I bought a printer

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  1. SteveScott

    SteveScott Road Train Member

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    I keep and HP printer onboard and the ink jets are always clogging up in the summer when it gets hot, and those darn cartridges are expensive.
     
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  2. Hegemeister

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    Using a Cannon inkjet for years ($40).
    Leave it on the truck all year round and never had a problem. Huh.
     
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  3. D.Tibbitt

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    I tried a laser printer but the inverter couldnt handle it even with engine running. 2500 inverter
     
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  4. Hegemeister

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    That's weird. Problem could be the wave shape produced by the inverter.
    They don't use that much power.
     
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  5. Concorde

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    I have the same printer and got it two years ago. It’s a slick little unit.. Used mine to print my logs every week.
     
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  6. Concorde

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    I ran mine (same printer as OP) with a small 400 watt inverter plugged into a power port.. never had a problem or blown fuses.
     
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  7. 86scotty

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    You probably had a MSW (modified sine wave) inverter. PSW (Pure sine wave) is the way to go and they are much cheaper nowadays. I run a $100 Brother laser printer with a 2500 PSW inverter and it works fine. Uses a ton of power when starting up (heating the element or whatever) and that's what shuts most of them down, the momentary power zap. I've never even considered freezing being a problem for a laser printer. Mine's been humming along for a couple years.
     
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  8. D.Tibbitt

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    Which PSW do u have?
     
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  9. 86scotty

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    This one but I didn't pay this much. Not sure what's up but looks like they're higher now than a couple years ago. I still think it's worth it but I realize that's a lot of cheddar.

    https://www.amazon.com/Aims-PICOGLF...0+inverter&qid=1575738887&s=automotive&sr=1-2

    Anyway, I've been putting inverters in campers and RV builds/rebuilds for years and this is the best one I've ever owned. If it dies I'll buy the same one tomorrow.
     
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  10. Snake Farmer

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    Why?

    Mine stays in the truck year around and I've had it for 4 years and never had a single problem other than replacing ink cartridges when they go empty
     
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