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Dan F.'s Comment
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Mike , what brand of inverter do you have? 250+ 15+ 1100< 2000 at peak. The issue is most inverters are pwm based simulated sine wave and their life is shortened by hard use. You are still well below draw on your inverter but if your inverter were a 1000 watts or a 1500 watt inverter you would trip the breaker often. The reason you do not run a microwave with anything else running is simple.

The initial start of the microwave spikes high and you are already pulling current. Is you truck is not running or the apu not actively producing current you get” battery sag “ which is not good for the truck( can even cause low voltage trip on chassie side ecm ). This much more apparent on batteries that are old( like mine).

,I run a tv, led light strip and 750 watt microwave at the same time on a 2000 watt inverter and have zero problems.

APU:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

JaMere W.'s Comment
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I don’t really have a budget and I wouldn’t be using a microwave mostly a George Foreman grill and eventually a air fryer if everything goes well

OK you’re looking at about 250 W total for the TV and game system DO NOT USE A MICROWAVE at the same time as anything else

A750 W microwave will pull 1100 watts. You can’t go by what you see on the box. Those 12 V coolers are not good. They are peltier based cooling buT if its your only option 💁.

What is your budget. Game systems are sensitive and you should only use true sine wave inverters for them or you will burn capacitors in thier power supply units inside the game systems. Also get the largest inverter you can that is true sine wave. For instance i just got a 3000w industrial true sine wave inverter waiting for me at the house.

You dont need over 1500 unless you use a microwave and then its best to get 2000-2500 . I have a good deal of knowledge in this area and burning up game systems and basic electronics.

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Hey guys I drive a international with a apu i was told I can get 2100 watts before it shuts everything for over powering. I have a 32 in element tv my ps4 and my Xbox 360 I will have in my book bag and I seen In the truck stops 12 volt fridges. Was wondering what watt power strip y’all think I should get I saw the 175w but didn’t know if that was gonna be good enough

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HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

APU:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

Mikey B.'s Comment
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OK you’re looking at about 250 W total for the TV and game system DO NOT USE A MICROWAVE at the same time as anything else

A750 W microwave will pull 1100 watts. You can’t go by what you see on the box. Those 12 V coolers are not good. They are peltier based cooling buT if its your only option 💁.

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I have to disagree with you on the 12v coolers. On what authority are you making the claim they are no good? I have one and it works great. I know others that also use them and love them. I run a tv, led light strip and 750 watt microwave at the same time on a 2000 watt inverter and have zero problems.

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Again Dan I must respectfully disagree. Although correct about the inefficiency they cool quite well and at under $150 versus the $500+ range for those you refer to they ARE efficient on ones wallet. I am out 3-5 months at a time and sometimes my drinks get ice crystals. I can help you out just by looking at the picture of your iceless cooler, try moving it off the front seat. The sunlight is effecting the temperature of yours. I can buy ground beef in the summertime and hold it in my igloo Iceland for 4-5 days before cooking it and all is good, no spoilage at all but then I dont carry mine in the front seat where the sun is beating down on it all day.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Mikey B.'s Comment
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Mike , what brand of inverter do you have? 250+ 15+ 1100< 2000 at peak. The issue is most inverters are pwm based simulated sine wave and their life is shortened by hard use. You are still well below draw on your inverter but if your inverter were a 1000 watts or a 1500 watt inverter you would trip the breaker often. The reason you do not run a microwave with anything else running is simple.

The initial start of the microwave spikes high and you are already pulling current. Is you truck is not running or the apu not actively producing current you get” battery sag “ which is not good for the truck( can even cause low voltage trip on chassie side ecm ). This much more apparent on batteries that are old( like mine).

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,I run a tv, led light strip and 750 watt microwave at the same time on a 2000 watt inverter and have zero problems.

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I have the plain Jane 2000watt inverter from pilot with a 300 amp inline breaker also from Pilot. Regardless of the type of inverter, always run the truck while operating the microwave. As you say the power spike and draw while running is hard on both the batteries and the inverter. I have run the same setup on a 1500 watt inverter also without issues but upgraded to the 2000 for my instapot. Sucker draws crazy current at times. Oh and my last post should say igloo iceless not igloo iceland... lol. Pure sine power is recommended for electronics like my tv and probably better but not fully necessary.

APU:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

Dan F.'s Comment
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I dont plug it in anymore. I just use it as a regular storage now.i do have a fridge as well but once the wife starts riding with me we need more Cooling space. At that time i will probably build under bunk freezer.

I realize im talking high dollar but thats why i said in my very first reply if no other choices💁 I also have the advantage of being my own company and carrier so i can spend more (I still want to cry like a little girl after I just put down 4 grand The other day for belly boxes for my trailer) At least that will allow me too get about 80 ft.³ of storage so I can pretty much clear everything out of the truck.

Again Dan I must respectfully disagree. Although correct about the inefficiency they cool quite well and at under $150 versus the $500+ range for those you refer to they ARE efficient on ones wallet. I am out 3-5 months at a time and sometimes my drinks get ice crystals. I can help you out just by looking at the picture of your iceless cooler, try moving it off the front seat. The sunlight is effecting the temperature of yours. I can buy ground beef in the summertime and hold it in my igloo Iceland for 4-5 days before cooking it and all is good, no spoilage at all but then I dont carry mine in the front seat where the sun is beating down on it all day.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Mikey B.'s Comment
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I dont plug it in anymore. I just use it as a regular storage now.i do have a fridge as well but once the wife starts riding with me we need more Cooling space. At that time i will probably build under bunk freezer.

I realize im talking high dollar but thats why i said in my very first reply if no other choices💁 I also have the advantage of being my own company and carrier so i can spend more (I still want to cry like a little girl after I just put down 4 grand The other day for belly boxes for my trailer) At least that will allow me too get about 80 ft.³ of storage so I can pretty much clear everything out of the truck.

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Again Dan I must respectfully disagree. Although correct about the inefficiency they cool quite well and at under $150 versus the $500+ range for those you refer to they ARE efficient on ones wallet. I am out 3-5 months at a time and sometimes my drinks get ice crystals. I can help you out just by looking at the picture of your iceless cooler, try moving it off the front seat. The sunlight is effecting the temperature of yours. I can buy ground beef in the summertime and hold it in my igloo Iceland for 4-5 days before cooking it and all is good, no spoilage at all but then I dont carry mine in the front seat where the sun is beating down on it all day.

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Haha, yeah I was wondering when you mentioned belly boxes. I was also curious about why you would spend the time and money building a custom fridge under the bunk, what happens if they put you in a different truck and what not but I guess in your own truck you build it like you like it!!! One of the few advantages of owning a truck! Once you get them built remember to post pics so I can see how it turns out.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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