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Old 05-25-2006, 06:32 PM   #21
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I have this model of Xantrex inverter (same Canadian Tire sale...) and have two notes about the wiring:
  • while smaller inverters come with the required wiring, the higher-capacity models of this brand do not
  • 10 gauge wire is plenty for 15 A of current; however, this inverter will draw far more than 15 amps if it needs to in order to meet your power demands; with a battery at 12 volts, 15 A of DC current means 180 watts of DC power input, and less than 90% of that (less than 162 W) of AC power output. Using the full 1000 W means drawing about 100 amps!
I have not installed mine yet.
Me neither, Canadian Tire got it back, Now I'm ^*&^$% Coleman for their poor instructions and wiring on the solar "kit" I bought.
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