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deltabravo

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I had a portable inverter/battery unit. I hated it because it was extremely heavy and difficult to move around. I never used it in my RVs though.

For RV usage, I prefer an onboard battery/inverter system. I've been using onboard inverters since my days of working at a major inverter manufacturer, dating back to 1993 when I installed a 1000 watt inverter in a cargo trailer.

Here's my newest inverter installation, a Victron 2000


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I had a portable inverter/battery unit. I hated it because it was extremely heavy and difficult to move around. I never used it in my RVs though.


Enter Lithium batteries..Jackeries largest power station only weighs 22-23 pounds but I know what your talking about,I have a group 24 agm in a smart battery box with volt meter and two marine sockets and it is heavy compared...I'm afraid I'll break the plastic handle on the box, so I use the end handles..

After our last power outage, I wanted something that did not require gasoline for the house..

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Or use propane and skip the whole process. It also heats up the rig as an added bonus.

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To my knowledge and experience Jackery is one of the lightest with good amount of output of course there is othwr systems with more output but they also are less portable as they weigh more and their size increases as well. Jackery is great all around in my opinion. Anyone else agree?

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I've been making coffee this way for a few years. I have a 1000w inverter and we have a Keurig B130 hotel model. It draws up to 60a when making a cup but it's only for about 45 seconds. We usually make 4 cups in the morning and it hardly touches the batteries.


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It’s really funny when people say “that’s way too much money to spend on being able to use an electric coffeemaker” but they have over $100,000 into their rig to go camping. Often financed with interest, and depreciating all the time.
Folks spend seemingly crazy amounts of money on frame tie-downs when they’re nothing you can’t make with a few pieces of steel, a welder and a chopsaw. That’s universally accepted and recommended here.
Lots of people also drop $4-$5 on a cup of espresso every day. That’s pretty expensive.

If I’m gonna “camp” in a ridiculously expensive rig so I have all the comforts of home, which to me includes using my electric coffeemaker, so be it!


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moka pot, stainless model

No consumables

Works on various heat sources.

Can make coffee strong enough to float a mule shoe.

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Propane works everywhere.

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burningman wrote:

It’s really funny when people say “that’s way too much money to spend on being able to use an electric coffeemaker” but they have over $100,000 into their rig to go camping. Often financed with interest, and depreciating all the time.
Folks spend seemingly crazy amounts of money on frame tie-downs when they’re nothing you can’t make with a few pieces of steel, a welder and a chopsaw. That’s universally accepted and recommended here.
Lots of people also drop $4-$5 on a cup of espresso every day. That’s pretty expensive.

If I’m gonna “camp” in a ridiculously expensive rig so I have all the comforts of home, which to me includes using my electric coffeemaker, so be it!


Really,that reminds me of the guy that spent $2K for a hunting rifle and had a powder company load up some premium ammo but put a $79 scope on that 2K rifle..Two shots and the scope failed and he was 1500 miles from home in the backcountry..He had to borrow the guides well used 30-06..LOL

Everyone has there favorite coffee and I have had it over a fire/sheepherder style with an raw egg for some of the grounds/electric percolator and ceramic,one of my favorite ways to perk..But now it is a 6 minute Mr Coffee 5-cup and everyone is happy off the Jackery 1000..

They are spendy but for $849 on sale you get a 1000 watt pure sine wave inverter/a mppt controller for solar/a regulated 12V socket and all that ads up to 23 pounds total in one handy package..1000 watt hours and a 100ah battery has 1200 watt hours with only 50% useable..

Another reason was power outages and one we recently had..I have like 5 generators but when the power went out,I had no gasoline,used it all in the lawnmower and for saw gas..Lesson learned..None of the gas stations could pump gas..I did have kerosine for our Kerosine lights,so we had lights..The wood stove made cooking food possible but with our stove,you have to get it so hot,it runs me outside..LOL..There was enough gas in my Honda to use one time for the freezer and refer in the kitchen..No electricity for the internet and batteries on our phones were low..It just happened and the TC was our only option if it continued...

As mentioned here,I want my coffee on the go to be exactly the same as I get at home anywhere I am and without having to setup and mess with a generator..These little power stations do that for the way I travel in the hills...

Last but not least,I am always the first one up and don't want to wake up the bear with a generator for coffee so I could say,this Jackery has saved my life and made the days go good without cranky people..LOL..[emoticon]

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year..

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Everyone has there favorite coffee and I have had it over a fire/sheepherder style with an raw egg for some of the grounds/electric percolator and ceramic,one of my favorite ways to perk..But now it is a 6 minute Mr Coffee 5-cup and everyone is happy off the Jackery 1000..

They are spendy but for $849 on sale you get a 1000 watt pure sine wave inverter/a mppt controller for solar/a regulated 12V socket and all that ads up to 23 pounds total in one handy package..1000 watt hours and a 100ah battery has 1200 watt hours with only 50% useable..

Another reason was power outages and one we recently had..I have like 5 generators but when the power went out,I had no gasoline,used it all in the lawnmower and for saw gas..Lesson learned..None of the gas stations could pump gas..I did have kerosine for our Kerosine lights,so we had lights..The wood stove made cooking food possible but with our stove,you have to get it so hot,it runs me outside..LOL..There was enough gas in my Honda to use one time for the freezer and refer in the kitchen..No electricity for the internet and batteries on our phones were low..It just happened and the TC was our only option if it continued...

As mentioned here,I want my coffee on the go to be exactly the same as I get at home anywhere I am and without having to setup and mess with a generator..These little power stations do that for the way I travel in the hills...

Last but not least,I am always the first one up and don't want to wake up the bear with a generator for coffee so I could say,this Jackery has saved my life and made the days go good without cranky people..LOL..[emoticon]

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year..


Zactly...that’s why we have French press at home, in the camper, and one at the cabin. No noise, no electricity, just really good coffee in less than 10 mins.


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