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Old 05-23-2012, 02:57 AM   #4
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Default Re: Will I overload the inverter?

Most inverters, even the cheap ones, have a double power surge handling; thus a 400 watt inverter will handle 800 watts for a short amount of time. My 400 watt inverter is about 10 years old, and is getting tired. It screams when I plug in my laptop if the motor is off now. I'm going to get an 800-1000 watt cheapo to use for the next 10 years. They seem to always be on sale at Harbor Freight for $60-70.
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