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Invertor needed

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by boxxed, Nov 9, 2020.

  1. Nov 9, 2020 at 9:40 AM
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    boxxed

    boxxed [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hello,
    Can someone please tell me what invertor I can use to power 48V 17.5 Ah 3Amp and 48V 14Ah lithium-ion battery . I am getting Sondors Fold XS and XS ebikes and want to charge the batteries while I am driving so I would like to get the correct invertor. I was looking at this one from Costco. These are the chargers needed to charge the batteries.

    https://shop.sondors.com/products/battery-charger-48v

    https://www.costco.com/duracell-300...mLLrjhFQ/GZ/xS/n0O1nfenrKwk0SHCSLPjKn+1ucVA==

    Thanks for your help and suggestions.
     
  2. Nov 9, 2020 at 9:55 AM
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    3amps at 120v = 360watts. That 3000w duracell would work, but would be way overkill. A 3000w inverter can provide more amps than your standard house circuit.

    If it were me and I weren't using the inverter for anything more than that charger and maybe some lights or something I'd go with something like this:

    https://www.harborfreight.com/750-w...-modified-sine-wave-power-inverter-56425.html

    The wiring requirements for the lower amperage wouldn't be nearly as onerous. I'd imagine with a 3000w inverter you'd want like, 2/0 wiring if you're putting it in the bed away from the battery, you'd be pulling 250amps if you were to use all the load available. A 750w inverter is 62.5 amps @ 12v and could probably be done with 4 gauge.


    Or if you have the inverter built into the bed it should handle it fine, that's 400w.
     
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  3. Nov 9, 2020 at 10:06 AM
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    I thought it might be over kill.. I do have the invertor built in but I want to charge 2 batteries at the same time. I didn't think the built in could handle it while driving.

    With the HarborFreight one can I hardwire it from the battery so the invertor in the cab somewhere?

    Thanks
     
  4. Nov 9, 2020 at 10:13 AM
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    Two chargers at 360w = 720 total watts. I'd go to a 1000w inverter then for some headroom so you aren't running it at full capacity all the time. Built-in won't handle two chargers, you're right.

    Yes, you can wire it anywhere you want to, but if you aren't comfortable with it, please get a professional to do it. An inverter installed incorrectly (wrong wire size, poorly crimped/soldered ends, wired incorrectly, put in without a fuse, run where it could chafe, run to a spot without enough ventilation, etc etc etc) could burn your truck down pretty easily.
     
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  5. Nov 9, 2020 at 10:18 AM
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    Appreciate it.. Thanks for the info and the warning.
     
  6. Nov 9, 2020 at 10:24 AM
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    Or,
    Use the truck inverter for one battery and a new, small unit for the second.
     
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  7. Nov 9, 2020 at 1:02 PM
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    And how much does all this affect your current alternator? Will it be able to keep up?

    I know our trucks came with two sizes depending on trim level.
     
  8. Nov 9, 2020 at 1:07 PM
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    I dont know the exact number but because I have the tow package with was the better alternator.

    Thanks
     

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