Originally Posted by SailorSam20500
I took a look at the compressor specs on the P/C web site. Specs say it pulls 10 amps. Does your truck push 1000 watts? My Ford has a 400 watt limit...
I don't think it pulls 10 amps. I looked a couple of these up and at least one of them said "AMP Capacity = 10amps." I have no idea what "AMP Capacity means."
I have two similar compressors, a Campbell Heuser like this one:
And a Fini like this one:
The CH says it pulls 2 amps and the Fini says 1.8 amps.
So I strongly suspect the Porter-Cable one pulls about 2 amps, not 10 amps.
However, 2 amps at 120 VAC is 240 watts. Too much for the 150 watt inverter limit in my Silverado, but should be OK for your 400 watt unit.