 hours.

Good luck!
"A Man's Gotta Do What a man's Gotta Do"
2000 Fleetwood Southwind Storm 30H- Workhorse
2016 Prime Time Tracer 3150BHD
Duster73 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2022, 11:03 AM   #5
Junior Member
Join Date: Aug 2022
Posts: 23
Yup lots of variables for sure! It seems I will be able to do this with a small printer, now the next thing is.......which one!!!

I do have a generator if it comes down to that
Spower001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2022, 11:08 AM   #6
Senior Member
Ray,IN's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: North America somewhere
Posts: 29,437
I suspect running the genset will be mandatory. The battery draw to run from the inverter is 10X the 120V draw.
2000 Winnebago Ultimate Freedom USQ40JD, ISC 8.3 Cummins 350, Spartan MM Chassis. USA IN 1SG 11B5MX,Infantry retired;Good Sam Life member,FMCA." My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country. John F. Kennedy
Ray,IN is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Just Joined 🎶Is anybody out there 🎶does anybody care🎶 TravelingDodsons Monaco Owner's Forum 7 11-09-2021 11:46 AM
Does anybody know what this is? Drifter Newmar Owner's Forum 11 02-17-2008 06:26 AM
new dealer in greencastle pa? does anybody know if this is true? alpine4me Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 4 09-11-2007 05:14 PM
Does anybody else have an indash cd/dvd player? AkTrek Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 15 01-04-2007 09:22 PM
Does anybody have info about enclosed tanks jab3143 Toy Haulers Discussion 5 04-25-2006 08:30 AM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:28 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.