1999-2007 Upgrades and Aftermarket - GeneralUpgrading or adding OEM or aftermarket equipment to your 1999-2007 Super Duty. Please confine discussion of topics in this forum to those items that are not engine-specific.
Im sorry if I didnt post this in the right forum but does anyone know how large an inverter wattage I might be able to run off my 2006 6.0 , Ive lost power at home. Also is there any problem with leaving my truck idling
My buddy runs a 3k inverter off his truck. It's all hard wired into the batteries. If you don't make a habit of the idling you should be fine. It will tend to clog up the EGR cooler and EGR valve over time.
2006 F-350 CC PSD Lariat 4X4 LB 3.73 LS
Some stock stuff, some modded stuff, some deleted stuff.....
If you do the high idle mod, you should be all set for idle...
05' F-350 6.0L Diesel Crew Cab Long bed sitting on Brentz Wheels Custom Billet Dually 22's, Kenwood Indash Nav, Sirrrus Sat, HD Radio, Nintendo game Cube, 2 - 7" Tv's in head rests, Dual MTX 10" Subs behind seat, Arp Studs, Innovative Diesel SCT tuned for Snow Performance Stage III Meth kit, Bully Dog 5" turbo back exhaust, AFE Stage II w/ProGuard 7 Cold Air Intake, Remote Start. 03 Turbo, dam the whistle is Insane! @ 38 PSI http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2zEFb6bFLc - Video
8000K Bi-Xeon H.I.D Headlights, Recon Big Rig, White lighting tailgate light and 3rd LED Brake lights.
Im looking online from work now I see them from 3000 watt's on down I need to run a small circulating pump off of my outdoor would boiler for hot water & maybe a few light's. My boiler has a 20 amp circuit from my house to it with an extra outlet at the boiler. Probably no more than 1000 watts max.
You will want to have the high idle mod done, before wiring up a larger (1500-3000 watt) inverter. The inverter will drain your truck batteries quite easily, fairly quickly, with out it. You need large wire (think heavy battery cable) from the batteries to the inverter, to reduce resistance and heat.
If your pulling 20 amps, plus lighting, look for a minimum of 3000 watt generator. You will probably want to run your refrigerator/freezer as well.
Been there done that many times.
05 F350 Lariet SC 4x4 6.0/auto lgbox Toyo AT's, bilsteins, on board air with airbags & air horns
For home emergency preparedness a generator would be best. You may decide that you want to go somewhere and you would want to have power at home, too.
Similar if you were out "roughing it". A generator will run all day on a tank of gas. And it is designed for the purpose.
I would use my truck for what it is designed and have a generator for my power needs. Whether for camping, emergency preparedness, or the job site.
Unless you wanted to run a 100kw generator off your 300+hp engine w/ a PTO.
'03 Excursion, 7.3L, 4X4, Auto tranny of course (they all did), 4" MBRP exhaust, TS performance chip, K&N FIPK w/ an Amsoil EA filter, Hellwig anti-sway bar, drilled/slotted front & rear rotors. Rancho XL shocks, Rancho steering damper, Airlift 5000, S&S Diversified headlight mod. This baby surprises a lot of, so called, performance cars.
'04 F 350, extended cab, 6.0L, FX4, manual tranny, 4" MBRP exhaust, Bully Dog Triple Dog downloader w/ Outlook moniter (Very disappointed in the Bully Dog), 2m-70cm Yaesu ft-8500, S&S Diversified headlight mod.
'96 Mustang Cobra convertible, B&M short throw shifter, Koni adjustable shocks, viper chip, drilled/slotted rotors front and rear, rear sequential turn signals.
'11 Harley-Davidson Road King Classic 103 ci PowerPak w/ anti lock brakes & Smart Security system. It even has cruise control!!! Candy Dark Root Beer over Candy Light Root Beer Yaesu FTM-10R & a Comet CSB 770A
the PTO Gen would be a really good option for me. How would I know if I have the PTO on my tranny or not...just look under the truck for a pto like on a tractor, or is it hidden behind a coverplate???
2004 F250 CC FX4 270k miles and counting
Innovatives programming, blue spring,
straight piped, Airaid intake,harpooned tank,
Egr delete, bullet proof oil cooler, arp studs, upgraded standpipes. Basically everything that can be done except the tranny
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