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Old 11-12-2008, 11:05 AM
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Power invertor: How many watts for LCD & PS2??

I've got a 240w continuous / 500w Surge capacity (peak) Power invertor.

Will this be enough to run a 15" LCD and a PS2 in my car?

Here's a link: http://www.xantrex.com/web/id/191/p/1/pt/29/product.asp
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Originally Posted by StereoBoy View Post
I've got a 240w continuous / 500w Surge capacity (peak) Power invertor.

Will this be enough to run a 15" LCD and a PS2 in my car?

Here's a link: http://www.xantrex.com/web/id/191/p/1/pt/29/product.asp
Offhand I would say no. Its the startup that kills you. The startup draws 6-8 times the running power usually. 240 watt is really small.

Case in point is my laptop. I have a 300 watt inv. in the car, once in a blue moon it will power up my laptop and keep it running, but 9 times out of 10 it wont do it. IF it will start it, it runs without hitch.

I also have a 3000 watt for fridge, TV, and Microwave. Thats wired directly to the batts and runs about anything, size is big though, like an Audison 5 channel amp big.
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