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3TV

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Posted: 11/15/18 09:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm almost afraid to ask this, because this might just break the space-time continuum and cause irreparable harm to the ozone layer.
But, ... using my 2000 watt inverter, can I run my 1000 watt microwave oven off of my dual 6 volt batteries long enough to cook a frozen TV dinner (4 minutes).


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Posted: 11/15/18 09:40pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Marginal but probably yes. No harm to try once. May not if battery already low on charge.
Best to have 4+ batteries to drive 2000 watt inverter.


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Posted: 11/15/18 09:55pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yes, if the battery cables are thick enough and the bank is brim full. You could start the truck to help support the voltage.


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Posted: 11/15/18 10:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Don't know about 2 batteries, but we have microwaved 3 or 4 dinners on our 4 batteries and still had power to spare.


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Posted: 11/15/18 10:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You should first find out the actual power draw. Example, a popular named brand RV microwave oven is listed for marketing as 1,000 watts of power. But the actual real world power draw is 1,450 watts when in use. Now it may seem trivial but those extra 450 watts of actual draw is why many find themselves on the short end of battery/inverter use.


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Posted: 11/15/18 10:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yes, if you have a PSW inverter.
No if you have a MSW, because the micro needs almost double time to do the same job. And not only that, a microwave does not like dirty MSW power, and will shorten its life..


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Posted: 11/15/18 10:51pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I nuke every day with my two 6v 435ah batteries. No genny, just 600w solar.

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Frozen TV dinner? Really... Reminded me of ZZ Top's "TV Dinners" song and here is the video.. Enjoy.. [emoticon]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-6mI708yWc

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Posted: 11/15/18 11:10pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

OMG tooo funnny John on the TV Dinners [emoticon]


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Gottahaveit wrote:

OMG tooo funnny John on the TV Dinners [emoticon]

Who is John so we can laugh too?

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