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post #4 of Old 06-20-2007
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Originally Posted by FrankLanger
Second question: We would like to anchor out periodically, and have a Link 1,000 inverter and two group 27 house batteries (separate from the group 24 starting battery). My wife would like to use her 1500 watt hair dryer for about 5 minutes once per day. The inverter manual says it can take slightly higher loads for short periods without tripping the breaker or overheating.
I assume the "1000" in "Link 1000" refers to its load-handling rating. If that's the case, 1500 watts isn't "slightly higher," it's a 50% overload. I imagine the inverter will give up pretty quick with that kind of load.
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