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Labatt...the A/C blenders are significantly more powerful. The $30 one from Wal-Mart draws peak 600 watts which at 120V is about 5amps. Converted to DC it is about 50 amps. Actual amp us will be less than 11.5 vs. 50 since the more powerful motor will require less time to get the job done...especially if it is being used to make frozen rum drinks!
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www.defender.com . . . they're one of the largest marine supply stores in the US - usually underpricing everything sold at West Marine.

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What is sure is that in a 12 volt system you need cable that is way bigger than in a 120ac, an therefore much more expensive. And yes, 11.5 amps are a little much for a normal 12v plug (usually max. recommended is 6 amps). As for consumption, the inverters are 90% efficient to what ou need to add the consumption f the inverter itself: count 4watts (0.3 amp/h) for a 500w. But as you do not plan to run a blender for more than a few minutes, consumption would not be the issue. So if you 12 volts blender takes 11.5 amp/h, the same one in 120ac version (same wattage), will take11,5 amp/h plus 10% plus 0.3 amp (for a 500w inverter). You may get to a total of 13 amp/h.
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Well. As a conclusion, I couldn't figure out if the 120+inverter+less cost is better than 12V blender.

What is the answer?? Can someone just say 12v or 120V+inverter.

Labatt, piece of advise, DO NOT go cheap on the feamale.

I bought my wife a 42' sailboat this year!!!!
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sempre brincadera giulietta, eh?
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I'll second or third the 120 volt/inverter solution. BTW, we had several cig lighter plugs get so hot you couldn't touch them. Especially on 12 volt
TV with built in vcr. Converted high current 12v loads to trolling motor plugs and cured it.
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Mandovai,

Do you speak Portuguese? (allow me to correct Brincadeira, not brincadera).

Actually, I was not joking, I would like to understand exactly what is best, because I was wondering about this some time ago. I have a margeritta blender at home that would like to bring on the boat, and that is 220V.

So please tell me what is best 12V or inverter one. I don't mind starting the Diesel to charge while I blend!!
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According to this description, Waring's 12V blender only draws 7 amps. I can attest to the power of this machine though - been through many nights on the hook with one when cruising with sailing friends. It easily crushes ice when making margaritas & mudslides - galley or cockpit. This may actually be a good hint for my wife - who's been bugging me for more gift ideas.
http://ecatalog.westmarine.com/0751....ckProdId=45261

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