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  • Power Inverter for Large Drum Machines

    Anybody out there using a power inverter instead of a generator to power a large drum machine like the Ridgid k7500, Gorlitz GO68 or other large sewer machine.

    If so,

    What size do you use?

    Brand recommendation?

    I've been doing a lot of preventive maintenance cleaning and video on gutted homes with no electricity relying on the contractor to supply the generator but this is a hassle sometimes, and I have no room left for a generator.

    Sometimes the 2000 watt generators bog down a lot with my big machine, so I'm looking at a 3000 watt power inverter.

    Your opinions?

    Thanks.

    Lenny

    Pronounced A-Bear Drain Care

    I know, it doesn't make sense.


    http://www.hebertdraincare.com

  • #2
    Re: Power Inverter for Large Drum Machines

    lenny, truthfully, a generator would be a whole lot cheaper and easier on your truck and charging system.

    i take it you saw my set up and started to think

    my big truck has room for the generator, my sprinter does not. but the sprinter was set up with a factory second battery and a large 220 amp alternator.

    to get an inverter to work properly and a battery to charge, you'll spend a lot more than what a decent generator will cost.

    i would think about a 12 volt motor swap on the machine.

    1 of my 750 machines is 12 volt and it draws 40 amps. much less than the 150 amps the inverter draws.

    my other truck has a 2500 watt generator and it powers up my machine and even a core drilling machine.

    rick.
    phoebe it is

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    • #3
      Re: Power Inverter for Large Drum Machines

      Originally posted by PLUMBER RICK View Post

      i take it you saw my set up and started to think
      Yes, its the first time I even realized the inverters went up that high.

      Before that I thought they only had the lighter plug in type.

      The exchange of ideas here is what keeps me coming back for more.

      I really need to get an extended van.

      I bought my seesnake plus in January. That along with my 3 drum machines and 13hp, 5gpm portable jetter has made things extra tight.

      I may need to go sectional to gain more space.

      I'm also considering building a platform over my big machine.

      Lenny

      Pronounced A-Bear Drain Care

      I know, it doesn't make sense.


      http://www.hebertdraincare.com

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      • #4
        Re: Power Inverter for Large Drum Machines

        lenny, there are comapnies that make a generator that runs from your engine belts. pretty spendy, but very powerful and takes up no interior room.

        diesel is a better choice for this set up, but gas will also run fine.

        do a google search or i will find a link for you.

        rick.
        phoebe it is

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        • #5
          Re: Power Inverter for Large Drum Machines

          http://www.raventechpower.com/index.htm

          Found this, looks like a pricey alternative.

          Lenny

          Pronounced A-Bear Drain Care

          I know, it doesn't make sense.


          http://www.hebertdraincare.com

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          • #6
            Re: Power Inverter for Large Drum Machines

            Black Bird makes a nice one.

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