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silvercorvette

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I have a 120 volt coffee maker that I have been using for the past few years, if I am off grid running on battery I measure up one or two cups of water and pour it into a whistling tea pot, when the water is boiling I pout the boiling water into the coffee maker basket and either let it pour directly into the cup or let it pour into the glass coffeepot. Is there any benefit to owning a 12 volt pot?

Ps I have used this method in my truck camper and my 5th wheel.


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Get one of the stove top perc machines. They do a credible job of making coffee. 12 volt appliances are basically junk


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I don't see one. Batteries are terrible energy storage devices on a watts/lb basis, and propane, while not as good as gasoline is orders of magnitude higher in energy density in watts/lb. So.... I'd rather use propane whenever possible and save the precious battery AH for stuff I can't possibly do with propane.


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Posted: 05/07/13 08:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

12 volt appliances are basically junk

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donn0128 wrote:

Get one of the stove top perc machines. They do a credible job of making coffee. 12 volt appliances are basically junk
x2 that's all we use anymore threw the electric one out, don't need 120v or 12v to make coffee.


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I like my morning coffee in the morning, with 12v's your coffee won't be ready 'till lunch.





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12volt coffeemaker=POS





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you have to start the coffee pot when you go to bed to have it ready by the time you wake up.

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If you need more than one or two cups, just put whatever you need (in my case about 12 cups) of water in a pan on the stove and drop in one of the coffee pods. Make as strong as you like and remove the pod. Works great unlike the 12volt pot.


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Do the math & you can see why 12volt coffee pots are junk. My 120 volt coffee pot is 1025 watts. That is 8.5 amps. A comparable 12 volt coffee would be 85 amps.


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