Inverter issue's

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  1. Trucker327

    Trucker327 Light Load Member

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    I have a 3000 watt inverter...i purchased a portable a/c unit...112 volts..when the tractors off and i plug in the ac...about 15-20 mins the inverter starts making this lpud beeping noise...I checked the wires..checked the ground..checked for smoke or smell (in case of fire)...but nothing...I cant figure out why theres a problem with the inverter..with such a strong power flow...and no i dont have anything else plugged in with the ac...has amyone had this problem before?
     
  2. Spyro2112

    Spyro2112 Light Load Member

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    Not grounded properly, u need an 200 inline fuse might not be big enough,
     
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  3. DUNE-T

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    It's too much for that invertor and it starts crying. The AC unit takes too much power
     
  4. Trucker327

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    Hmm..is there another possibility? I have 2 grounds...speratly..both 0 gauges with fuse & a fuse holder on each of em...when i plug other things..like chargers or a cooker...i have no issue what so ever with it...also what do you mean.. 200 inline?
     
  5. Trucker327

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    So even tho its a 3,000watt inverter...it cant handle a 112v ac??
     
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  6. 86mechanic

    86mechanic Light Load Member

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    Most inverters have a low battery voltage shut off.
    Have You tried it with the truck running?
     
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  7. Trucker327

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    Yes i have...and whem its running...theres no issues at all...i can have the ac with a powerful fan on at the same time...no problems..
     
  8. rabbiporkchop

    rabbiporkchop Road Train Member

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    What brand is it? A good one with that rating would cost about $3,000.
    [​IMG]
     
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  9. Trucker327

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    Strongway
     
  10. DUNE-T

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    It's not about Volts, it's about continuos Watts
     
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