Originally Posted by peterh
How large a converter do you need? Start by figuring just how much power your trailer can use with everything turned on:
15.0A 10 incandescent light
01.8A Fantastic Fan
02.0A TV set
00.5A Car Stereo
13.0A 100 watt inverter running at 100%
That's with EVERYTHING running at full bore.
How do you calculate the inverter usage? I have a 300 watt inverter which I current use for my radio, and (on occasion) to charge my electrical equipment.
Also, I'm in the process of switching to incandescent light
bulbs. If everything is on - including the porch light
- we're talking about 7 lights
I'm having the hardest time trying to decide on an entertainment system. I'm currently using an very
old (12 volt) radio, which needs to be upgraded to something that sounds decent, will utilize my i-pod and provide FM reception. I use my 300 watt inverter for that radio. But it does seem to drain the battery
I originally thought about a Car Stereo system. However, installation would be expensive. They would have to cut holes in the wood cabinets and wiring would be problematic if I want more than 2 speakers in the cabin.
The next option would be for a bookcase size "boom box" which would allow me to use my I-pod and include an FM radio. These can provide great sound , (for a little less $$ than a car stereo system), but don't require installation. However, they take a lot of watts (45-100) and do require a inverter.