An article on 12 Volt Power Inverters
12 volt power inverters are great for use in your average car or boat or RV. Please check the voltage of your vehicle to insure that it is 12 volts. Once you have established that it is 12 volts then begin to plan what uses you will use your power inverter for. Calculate the total wattage required by the devices.
Amps X Voltage = Watts
Example 13 inch TV
.75 amps X 120 volts = 90 watts
It is advisable to buy a little larger power inverter than you need incase a load increases due to a new item or new use.
Now that you have sized your 12 volt power inverter, assess the wiring of it. 12 volt power inverters can hooked up through a cigarette lighter or hard wired to the battery.
Usually over 300 watts a direct battery connection is required. Each inverter is different and requires a certain size wiring for proper connection. This is important to keep any wires from overheating and burning. Read your manual for proper installation of your 12 volt power inverter.
Xantrex is the brand we suggest and carry. They have a long list of accomplishments and well known as the industry leader in quality.
For a list of Xantrex 12 volt power inverters click the following link.
12 Volt Power Inverters