What size inverter to run a blender?

By Matthew Joseph Nandirio •  Updated: 05/03/21 •  5 min read

Power inverters are measures in the Watts. Check the watts mention on your Blender and calculate the amount of energy it requires. For example, the Blender specifies to draw 400 watts would require around 450 to 500 watts of power drawn from the inverter to run the Blender smoothly. 

How to choose the right inverter size?

Power inverters are available in different sizes. They are measured in watts. Generally, the wattage is calculated to identify the amount of energy the device would require to run the function for the given time. You can calculate the Wattage rating using the below formula. 

Volts (120) x Amps = Watts.

Every electronic device sold in the market would have the voltage or amps mention on it. You can use this information to calculate the wattage rating using the formula. 

Once you get the wattage, it would be easy to determine what type of inverter you need to run the device.

Moreover, the wattage would be useful to find the total devices you can charge with the single inverter. 

It is possible to operate several devices simultaneously if the inverter can draw an adequate amount of power. 

For example, you connect two different devices to the inverter at the same time. Calculate the total wattage each device would require. 

Add up to 50% extra wattage on the top of the total wattage device needs to compensate, the peaks or spikes in power during the initial stage. 

Consider the Blender that requires 400 watts may run on the inverter that draws 500 watts of power.  

What size inverter do I need to run a blender?

The size of the inverter would depend on the energy required to run the Blender. Usually, the Blender found in the market would have a wattage requirement between 300 to 1000 watts. To power, the Blender running at 1000 watts would need an inverter that draws the 1100 watts of energy. 

Always consider the inverter that would have capacity more than what requires to compensate for the energy requirement at the initial stage of the device when it begins to run the motor. 

There will be energy loss at the beginning that needs to address with the extra power supply.

Also, note that the wattage given on the packaging is the estimated value of the device’s total power consumption. 

As the device becomes old, there are possibilities that the device may consume more electricity compared to the new device. 

Always add 20% more energy requirement when you are calculating the watts. When you have the correct numbers with you, it would be easy to find the right inverter to power your device.

How many watts does it take to run a blender?

Blenders come in various range watts starting from 200 to 1200 watts. The blending options are given depending on the type of ingredient you want to blend. You can blend ice at the lowest wattage.

But when it comes to blending hard portion of the ingredient, your need to level up the wattage to boost the power of the blades. 

The more power you require for blending, the more wattage the device will consume per hour of use. 

The blending options would be the right way to calculate the wattage you require to blend a particular type of ingredient. 

The Blender with the capacity of 1200 watts can produce a sufficient amount of energy to blend the hard ingredient. 

Based on the regular use of the Blender in the kitchen, it is recommended that the Blender should have a minimum of 600 watts. 

When you decide the buy the Blender, check the specification to ensure that the Blender can blend the required ingredient without any trouble. 

Not all Blenders are capable of blending hard ingredients such as ice.

What are the ways to decide the type of inverter for the Blender?

The inverters capacity determines the amount of wattage it can produce to run a particular device. When the inverter is generating a sufficient amount of energy, the connected device will run smoothly. You should calculate the watts the inverter produce per hour. 

The numbers will help you decide how many devices you can connect to the inverter without any drop in energy. 

The watts the inverter produce may also help you to find the right energy source for the device. 

Always consider 20% extra watts when you are running any device using the inverter. The spare energy will be consumed when you start the motor. 

Also, the depletion rate may cause the device to consume more energy in the process. The energy moving below to require watt would stop the device from working. 

The electric device needs a sufficient amount of energy to run the Blender. So always use the formula to calculate the watts and decide the output of the inverter. 

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Matthew Joseph Nandirio

Matthew Joseph Nandirio is the Founder of walkingsolar. After graduating from the University of Houston in 2002, matt started working as an electrical and electronic engineer for several multi-national solar energy companies. He has a wide range of experiences including solar system requirement analysis, planning, maintaining, debugging and even solar device development through research. He now shares his 20 years of expertise through his articles on the walkingsolar website. Further, he is also the author of two books on Solar Technology, “Solar Power for Villages” and “DIY Solar System for Dummies”.