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1. What is the difference between 12 volt and 24 volt power inverter?
2. How long can I run the inverter on my battery?
3. What is meant by "continuous 2200-watts and peak 5000-watt surge"?
4. What can a power inverter do and what can I use one for?
5. Can I operate a microwave with a power inverter?
6. Shipping Costs...
7. Do any power inverter above 400 watt include a cigarette lighter adapter?

Any other Questions?







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 Do any power inverter above 400 watt include a cigarette lighter adapter? 

No, cigarette lighters cannot handle large loads, the highest model with a cigarette lighter is the AED400. If the cigarette lighter in your car is rated at 10 AMPS you will only be able to use the inverter up to 120 watts, 15 Amps will allow you to use it up to 180 watts and a 20 Amps up to 240 watts or up to 400 watts using the cables by connecting them directly to the battery.


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 What is the difference between a 12-Volt and 24-Volt Power Inverter? 

The difference is the type of battery you want to run your power inverter on. Most vehicles run off a 12 volt battery. The 24 volt are generally used in large trucks or industrial motors.


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 How long can I run the inverter on my battery? 

To calculate the approximate power drain on your battery you will want to estimate the reserve power ("amp/hour") of the battery, and the amps the inverter will require, to meet the continuous load demands of the appliance.


      Battery Capacity




Choose your Battery type and 

enter Amps/Hrs of your battery & wattage of your appliance: 



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Total Min:





12 Volt Battery Chart





Typical Load

Battery Size

BCI Group Size 22NF 24 27 8D Dual 8D
Reserve Capacity 90 Min 140 Min 180 Min 400 Min 900 Min
Amps-Hrs 50 75 100 200 400


Stereo System

Operating Time

9 Hours

14 Hours

20 Hours 40 Hours 80 Hours


19" Color TV

Operating Time

4 Hours

6 Hours

10 Hours 20 Hours 40 Hours


Computer System

Operating Time

2 Hours

3 Hours

4.5 Hours 10 Hours 20 Hours



Operating Time

1.3 Hours

2.2 Hours

3 Hours 6 Hours 12 Hours


Power Drill

Operating Time

1 Hour

1.5 Hours

2 Hours 4.5 Hours 10 Hours


Small Coffee Maker

Operating Time



1 Hours 2.5 Hours 6 Hours


Small Microwave

Operating Time



N.R. 1.5 Hours 4 Hours



Operating Time



N.R. 1 Hour 3 Hours


Full Size Microwave

Operating Time



N.R. 0.5 Hour 2 Hours


Hair Dryer & Washing Machine

Operating Time



N.R. 0.2 Hour 0.8 Hours


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 What is meant by "continuous 2200-watts and peak 5000-watt surge"? 

Some appliances or tools, such as ones with a motor, require an initial surge of power to start up ("starting load" or "peak load"). Once started, the tool or appliance requires less power to continue to operate ("continuous load")


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 What can a power inverter do and what can I use one for? 

A power inverter converts DC power into conventional AC power which can run all kinds of household products such as: kitchen appliances, microwaves, power tools, TVs, radios, computers and more. You just connect the inverter to a battery, and plug your AC devices into the inverter and you've got power on the go.

The power inverter draws its power from a 12 Volt or 24 Volt battery, or several batteries wired in parallel. The battery will need to be recharged as the inverter draws the power out of it. The battery recharges by running the automobile motor, gas generator, solar panels, or wind and not with the power inverter. During blackouts, an inverter can be used for emergency power by use with a car battery with the vehicle running and an extension cord running into the house, where you can then plug in electrical appliances.


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 Can I operate a microwave with a power inverter? 

The power rating used with microwave ovens is the "cooking power" which refers to the power being "delivered" to the food being cooked. The actual operating power requirement rating is higher than the cooking power rating (for example, a microwave with "advertised" rating of 600 watts usually corresponds to almost 1100 watts of power consumption). The actual power consumption is usually stated on the back of the microwave. If the operating power requirement cannot be found on the back of the microwave, check the owner's manual or contact the manufacturer.


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