On Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 9:46:23 AM UTC-4, dilbert firestorm wrote:
These guys do cars (not trucks) with cordless drills. Seems like no trouble
at all for the drill. Not sure how big your truck is...
If you really want to use a corded drill you would need to know how much
power the drill will draw and then match the inverter to that.
You'll also need to know how you are going to attach the invert to
the truck. Most accessory plugs these days can't able handle the loads
they used to. It seems like most inverter manufacturers have taken this
into account and no longer offer "accessory plugs" on anything other than
their smallest models. Anything of decent size has to be connected directly
to the battery or to wires from the battery that are of substantial gauge.
I'm not recommending HF inverters, but this page shows what I mean. Anything
above 80 watts continuous either comes with clip leads or no leads at all,
meaning that you have to come up with your own connection scheme.
I just bought this one, but it is only used to power the Fast Charger
for my smartphone, which requires AC. (USB only charges at the slow rate)
On Wed, 13 Apr 2016 08:04:06 -0700 (PDT), DerbyDad03
That stinks. They can't spend a tiny bit of money on a thicker
And I was going to take up cigars.
My 2000 Toyota has pretty much nothing but thin wires, while the 95
Chrysler and everything before it had much heavier wires everywhere.
Have American cars degenerated too? Or is it just Toyota and maybe
On Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 11:40:21 AM UTC-4, Micky wrote:
To what end? How many people actually need more power than the modern
accessory sockets provide?
Oh, BTW, do you think that they would just give away that "tiny bit of
money"? No, they would raise the price of the vehicle. I don't need to
pay more for my vehicles just because you plan on (stinking up your's by)
taking up cigars.
On Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 12:04:44 PM UTC-4, Stormin Mormon wrote:
Are you bragging that you've finally *come close* to posting correcting?
I say *come close* because I did not post my response the middle of a
paragraph like you did. I posted in the appropriate section, on a line
You'll figure it out, eventually. Feel free to brag when you do.
On Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 1:34:27 PM UTC-4, bob_villain wrote:
Oh, I know...
I guess he just has to toot his own horn as he slowly but surely makes
the move towards what is normal for most of us.
It's kind of like the toddler that is proud of the poop he managed to
get into the toilet. "Mommy! Mommy! Look what I did!"
On Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 6:13:28 PM UTC-4, Micky wrote:
...and that's why they sell inverters and the cables required to hook them to the battery:
for those that need extra power. (BTW I have a 1000 watt inverter and the cables required
to hook it to the battery. However, I don't think that everyone should pay extra for a heavy
duty accessory port just because some of us need more power.)
A lot of the "heavy" wires years ago just had thicker insulation. The
newer insulation is thinner for the same effectiveness.
Everything today is built as lightly as possible - with the American
manufacturers being every bit as "guilty" as the Japanese.
You want to see the wires in an airplane. The wiring in most older
cars - American or not, was grossly over-sized - to make sure there
was enough conductor left after corrosion attacked the conductors.
With newer sealed connectors that is less of a problem.. The wires in
today's vehicles are sized for the anticipated load.
Hmm. I don't see anywhere that Robert indicated that the wire
he purchased from a seller on E-Bay came from China.
Nor did Robert indicate how he determined that the wire
was really AWG18.
In fact, we get hundreds of shipments a month from China, all
of which are labelled accurately, so your 'virtually
guaranteed to be in-accurate' is false on its face.
A very large percentage of "certifications" are bogus. Many
specifications are inaccurate.
As far as " I don't see anywhere that Robert indicated that the wire
he purchased from a seller on E-Bay came from China." the chances are
better than 80% - virtually ALL low priced speaker wire you can buy in
North America today is chinese in origin - as well as a lot of
overpriced "boutique" wire. (and most electronic parts and devices,
for that matter)
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