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I have a 1000 Watt Inverter, along with a regular
Yes, just be sure connections are heavy enough wire, and obviously the inverter uses 12 vdc input. Hook jumper wires positive to positive, negative to negative, on all 12 volt batteries. Deep cycle batteries will work better than car batteries. Just remember, when re-charging them, that they last longer when charged slowly, so don't use a high amp setting on charger and to monitor them closely, and do it in a well ventilated area, away from any ignition sources.
on Apr 15, 2010
Have a 2000w inverter in
With inverters and generators, the power rating is usually off by about a quarter.
Watts and volt-amperes are totally different and sometimes inverter manufacturers don't tell about the difference. A basic rule of thumb is to take whatever the inverter is rated for and knock a quarter off. So, in your case it would be best to assume a maximum rating of 1500 watts.
Also, inductive loads like drillers (electric motors) usually have a start-up current 3 to 8 times the rated operating current. Meaning that 100 watt driller will draw 300 watts to start up. So, if you use an electric motor rated at 700 watts, its startup load would be 2100 watts or even more and thus trigger the inverter overload switch. Hope this helps you.
on Dec 20, 2017
When i go to play a dvd on my baird t.v dvd combi
It's possible that you or someone has accidently changed the region code setting on the player.
If you type your model number and the words 'region code' into a search engine, you should find out how to reset it to your region or make it region free.
If that doesn't work there's an electrical fault on the machine.
on Oct 31, 2019
How to repair Motorolla Talkabout 250 antenna
I have just repaired four of these radios, with complete success.
You need a tube of black Stixall (currently £5.81 from Tool Station), a skeleton gun and a saucer of water with a good squirt of washing up liquid.
Take the back off the radio, take out the batteries and remove the rear cover by undoing the retaining screws using a screwdriver with a star shaped bit. Unscrew the circuit board now exposed using the same screwdriver bit. Remove the damaged rubber aerial with coiled copper core, being careful not to damage or distort the copper core. It lifts off one of the screw lugs revealed when removing the circuit board. Get rid of all of the old rubber.
Now put the end of the copper coil back over the lug (where it came from) and screw the PCB back on followed by the back of the unit.
Now form a new rubber cover to the copper aerial using Stixall, squirted into place. Squirt it down into the aerial housing so that it will get mechanical purchase from the body of the radio. Put on plenty, completely coating the copper aerial. Now dip your fingers in the saucer so that they don't bond to the Stixall and mold it into a smooth aerial shape. Leave it to cure for 24 hrs and then dust it with flour. Job done.
I have tested my repaired radios and they are great, the new "aerials" have lasted well. I am especially pleased that I don't have to throw them away.
Good luck - regards SJP
on Oct 16, 2019 | Electronics - Others
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