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Old 09-30-2017, 02:40 PM   #1357
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Default Re: the gutless, bloated, and fried power supply hall of shame

That inverter probably could support 2KW, it's big enough.

However the fuse thing is kind of bothersome. Just like transistors, you can't really parallel fuses together either and that's why things like this happen. However people still do it.

I have a 400W inverter that uses three 30A fuses in parallel. That's way overkill, but due to the paralleling problem, it's not really that much overkill. And just like that 2000W inverter, my inverter will also blow all (three) fuses if there's an overload. Fortunately the switching transistors were saved by the fuses.
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