I recently completed the electrical portion of my build. All electric with appropriate sized house battery, inverter, panels, etc. Slick. Clearly would have been cheaper to go mostly propane
Anyway, I fired up the inverter and there is a constant 130W draw with everything off. Turns out the induction cooker is the culprit. Being an electrical engineer, I assumed appliances would (in this green age) be designed to draw minimal power when “off”. Guess again.
So I search and search and can find nothing on power draw of various induction cookers (when in standby or off mode).
Does anyone here have that information?
– update –
Doing some more testing and determined that the inverter power delivered display is funky. The battery reports 1.4a delta (unplugging the cooktop) yet the inverter goes from 130wt (344 va) to 0… 20 wt quiescent draw isn’t great, but isn’t a deal breaker either.
of course, the battery display could be wrong.
BTW the system is Renogy 2kw inverter/charger, 50a DC to DC/MPPT controller and 2x100AH Smart LiFePO4 batteries + 2x200wt Rich Solar panels
Update to the update:
My original post was much to do about nothing.
Disconnecting solar and alternator and methodically analyzing loads by battery draw/voltage it turns out that everything is working fine.
The cooker does draw a bit when idle, but in the 12wt range. The inverter parasitic draw is in the 20wt range and the microwave is unmeasurable.
With everything connected the total draw is ~48wt, including cabin lights. A very reasonable parasitic load on the 120v circuits.