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Motomaster MotoMaster 3000W Power Outlet and Inverter

Converts 12V DC battery power to 120V AC household power for convenience and flexibilityIdeal for running virtually any electrical item found in a home - including washers or dryersQuiet alternative to generatorsAttaches safely and easily to deep-cycle batteriesDigital display for monitoring battery
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I purchase this 3000 watt inverter last week and brought it back because I could only get 93 volts AC when my incoming DV volts was 13.3.

My batterie bank is over 1000 A.H.
What should the DC volts be?
TX Luc
asked 2 years, 2 months ago
by
Lucp57
on MotoMaster 3000W Power Outlet and Inverter
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answer 1
To properly utilize inverters, 200watts or bigger, they have to be wired directly into the battery, using no thinner than 4 gauge wire.
Positive has to be fused at the battery, and negative wire should be short, at least 4 gauge thick, and attached securly to the chassis.
Failure to do so not only will restrict the performance of the inverter, but also will overheat the cigarette plug wiring and the unit itself, resulting eventualy in premature failure.
In this case, I suspect the wiring was incorrect thus restricting the available amperage.
2000 watt continuous at 13.5 VDC (car running), can potentialy produce 18 A @ 110VAC, but will require almost 150 A @ 13.5 VDC.
That's a huge current draw.
You need at least 2 gauge wiring or thicker, prefered 1-0 gauge, and a good, short and solid ground.
answered 2 years ago
by
hamiltoncouple01
 - Hamilton, ON, Canada
answer 2
The output waveform of this inverter is a MODIFIED SINEWAVE. If you choose to measure the AC output voltage, you must use a TRUE RMS VOLT METER such as a Fluke 8060A, Fluke 87, Triplett 4200, Beckman 4410 or any “True RMS” multi-meter. Using any other type of voltage measuring device will result in an AC voltage reading of 10 to 30 volts lower than the rated value.
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answered 2 years, 2 months ago
by
CanadianTireTeam
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Can we use it for 220 volt ?

asked 2 years, 2 months ago
by
Anonymous
on MotoMaster 3000W Power Outlet and Inverter
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answer 1
No. It's rated for 110 VAC
answered 2 years ago
by
hamiltoncouple01
 - Hamilton, ON, Canada
answer 2
No. it can be used for 120V
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answered 2 years, 2 months ago
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What kind of cables, and how many batteries

If using a 12V deep cycle commercial battery which is hooked up in parallel with the vehicles 12V battery, can I just connect both positives and both negatives to the same 12V deep cycle battery, it is a 1000 CCA battery by the way?
asked 2 years, 2 months ago
by
Machew
 - Milton
on MotoMaster 3000W Power Outlet and Inverter
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answer 1
2 gauge or thicker. This will increase current Amps, without affecting the voltage thus still delivering 12 volts.
This is done in industrial electric riding floor machines and other industrial applications.
But...
If you connect batteries this way (parallel connection) without any voltage regulator to isolate the two batteries from each other, if one of the batteries has lower charge, it will be discharging (pulling power from it's "sister" battery).
Your batteries would have to be of exact size and condition.
Also to keep in mind, second battery would introduce 2X more demand your charging system.
answered 2 years ago
by
hamiltoncouple01
 - Hamilton, ON, Canada
answer 2
You will want to use two positive and two negative 4 gauge cables with the ring terminal ends (Pass a bolt through them to secure them tightly). These are available at CTC stores in the automotive section. Connect both positive cables to positive of battery #1. Connect both negative cables to negative of battery #1. Do not use a chassis ground. You can add more batteries to give longer run time by connecting them to battery #1 in parallel (for a 12Volt system).
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answered 2 years, 2 months ago
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can this inverter run off a 12v outlet in my truck?

