The day has come where I had to print something. Eeeeeeesh. My batteries are sitting somewhere around 82% (the battery monitor will be useless until I can resynch it when the batteries next get a full charge). It’s cloudy outside and I’m barely bringing in anything from the solar panel.
With trepidation, I turned on the whole house inverter. No problem, voltage held steady and so did amperage use. That confirms that I got all the bad connections and that my battery is operating at optimum capacity.
I turned on the HP OfficeJet 8600 printer. No problem, voltage dropped a point only and amperage use went from 3A to a mere 4A. Hit print, all the numbers held steady. My job printed beautifully.
To me, this was a worst case scenario for using the printer and it performed better than I could have dreamed! It truly is a low energy printer! It did seem a little slower than it does on 120V power, but that could be my imagination.Share on Facebook