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Connection to car battery

I have a 750 watt power inverter that connects directly to the car battery. Can I connect it and use it while the car is running so I can avoid draining the car battery?

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The answer is yes...BUT make sure the polarity is correct and the inverter turned off when you make the connection

Posted on May 07, 2009

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find the watts on each appliance. Usually on the back of then. Add all the watts together then buy a inverter that can put out more than what you need. Say all the watts come up to 2,000watts you will need an inverter that's 2,500watts minimum so you don't burn up the inverter.

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It sounds like the fuse that protects you cigarette lighter is blown.

After you have replaced the fuse, check the voltage again. 0.015vdc would not have powered anything that in manufactured to operate on 12vdc.

When powering anything over about 250W, I would suggest connecting directly to the battery to avoid overloading the lighter circuit.

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