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Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Elmo33, Nov 9, 2013.

  1. Elmo33 New Member

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    My 600w power inverter wont power my Vizio 37" TV which is rated at 70w. The TV shuts off right away. The inverter will run the satellite receiver, radio, lamp etc. but not the TV. Any ideas as to why?
     
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    Power inverters, especially cheap ones, can provide very dirty power. The inverter might be tripping a protection in the TV.

    This is almost always the case if the inverter outputs a modified sine wave.
     
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    OK. Can you recommend a better power inverter?
     
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    I need recommendations for a power inverter. I am wanting to install 2 xbox 360's in my dodge ram. Any ideas would be appreciated
     
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    Basically the one I posted should work for what you need.
     
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    I was told by multiple car audio shops that each xbox 360 would need 750-800 watts. But they were also trying to sell me modified sine wave inverters
     
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    750-800w?! The original Xbox 360 came with a 200w power supply, so the max it would ever use is 200w. The current models (Xbox 360 E/S) use 120-135w.
     
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    The power inverter may give a peak of current on activation so the tv protection is triggered. Don't do that too often of the tv may not withstand the surge many time again.
     
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    There HAS to be a good back story to that one!
     
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    Back story is I have a son that likes to play xbox. As long as he is playing the xbox he is not bothering me
     
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    I have one of those two, but I work hard to keep him *off* the Xbox. Why 2?
     
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    So if he and one of his 13 cousins want to play different games or watch a movie or whatever. Also if they play two player, player 1 and 2 will have their own screen instead of split screening 7" screens
     
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    I have a problem I bought a power inverter to run appliances in my food truck come to find out the inverter don't work and some parts are burnt up I was wondering if anyone could help with photos of the inside board and layout I can't find it anywhere?! The inverter is Xantrex sine wave inverter 1800/12. Any help would be great thank u!
     
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    Their product page has manuals etc on there, including warranty gubbins, best image I can find is here:

    http://www.xantrex.com/power-products/power-inverters/prosine.aspx

    http://www.fieldlines.com/index.php?topic=129141.0
    http://www.otherpower.com/images/scimages/8726/Prosine_2.0_Internal_View.JPG
     
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    Thank you but I've already looked at those and no help I need the other side and mine only has one board standing!
     

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    Front right by the heater
     

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    "It's dead, Jim!"

    Those SMD components being burnt so crispy means there are more dead components, it's just not as obvious as this.
    Probably best (though expensive) if you bought a completely new inverter...
     
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    http://www.xantrex.com/power-products/inverter-chargers/freedom-458.aspx
    http://www.xantrex.com/power-products/inverter-chargers/freedom-sw-12v_newgen.aspx
    I would look into the above invertor chargers for you food truck. If your invertor burnt crispy on 1800/12 you will probably need a 2500 or 3000 watt invertor just to be on safe side.
    http://www.batterystuff.com/kb/tools/ac-to-dc-amperage-conversion-run-through-an-inverter.html or
    http://cartech.about.com/od/DIY/a/Estimate-Inverter-Size.htm
    those links provide good starting points to determine your invertor needs. Always and I mean ALWAYS try to go one size up from what you need. So if your needs for your xbox360's and video screens are 1000 look at getting a 1500 or 1800 invertor. If your food truck is saying it needs 1800-2000 look at 3000. Give yourself some head room with the loads you will pushing.
     
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    Using inverters myself for years I find most advertise as an example 600Watts, thats peak start up wattage and a 350-400w continuous output.

    So it is likely the inverter tripping it's own self protection, because the TV is pulling the inverters max start up wattage and the TV is taking a second or so to long to drop it's wattage once its fired up.

    Always see what the continuous power is, and not peak power when buying an inverter ;)
     
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    A 3DS will work the same
     

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