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    Default 12 Volt-110 Volt Power Inverters

    I just installed a new 2,300 watt 19 amp 12 Volt power inverter in the kubota L-3130, sure is great for operating the Bosch power drills and grinders when fencing out in the woods!

    Sure beats hauling the PTO generator around with me too. Just a flip of the switch and I've got power to spare:

    http://www.dcacpowerinverters.com/cu...c=PBI2300-2AWG

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    Default Re: 12 Volt-110 Volt Power Inverters

    Skypup,

    Pictures of the installation???? Where did you put it?
    I have a similar setup but kept mine portable (marine battery box with invertor mounted on top) so I can use it on a particular machine or remove altogether.

    Are you running off the OEM battery or swap for a deep-cycle or run 2 batteries?

    Brian

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    Default Re: 12 Volt-110 Volt Power Inverters

    No pics yet, right now I've got Blue Optima battery with a reserve capacity of 155 minutes @ 25 amps.

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    Default Re: 12 Volt-110 Volt Power Inverters

    Bczoom makes a good point about the battery. A 2300 w inverter will draw a LOT of current at max and will make a standard starting batterys life be very short. Even with less current draw starting batterys are not designed to be run down, a few didcharge cycles can ruin some batteries. also at heavy current draws the alternator will not keep up.

    With that said, inverters are wonderful little devices, thinking about a tv on my tractor [img]/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] The satelite dish would not last long on the rollbar though.

    Ben


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    Default Re: 12 Volt-110 Volt Power Inverters

    Nothing like 110v juice out in the boonies.

    My tractor shed has no electricity, so I put up a 40W solar panel, a 115Ah trolling motor battery, 1500w inverter, and a little Morningstar charge controller. It keeps my battery hot, and I run a 2hp air compressor, a big shop vac, hand drills, angle grinder, etc. Having no wiring is not even a handicap now. It's truly hassle free.

    I am now thinking of putting my 1500 watter on my tractor and getting a bigger one for my shop.

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    Default Re: 12 Volt-110 Volt Power Inverters

    </font><font color="blue" class="small">( With that said, inverters are wonderful little devices, thinking about a tv on my tractor [img]/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] The satelite dish would not last long on the rollbar though. )</font>

    I mounted the dish UNDER the ROPS and haven't had a problem. Seems that they work mounted upside down. Pointing the tractor in the right direction can be a bit difficult though... [img]/forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img] [img]/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: 12 Volt-110 Volt Power Inverters

    Did you really need 2300 watts?

    The math tells us that the 2300 watt draw (really more due to inefficiency) pulls nearly 200 amps from your tractor. Your tractor is only equipped with a 40 amp or less alternator so you are sucking your batteries down quickly IF you use anything more than 500 watts or so.

    Maybe that's no big deal. The standard 4.5 inch disc grinder does not need much power nor does the drill. I would guess that the money you spent on that macho inverter could have better been spent on a 1000 watt inverter with the leftovers spent on beer. The price falls down quickly as the wattage goes down.

    If you need more than 1000 watts which is 1.34 horsepower then you should pick up a generator.

    Just think, if you run your batteries down too low in the field you could plug your 110 volt battery charger into the inverter and charge the batteries back up..... [img]/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: 12 Volt-110 Volt Power Inverters

    Don't you mean 2300 watts @ 110 V = 20 amps, not 200?
    I would think 20 amps is sized about right for his usage.

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    Default Re: 12 Volt-110 Volt Power Inverters

    Yes, it is only 20 amps from the 2,300 watt inverter, not 200 amp service, although I do have my 100 amp PTO generator I could always plug it into.... [img]/forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]

    But in reality, I simply got the 20 amp inverter so that I do NOT have to tote around the 100 amp PTO generator all the time, unless of couse I take the 20 cubic foot freezer out in the woods with me filled with ice cold beer! [img]/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: 12 Volt-110 Volt Power Inverters

    </font><font color="blue" class="small">( unless of couse I take the 20 cubic foot freezer out in the woods with me filled with ice cold beer! [img]/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] )</font>

    The invertor can handle that... Don't ask how I know. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img] [img]/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

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