Question about an inverter?

Discussion in 'Trucking Electronics, Gadgets and Software Forum' started by Batman13, Oct 10, 2021.

  1. uncleal13

    uncleal13 Road Train Member

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    Good point. If he used the wires from one of those truck stop kits they’re probably not heavy enough for high wattage loads.
    I use welding cable, O or 2/O gauge
     
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  3. zaroba

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    Might be the inverter itself needs replacing.

    Outlets not working is a sign of this. Arcing at the ground could mean the negative connection to the batteries is faulty, or it's being caused by the inverter itself shorting because it's failing. This shorting could also explain why it's saying low voltage even when the truck is running.

    At the very least, have you checked all the cables and made sure there where no holes rubbed in them from vibration, such as where they exit the cab to go to your batteries, and made sure they were tightly attached to the batteries AND to the inverter?
     
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  4. Batman13

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    Burner was used while rigs on..the tv, ps4, and charger use when off..but the inverter has 4 wires..and they are 0 gauges which is 2 + and 2 - ..I have a STRONGWAY 3,000watt I bough at Northerntool...
     
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  5. Batman13

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    Yes the wires were all tightly secured...just the ground wires had to be replaced..but gathering all the info yall have given me...it does seem like I do need a new inverter...
     
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  6. Batman13

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    Im a she lol..and I decided not to buy from a truck stop..I actually got some from an audio store..they are 0 gauges..
     
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  7. skallagrime

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    Beware audio store wire, they sell tinned and coated junk, its frequently not actually the size it says it is, its made for amp delivery, which is not the same as what you need it for (inverter power)
     
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  8. Batman13

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    In your opinion..wheres the best place to buy the correct kinda wire made for powerful inverters?
     
  9. skallagrime

    skallagrime Road Train Member

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    Laziest, easiest, POSSIBLY even cheapest, probably amazon

    "Sae welding cable"
    is what you want, pick size and have a proper copper lug and real crimper

    1/0 Gauge EWCS Brand - 15 Feet Each Black + Red - 100% Copper Premium Industrial Grade Extra Flexible Welding Cable 600 Volt Black+Red Combo Pack https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08377D71...abc_93BF7XCZ0T8SMDM6Q74G?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

    TEMCo Hydraulic Cable Lug Crimper TH0006 V2.0 5 US TON 12 AWG to 00 (2/0) Electrical Terminal Cable Wire Tool Kit with 18 Die Sets https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HJXHX1K/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_F271TJKB7K564KG73CTQ

    Sanuke 120Pcs AWG 8 6 4 2 Copper Wire Lugs with Heat Shrink Set, 60Pcs Heavy Duty Battery Cable Closed End Tubular Ring Terminals Connectors with 60Pcs Heat Shrink Tubing https://www.amazon.com/dp/B083QBQKC...abc_Y2GYBTJ0ZFNPEYBQ4095?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1


    Exact tool and wire ive used, crimps listed are fine, used those, but could be better, may be better just buying exact size you need (variety pack of lugs listed go 8 to 2 gauge)
     
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