Originally Posted by defjef
I am in NYC
- Southern NE area. I don't intend to do much work with it on the hook, but I have some large batts and 1000 watt inverter
which should handle it. No?
Thanks for the replies!
If you want to use a compressor
with air tools you will not find much use for a compressor that will run on a 1000 watt inverter. You would be able to use tools that only require an impulse of power (e.g. nailer) but not at a high rate and forget about tools that need to have a high continuous flow (e.g. sprayer, sand blaster, sander, grinder etc.). You will need at least 1500 watts at 120vac for that, and realistically those uses will be greatly underpowered even at that level of power consumption
For those uses like abrasive blasting, realistically you will need a high-amp 220vac or gas engine
powered compressor. Those little pancake compressors will not cut it. There is NO WAY an inverter-powered compressor will be up to the task.
PS - Some motors will not run well (or at all) on a modified sine inverter, and an inverter might not be up to the task of high momentary motor
start-up power draw.