Power Inverter For My Truck Doesnt Give Power To My Electronics

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Josh C.'s Comment
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Hey everybody I just got a truck and plugged in my tv xbox fridge and then I plugged in my toaster oven and heard a pop after that nothing will turn on. I checked the fuses and even replaced them in the inverter but still dont have any power to my appliances. Any ideas what the issue could be thanks.

PackRat's Comment
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Make sure you turn the inverter OFF, then turn it ON again. If you get the "pop" sound again, with nothing working, you're out of luck. Either the inverter is defective or too small.

Sounds to me like the inverter isn't large enough to handle that load. You may have to only run some things individually.

How many watts is the inverter rated for? Is it hard-wired to the truck's power system?

PackRat's Comment
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If you still have the problem, take it to the shop the next time you are at a terminal for your company.

The shop guys should be able to check out the inverter and see if it's defective. Sometimes they do wear out.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Mikey B.'s Comment
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I would check the length of your hot cable, you may have tripped an inline breaker that is separate from the fuse on the inverter. I have a 300 watt breaker installed and when it blows I hear a pop then I get zero power. I flip the breaker back on and it all works again.

Josh C.'s Comment
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Its 1500 watts should've put it on op sorry

Make sure you turn the inverter OFF, then turn it ON again. If you get the "pop" sound again, with nothing working, you're out of luck. Either the inverter is defective or too small.

Sounds to me like the inverter isn't large enough to handle that load. You may have to only run some things individually.

How many watts is the inverter rated for? Is it hard-wired to the truck's power system?

Josh C.'s Comment
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Lol probably a rookie question but how do I do that

I would check the length of your hot cable, you may have tripped an inline breaker that is separate from the fuse on the inverter. I have a 300 watt breaker installed and when it blows I hear a pop then I get zero power. I flip the breaker back on and it all works again.

Mikey B.'s Comment
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Lol probably a rookie question but how do I do that

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I would check the length of your hot cable, you may have tripped an inline breaker that is separate from the fuse on the inverter. I have a 300 watt breaker installed and when it blows I hear a pop then I get zero power. I flip the breaker back on and it all works again.

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Either start at the inverter or at the battery, follow the red cable from one end to the other and look for a breaker somewhere between the two ends. Mine looks like this.

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Josh C.'s Comment
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I looked but didnt see anything on my truck it's a 2017 kenworth t680 if that helps

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Lol probably a rookie question but how do I do that

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I would check the length of your hot cable, you may have tripped an inline breaker that is separate from the fuse on the inverter. I have a 300 watt breaker installed and when it blows I hear a pop then I get zero power. I flip the breaker back on and it all works again.

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Either start at the inverter or at the battery, follow the red cable from one end to the other and look for a breaker somewhere between the two ends. Mine looks like this.

0474980001598837003.jpg

Mikey B.'s Comment
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I looked but didnt see anything on my truck it's a 2017 kenworth t680 if that helps

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Lol probably a rookie question but how do I do that

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I would check the length of your hot cable, you may have tripped an inline breaker that is separate from the fuse on the inverter. I have a 300 watt breaker installed and when it blows I hear a pop then I get zero power. I flip the breaker back on and it all works again.

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Either start at the inverter or at the battery, follow the red cable from one end to the other and look for a breaker somewhere between the two ends. Mine looks like this.

0474980001598837003.jpg

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Did you say you did or didn't check the trucks fuse block? Also when you push the power button on the inverter does it light up at all, any light or fan on?

Josh C.'s Comment
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I checked the fuse box under the bunk didnt seem like any was blown and the inverter turns on but doesnt give any power to my electronics

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I looked but didnt see anything on my truck it's a 2017 kenworth t680 if that helps

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Lol probably a rookie question but how do I do that

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I would check the length of your hot cable, you may have tripped an inline breaker that is separate from the fuse on the inverter. I have a 300 watt breaker installed and when it blows I hear a pop then I get zero power. I flip the breaker back on and it all works again.

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Either start at the inverter or at the battery, follow the red cable from one end to the other and look for a breaker somewhere between the two ends. Mine looks like this.

0474980001598837003.jpg

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Did you say you did or didn't check the trucks fuse block? Also when you push the power button on the inverter does it light up at all, any light or fan on?

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