Hi there, new Victon Multiplus user here. I own a Multiplus Compact 12/2000/80 120v and intend on installing it in my small camper. My inverter needs are simple as I will probably only be using about 250 Watts of continuous power when off grid. But, one requirement I had when I sized my inverter was that it had to run my coffee maker twice in the morning which is 1475 watts when heating (Keurig single cup model). I did the research and calculations before my purchase and was under the impression that a 2000VA inverter could handle that load assuming the coffee maker ran at a power factor near 1.0.
But when I start the brewing process, the entire unit shuts down with an alarm. I have the digital multi controller installed as well, and it does not show an overload, it shuts down with the Mulitplus.
I decided to mock up the setup before installation and give it a test. Here is my setup:
- Multiplus hooked to house mains (15A circuit with input limited to 15 amps)
- 100Ah 12V Lithium Battleborn battery connected with 2/0 gauge (9.27 mm) wire
- Standard outlet wired to the AC output of the Multiplus with 14/2 cable
Have I undersized? What should I be looking for to help me troubleshoot? What information can I provide? Thank you in advance for any advice or guidance.