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Inverter use on model S

Discussion in 'Model S' started by GJ79, Sep 17, 2017.

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  1. GJ79

    GJ79 Member

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    Now that Hurricane Irma has passed I would really like to get a generator or an Inverter. I would prefer the Inverter for the Car as I wouldn't have to deal with any gas. But I'd need at least a 1000 Watt version. This is the one I am eyeballing.

    https://www.amazon.com/Power-TechON-PS1002-Inverter-1000W/dp/B0131L8NLM/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1505667009&sr=8-3&keywords=pure+sine+wave+inverter+1000w

    Now my question. Is it safe to run this of the Tesla Jumpstart posts in the nosecone ? I have a 2014 P85+. I am hearing that people use a 1kw inverter with no issues but I also read that the Jumpstart posts are only fused for 50 amps which wouldn't be enough for a 1kw inverter. How a bout long term use of several days ? Also would this also void the Tesla Battery Warranty as it's a 12 Volt inverter and wouldn't be hooked up to the High Voltage Battery?
     
  2. FlatSix911

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    I have the same question regarding running a 1000W inverter from the charging posts in the nosecone.
    Another idea ... how about running the inverter directly from the 12V battery in the frunk? is this safe?
     
  3. Dborn

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    It’s a very small battery.... and not a deep cycle one, I don’t think.
    I think that the battery would not be covered if it died prematurely due to overdischrge...
    Solar and storage might be your better option to avoid gasoline or diesel.
     

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