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Offline nmeyer414

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3KW power inverter install
« on: March 17, 2018, 06:41:24 PM »
I found this over on DF and I thought a few of you could really get something out of this!

http://www.duramaxforum.com/forum/how-tos-diy-write-ups/967970-2017-silverado-hd-large-inverter-3kw-install.html#post11890378
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Re: 3KW power inverter install
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2018, 01:45:18 PM »
I'm a little jealous...was trying to do this in my truck with a 1500w (or 2000w?) but there was absolutely no place to mount it, except for the rear floor like he did. I wasn't willing to give up that space.

I also would never hook a 3000w load directly to the back of a modern alternator ...scratch that...ANY alternator, but that's just me. I also wouldn't use a 3k invertor with the engine running (on a computerized vehicle). That's a heck of a shock load.
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Re: 3KW power inverter install
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2018, 09:33:17 PM »
Yeah i have read a few posts that that guy has done and i am not impressed with him.......but the idea is what i found interesting.
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Re: 3KW power inverter install
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2018, 09:37:02 PM »
I have a little 400watt mounted in the bed right at the back. Wired to the power center with a circut breaker.

It sits under the lip of the bed, plus I have a shell so I am not worried about rain and its just $25.

Has USB, on/off and angled outlets which makes access easier.

https://www.harborfreight.com/automotive-motorcycle/power-inverters/400-watt-continuous-800-watt-peak-power-inverter-66814.html
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Re: 3KW power inverter install
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2018, 07:15:19 AM »
3000 is not enough to run a camper anyway. I suppose if the fridge was run on gas and he didn't have anything else on He could run the ac. Seems to me he trying to use his truck as a generator instead of going and buying a generator. I don't know enough about this stuff to say if hes doing it wrong or not but I'm going off the batteries with mine.
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Re: 3KW power inverter install
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2018, 07:23:54 AM »
My 3000 generac runs my trailer and AC just fine.
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