Jump to content
davidtan

Inverter for Micro wave

Recommended Posts

Hi Guys, 

I picked up a 1000 watt inverter and plan to hard wire a micro wave ( I am planning on buying the smallest one - maybe 600 watt) to it. Does anybody know if that will work?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If the 1000 watts is surge capacity, likely not.  Maybe borrow a small micro and try it first?  JD mentioned a Panasonic inverter micro, which seems to use less juice than most.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 2016-05-23 at 6:15 PM, davidtan said:

Hi Guys, 

I picked up a 1000 watt inverter and plan to hard wire a micro wave (I am planning on buying the smallest one - maybe 600 watt) to it. Does anybody know if that will work?

A typical microwave oven, even a small one like 600 watts, uses around 1400-1500 watts to run.  A 1000  watt inverter is kind of small, and I'm talking about an inverter really rated for 1000 watts continuous and 2000 watts surge.  All that "600 watts" refers to is the actual cooking power and has nothing to do with how much power it uses to run.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

one of my favorite tools in the box.. is one Jon Mc advised me to get in here.. they have them at harbor freight ..called the Watts up meter.

its a glorified wall plug adaptor with a lcd screen that will tell you exactly what the start and usage watts or amps are drawing from whats plugged in.

They are about $25 at HF. they take out the "emotion" many people use in here and present facts and truth as to what your device uses and what it will need in order to start and run. A great way to know just how much generator or inverter one needs to buy or conversely what stress is being put upon it.

Edited by Totem

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I doubt it will work very well.  The surge will probably cause problems and it will draw on your batteries quite a bit. 

it is possible, but I think you really need 120vac - do you have a generator?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Waiter reported successfully using an 'ordinary' microwave off his batteries with his engine idling at the same time. I don't remember how many watts.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I tried it (not hard wired - just plugged the whole RV into the inverter and turned the micro on and "IT WORKED". Now to figure out where to put it....I think best under the dinning table seat 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


×