What's the smallest battery / inverter ...

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  1. Scotties

    Scotties Funster Life Member

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    Ok guys, could you get away with puting a 2k inverter on a 80a gel battery for occasional use :RollEyes: or is it a case of :Eeek:

    Thanks in advance,

    Richard
     
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    How many seconds did you want use it for :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    It's a case of :Eeek::Eeek:

    Depends on what load you are pulling but on full load the 2k inverter will be pulling 166 A ... flat battery in about 15 min , also a chance of permanent damage to the battery, gels are not designed to give such high currents.
     
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    Hi ...

    Was thinking of 700w (1200w peak) microwave maybe 10-15 mins.

    Just had couple of weeks in France, mainly airs no prob on 12v, for cooking the occasional 240v would be handy, but it's either the haslle / weight of generator or weight of extra bat + inverter :Sad:.

    Maybe if I could loose a few lbs ...:Wink:

    Cheers guys.

    Regards Richard
     
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    If its only for the occasional use and on a tempory basis you could with big crock clips run it from your engine battery with the engine running the alternator is probably is a 90 amp one and if you run the microwave on medium and not full power it should cope ok.

    I used to do something like that when my boat was out of the water and run it of the car.

    Doug
     
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    If its only to run a microwave would it be worth considering one of the 12v portable ones that are now about have not used one but have heard they do a good enough job - just a bit slower than household ones
     
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    Another couple of sensible options, thanks guys

    Regards Richard
     
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