Electric grain mills - how much power needed?

greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

I am calculating specs for a small solar system we'll use for lights, radio, small tools, etc. Some devices will be 12 volt but I want to allow for an inverter for some AC stuff.

What wattage does an electric grain mill require? I will also have a non-electric mill, but don't want to be confined to it. If you have one, I'd love to hear about it. If it doesn't give the watts, then multiply amps x volts to get the watts. (I suspect it's pretty power hungry.) I could call vendors, but thought it might be useful to get a bunch of statistics of different models in one place. (Anyone heard of a 12 volt grain mill? :)

-- Debbie Spence (dbspence@usa.net), January 28, 1999


My GrainMaster Whisper Mill is 10.5 amps which amounts to 1155 watts. Happy grinding :)

-- Frank Adams (fadams@ourtownusa.net), January 28, 1999.

The electric grain mills listed in Lehman's Hardware catalog show a range of 1 to 1-1/2 hp motors, all using 120/60 power. The accepted conversion of hp to watts is 1 hp = 746 watts.

I have not heard of a 12 vdc grain mill, but I'm not an expert...just a shopper. Good luck.

-- Mike Brotz (mbrotz@indiana.edu), January 29, 1999.

Moderation questions? read the FAQ