Pickup trucks are very popular in most parts of the world, and now more and more pickup truck drivers will choose to install an inverter on their pickup trucks to meet their electricity needs, making pickup trucks a mobile workstation, or a camper van.
What does an inverter in a truck do?
Your car’s battery uses DC to supply power to your electrical components; many household electronics, by contrast, use AC. The power inverter allows you to operate these devices with power from your vehicle by turning it into a current that you can use. Diesel-powered pickup trucks, like most vans, use 12 volts DC to drive the electrical appliances inside the vehicle, and what the inverter does is convert the 24 volts DC to 110/220 volts AC, so you can use it in the truck for home use Electrical appliances, such as mobile phone chargers, microwave ovens, etc.
What size inverter do I need for a pickup truck?
If you only need to charge common electronic devices such as mobile phones, cameras, and iPods, Macbook, and then a 300W inverter is enough. It’s also a cost-effective option. If you need to camp, use a microwave, refrigerator, air conditioner, or use equipment such as an electric drill/cutter while you work, you need to choose a high-power inverter usually a 2000w-3000w inverter.
The BP3000W inverter is equipped with 2 AC power sockets and 1 USB port, allowing you to charge up to 3 devices at the same time. 3000W continuously supplies power, and the peak power up to 4000W, suitable for all household appliances below 3000W such as laptops, digital portables, fans, refrigerators, coffee machines, drones, chainsaws, etc. RX-2 Remote Control can be connected to facilitate remote switching of the inverter. Equipped with a silent cooling fan, it can rotate at different speeds according to power load and temperature to help dissipate heat and reduce operating noise. In addition, built-in overload protection, short circuit protection, overcurrent protection, etc., are safe to use.
Where do you put an inverter in a pickup truck?
1, The Trunk. （The choice of most people is more convenient to use electricity and easy to install and maintain, but it should be noted that the inverter module is not waterproof, it needs to be waterproof）
2, Underneath a Car Seat. …（Convenient to use electricity in the car）
3, In a Glove Compartment. …
4, Mounted to the Floorboard. …
5, Place the Inverter Under the Dashboard.
Other installation methods are not relatively recommended, because the installation workload is relatively large. If the installation is not good, abnormal noise may occur when the vehicle is driving.
When using an inverter, there are still some issues to be aware of：
1. When parking, the inverter must be turned off, or the 12V power socket must be unplugged. Use the power inverter when the vehicle engine is running.
2. When not in use, also cut off the input power of the inverter.
3. The car should be placed in a ventilated and dry environment to avoid the rain. Keep a distance of 20cm from surrounding objects and keep away from flammable and explosive items. Do not place it in an environment above 40 degrees.
4. The inverter input must be the same as the inverter DC input voltage. For example, a 12V inverter must be used with a 12V battery
5. The output power of the inverter must be higher than the output power of electronic equipment, especially high-power appliances such as refrigerators and air conditioners, which may require additional power.
6. The input voltage of the inverter is divided into positive and negative poles. To connect the two correctly, the power cord must be thick enough and not too long.