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From : milesh

Q: hardly to get meaningful output you will need to run the engine at least 2000 rpm for it to carry the load idling wont do it these hours will not necessarily hurt the engine -- low power low rpm low temps. i if i was working with it every day i would rather get a purpose built generator in stead of putting all those operating hours on my trucks engine. what would use more fuel a 5000 watt generator or running the trucks engine with a 5000 generator under the hood then what is the cost difference between the under hood generator and an external one on 15 aug 2003 182522 gmt ignoramus4661 ignoramus4661@nospam.4661.invalid wrote your present alternator already generates over 1 kw 130 amps at 12 v = 1560 watts wow. so it means that i could easily connect a big inverter to the battery posts and draw say 800 watts at idle would that be safe my truck does have a heavy duty package i did not think about it. my primary use for such an inverter would be to power the furnace blower and maybe a tv or a computer or a radio. obviously only the furnace blower consumes significant power. in summer i could use it to power our two refrigerators. so i am talking about a 300-700 watt real load. thanks you can get alternators that produce both ac and dc current. one i saw put out about 4500 watts a/c. guy i knew built log cabins and used it to run tools at his jobsites. try to find out where he got it if you are interested. dont think it cost anywhere near as much as an inverter with that sort of output would have. .