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Old 04-06-2018, 09:38 AM   #21
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It is a lot more complex than just adding an inverter. You will most likely need additional batteries and a way to charge them especially if you want to run microwave. A 1000W microwave will draw about 42Ahr running for 30 mins. This is about all you can use from most factory installed single battery installations. If you have two batteries you can get 60 mins. Bottom line running much more than some basics (ie furnace (DC) or microwave (AC)) will require a good set of high capacity batteries and a way to charge them. As a quick guide, you can use the ten times the current draw listed on an AC appliance as the current required from the battery. I suggest you decide what you might want to operate then do some research before having the dealer install anything.


As an additional consideration, my 1000W microwave has a 1350W input rating. My 1000W inverter won't run it.
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Old 04-06-2018, 09:58 AM   #22
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As an additional consideration, my 1000W microwave has a 1350W input rating. My 1000W inverter won't run it.
My 1000W inverter would NOT run my 800W microwave.

That was the only thing I wished I had been able to run that I couldn't. Starting up the generator for a 2 minute re-heat left me eating hot food cold more than not.
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