Is a 1000 watt power inverter enough for...

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They don't list the current draw for that compressor with the specs on that page, but a 1 1/2 hp motor has a full load draw of about 15 amps at 120V so no, it would not work. You would have to stay below about 8 amps full load for that inverter.

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Use this basic calculation. Watts=Volts * Amps. So if you have a tool that uses 120v and 5 amps then you are using 600 watts. Also, induction motors (air compressors for example) often use 5 times the power when starting. You can also figure wattage based on HP, 1 HP equals about 750 watts.

To answer your question the 1.5 HP compression should draw 1057 Watts, just over the rating of the inverter you mentioned. Figuring in the starting surge I would say no, that inverted won't cut it.

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is there any inverters that could run a welder?

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Yes, but it depends on the amperage required. I have a small Craftsman something or other that is 120volts at 20 amps, that is 2400 watts. I have seen inverters to 5500 watts but they cost about \$3500. What are you trying to do with it?

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I am sure there are, but you need a truck full of batteries to give it juice /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
No really the best way to have welding capabilities or big compressors is to go with specific automotive parts.
For the air compressor, you can either hook up a york compressor, that should cost you about \$150 for a used compressor and new hook up parts, I already did that.
And as far as welding, you can use the Premier power welder or the other one I forget the name ...
They are both the same price around \$550 with the HO alternator.
I have a 1600W inverter, and I use it for some things when I am camping but I wouldn't put anything that has a big amp draw on it, I intend to keep it for a long time /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif

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Got a sweet 1200/2400 watt Coleman converter from www.donrowe.com for \$140. And bought a 1/2 horse compressor to use with it.

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Just found about this one from Petersen's four wheel, and I emailed them for pricing and dealers:
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