asked 2 years, 2 months ago
by
Anonymous
on MotoMaster 3000W Power Outlet and Inverter
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answer 1
Definitevely not.
To properly utilize inverters, 200watts or bigger, they have to be wired directly into the battery, using no thinner than 4 gauge wire.
Positive has to be fused at the battery, and negative wire should be short, at least 4 gauge thick, and attached securly to the chassis.
Failure to do so not only will restrict the performance of the inverter, but also will overheat the cigarette plug wiring and the unit itself, resulting eventualy in premature failure.
In case of large inverter, 1500W or bigger, the unit will not be able to operate at all on the cigarette plug due to huge voltage and amperage restriction.
answered 2 years ago
by
hamiltoncouple01
 - Hamilton, ON, Canada
answer 2
definitely not. It needs to be directly hardwired to the vehicle battery, may even need 2 batteries.
the biggest eliminator you can use from the vehicle's 12v outlet/cig. lighter is about a 750 w eliminator.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
by
lonnie
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Can this unit be attached to my ford taurus batttery and with the car running will it work properly

asked 2 years, 2 months ago
by
bobobrazil
on MotoMaster 3000W Power Outlet and Inverter
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answer 1
Use no thinner than 4 gauge wire for positive, preferred 2 gauge or thicker. Make sure it's fused at the battery.
Use 4 gauge or thicker (2 gauge preffered# negative wire. Make sure it's grounded to CHASSIS.
NEVER rung long runs of negative wire from inverter back to the battery. This restricts current flow!
All your devices/systems, including premium sound system in every vehicle is always grounded to the chassis.
This reduced unnecessary electrical noise, and also makes sure maximum current transfer.
Current flows from Negative to Positive, not the other way around. #Positive attracts, Negative repells#
This is why short runs of ground wire, attached to solid part of the chassis, will allow the best electron delivery (current).
Try to keep negative wire under 24 inches.
answered 2 years ago
by
hamiltoncouple01
 - Hamilton, ON, Canada
answer 2
Yes. The 3000 watt unit can be attached to this vehicle. The vehicle can be running while it is operation. If the vehicle is running and a low voltage or over voltage alarm comes up, the alternator voltage regulator will need to be adjusted (Very rare). You will want to use two positive and two negative 4 gauge cables with the ring terminal ends (Pass a bolt through them to secure them tightly). These are available at Canadian Tire stores in the automotive section. Connect both positive cables to positive of battery #1. Connect both negative cables to negative of battery #1. Do not use a chassis ground.
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answered 2 years, 2 months ago
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Maximum continuous power

What is the maximum continuous power?
asked 7 years, 6 months ago
by
bstephan
 - Ottawa
on MotoMaster 3000W Power Outlet and Inverter
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answer 1
2500 watts continuous
answered 7 years, 5 months ago
by
andrew93
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Standby power

How much does this power inverter consume in standby mode?
asked 7 years, 6 months ago
by
bstephan
 - Ottawa
on MotoMaster 3000W Power Outlet and Inverter
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answer 1
0.6 Amps
answered 7 years, 5 months ago
by
andrew93
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Eliminator inverter

What are the exterior dimensions of the Motomaster Eliminator 1200, 1750, and 3000 watt power inverters.
asked 7 years, 4 months ago
by
vtx1800
on MotoMaster 3000W Power Outlet and Inverter
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answer 1
11-1846: 12¼ x 22 x 9¾" & 24.6 lbs; 11-1845: 11 x 20 x 5¾" & 12.37 lbs; 11-1844: 10½ x 13½ x 5½" & 8.95 lbs
answered 7 years, 4 months ago
by
andrew93
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Inverters

Are inverters very noisy? Or are they always quiet when in use?
asked 7 years, 4 months ago
by
leopet4145
on MotoMaster 3000W Power Outlet and Inverter
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answer 1
Inverters make no noise, with small loads on them but when more load is put on them, a small internal fan will start up to cool down the inverter. this fan can be heard when it is running but i would say that it is not all that loud.
answered 7 years, 4 months ago
by
veryfast
 - Truro N.S.
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how would you charge the battery on a inverter

if i hooked up an inverter to my lights appliances etc.would i hook up a solar panel or can i hook up a battery charger which is also plugged into the inverter how long does one battery lasts
asked 7 years, 2 months ago
by
bromoe
on MotoMaster 3000W Power Outlet and Inverter
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answer 1
There is no battery in an inverter. The inverter should be hooked up between a battery or DC source and your appliances in order to convert the DC power to AC household power. The length of time that the battery will remain charged will depend on the size of battery you purchase.
answered 7 years ago
by
andrew93
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