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Old 11-25-2013, 01:44 PM   #51
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A couple inverter questions.

Will Escapes optional 1500 watt inverter run my wife's 1500 watt hair drier?

The inverter comes with 1 outlet, am I right in assuming that attempting to run the microwave is not practical if said MW is a built in without going the transfer switch route? The MW and the hair drier are the only devices that we would use 120v for, if it happened to be available, everything else is fine with 12v.
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A couple inverter questions.

1)Will Escapes optional 1500 watt inverter run my wife's 1500 watt hair drier?

2)The inverter comes with 1 outlet, am I right in assuming that attempting to run the microwave is not practical if said MW is a built in without going the transfer switch route? The MW and the hair drier are the only devices that we would use 120v for, if it happened to be available, everything else is fine with 12v.
1) Run the hair dryer - maybe. Almost certainly on a low heat setting.
2) Correct.
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Old 11-25-2013, 04:31 PM   #53
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A couple inverter questions.

Will Escapes optional 1500 watt inverter run my wife's 1500 watt hair drier?

The inverter comes with 1 outlet, am I right in assuming that attempting to run the microwave is not practical if said MW is a built in without going the transfer switch route? The MW and the hair drier are the only devices that we would use 120v for, if it happened to be available, everything else is fine with 12v.
Just one point - while the inverter may run the hair dryer, at 1500 watts that is a 150 amp draw on your battery. It won't take too long to run your battery below 50%, the recommended maximum discharge...
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Old 11-25-2013, 05:29 PM   #54
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Just one point - while the inverter may run the hair dryer, at 1500 watts that is a 150 amp draw on your battery. It won't take too long to run your battery below 50%, the recommended maximum discharge...

She tells me it take 8 minutes to do her hair, so if my math is right it's 20A once every few days. I can live with that. But don't know if the cost is worth it when I really don't need the AC for anything else. She currently (no pun intended) walks up to the CG bathroom or waits till the day I run the genny.
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How about a 12v hair dryer?
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Or solar hair dryer.
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Or solar hair dryer.
That gets my vote. Or I use the hand dryer (blower, turned upside down) in the campground lavatory.
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She's got pretty long hair, the easy ways won't cut it. Even the barely warm 12v ones won't put a dent in it. If it was easy I wouldn't even consider an inverter.
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Not an option, but I used to shave my head each Sept. before heading out with my buddy for a ten-day fishing trip.
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