What size inverter for chest freezer?

Post in 'DIY and General non-hearth advice' started by BIGISLANDHIKERS, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. BIGISLANDHIKERS

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    Chest freezer uses 1.7amp so its about 200 watts.

    There is no starting wattage on tag. Does anyone have a guess how large of an inverter I should get to cover the starting watts?

    Thanks!
    BIH
     
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  2. nate379

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    Hard to say without knowing what you have but I would figure in the area of 10-12 amps.
     
  3. jimbom

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    From the old days. Rule of thumb 4 to 5 times operating amps. So 6.8 to 8.5 amps for 0.3 seconds or so.
     
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