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Cigarette lighter fuse repeatedly blows when connecting car inverter

I was using this car charger to charge my MacBook Pro from past two months without any issue in my Swift Dzire 2012 model. Today, I connected two laptops at the same time using a multi socket ...
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Why doesn't the AC inverter support my laptop?

I have a 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee and it has a built in inverter outlet for plugging in standard appliances. I'm in the USA, so this is 120V AC power. I know that the output works because I use it for ...
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Is the 3 pin plug provided in a cigarette lighter port inverter (12v-220) actually grounded?

I have been planning to buy a 12v car inverter, that plugs into the cigarette lighter port and puts out 220v with max 200watts, for sometime now. The one that I ordered is of brand portronics and has ...
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Powering a large electrical load with an alternator and high idle system

I have to install an inverter in a work truck that will power work lights, some power tools, and other equipment too be used while the truck is parked. I've calculated the load to be at max 750 watts, ...
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24v Inverter configuration help

I am looking to run a 24v inverter in my Citreon Xsara Picasso to power two 1300w coffee machines. does the configuration in the picture look right to you? Would both batteries charge from the ...
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USB car inverter keeps burning out?

My car is around 8 years old now. I had a cheap USB inverters to charge my phone in my Toyota for 8 years and it recently died. Then I bought another another cheap USB inverter and it worked for ...
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Use electric vehicle as a mobile power source

I have a mobile car-wash company and I want my guys to have a fully 220V (2000W-3000W) power outlet available to plug their vacuum cleaners into. I thought I could buy an electric vehicle to "...
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Limiting power from inverter

I have a Honda Accord 2003 which has a 7.5A fuse going to the accessory power sockets. I want to run something which would need an 8A fuse, but I recognize I can't simply swap it out. Could I ...
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power inverter to run a shop vac. Could alternator be damaged by this?

I have a standard 200 watt power inverter which I have used to power a sound system off of my Econoline e250 on multiple occasions with no problem. I tried to run a 4hp rigid shop vac off of it and ...
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How many amps will an inverter take from a battery connected to a car?

I have a 2000 w inverter that I use as an emergency generator. It has a dedicated connection to the battery. In the instructions it says to connected to the car battery and to keep the car running. I ...
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How do I keep an idle/unused battery ready for immediate use?

I have purchased an Exide Power MF Battery 120 A/H for my home inverter. I need to use that inverter only when there is no electricity. That can happen once a month or like that. So my question is, If ...
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Help - camper van electrics

I have bought a 24v inverter (I know) for my camper van that I will be powering by 2x12v batteries in a series.... my question is can I run the rest of the 12v appliances lights etc off one of the 12v ...