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2000W Power Inverter

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by nk1794, Apr 15, 2018.

  1. Apr 16, 2018 at 7:13 AM
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    nk1794 [OP] Always torque to spec

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    What do you recommend?
     
  2. Apr 16, 2018 at 7:28 AM
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    nk1794 [OP] Always torque to spec

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  3. Apr 16, 2018 at 7:32 AM
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    I have a northstar and its a beast. There's also odyssey and xspower
     
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  4. Apr 16, 2018 at 7:33 AM
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    I doubt you'd need a HO alternator. Get a big battery up front and keep a jumper pack in the truck when you think you are going to be using the inverter.
     
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  5. Apr 16, 2018 at 7:42 AM
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    nk1794 [OP] Always torque to spec

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    Cool. I saw some discussions on them..thanks
     
  6. Apr 16, 2018 at 7:44 AM
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    nk1794 [OP] Always torque to spec

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    What's the amperage rating on stock alt?
     
  7. Apr 16, 2018 at 6:45 PM
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    My truck has 150A alternator :militarypress:I think I need more power :benchpress:
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  8. Apr 16, 2018 at 6:48 PM
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    I can choose color for an alternator. LOL
    upload_2018-4-16_18-48-13.jpg
     
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  9. Apr 16, 2018 at 8:29 PM
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    man, you are going down the rabbit hole on this one
     
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  10. Apr 16, 2018 at 8:34 PM
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    :rofl:
     
  11. Apr 17, 2018 at 3:54 AM
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  12. Apr 17, 2018 at 7:32 AM
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    ^^^ AND, probably an easier install, but then we wouldn't get the "how to vid"
    :boink::D
     
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  13. Apr 17, 2018 at 8:17 AM
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    nk1794 [OP] Always torque to spec

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    Thank you, sir. You just confirmed what I've been reading. I not planning to use the inverter for long extended time nor putting full load on it but I would like to get a better alternator. I'd probably have the engine running if I have to run it for 10-15 minutes. Another option I'm looking at also is to add a deep-cycle battery to provide longer run time. This is going to be a multi phase project.
    Thanks for the link to DC Power. 270A is definitely better than 150. :)

    :rofl: Which part of this install is easy? Are you talking about just buying a generator? It's been on my list for awhile as part of an emergency preparedness. That's a topic for another thread. :D
     
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  14. Apr 17, 2018 at 8:44 AM
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    You could run a second battery with an switch (similar to how boats/Rv's use dual batteries).
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  15. Apr 17, 2018 at 8:49 AM
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    nk1794 [OP] Always torque to spec

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    Yes, that's the plan for a 2nd battery. Thanks :cheers:
     
  16. Apr 17, 2018 at 8:53 AM
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    What are you planning on running off the inverter?

    Go Ham and put 2 northstars/odyssey's up front, with an aux in the rear and a HO alternator:benchpress:
     
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  17. Apr 17, 2018 at 9:33 AM
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    I figured with 2000W I could run anything from a small microwave, coffee maker or power tools. It's one of those "it's there when I need it" type of setup.

    That's a lot of batteries you are suggesting. I don't think I need to go that extreme. :D
     
  18. Apr 17, 2018 at 10:34 AM
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    My biggest issue with that inverter and quite frankly a lot of them is that the output is a modified sinewave. What you want is an inverter with True RMS volts out. Much cleaner output and zero chance of fooking something up. TRMS inverters cost more for good reason...
     
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  19. Apr 17, 2018 at 10:41 AM
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    nk1794 [OP] Always torque to spec

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    Thanks for the advice. I’ll have to look into that.
     
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  20. Apr 17, 2018 at 6:42 PM
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    Something like this?
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0131NFWX...9499-df087bbc5c7f&ie=UTF8&qid=1524015636&sr=1
     
  21. Apr 17, 2018 at 8:04 PM
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    OMG! This is a BEAST. 370 Amp. It's wayyyyyyyy overkill for what I need.
    upload_2018-4-17_19-58-49.jpg

    I think this one pack plenty of punch at 270Amp
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  22. Apr 17, 2018 at 8:36 PM
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    go big or go home
     
  23. Apr 17, 2018 at 8:39 PM
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    :rofl::lalala:
     
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