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Old 11-12-2014, 06:28 PM   #1
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Heat mattress whilst towing.

I have RW Windjammer3006W. I plan to power a 70 watt heated mattress pad, while towing. I use an AIMS 180 watt pure sine inverter, plugged into the 12v socket under the TV.
Will this combo work while I tow? Will also run refrig & furnace.
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Old 11-12-2014, 10:47 PM   #2
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Shouldn't be an issue supplying sufficient power from the truck's 12V charging line to keep your camper's battery charged if powering the mattress heater or refrig...think you'd run the battery down if running the RV furnace as the blower fan is a real power hog.

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Old 11-12-2014, 10:54 PM   #3
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Sounds like layovers in the Walmart parking lot.
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I have no experience with your proposition, but I can tell you that your heated mattress will require roughly 6 amps of DC power...far less than your TV's charging system should be capable of. Your 12v outlet should be fine for this. However, at full output (180w) your inverter will require roughly 14 amps of DC power...more than I would be comfortable with long term via a 12v outlet. You may consider hard wiring the inverter?
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Old 11-13-2014, 10:25 AM   #5
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You definitely cannot run the furnace. You can only run the frig on "gas" - not nearly enough power to run it on "Electric".
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OP - are you British? We are ex-pats. I haven't seen "whilst" in years!
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