||05-28-2007 12:09 AM
For the decadent ones who don't want to run the generator: Our inverter (1800 watts) runs our electric toaster. Granted, we have lots of batteries, but the toaster only goes for a very short period. Michael says that our toaster running for three minutes off the inverter uses approximately 75 watt hours. That's 8.5% of our battery capacity, which would be replenished by the solar panels in a little over 20 minutes--as long as we have good strong sunshine. For our particular inverter, that would be its max load.