Originally Posted by Donna D.
Are you saying, unless you're "hooked up" I can't use it (or a SatRadio)?? Won't the battery(ies) handle a pretty simple coffee machine..... I understand battery drain and why folks go with interior LEDs... but really?
I don't have an electric coffee maker handy, but a quick web search found a spec of 900 watts, and a six-minute brew time... that's a big inverter and 90 watt-hours or 7.5 amp-hours (plus inverter losses) per brew. That's a large chunk of a battery's capacity or the entire day's output of 15 peak watts of solar panel for a single pot of coffee; the satellite radio uses very little in comparison.
This can certainly be done on battery power, but to save putting a kettle on the stove and pouring the water into the coffee filter... really?
You can also use the Coleman stovetop
or standalone propane
drip filter machine (or equivalent). That just seems like a big appliance for little benefit to me, but if a drip machine is important, it would probably work well.