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    Default Question to those using inverter for warm blanket.

    I want to use my warm blanket for winter camping.
    Blanket pulls around 60w I was working on a 500w inverter(might be overkill but).
    The guys that uses inverter for this what is your set up, I am looking at the Trailboss 500w modified sine wave please advise me I already made a mistake buying a chinese crap😠

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    Default Re: Question to those using inverter for warm blanket.

    Where will the inverter be mounted? Vehicle/trailer/battery box ? The fan can be annoying if it needs to come on in the middle of the night. Thats one reason to overspec the inverter and prevent/avoid fan use.
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    Default Re: Question to those using inverter for warm blanket.

    Quote Originally Posted by fatbike View Post
    I want to use my warm blanket for winter camping.
    Blanket pulls around 60w I was working on a 500w inverter(might be overkill but).
    The guys that uses inverter for this what is your set up, I am looking at the Trailboss 500w modified sine wave please advise me I already made a mistake buying a chinese crap��
    Your question comes within 2 days after I tested the use of the Changi 3000W peak inverter for a friend. I used a 45min preheat followed by 4 hours on the medium setting. The blanket I used drew 75W during preheat and 38W on medium.

    Due to the fan only coming on at 300W+ the Changi is thus ideal for this purpose while camping. As indicated some other inverters will have the fan coming on which is a pure no no when trying to sleep.

    Ensure that the Trailboss fan does not come on at any load. Take a 75W 220V bulb connected to a piece of cabtyre and 3 pin plug with and try and get a demo before buying.

    Why do you not want to use the Changi 3000W peak inverter you have? The Changi is only 40mm longer than the 500W modified Trailboss you are considering.

    I would go for the 500W continious 1000W peak pure sine wave also make by Changi and currently selling for R1120 including shipping from Banggood. 200mm long.
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    Default Re: Question to those using inverter for warm blanket.

    The space I want to put the inverter is a bit limited and the changi I actually bought for my folks for load shedding.
    Would be great if I could get a 1000w changi.

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    Default Re: Question to those using inverter for warm blanket.

    Quote Originally Posted by fatbike View Post
    I want to use my warm blanket for winter camping.
    Blanket pulls around 60w I was working on a 500w inverter(might be overkill but).
    The guys that uses inverter for this what is your set up, I am looking at the Trailboss 500w modified sine wave please advise me I already made a mistake buying a chinese crap😠

    Have you looked in to 12V electric blankets?
    In general I'm not a big fan of inverters for camping setups since they can be very power hungry, but a mans got to do what a mans got to do. What battery/s have you got and have you got solar?

    A inverter can be a very slippery slope, today you buy one big enough for the electric blanket and realize how nice it is to use 230V gear. Next you want to put in the coffee machine and before you know it she wants to take along the hair dryer.

    I'd say 500W is a bit too big for only a 60W electric blanket even if you keep in mind future use like maybe charging a laptop or camera battery. But yes then there's the over sizing for not working the thing too hard and the fan noise, plus the 500W gives you some options in the future as said already, laptop, camera batteries, drone batteries etc.
    But also know right from the start, with 500W you'll never be able to advance to the coffee machine, the microwave or the hair dryer.
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    Default Re: Question to those using inverter for warm blanket.

    Quote Originally Posted by bigboy529 View Post
    Have you looked in to 12V electric blankets?
    In general I'm not a big fan of inverters for camping setups since they can be very power hungry, but a mans got to do what a mans got to do. What battery/s have you got and have you got solar?

    A inverter can be a very slippery slope, today you buy one big enough for the electric blanket and realize how nice it is to use 230V gear. Next you want to put in the coffee machine and before you know it she wants to take along the hair dryer.

    I'd say 500W is a bit too big for only a 60W electric blanket even if you keep in mind future use like maybe charging a laptop or camera battery. But yes then there's the over sizing for not working the thing too hard and the fan noise, plus the 500W gives you some options in the future as said already, laptop, camera batteries, drone batteries etc.
    But also know right from the start, with 500W you'll never be able to advance to the coffee machine, the microwave or the hair dryer.
    Nope I like it simple warm blanket is my only luxury.
    Cannot seem to find any 12v blanket available.

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    Default Re: Question to those using inverter for warm blanket.

    Quote Originally Posted by fatbike View Post
    I want to use my warm blanket for winter camping.
    Blanket pulls around 60w I was working on a 500w inverter(might be overkill but).
    The guys that uses inverter for this what is your set up, I am looking at the Trailboss 500w modified sine wave please advise me I already made a mistake buying a chinese crap��
    Where is the trailboss made?

    It will work well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceHun View Post
    Where is the trailboss made?

    It will work well.
    Outdoor warehouse sells them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatbike View Post
    Outdoor warehouse sells them.
    So it is Chinese then?
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    Default Re: Question to those using inverter for warm blanket.

    Not sure got normal South African plug.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceHun View Post
    Where is the trailboss made?

    It will work well.


    Been wondering about this for a while now. Trailboss seams to be a Outdoorwarehouse brand, National Luna for example make fridges for them which is branded National Luna Trailboss series. That's however not to say all their products are South African made.
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    Default Re: Question to those using inverter for warm blanket.

    Nowadays you don't know where stuff is made I just like the idea of the SA plug so do not need an adapter and it seems like a decent inverter the chinese one I got is much smaller and feels cheap as well if you know what I am getting at.

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    Default Re: Question to those using inverter for warm blanket.

    I notice there is a person in Bellville wanting to sell a new Trailboss 500W for R750.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ekkekan View Post
    I notice there is a person in Bellville wanting to sell a new Trailboss 500W for R750.
    Jip spoke to him just need to know if it will work already threw R500 in the water with the chinese crap I bought.

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    I can order this one but I am not sure

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    Default Re: Question to those using inverter for warm blanket.

    Ours work well from a 150W jobbie that I bought from Macro many moons ago
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    I have the 2,000w Trailboss. Its been ok. The output is well under claimed. Anywhere above about 1,500w the overload alarm sounds. Id have gone sine wave if I had it to do over.

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    Default Re: Question to those using inverter for warm blanket.

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    I can order this one but I am not sure
    That is the one I had in mind. Then the added plus of a pure sine wave.

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