Inverter

Discussion in 'Heavy Duty Diesel Truck Mechanics Forum' started by Bernard D, Aug 3, 2020.

  1. Bernard D

    Bernard D Bobtail Member

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    Why is my inverter killing my batts.
    Is it just me or dose this happen to all trucks.
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  3. Goodysnap

    Goodysnap Road Train Member

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    Corverting DC to AC is inefficient. Takes alot of amperage especially if your trying to run multiple devices. Alternators and batteries take a beating. The larger the inverter the worse the problem becomes.

    If its left on, it will kill batts in short order
     
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    062 Road Train Member

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    If you’re talking about when parked for a few days. The one I have draws a couple amps even when it’s turned off. I unhook the ground if parking for more than a few days.
    If you have a apu and leave it on standby, that’s draining the batteries also.
     
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