View Full Version : Power inverter/110 welder
07-06-2012, 08:54 AM
Well, I've been wanting to add an onboard welder to my truck for quite awhile. But I got to thinking. Why couldn't I use an inverter with a small 110 welder?i found an 800w inverter on Craigslist for $50. I was thinking I could hard wire the inverter direct to the electrical system using (?)size wire and a (?)amp inline fuse and mount the inverter under the drivers seat(or wherever) to plug the welder in. It doesn't have the "cool factor" of a weldernator but would be more practical for me.
Does anyone see any problems with this setup?
What is the draw of the welder. I doubt the inverter would handle the welder. A quick look found a 110v welder from Harbor Freight pulls 20 amps at full load. That is 2200 watts.
07-13-2012, 01:01 PM
Yeah I've been doin some homework. It's going to be cheaper and more effective to to build a weldernator. But to answer your question(kinda), its just a Harbor Freight 110v wire welder that a friend has. I'd rather arc weld anyway,lol.
07-13-2012, 03:28 PM
one on board welder...cheers......
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