Harbor Freight 3500W inverter?

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tacomaboatguy
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Harbor Freight 3500W inverter?

Post by tacomaboatguy » Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:54 pm

Has anyone used one of these on the Playa? I know my parents use them at the racetrack because they are quieter and cheeper than just about anything out there. The reviews seem to be pretty good.

https://www.harborfreight.com/3500-watt ... 63584.html

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Re: Harbor Freight 3500W inverter?

Post by lucky420 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:45 pm

Boop to follow
Oh my god, it's HUGE!

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Re: Harbor Freight 3500W inverter?

Post by Captain Goddammit » Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:46 pm

They do work pretty well.
I run a pair of 2000 watt portables instead, for a few reasons.
Each only weighs a bit under 50 pounds. Those big 3000 watt Honda and Honda-knockoffs are like 140 pounds. A real bitch to load and unload and move.
The pair of 2000s costs close to the same but makes more power.
You can shut one down when your load is light, like overnight when no one is running A/C, which saves fuel. Sure fuel is cheap, but you have to carry it all in with you... and that’s something to think about. I use an extra 50 gallon tank on my truck. You’ll need to start figuring out how you’ll supply your fuel.

You gain versatility back at home, a whole lot of times I’ll grab one of the portables but if I had that heavy tank it would never leave the garage.
And redundancy is good... if one fails you’re still in business.

I’m a fan of going with the real Hondas because parts availability is awesome, reliability is awesome, and resale value is awesome. In the long run they pay off.
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Re: Harbor Freight 3500W inverter?

Post by lucky420 » Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:18 am

Thanks Captain
Oh my god, it's HUGE!

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