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Watts Amps Volts using an inverter


Hello!
I have a question today about inverters.
if i have a 12 volt in, 120 volt out 600 watt inverter, what is the input?
is the input 5 amps or 50 amps?
thanks a lot because i want to figure out how many batteries i need to do something.

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Output 600 watts or 5 amps at 120V.
Input 600 watts, or 50 amps plus at 12 V.

Unless you have the specific efficiency factor for your inverter, use 85%. So your actual draw on the batteries will be somewhere around 57.5 amps at full load.

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Watts Amps Volts using an inverter


thank you
my hopes are crushed now
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