Is There an an Alternative to a Honda Generator to Power a Laptop and Coffee Maker?

Question:

We just purchased a new boat for search and rescue and we need to know your recordation on how to power our laptops for our sonar units and possibly a coffee pot. Currently we run an Honda generator to power the laptops during a mission but the noise is defining and it takes up valuable room in the boat deck. Thank you.  - Jeremy

Answer:

Instead of a generator, you should consider installing an inverter that is powered by your batteries to provide clean AC power onboard. Size your inverter to handle all the loads you plan on running concurrently. Based on your loads below a 1500 or 2000 watt inverter would be a good size to consider. - Jeff

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