Originally Posted by Sandero
After reading this thread... and derspite the fact that I don't use large or sustained AC loads.. I will relocate and use 1/0 wire... which seems over kill but better safe than sorry.
Thanks to all who contributed their knowledge.
I think you will not be disappointed with this decision.
I also think most of us are "calibrated" to starter cables
being "big." The starter is an intermittent duty high amperage circuit. One can get away with a little smaller gauge wire.
Larger inverters are continuous duty large load items. You can really create problems by undersizing the supply (both cables and battery) to this unit.
Note also somewhere in the manual xantrax recommends keeping the ac loads around 800w. This is a further conservatism by Xantrax and probably a wise one. If you really need 1000w frequently you need to upsize the inverter and probably the battery bank.