Originally Posted by blaiss
Just curious, but why would you want to go from DC to AC and back to DC? Wouldn't it be more efficient just to run a DC line off of the fuse panel to back of the vehicle? And wouldn't a 400W load run the battery down quickly?
The car has to be running in order to utilize this outlet. But yes... I would drain the car battery in a hurry if it weren't running.
The reason I'm trying to use AC power is because I've got my charger setup to run at the house and it goes off of AC. The car has both AC and DC outlets. The AC outlet can go up to 400W. So I want to simply take my meanwell power supply and my 3010B with me when I go flying and simply plug it up in the car just as I would in the house and charge my batteries that way.
I've also got a deep cycle marine battery for this purpose but I like having the flexibility of using both if I want to.