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 Post subject: Max Wattage
PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:51 pm 
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Hi all.

My manual says that wattage use can be no more than 120 watts max or 190 watts for 2 or more.
Does that mean 2 or more from one outlet? Or 2 or more overall?
I have a 400 watt inverter and the combined wattage for items that I would be powering is 280 watts.


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 Post subject: Re: Max Wattage
PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:39 pm 
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Max wattage for what?

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 Post subject: Re: Max Wattage
PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:08 pm 
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Hi Ron:

From the VW manual for my car:

Maximum power draw
Socket Maximum power draw
12 Volts 120 watts

If 2 or more electrical devices are connected at the same time, the total power draw of all connected devices must never be more than 190 watts ⇒ .

The maximum power draw at any one socket must never be exceeded. Electrical devices should have information on them that says how much power they draw.


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 Post subject: Re: Max Wattage
PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:10 pm 
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My Son will be using a game console drawing 240W and a monitor drawing 60w
Car will be in motion at all times...
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 Post subject: Re: Max Wattage
PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:24 pm 
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Hard wire the inverter to the battery using a separate relay controlled by the ignition.

While charging or driving, the car should handle about 200 amps on the 12v circuit before it starts to drain the lead acid battery.

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 Post subject: Re: Max Wattage
PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:40 am 
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Get a separate power supply battery for your kids games, unless you want to buy a new battery and or alternator for your e-Golf. Or find a more energy efficient game for your son, that runs on 12V and doesn't suffer the loses that an inverter creates.

I have a 12V Samsung 24" TV in my travel trailer, 1080p, that draws 18 watts, and it's a very good, bright display, so find something more energy efficient that runs on 12V.

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