A better option would be to use cordless tools from Makita, DeWalt, etc. The new generation of cordless tools include, circular saws, reciprocating saws as well as all kinds of drills, etc. You could then use the inverter to recharge your tools if you were away from a power source.Bmaez said:Is it possible to use power wood working tools using the truck bed plug?
Then how do you propose an inverter would get over 250 watts?loufish said:Doesn't make any difference, 250 watts in, 250 watts out, that's all you get.
Need more?, then hook straight to the battery...
No, the answer is ohm's law. Do the math man. I just installed a 3kW inverter in my work truck. After the math, I figured I could get away with parallel runs of 1/0 multi stranded welding cable. And that's only good for a light load. To truely utilize the entire 3kW, I would have to use 500 mcm!!! There's no way I could run that to the bins of the truck. It was hard enough running 4 cables of 1/0!!!textitan13 said:
You don't understand how a inverter works...If want to run a 1000 watt (1KW) inverter from a 12 dc battery, it's going to take....1000 watts to do so! You can't get something from nothing!!
A capacitor is just another type of battery, so to speak. It's big plus is it's ability to dump it's entire charge VERY quickly. Given that a power tool uses a huge amount of energy over a long duration, a capacitor wouldn't do anything at all. Caps can supplement voltage drops that are very brief in duration, such as a woofer hitting, but not to cover a power tool.textitan13 said:
redpickemuptruck said:This would be a good solution.
The Onan gen sets have a reputation for lasting a lifetime.
Bmaez said:Is it possible to use power wood working tools using the truck bed plug? What size inverter/converter do I need and if it will not work what is it good for?
Bring plenty of fuses...Of course I could be wrong, and wasted months of full time DC electronic/electrical training I attended to get my FAA Mechanic's License (A&P)...:eeeek:everyone says it can't be done so why not just give it a try and see what happens...