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extra power

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by Farmer_01, Jan 16, 2007.

  1. Farmer_01

    Farmer_01 Member
    Messages: 31

    Has anybody ever installed a power inverter in their truck? I am looking into buying a power inverter and installing in my truck. I am looking at possibly a 1800 watt size inverter to power a 1/2hp sump and a few lights.

    I was wondering if anybody has had either good or bad experiences with them. This last Ice storm my generator quit right before the power came back on and I really don't want to end up using a bucket to empty the sump unless I have to. yes I survived, but I would rather work smarter than harder.
     
  2. Farmer_01

    Farmer_01 Member
    Messages: 31

    Anybody???:help: I am wondering if it is worth my time and effort.
     
  3. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,552

    hi
    1800 watts is 15 Amps at 120v

    Assuming that the inverter runs at 100% efficiency you will be drawing 150 Amps from your 12 volt battery, wont last long.
     
  4. BSDeality

    BSDeality Senior Member
    Messages: 736

    you will be better off with a generator. A very small one would run what you want to do, and those are cheap. Personally I would go for the biggest generator you can get/afford.