Inverter for Road Trip

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I had a Ragnar Relay race with 11 other friends. The run is 200(ish) miles and lasts about 30 hours total. I took my 5Ah battery and the new EGO inverter. My whole van had a running power bank for their mobile devices for the ENTIRE 30 hour trip. Never ran out of juice for anyone in the van. It definitely comes in handy with the USBs and the outlet plug.

What have you used your battery inverters for?
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Nice report devrouj.

Where were you running and how many miles did you run?
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I was born to walk, not run - so I will not join you on your run SCDC ...
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Thanks guys, our team ran from Muskegon MI to Traverse City MI. The whole event was 200 miles but we have 12 runners to rotate with. So, on average, the mileage is about 15-20 miles per person. I think I came in with 16 miles total.
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Nice. My limit is about 8 miles in a 24 hour period... 15-20 miles within a day is really stretching the body.  You must be small and in fantastic shape. I'm 6'1 and it take some effort moving this big body mile after mile.
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SCDC I do not think a 3 hour mile is considered running ;)
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Awesome interpretation.  Thanks for the laugh.
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Amazing you got that much  out of a 5ah battery.  With my laptop I'm dead at ~2 hours.   I guess charging power banks isn't very demanding.  I'm about to test the USB part of the inverter.. Hoping it turns out like you experienced.
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Thanks for sharing Devrouj, that's amazing you got 30 hours of power.  I have used my inverter to charge my laptop and running a TV monitor at the same time.  I only got 2 hours of my 5.0 Ah battery from that experiment.  Will test out my LED lamps in the house next, in case of electrical outage ... :-)
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I didn’t think to use it for LEDs! That’s a good idea. They’d probably last a long time.
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By the way, your personal email is listed as your Profile Name - you should probable change that as this is a Public Community Board.

On the upper right hand side of this Home Page, you should see your picture.  Click the downward arrow and go to your Profile Setting to change this to whatever name you want to have for your Profile Name.
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Thanks David. : )
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So far to power/charge my laptop and to power a USB desk fan. Didn't work for a regular AC type floor fan.