The Keurig coffee maker is a great way to always have your aroma-filled cup of coffee when you need it. Its compact style makes it ideal for limited spaces such as in a van or RV.
If you’ll be off-grid, what size of inverter should you use? What is a typical size of solar system you can use?
In this post, you’ll find an indicative inverter size you can use for your coffee maker and the rest of the solar system components – battery bank and solar panels to go with it.
What Size of Inverter to Run a Keurig Coffee Maker?
Always check the coffee maker’s power consumption first. That said, you can use a 2000-watt modified or pure sinewave inverter or higher to supply power to your coffee maker assuming it has a rated power draw of 1,470 watts.
Selecting an Inverter for The Coffee Maker
Power consumption of a Keurig coffee maker
Check the coffee maker’s power consumption first. The inverter you use should be able to power at least the coffee maker’s power draw, ideally higher especially if you plan to run other appliances at the same time.
Personally, I aim to run my power inverters at 80% of their maximum continuous power.
Assuming your Keurig coffee maker has a rated power consumption of about 1,500 watts, use at least a 2,000 watt inverter. If you plan to power additional appliances at the same time then you’ll need to use a correspondingly higher power inverter depending on the combined power consumption of the additional appliances.
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What Size of Battery (Ah)?
You can use a 200Ah, 12V battery, or larger capacity battery for your coffee maker. Note: This is just but one size of battery you can use.
How Many Amps the Coffee Maker Draws?
When heating, a 1,470 watt coffee maker draws about 122 – 145 amps of current from a 12V battery bank depending on inverter efficiency. To prepare a 5 min brew, the coffee maker draws about 12 Ah hour of battery capacity, calculated from 145 amps x (5 min/60)
What Size of Solar Panel (watts)?
You can use a 300 – 400 watt solar panel to keep your 200Ah AGM battery charged assuming your location receives at least 4 hours of sunshine.
#1. Will a 2,000 Watt Inverter Run a Keurig Coffee Maker?
Yes, a 2000-watt inverter can power a Keuring coffee maker with an approximate power draw of about 1,500 watts.
#1. Will a 1,000 Watt Inverter Run a Coffee Maker?
The inverter can only reliably power a coffee maker with a power draw of fewer than 1,000 watts. I always aim to connect appliances with a maximum power draw of up to 80% of the inverter capacity, 800 watts in this case.
Can You Run the Coffee Maker Off a Car Battery?
Depending on the coffee maker’s power draw, you may be able to run it off a car battery. For example, a 1,000-watt coffee maker draws about 83 amps from the battery.
To avoid the battery from draining flat, it is advisable to keep the car engine running. Also, make sure the inverter providing power to the coffee maker is connected to the battery via dedicated wiring and not through the car cigarette lighter socket.
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 of higher. Inverter capacity depends on the coffee maker’s power consumption.
Depending on the actual power draw, you could use the car battery as well. To prevent your battery from running flat, keep the engine running.