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Old 11-26-2011, 08:00 AM   #15
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At 700 watts the inverter is supplying approximately 5 amps. Without doing the math I typically assume that putting a decimal point before the last two numbers will give me a rough estimate. So when someone says they have a 2000 watt inverter, my mind immediately says "about 20 amps." In actuality, 2000 watts is about 16.5 amps.

Doing the calculations of what you can use is easier done when thinking "amps." In your situation, 5.8 amps is not much of a current handling capability with a 700 watt inverter. I'm in you same situation with a 650 watt inverter. Beats me why they put in such a small one. (less batteries to handle the inverter, less weight with less batteries, lass cost on an inverter, etc.,) With only two chassis batteries like I have I could only run a larger inverter for short periods of time.

Run the generator. Check your manual and you may be surprised at how little fuel it uses. I ran mine for 4 and a half days after a Hurricane and it used approximately 1/8th tank (I think) so about 10-11 gallons in my case.

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Old 11-28-2011, 11:13 AM   #16
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Great input guys. Thank-you.
Yeah, now that I bought a Gen-Turi exhaust extension I don't feel near as guilty running my generator during tailgates.
But it is good to know there was not something I had been missing with the AC current.

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700 watts likely will run only the Televisions and radios, Not enough power for the microwave.. MIGHT run the bathroom outlet but I doubt it.
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Our DSDP has a 2000 watt inverter and four U-2200 house batteries. I have not found any of the wall plugs that aren't wired into the inverter. I can run the GE Advantium convection/microwave off the batteries, but not for long.

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