Rating of 12v to 120v inverter?

Old 08-18-16, 08:09 PM
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Rating of 12v to 120v inverter?

I have an electric stove that is labeled at 1100 watts. I tried using a 1500 watt inverter with a 2800 peak wattage rating but it didn't work. It might have been a falsely advertised inverter or the load was too much. I was wondering what rating of an inverter I'd need to power this device.
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1100 watts seems very low for anything more than a small hotplate...are you sure that's correct wattage?

If that's correct wattage, the inverter should have been able to run it. It's possible that the initial surge when the heating element is cold is too much for the inverter. If you can provide a make and model of the stove we may be able to provide better information.

What happens when you try to run it off the inverter?
Old 08-18-16, 09:43 PM
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In order for the inverter to generate 1100 watts at 120vac it would require almost 100A of 12vdc power. That would mean a large 12v battery and better than #4 connecting cables.

You can't get 1100 watts from a cigarette lighter plug.
Old 08-18-16, 11:10 PM
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How are you powering the inverter? How is it wired?

What kind of inverter do you have? Most of the inverters on the market aren't UL listed and don't output near what they're marked to.

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