Schnieder Drivers: Electronics In Your Assigned Truck?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by hculiver, Jul 16, 2012.

  1. hculiver

    hculiver Light Load Member

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    Yeah, The Info That Im Getting Is A Real Bummer. I Wanted To Put A LED 32" Tv In The Truck. (About 112.94 Watts) Plus Dvd Player And Some Other Electronics....
     
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  3. hculiver

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    I Think Ill Just Buy A Couple Of Plug-In Inverters, I Just Need To Know How Powerful I Can Get Them.
     
  4. jeep383s

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    You can get 300 watt plugins from any truck stop and probably Walmart too. 300 is ther max watt. I think there rms is around 175. Sounds like you would need 2 for what you plan on running. Then again with all that it sounds like you plan on doing a lot of sitting rather than driving. I get buy real good with a laptop and my phone. I use a small 75 watt inverter and it powers everything I need
     
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    What Is The Biggest You Think I Can Get That The Truck Can Handle. I Have Seen 400Watt And 600Watt 12v Inverters At Walmart. I Was Interested In The 400Watt Ones. Do You Think 400Watts It Too Much?
     
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    Having working in the 12 volt industry, you'd be AMAZED at what people will do and think is okay. I've seen things like 3-4000 watt inverters, massive amps (5000+ watts), etc wired with speaker wire. (16-18 gauge) Seen 4 gauge power wire run through a door jam, and chaffed to bare metal. I've seen amp grounds stripped and wrapped around a seat part or other bracket. People really are morons, in general. It's amazing. The best part is when they get pissed because you ask them if they like their car/truck or really want to burn it to the ground.

    That, or their mechanics have more important things to do like keeping drivers on the road....just a thought. I personally would rather be paying a diesel mechanic to be working on trucks and trailers rather than installing electronics. I know when I did that, I didn't make NEARLY as much as the diesel mechanics that I know.
     
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    So How Big (Max Watts) Can I Go With The Cigarette Lighter Inverter?
     
  8. jakecat22

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    300 watts is the max SNI will allow. I have a 300 watt plug in, it powers my laptop, phone and razor.

    I have no need for a tv and dvd player. I can watch movies on netflix, but honestly, I don't have time, the only time I ever have to watch a movie is if I take a restart, then I always make sure I am somewhere with something to do.

    If you run like SNI wants you to run, you won't have time.
     
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    Like the other poster said you can use a plug in inverter. A plug in inverter will power everything on your above said list. You may not be able to run everything at once but it should do the job.
     
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    I will say starting off at schneider already looking to break the rules you will probably have a short lived career there . the first time your truck is in the shop and a mechanic see a inverter larger than allowed your dbl will be the first to know . there will be no where to put a 32 inch tv in a schneider truck .
     
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