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Can I Use My Battery Charger With The Stock Inverter?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by WATacoRider, May 11, 2012.

  1. May 11, 2012 at 8:34 AM
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    I'm going camping. I'll need a way to charge up my boat batteries. I'm wondering if this will work?
     
  2. May 11, 2012 at 8:39 AM
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    Just plug it in and see if it works. It's not like your powering a mitre saw or anything.
     
  3. May 11, 2012 at 8:47 AM
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    Output is 400 watts / 120v = 3.3amps. Should work.
     
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    Should work fine. That battery charger has a pretty low draw according to your picture, only 1.8A. Hell, my driving lights draw more than that!
     
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    So if I'm only taking in 1.8amps and putting out 10amps with the charger.

    Is it possible to make unlimited power if I just start connecting a bunch of these chargers? :D
     
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    :D
     
  7. May 11, 2012 at 10:11 AM
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    No, you have to understand how amperage and voltage interact. You can put in 1.8A and output 10A but your voltage is significantly reduced. (1.8A at 120 volts vs. 10A at 12 volts).

    I realize that most likely wasn't a serious question but it doesn't hurt to know the answer to it.
     
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