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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-13-2017, 02:48 AM Thread Starter
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Using Volt Battery to power home appliances

I've learned that some Volt owners are connecting the 12V battery (which is powered by the traction battery) to an inverter. The resultant supply of energy is enough to power air-conditioners, refrigerators, etc. You need to have an inverter with enough capacity for your needs. Are there any people on this forum that have knowledge about or experience with this? I'd like to know the maximum amount of current that it is safe to draw from your battery for this purpose. Seems like it would come in awfully handy during a power blackout. Any advice is appreciated.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-11-2017, 11:50 PM
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I'm aware of people connecting 750 Amp or 1500 Amp (no more) and running AC's, Refrigerators and/ or TV's when power goes out. The inverter must be connected to the 12v battery and the vehicle must be in battery mode and not engine or mountain mode. The vehicle will run the engine every hour for 7 minutes, roughly. It is estimated the car can sustain this for 5 - 7 days on a full tank of gas. Most Impressive!!!
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