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polish al

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does a 4000 watt plug in inverter have enough power to make a satellite receiver work? i dont want to use the generator to power it. i also need to know if there is a double 12 vt. outlet that you can plug into a single 12 vt. outlet? i am on the beach alot with my 4x4 motorhome and i have a doulbe battery in the house that i use to power everything.i would like to run the tv on 12 vt. and plug the inverter in to power the box. i will only use the inverter for the box. ...thanks

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4000 watt plug in inverter is a OVERKILL. I think you have a 400Watt? Look at it again.


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my mistake.. a 400 watt inverter!!!!!!!!!

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Posted: 03/03/12 04:55pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You need to re-read the label of the inverter.
My satelite receiver draws max of 25 watts.
A 400 watt would be overkill!


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It would probably run about 20 of them


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polish al wrote:

does a 4000 watt plug in inverter have enough power to make a satellite receiver work?
You can check the wattage rating of any appliance by the label on it.

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Maximum power from a 12V outlet is normally about 15amp.

Estimate the inverter efficiency at 50%.

That is the most you can easily draw.

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I just checked my 19" Dynex flat screen TV and it pulls 35 Watts. I curently run a 13" CRT TV, DVD player or RCA Converter Box and a RF modulator. Can't give you the wattage on the TV, converter and modulator because they are in the rig in storage and the TV is cabinet mounted and I can't see the plate.


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NewsW wrote:

Maximum power from a 12V outlet is normally about 15amp.

Estimate the inverter efficiency at 50%.

That is the most you can easily draw.


If it's a MSW inverter then it's going to be very efficient - well above 95%. PSW inverters are lower but still much better than 50%.


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We run a 22" TV, satellite receiver and 2 laptops on a 300 watt PSW inverter.





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