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Old 03-19-2009, 10:49 PM   #11
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Re: Installing an inverter

It is a 180 W hair dryer. Little more than a fan, but much cheaper than an inverter.

Electric motors draw lots of current while starting up, and that puts a lot of load on an inverter. So don't run power tools off your inverter. Better to use cordless power tools that can be slowly charged.
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Old 03-20-2009, 05:52 AM   #12
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I'll be interested to read the reports on how well these 12V products worked.....

I suspect the 12V hair dryer delivers next to no heat and only just manages to run the fan.

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I'll let you know about the TV, crock pot, and hair dryer. I imagine you may be right on the hair dryer, but the others really don't pull that much juice, so should work fine. But, even a fan will dry your hair if given enough time, and it's definitely cheaper than an inverter. Even with an expensive inverter, I'd imagine the heating coil on a normal hairdryer would eat your battery power up in record time.
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Old 03-20-2009, 05:57 AM   #13
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Oh yes, check with Jim, he reports he has NO PROBLEM drying his hair with a 12v dryer : - )
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Oh yes, check with Jim, he reports he has NO PROBLEM drying his hair with a 12v dryer : - )

I'm betting a few seconds tops, depends how many days past my weekly trim it is.
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