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Old 12-08-2017, 12:05 PM   #1
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what do you run off the inverter

I wondering if i need the inverter option . I cant think of anything I might run except a TV . I might be over looking something.

I assuming a 12 volt tv would be a better option . I will get the duel 6's and solar , I will run a CPAC machine .I have DC converter that will convert the 12 volts to 24 volts that the machine needs.

where also considering a oven instead of microwave or just using outside grill.

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Old 12-08-2017, 12:14 PM   #2
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what do you run off the inverter

CPAP, Instant Pot, immersion blender, laptop, camera battery chargers, etc.

We got rid of original microwave in our 17 for more cabinet space and didn’t miss it. Did miss an oven, so got that in the 19, and have used it a bunch so far.

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Old 12-08-2017, 12:54 PM   #3
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We bought a portable inverter 5 Years ago .
The inverter is still in the original package and has never been used,
in fact I don't know if it even works.
We charge our phone ( singular) in our vehicle and carry no other electronics.
For us an inverter serves no useful purpose except to take up space.
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Old 12-08-2017, 01:25 PM   #4
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Michael, we cook with our Instant Pot occasionally. Half of the times we do use it, we have hookups, so the inverter isn't necessary. We've also used a household toaster with it. To be honest, we seldom use the inverter, and if I were filling out a build sheet right now, I'd probably nix the inverter and just do 12V across the board. Besides, you lose alot of power doing the inversion, so it's nowhere near as efficient as just using 12V devices.
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Old 12-08-2017, 01:30 PM   #5
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I am another who does not have an inverter and probably would never use one if we did have it. My devices all work off of the 12V system with no need for AC.
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Old 12-08-2017, 01:45 PM   #6
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We got the whole house inverter and haven’t used it yet since picking up our trailer in April. We’ve probably boondocked half the time.

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Old 12-08-2017, 02:19 PM   #7
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We have the inverter and use it for the microwave (short heat ups) occasionally. That is about all (my wife really wanted the microwave so we got it). I am a believer in better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it. If it were up to me I would have not gotten the built in microwave, but probably still would have gotten the inverter.
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Old 12-08-2017, 02:48 PM   #8
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I don't use the inverter for anything important, recharging a few things that need 120v to charge, but could be done with a small portable inverter. I also use the toaster and now an electric blanket, neither of which are needs, just wants. Oh yea, the TV when the superbowl is on, another thing that could run off a portable.
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Old 12-08-2017, 03:59 PM   #9
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We use our inverter quite a lot, reheating things in the microwave, coffee maker, toaster, Eileen’s hair dryer and the blender gets a good workout during the summer.
With the dual 6 volt batteries, roof mounted and portable solar panels we have no problem keeping everything going.

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Old 12-08-2017, 04:31 PM   #10
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Charge my electric razor, Android box for watching movies and 24 inch led tv.
And charging a little handheld vacuum, because it is 9volts.
My inverter is a 300 watt unit because I knew I would not be doing anything heavier with it.

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