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Old 03-03-2017, 06:45 PM   #1
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1000W inverter recommendation

I am looking for a 1000W inverter that has a 12v plug - any recommendations?
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Just FYI. I melted the plug on a 200 watt inverter when I plugged a small-wattage, one-cup coffee maker into it. It made the first cup fine, and melted the plug for the second.
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If you mean 12 volt plug as in a cigarette lighter plug that's really pushing it.

I don't think you'll find a cigarette lighter circuit capable of providing about 80 amps. A 1000 watt inverter should be hard wired.

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hmmmm - so some guidance please. I am considering eliminating the 1500w inverter from my build sheet. I would like to be able to use a couple items when I dry camp - maybe charge my computer, plug in a tv.... a rice pot
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There is a CAT 1,000 watt inverter on Canadian Tire site that can be plugged in with cigarette lighter plug. It rates one and half stars out of five.
I'd go with hard-wire.
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I have a 12V charger for my MacBook Air. The TV and a DVD player have 12V option as well. Rice we make in a pot on the propane stove.
Don't have to carry a rice maker.
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Quick pot.... or whatever these functional multiple use pots are called...
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Don't think you'll find a 1000w inverter that will run off a 12v lighter plug if that's your plan. That's something like 80 amps, I think max for a lighter socket is 10 or 15 amps. You need it hardwired.
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hmmmm - so some guidance please. I am considering eliminating the 1500w inverter from my build sheet. I would like to be able to use a couple items when I dry camp - maybe charge my computer, plug in a tv.... a rice pot
With the current exchange rate, you should rethink eliminating the 1500w inverter. I ordered mine with all 120v outlets which is handy. Having it hardwired to the batteries and with a transfer switch makes it easy to use.
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Don't think you'll find a 1000w inverter that will run off a 12v lighter plug if that's your plan. That's something like 80 amps, I think max for a lighter socket is 10 or 15 amps. You need it hardwired.
As Bob has said, I believe the maximum recommended for a 12v socket is 10 amps and that is pushing it. All that is needed for a TV and computer would be a 150 watt inverter, and given that these are "sensitive" electronics, a pure sine wave inverter would be best. Furthermore, trying to run a 1,000 watt inverter off of a 12v socket would likely be a fire hazard as it is doubtful the wiring would be anywhere near adequate to handle the load. Either stick with the 1,500 watt (properly wired) built in inverter or forget the rice cooker. FORGET any ideas about running a high wattage inverter unless you have some extremely heavy wiring installed to the outlet.
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