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Offline KC9TSO

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Good power inverters?
« on: August 31, 2013, 06:13:00 AM »
I have been tasked to put together a list of items needed to make 120V or 240V from 12V vehicle system. I  getting a new service truck at my work and some in management think we need to put a 10kw generator in it so I can run a welder. I don't think we need that much and would rather run a power inverter because I would only need a welder a handful of times in a year.

So I am looking for first hand experiences with power inverters of 3000W and above. I know I can find them online but I would rather talk to someone that has actually used them. Thoughts on reliability and longevity. In daily use, I would normally be under 1000W of demand but I would need capability of 5kw at least.

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Re: Good power inverters?
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2013, 04:30:12 PM »
I just found this thread on a message board that referenced Trace inverters.

Don't forget to factor in the inrush load when starting the welding.