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balex08
balex08

Posted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 1:24pm

Post Subject: Washing Machines

Can we operate a washing machine with a modified sine wave inverter. We have a Heart Freedom 25(2500W) on board and are looking at a Candy Aquamatic 1000 or a Zanussi ZWC1300W - the only ones we can physically get into the boat! Anyone out there with experience of either of these??

Tony-B
Tony-B

Posted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 2:28pm

Post Subject: Washing Machines

I am afraid that you must hope that a reader is using your exact setup because using a modified sine wave supply with anything "electronic" like the probable timer and motor speed control on a modern washing machine is far from certain. I even recall a report that Zanussi would not confirm their machines would operate on a generator which are usually pure sine devices, but possible with more frequency and voltage drift than the mains at home. I think a Candy model is often the one used in boats, but if its the one you mention I have no idea. There is a possibility that the starting surge required by the machine may force you to disconnect the heater and supply the machine from a thermostatic mixing valve from the boat's hot water supply, but with a 2.5kW inverter this may be less of a problem. OVER TO THE READERS - PLEASE. Tony Brooks

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