Inverter?

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  1. earnies2

    earnies2 Medium Load Member

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    Ok here's the scoop I am looking at installing a satellite tv system, also a printer, and possibly a 110 volt miny freezer in my sleeper.
    My question is should I run all of this on my 3000 watt pure sine wave inverter or run a smaller 800 to1000 watt just to run the freezer and satellite system when parked. I don't want to run my APU constantly when not needed.
     
  2. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

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    Get the 3000 watt pure sine wave.


    The overhead, meaning the amount of power to run the inverter electronics is so close that the bigger is actually the better.
     
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  3. earnies2

    earnies2 Medium Load Member

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    I already run a 300 watt pure inverter. So you're saying running my 3000 watt will use less amp's than running a separate inverter for the freezer and satellite system?
     
  4. Ubu

    Ubu Road Train Member

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    If your current inverter has the amp capacity to handle the additional load of your freezer and satellite system just use it.

    There is some loss of power with any inverter so adding another one if not needed will just drain your batteries quicker.
     
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  5. alo4646

    alo4646 Bobtail Member

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    We run a 3000 watt inverter. And only run a freezer. No issues.
     
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  6. danny23tx

    danny23tx Heavy Load Member

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    I run a 1500 watt modified (not pure sinewave) inverter. Runs my fridge , tv and laptop. I have a 700 watt microwave that of course only runs for minutes at a time. Make sure the batteries are in good shape. I do have a apu but after a full day of driving it usually auto starts early morning to recharge.
     
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    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

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    117 volts x 2.4 amps = 280.80 watts
     
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  9. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    My Tri Pac ingersoll rand inverter which looks to be about an 800 or 1000, it's 8 years old the factory set up, won't run a microwave.

    Laptop, tv, no problem.

    Microwave no go, even with truck running.
     
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    Make sure the cables from the battery to the inverter are large. It makes a big difference.
     
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