What Inverter Size (watts) to Use with a Keurig Coffee Maker?

If you plan to live off-grid and you are not sure what size of inverter and battery to run your Keurig coffee maker then this post can help you choose the right size (watts) of inverter to run your coffee maker reliably.

What Size Inverter Do You Need?

This depends on the specific Keurig model’s power consumption (in watts) and whether you plan to run other appliances simultaneously.

Keurig Coffee maker Only

Assuming you plan to run only the Keurig (indicated rated power consumption of 1,470 watts at 110V) then a 2,000-watt/ 110V modified or pure sine wave inverter (or higher) will work for you.

Note: Consult the technical specifications section of your Keurig’s owner manual for its power consumption (watts)

What if the Owner manual does not show the power consumption (watts) and only indicates its voltage and current draw?

In this case, calculate its power draw (watts) by multiplying voltage by current. For example, if voltage = 115V and current = 12.78 amps, the power consumption is 115V x 12.78 amps = 1,470 watts.

Keurig Coffee-maker Only and Other Appliances Simultaneously

If you’ll run additional appliances alongside the Keurig then, you’ll need to calculate the combined power draw of all appliances. Then choose an inverter capacity that can handle this load.

Should you Connect the Inverter Powering the Keurig to a Car Battery?

Powering a Keurig from an inverter-battery combination can draw over 100 amps from a 12V battery. So, using a car battery risks draining it flat and unable to start the car.

To avoid this scenario, use a leisure battery or a suitably sized portable solar generator instead.

Closing Thoughts

A Keurig coffee maker with a power consumption of 1,470 watts can be powered by a 2,000-watt modified sine wave or pure sine wave inverter or higher.

Ultimately the Inverter capacity you use depends on the coffee maker’s power consumption. Always check the coffee makers’ power consumption data to select a suitable inverter capacity.

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