For Christmas I got a 700 watt (1400 watt surge) power inverter.
I have wanted one of these for a long time.
Hoping you can answer these questions.
I know I could probably get the current draw off of each of these.
and multiply it by the voltage to get the watts needed.
700 watts means about 5.8 amps max I think.
But's it late and I felt like posting this info instead.
Can I run:
My weed eater (cheapo $49 model from Lowes)
14 inch hedge trimmer
My computer, monitor, network hub, modem/router all at the same time.
I wanted it mostly for my computer. I have a battery charger.
Add a deep cycle battery and I would have a great battery backup.
We have frequent power outages.
Usually just blips or maybe a minute or two.
I once counted 17 blips in two hours.
After that I got a small battery backup.
I get about 5 minutes out of it to shut down.
I always have my computer doing something. 24/7.
I do a lot of video work. Takes lots of time to do anything.
I'm either downloading or uploading or just processing.
Having the computer shut down sets me back quite a bit.
I get thru the blips fairly easy. A minute or two is no problem.
but longer than two minutes and I have to start the shut down procedure.
Be nice to have longer to go, I could go several hours with this setup.
And all I would have to do is reach over and unplug my current
battery backup from the wall and plug it into the inverter.
If this inverter is not big enough for this can I run two
inverters off of one battery. Run the tower and modem/router
off one inverter and the monitor and network hub off the other.
It would drain the battery twice as fast I suppose
I already have a deep cycle battery and a charger for it.
It's a big battery for use with a big trolling motor.
I read something in the owner manual saying something about
certain motors may not run off the inverter unless a small
light bulb was put in series with the motor.
I can't seem to wrap my mind around this concept.
Could anyone shed some light on this.