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5000w DC to AC inverter from 12V adapter from an home outlet

5000w DC to AC inverter from 12V adapter from an home outlet

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Lightbulb 5000w DC to AC inverter from 12V adapter from an home outlet

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I'm thinking of buying a 5000W inverter to save electricity.
I have a room that has one outlet and its the only outlet in my room, it powers my day to day stuff... but summer is here and I need Air conditioner, can I connect 12V adapter from the wall outlet to the 5000W inverter since I dont have a car battery?

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Old 05-03-18, 03:51 PM
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One receptacle if on a 15 amp breaker can supply no more than 1800 watts. There are no magic devices that can increase that amount. An inverter does not create power it simply changes its nature. 5000 watts out requires 5000 watts in, almost triple what you have available. 5000 watts at 12 volts is over 400 amps, more than a car battery could supply for more than a few minutes.
 
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And power is lost in the conversion process, so your power out will be less than your power in. No such thing as a free lunch.
 

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Why do you think you would save electricity?

Most 12V adapters that comes with consumer electronics (e.g. laptop, video games, etc) do not have the current to drive the inverter that in turn powers the air conditioner. Your 12V adapter may be damaged if you try.

A power strip can give you more outlets.
 
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Thank you for all of the advice everyone.
 
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