Inverter and aerator suggestions?
Posted 29 March 2015 - 02:24 PM
Any particular aerators you'd recommend and what wattage inverter would they require?
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Posted 29 March 2015 - 03:48 PM
Air pumps don't use that much wattage. I would get a tetra whisper 100. They seem quieter to me (I have a few) and they have two outlets. Driving two air stones for two coolers would be a good idea. And they only draw 5 watts, so your inverter will not have to be extra large or be taxed in any way.
Posted 30 March 2015 - 06:18 AM
Posted 30 March 2015 - 01:04 PM
I use a small inverter to power an air pump and multiple intank(cooler) filters all at the same time, no issues here.
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Posted 10 April 2015 - 09:15 AM
Why not just get a 12v aerator and cut out the middle man?
That's a good idea which brings up another consideration. When staying overnight somewhere, camping or in a motel, would leaving a direct 12 volt aerator plugged in and running overnight, would your vehicle battery be drawn down to "no start" in the morning? These modern car electronics are getting finicky. When i was young i could leave my 8 track player running all night with no issues. Today after just an hour or 2 the battery is battery drained. And some 12 volt ports are only on when the car is running or the key engaged. On other vehicles they are "live" all the time.
Also i had a nice little 12 volt invertor, very small but ideal for running my small air pump. I thought it a good idea to just leave it plugged into the port instead of storing and hunting for it. Not good... as it burned out.
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