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 3 years, 6 months ago
- Hamilton, ON, Canada
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 3 years, 8 months ago