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Will A 12V DC to 110V AC Converter Run A Coffee Pot?

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In my LQ of my horse trailer there is a cigarette lighter or whatever that thing is called, would this inverter work to plug my coffee pot into? My trailer has its own battery.

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Using a 12V outlet like you mentioned, the Go Power Heavy-Duty Modified Sine Wave Inverter - 225 Watts - 12V # 34280173 will not be able to run most residential coffee pots without issue. Coffee pots draw a lot of power like up to 600-1200 watts on average at start up with a Keurig being closer to 1,500 watts, so you will need a much larger power inverter to use your trailer battery to power that coffee maker. I recommend the Power Inverter 1000 Watts with Three AC Receptacles # WC3720 which is rated for up to 1,000 lbs continuous power and 2,500 watts peak surge.

It will run a coffee grinder too, although running both at the same time may not work because of wattage draw.

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James A.

I have a 5000 watts Jupiter inverter but do not have any bars lit up on the watts I have 12 volts on the volts side How do I get the watts to start showing up on the inverter to run a coffee maker

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Reply from Chris R.

It doesn't sound like the inverter's responding at all to the 12V input. We don't currently carry this brand of inverters so I don't know too much about them - I would try contacting the manufacturer directly to see what kind of troubleshooting steps you can take.

Reply from Dave

James A, I have the 2500 Watt Jupiter inverter in my camper and it doesn't show any power bars lit at all UNTIL I run something like my coffee maker then it shows how much power is left to use. Hope this helps

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