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inverter

Started by Jon October 22, 2011
Here's my inverter for power outages: 
http://jons-math.bravehost.com/inverter.html I've got it on a shelf to clamp 
on to my truck battery.  Then I'm running an extension cord through the wall 
of my trailer, turn the circuit breaker off and plug into the circuit. 

On Oct 22, 1:27 am, "Jon" <intre...@bellaire.tv> wrote:
> Here's my inverter for power outages:http://jons-math.bravehost.com/inverter.htmlI've got it on a shelf to clamp > on to my truck battery. Then I'm running an extension cord through the wall > of my trailer, turn the circuit breaker off and plug into the circuit.
That's fair Jon, but you are using the truck motor as a generator, and you don't want to take your battery down to where it won't start the engine. I'm not sure if a plain old Voltmeter will give you the requirement to restart. Ken
On Oct 22, 12:01=A0pm, "Ken S. Tucker" <dynam...@vianet.on.ca> wrote:
> On Oct 22, 1:27 am, "Jon" <intre...@bellaire.tv> wrote: > > > Here's my inverter for power outages:http://jons-math.bravehost.com/inv=
erter.htmlI'vegot it on a shelf to clamp
> > on to my truck battery. =A0Then I'm running an extension cord through t=
he wall
> > of my trailer, turn the circuit breaker off and plug into the circuit. > > That's fair Jon, but you are using the truck motor as a generator, > and you don't want to take your battery down to where it won't > start the engine. > I'm not sure if a plain old Voltmeter will give you the requirement > to restart. > Ken
or burn up the alternator ...
Jon wrote:
turn the circuit breaker off and plug
> into the circuit.
If you're saying what I think you're saying, the lawyers for the lineman who gets knocked off the pole when he contacts your backfeed may take exception with your setup. That you really meant to switch off the breaker or That the breaker actually works is of little consequence to the dead lineman. Depending on where you live, there may be codes specifically prohibiting this. But maybe you're not really doing what it seems you're saying. In that case, never mind.