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Q. Why does my inverter that I bought at a truck stop not able to power my induction cook top?

December 12, 2016

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A. It is difficult to answer this question  without having all the facts. Typically, the inverters sold at truck stops are not designed to handle demanding, heavy loads. A portable induction cooktop with a single burner consumes roughly 1500W of power. An induction cooktop with two burners will require 3000W of power. It may also demand true sine wave power. So you need an inverter with clean sine wave power capable of delivering continuous output of 1500W or 3000W or even more depending on the type of the induction cooktop. Some models of induction cooktop may need a power surge to start. So, there are a lot of factors that affect the choice of an inverter for this type of an application. Xantrex offers a 3000W pure sine wave inverter/charger solution with an extended surge power of 6000W for 5 seconds.


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Steve Carlson

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Xantrex OEM and Fleet Manager

Steve Carlson is the Xantrex OEM and fleet manager. Steve has over 20 years of experience working in the industry. His positive energy, hands-on-approach and strong technical insight has proven extremely helpful to truck manufacturers, fleets and dealers. Steve has contributed to several editorials on sleeper cab power in leading truck and fleet magazines. In his free time which is very hard to come by, he enjoys fishing.


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