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Old 05-02-2013, 01:49 AM   #1
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I'm curious to know if I put two deep cycle batteries together and a high end inverter would I have enough juice to run the A/C for at least a little while.... I may experiment with this using of course two separate batteries on outside by the shore cord access to see.

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Old 05-02-2013, 10:45 AM   #2
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No,
Not by a long shot.
I am not sure, but an inverter driven by a vehicles electric system won't even be enough.
It takes from 2000-4000 watts to start a AC unit. (rough numbers) Usually anything with an electric motor is going to need an additional 2-3 times the wattage that it requires to run the motor just to start it up.
A lot of basic inverters run around the 300 watt range, enough for a small tv, computer perhaps, etc...
Larger units run around 1000 watts and will run a coffee maker, skill saw, etc....




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Old 05-02-2013, 11:59 AM   #3
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Hi, Kurt has set you straight, you will not be able to do that. Two batteries and inverter are a great adds. They will enhance your ability to Dry Camp but not with AC.
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Yeah, after I sent that post I ran the numbers myself and then had that sinking feeling of embarrassment for posting it....I should have known better.
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Ken, Hey no need forembarrassment, I have bitten my tongue more than once here. You are justenthusiastic, that is s good. Keep seeking answers to you questions,there is a ton of good info to be shared
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Ken,
The only reason I know is I looked up the info a couple years ago since I wondered myself how much I could run off an inverter.....
And last year I spent a lot of time looking into generators and what they will, or in some cases will not, run.
This forum is great for getting answers.



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