800watt microwave (caravan fitted) and inverter suggestions please

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Hello, just looking for recommendations please as my existing 1000w set up purely for TV not suitable.
This is purely for occasional use reheat etc, not prolonged cooking.
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From memory my 800w microwave draws about 6amps.
Watts =Volts x Amps so you are going to need a 1500W inverter.
This would be my choice:
 
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From memory my 800w microwave draws about 6amps.
Watts =Volts x Amps so you are going to need a 1500W inverter.
This would be my choice:
Thanks again.
 
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From memory my 800w microwave draws about 6amps.
Watts =Volts x Amps so you are going to need a 1500W inverter.
This would be my choice:
I may be mistaken, but on a microwave I think the start up wattage is a lot higher. Granted it is only for a few seconds. Perhaps a 2000w inverter may be more suitable?
 
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Peak capability on the Victron 1600 is 3kW
A quick point of note Victron inverters are rated in VA which unless it's a restive load is not the same as watts. So maybe the 2000VA one might be a safer bet.
I will measure the load from my Microwave when I am away next in a week or so.
 
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