Power Inverter System Gone Bad, What Happened???
I have a power inverter system hooked up in my 2000 Dodge Dakota. It is being used to run 2 250 Watt Metal Hallide Lights. The Aims 1500 Watt Pure Sine Wave Inverter I received started smoking on me with the first inverter (after 20 minutes of use). After returning and getting a new one in the mail, the second fried also, only after around 2 hrs of use, and only when I hit the off switch. Aims said they looked into the first one and it wasn't my fault. But AGAIN???
Here's how I have it hooked up:
3 terminal battery isolator 200Amp
2 AWG welding cable to car battery from isolator
2 AWG welding cable to alternator from isolator
2 AWG battery cable from Deep Cycle Battery to isolator
2 AWG battery cable from Deep Cycle Battery to ground
4 AWG welding cable from Inverter to ground
4 AWG welding cable from Deep Cycle Battery to Positive terminal at Inverter
4 AWG welding cable from Deep Cycle Battery to Negative terminal at Inverter
2- 15ft 14 gage extension cords from Inverter to Trucks Bumper
2- 25ft 12 gage extension cords from Bumper to Hallide Lights
The truck has gone nearly 2000 miles with the isolator setup without any battery related issues. Both batteries charge great. I only use 1/3 of the juice from the inverter when hooked up.
So Did I screw something up or are these inverters straight garbage?????
|Recent Electrical posts with photos|
|Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)|
|Thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|Turbo vs Supercharger - Write up!!||FastChevyTruck||Engine||107||02-16-2011 01:18 PM|
|this is a saver.... GM build codes||TooMany2count||General Rodding Tech||24||11-23-2009 10:36 AM|
|Should I keep my hydro-boost brake system?||drlindz||Suspension - Brakes - Steering||3||09-11-2003 10:38 PM|
|Hotrodders Knowledge Cluster: Power Steering Conversions||Jon||Suspension - Brakes - Steering||0||09-04-2003 12:20 AM|
|Alternate power source||bobby||Electrical||4||01-10-2002 01:38 PM|