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Have you checked the voltage going to the inverter? Sounds like you may have exceeded the load that he inverter can handle but not enough information to confirm that from this end. You mention "plugged into my van battery", possibly you have this plugged into your Cigar Lighter? Mega fuses are usually really high amperage fuses, much more than the inverter could blow and save the inverter. The fuse should be matched to the load and about 50% higher. If the device is rated at 10 amps, a 15 amp fuse will provide protection where a mega with 500 amps will act like no fuse at all to the inverter.
To who ever it my concern, If I was you I would definitely get a hold of the company you got t from or manufacturer . They always have products for customers and people to help you in these situation. If you still have owners Manuel there should be information on it with numbers you can call for someone to assist you in this matter. If you don't have Manuel goggle manufacturing company and usually you can get phone numbers that way. Good Luck. Hope this helped.??
If it has a inverter yes but a coffee pot "pulls" a lot of amps and watts what is the Power pack rated for as in watts/Amps. I can tell you from experence it will drain the battery quick if left on after brewing.
More than likely the unit has failed. This can be due to too large a load put on it and causing it to fry its internal components or it just failed.
The price of these things is so low (in the below 2500 Watt range) that they are considered throw away items. Ebay list many many different ones and your best bet is to buy what you can afford that has about double the rated power of what you expect to load it with. NOT THE PEAK POWER!!!!! The rated power. A lot of sellers will list the PEAK power but the unit is rated to continuously put out half of that so beware and only buy from honest sellers who list both or list it as "continuous rated power".
I recently purchased a Schumaker 410/820 watt inverter. I immediately hooked it up to a brand new deep cell batery I had purchased just prior to receiving this inverter. I plugged in several devices to make sure the inverter worked and to get some idea of what devices I can expect this unit to handle. I noticed that the fan only ran when I plugged in a device that drew a certain amount of power from the unit. I also plugged in a CPAP unit to make sure the inverter would operate the unit properly, and noticed that the CPAP only drew 38 to 40 watts of power and the cooling fan on the converter never came on. When I plugged in an oscillating fan it drew around 128 watts from the converter and the cooling fan immediately came on when I turned the fan on. Based on that, I would assume that the cooling fan in the converter only runs when there is enough power being drawn through the inverter to cause the inverter to heat up enough to cause possible damage to or failure of the inverter. I haven't taken the time to find out the power draw at which the cooling fan will run. Hope this helps.