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Old 08-31-2012, 11:14 AM   #15
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I see RV microwaves advertised on line. I wonder what the difference is supposed to be? It sure would be nice if someone made a 12 VDC microwave.

A 500 watt microwave would need a current of over 40 amps. Raz
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A 1200 W inverter would require 100+ amps. But that is what I plan to install to run a microwave. I will put the inverter as close to the batteries as possible.
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If I'm not mistaken I think Norm did that?

Turns out that someone does make a 12 v. microwave. Pricey for sure.

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However you secure your m-wave, if it has a carousel, the glass plate will also benefit from being battened down on the road. I use a couple of scrap ethafoam blocks of no particular provenance or distinction other than that they are of a dimension to serve as hold downs.

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Our Egg Camper came from the factory with a microwave. It's hung in brackets under the kitchen side cabinets above where the cooktop goes. And I second stabilizing the glass turntable. We've had the microwave door come open when travelling. We take the turntable out and stash it for travel. We use our micro a lot since our trailer is all electric.
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If I'm not mistaken I think Norm did that?

Turns out that someone does make a 12 v. microwave. Pricey for sure.

Portable Dual Powered Microwave Oven PNP-411

OK they do make a 12 VDC microwave. A couple of observations though:
No power rating
Very small
Very expensive

I'm thinking a $100 inverter with a $50 microwave is a better plan. Cheaper too.
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OK they do make a 12 VDC microwave. A couple of observations though:
No power rating
Very small
Very expensive

I'm thinking a $100 inverter with a $50 microwave is a better plan. Cheaper too.
I don't disagree at all. I was curious and surprised to find one. I found a 12v. toaster too. Go figure. I think these things are aimed at the long haul trucker, not RV folks. Raz



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Exterior Depth 10” (254mm)
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