Originally Posted by cdory25
I seem to have started quite the debate. I like it! When I have shore power
I have no problem running a 110 volt TV monitor
. My boat is completely self contained with no genset so I was looking for a video solution for when I'm offshore
on the hook, thus the 12 volt TV suggestion. I have dual batteries. Will an inverter
work with the motor
off and if so for how long and what size inverter
would I need?
An inverter changes 12 volt from your batteries to 120 volts.
You can run about 15amps on a 180 watt inverter, which should be more than enough for a TV. The next step is 300 watts.
You did not state the size of your battery
bank so there is no way to tell how long it will run, but my guess you will have no problem getting a movie
Here is an example... http://www.theinverterstore.com/180-...-inverter.html