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I live in asolar powered home and my westbend 3 in 1 coffee maker has quit after one use. Might the initial power surge from the inverter to run the machine burned it out?

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  • sun woman Mar 06, 2008

    Thanks CHRF...If I get another coffee maker, how do I prevent this happening again? It is just as I had thought. The coffe maker is fried, it now sits on my counter, a new and shiny not usable coffee maker, mocking me!!

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More than likely, either the coffee maker has a fuse inside of it, or the inverters lack of a perfect sine wave a/c fried it.

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  • chrf Mar 06, 2008

    maybe you can find a coffee maker that runs on dc power, or buy more expensive inverters that have closer to a perfect sine wave a/c power. the way i understand it, most inverters sine wave is actually square wave. so alot of appliances will work fine, though some will not. usually has to do with how much electronics the appliance itself has in it to clean up the incoming power. i bet there are some web sights that can teach you more. good luck, and happy sunning. chris frost.

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