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Ok help me understand these inverter kits. 3000 watts being yanked over that (relatively) little bitty wire. Do people just not use them at 3000 W (6000W starting!!) ever? 3000W at 120V would be 250 amps at 12 volts. Seems impossible....
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Your Prius will save too much gas and not power this unit up as it will try to save the world.
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Come one, hundreds of dollars for quality inverters?

I can find numerous shoddy inverters from china (via amzn, etc) on SD threads for a mere fraction of that cost! Sure the chinese ones always state limits well above what they can handle, while Duracell, etc. underrates them for safety reasons.

Sure Duracell will put in tons of safety components, capacitors, etc to prevent fires, something the chinese ones don't. But, why spend $225 when you could spend $30 or $40 on something that will absolutely break when you absolutely need it. But, if you only need to use it a couple times, why not roll the dice with your safety or having it to use in a couple months from now? VS spending money on a quality Duracell inverter.
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Ok help me understand these inverter kits. 3000 watts being yanked over that (relatively) little bitty wire. Do people just not use them at 3000 W (6000W starting!!) ever? 3000W at 120V would be 250 amps at 12 volts. Seems impossible....
Good question. Considering a 12v truck battery can deliver around 10000 Watts when starting (i.e. 800+ CCA), 250A @12v is no problem, as long as the cable run is reasonable and thick enough. Keep it under 4.6 ft and use 1/0 AWG for the battery connections, and you're within the guidelines.
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Ok help me understand these inverter kits. 3000 watts being yanked over that (relatively) little bitty wire. Do people just not use them at 3000 W (6000W starting!!) ever? 3000W at 120V would be 250 amps at 12 volts. Seems impossible....
There's a wire gauge selection chart in the manual. https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1...1f60c1.pdf

Using 2 AWG, you'd need to keep length under 3ft for example.
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Ok help me understand these inverter kits. 3000 watts being yanked over that (relatively) little bitty wire. Do people just not use them at 3000 W (6000W starting!!) ever? 3000W at 120V would be 250 amps at 12 volts. Seems impossible....
You are correct that pulling that much current requires good wires (welding wire is recommended). Head on over to https://www.diysolarforum.com/ if you want to get down and dirty with the math.
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Inverted sine-wave. Not good for sensetive electronics.

A pure sine-wave inverter with a lower power putput would be a better buy.

3000w will require some massive wiring; at least 2/0 AWG copper.
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Here is a good article on the difference between modified & pure sine wave. Some electronics may not work on a modified sine wave power source.
https://www.altestore.com/blog/2015/10/pure-sine-wave-vs-modified-sine-wave-whats-the-difference/

The HD site reports a 90 day warranty. Maybe it's a typo. I know you can add a year with some credit card protection plans, but still a hassle.
If your not using it for electronics, it may work for some.
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The 3000w inverter is modified sine wave which a lot of motored/compressor driven devices do not like ie: fridge, AC. They have a gowise 2000w pure sine wave inverter for about the same price which is much more versatile. 3000w would be too much to safely pull from a vehicle anyways.
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Ok help me understand these inverter kits. 3000 watts being yanked over that (relatively) little bitty wire. Do people just not use them at 3000 W (6000W starting!!) ever? 3000W at 120V would be 250 amps at 12 volts. Seems impossible....
It's possible just not a great idea. If you want to run a decent size inverter you should have a large 48v battery bank. Use very short and substantial cables between the battery and inverter. It's not only the rate of draw but the battery efficiency is garbage at high rates.
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Good to hook up to my chevy bolt? That 60WH battery should be more than big enough for a mobile workshop
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