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Power Inverters

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I drive a 97 Ford F-250 7.3L Diesel.

I've been thinking about getting a power inverter so that I can run corded power tools remotely (electric drill, reciprocating saw, & circular saw...individually, not all 3 going at once).

I'm thinking something in the 1,500+ watt range.

QUESTION: How fast would this drain my battery & which battery should I hook it up to if I decided to get one?
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FlakMan said:
I have a 1800 watt 120 volt/20 amp inverter mounted in my VW Jetta TDI. . . . . . My Jetta has a great voltage controller and engine will speed up as current draw increases. Your engine must be on to power an inverter for a resonable period of time.
Have you found a down side to the TDI Jetta? I've got to get me one of these cars.
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