Originally Posted by Neverhome
I have read in this forum where many of you carrier 110 volt air compressors in your basement for on the road inflation. My question is if you need to use it on the road, do you have to hook a generator up or can you leave the truck running and plug it into the outside 110 outlet on the fiver and the converter will handle it?
Do you have a 12 volt battery in the fiver that the inverter is hooked to? What wattage is the inverter? If you have a 1500 watt inverter that should handle all small portable compressors. If it's smaller, check the amp draw of your desired compressor, keeping in mind it will draw more for a second or two while it starts, and the draw gets higher as the pressure builds.
An alternative is a heavy duty 12 volt unit like this one.