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Old 05-15-2021, 08:35 AM   #1
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Vitamix blender with inverter?

Wondering if we can use our Vitamix blender powered by our 1,500 inverter. We would run the blender for under 2 minutes. I wonder if it is possible or would it blow a fuse. The blender uses 12 amps. Seems like we might be pushing our luck. We do have a 190 watt solar panel for our 2 6 volt batteries.
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Old 05-15-2021, 08:55 AM   #2
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I think you would be pushing your luck. 12 amps at 120 volts equals 1440 watts. Pretty close to the maximum of the inverter.
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Old 05-15-2021, 09:09 AM   #3
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I am interested in this as well. Do share any ideas you come across..

I have an ace in the hole with our F150 which comes with a 7.2 kW inverter-generator. So, can use that for sure. But, not the best place to be making a smoothie
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Old 05-15-2021, 09:13 AM   #4
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I would try it first at home and you will get your answer.

We have one along with the inverter, but taking it asking isn't something we would likely ever do.
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Old 05-15-2021, 09:33 AM   #5
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It works. We were told by Vitamix and others that we needed a larger inverter for start up of the motor, yet Escape didn't want to install due to the larger wires needed. The pure sine wave Go Power 1500 watt does start up and will run as long as you have pretty good charge on the batteries.
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Old 05-15-2021, 09:34 AM   #6
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I would try it first at home and you will get your answer.

We have one along with the inverter, but taking it asking isn't something we would likely ever do.
My wife was rolling her eyes when I said I wanted to take the Vitamix along
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Old 05-15-2021, 01:47 PM   #7
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I'm using the Bullet type blender to make smoothies with the 1500w inverter. Not as capable as the Vitamix but works for my needs
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