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Old 08-13-2006
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Default PC7424+power inverter

Hello everyone,
This is only my second or third post here so still new.I read the forums every day and I am learning.I live in an apartment and don't have access to electric so my question is can I get away with using a power inverter? I have the Porter Cable 7424 package from Autopia. This is the package that I have.
Also on the Autopia site on how to use a Porter Cable 7424 this is was was listed there I have coped and pasted here for you to read.
The Porter Cable 7424 has a powerful motor for its size, yet it pulls a scant 3.7 amps at 110 volts. If you don't have a garage, you can run the Porter Cable 7424 off of your car battery using a 750+ watt power inverter. The tool uses a standard 5/16-24 spindle, so a lot of different attachments will fit.
So is this safe to do? Will it drain my battery very quickly? or will I be able to use it for a long time off the battery? If any one here has used a power inverter can you please tell me if all will be OK.
I found a 750+watt inverter at Lowe's yesterday and wanted to wait and buy it after I get answers.
Thank you for all your time and this is a great forum for learning.
Old 08-31-2006
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Default Re: PC7424+power inverter

Mr. C,

It seems your idea of using a Porter-Cable on an inverter isn't very common.

Most mobile detailers are likely either using local electricity or running their own generators.

Probably the biggest question for you is the size of your car battery and the output of the alternator. Likely you'll be idling the vehicle during the process, and effectively using it as a generator.

You'd probably want to pose this question to Porter-Cable and the power inverter company just to be sure.
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