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Old 02-25-2014, 06:54 AM   #11
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I picked up one of the Cafejo units last night on the way home from work.

Of course, we ran a couple of cups through it (for testing purposes only!!) and it worked great in initial tests. We use both the older style solid plastic k-cup packets as well as the newer, more environmentally friendly filter-bag style pods.

The solid plastic cups worked very well and the coffee was as good as if brewed in our regular machine. The filter-only style k-cup gave us a minor issue in getting the unit to "close" because the rim is slightly thicker but once we did close it up, the coffee was just as good.

The unit brews a great 10oz cup without any issues. This should be perfect for those times in our 3050S when we don't have shore power and don't want to start the genny to brew a couple of cups of coffee. We can boil the water on the stove and press-brew!
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Old 02-25-2014, 07:32 AM   #12
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I picked up one of the Cafejo units last night on the way home from work.

Of course, we ran a couple of cups through it (for testing purposes only!!) and it worked great in initial tests. We use both the older style solid plastic k-cup packets as well as the newer, more environmentally friendly filter-bag style pods.

The solid plastic cups worked very well and the coffee was as good as if brewed in our regular machine. The filter-only style k-cup gave us a minor issue in getting the unit to "close" because the rim is slightly thicker but once we did close it up, the coffee was just as good.

The unit brews a great 10oz cup without any issues. This should be perfect for those times in our 3050S when we don't have shore power and don't want to start the genny to brew a couple of cups of coffee. We can boil the water on the stove and press-brew!
AWESOME. If you want, I can copy your post to the "Product Review Forum, or you can post a thread there yourself!


Appologies to Mike and Molly for hijacking this thread from your Inverter question to coffee makers. Did your initial question get answered?
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Too true, Herk. Sorry for the hi-jack! I'll head over there now and post this!

Anyway, back to the inverters. The only other item I can see that we'd like to power is the over-cap large TV for those rare times when we're stuck inside and might want to watch TV or a movie. For that, I'd need a pure sine unit and I'm paranoid about killing my batteries.

So, bottom line for us is that we're going to shelve the inverter plans for just now.

Mike & Dolly, let us all know how things pan out!
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Too true, Herk. Sorry for the hi-jack! I'll head over there now and post this!

Anyway, back to the inverters. The only other item I can see that we'd like to power is the over-cap large TV for those rare times when we're stuck inside and might want to watch TV or a movie. For that, I'd need a pure sine unit and I'm paranoid about killing my batteries.

So, bottom line for us is that we're going to shelve the inverter plans for just now.

Mike & Dolly, let us all know how things pan out!
I had intended to buy a pure sine unit when my 2400 failed (my fault not the inverter), but everything including the big screen works just great with the cheaper modified sine unit. I just got a 1000 watt modified sine unit instead.

In case you want to know how I fried my inverter, I tried to use the same duplex outlet for inverter and shore power using a 3 wire w/ground Romex wire run from the inverter and shore power (Black for shower power and red for inverter power and a shared common white).

Turned out to be a bad idea as I fried the digital power meter. After I corrected the "dual use dumb idea" and used a duplex for each, the inverter "seemed" to work fine though the inverter display was inoperative.

While not quite sure why (without the internals of the inverter I am not sure what blew and the manufacturer declined to quote a repair cost), I decided to replace it to be safe.

So now, I have an duplex outlet that is inverter powered and an outlet that is Shore powered. I have a surge strip that I move back and forth as required to power my electronics and chargers.
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Great setup, Herk. So a modified sine unit will run your boob-tube?

Our MH came with a 37" LCD flatscreen in cabinets built into the OH bunk area. I wonder if it would power that without making the magic smoke come out?
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[QUOTE=Herk7769;549158]I had intended to buy a pure sine unit when my 2400 failed (my fault not the inverter), but everything including the big screen works just great with the cheaper modified sine unit. I just got a 1000 watt modified sine unit instead.

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Glad to hear you are happy with the modified sine wave - I got a super deal on one and am waiting for the weather to improve to install it. I had good luck with a little 400W modified sine wave inverter, but never tried the tv on it. Price difference was too much to ignore.

BTW - That 1500KW inverter should run the coffee pot??
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No discussion would be complete with out a talk on inverters and batteries.
Just posted here Let's Talk Coffee

I drew that up while I was shopping to replace my 2400 watt unit (in photo) that I fried. I had planned on a 1500 watt unit to handle my Tassimo, but when I ran the numbers I would have had to add about 500 pounds of batteries to my camper. That would mean I would have to leave my wife and all her stuff behind to do it.

So, I now have a 1000 watt modified sine inverter that works great with my two OEM 70AH batteries (DeKa DC-24s) for 140 AH total.

Forget making coffee on inverter.

As to the TV, you can only try it. My Toshiba works just fine.
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