Following last weeks newsletter on gas or inverter power we were asked by a few customers what exactly an inverter is.
Here is a basic explanation.
Power inverters are electrical devices that have a DC input for battery power; this could be a jack that plugs directly into the cigarette lighter on the dashboard or they might also come with jumper-
Power inverters are great for camping at parks that do not provide electricity. The inverter size and available battery capacity will determine what can be powered from it. On your boat you can plug in the digital movie camera to capture those great water-
In a utility outage a power inverter can be used for emergency electricity. Just run an extension cord from your car into the house, or if you have a charged spare battery you can connect the power inverter directly. Plug in a radio to tune into important alerts, run essential medical equipment, lights, or whatever else you need that falls within the inverter's power limits.
Power inverters come in many models that vary in watts. The amount of wattage you will require on yours depends on the total draw of the devices you'd like to use. If you have a two-