Inverter Advice Please

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  1. Tincataylor

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    SWMB needs to be able to dry her hair when wilding and our travel hair dryer is rated at 1600W according to the blurb. When I look at inverters on Amazon there seems to be a lot of choice around the £25.00 mark but these are only rated at 300W. How do you guys get around this? Do we need a lower power hairdryer or an much more powerful (and expensive) inverter?

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    Tell her it is not practical..
    you would need to invest in a large battery bank and a wallet bustin' 2,000watt inverter ..

    at 12volts, a 1600watt dryer will pull 133 amps.. normal leisure batteries are not designed for such heavy loads .. so you would need to invest in traction batteries
     
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    A blown (h)air heating system is quite useful!
     
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    Get her a bike and tell her to peddle fast? (y)
     
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    Gwen has a hair drier rated at 800w and it runs fine on our 1300w inverter. We have 3 batteries and 400w of solar to recharge them.
     
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    We have a 700 watt hair dryer which are quite reasonable, we use it with a 1500 watt invertor
     
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    Short haircut........dry as a bone in 5 minutes without any heat source.
     
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    Silverline 2000 watt inverter 150 watt solar panel powers travel hair dryer and straighteners works for SWMBO
     
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    Many thanks for all replies (both practical and tongue in cheek....I hope), I think we will have to get near EHU on "hair dry days"

    The Tinca's
     
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