post #1 of Old 03-18-2013, 03:44 PM Thread Starter
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Compass AC Power Limits

We are looking to have a tailgate at this weeks USMNT World Cup Qualifier, and would like to run a small LCD TV off the outlet in a Compass. Has anyone tried this before? How long can it run on battery? Would we need to have the jeep running the whole time?
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post #2 of Old 03-18-2013, 09:47 PM
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Isnt there an Amp limit on that outlet? Like not designed for a vacuum cleaner. Check the manual for the max amp limit, and then check the tv for its current draw.
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post #3 of Old 03-19-2013, 07:52 AM
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According to manual it's 115 Volt (150 Watts Maximum), no mention of amperage. Probably would run your battery down like leaving your headlights on. Also "NOTE: Due to overload protection the inverter will shut down if the power rating is exceeded."

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post #4 of Old 03-19-2013, 12:30 PM
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Not sure if this has any of the information you are looking for:

STAR Case

Case Number: S1108000106
Release Date: 06-16-2011
Symptom/Vehicle Issue:
Power Inverter Load Ratings
Discussion:
The inverter ratings are 150W / 120V = 1.25 Amps
The DC/AC Inverter and wiring terminals load rating.
Output Power:
POWER
150 W
VOLTAGE RMS
120 V
AMPS RMS
2.0 A
FREQUENCY
60 Hz
MAIN CONCERN: The mini-van inverter has a modified sine wave. Sensitive devices typically work with full sine wave.
Modified sine wave is different because it does not move smoothly between the positive and negative voltages.
This modified wave usually provokes devices a poor efficiency.
Using any outlet at its max rating is usually ok for a short period but can heat the inverter up and cause a reset.
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post #5 of Old 03-19-2013, 01:14 PM
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Im pretty sure a tv will require more than 2 amps.
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