Battery + Inverter for 10-15 amp power tools

Old 04-12-14, 11:31 AM
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Battery + Inverter for 10-15 amp power tools

Would it be possible to use scooter or golf cart batteries through an inverter to run 1000 - 1500 watt 120V tools?
Old 04-12-14, 11:43 AM
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Allowing for 100% efficiency of the inverter, which is not possible, a 1200 watt tool on 120 volts would be drawing 10 amps, which would be 100 amps at 12 volts.

Sorry, don't see that working out.
Old 04-12-14, 08:23 PM
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It's not completely out of the question but requires a lot of battery power. It would depend on how long you needed inverter power to last. At a 100 DC amp load.... the battery life is short.

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