What is the power draw of the chargers? I'm trying to install charger in my truck with a power inverter for a car.

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I am wondering of the power draw on the chargers. I'd like to use these in my business but I would need to charge them between jobs. I want to know if a power inverter for a car will power the charger/chargers.
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Ruben Rodriguez

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Short answer:  Maybe ;)

I just tested, looks like the 30m is pulling nearly exactly 500w and between 4-6A.  1) It would need to be quite a bit larger than 500w, because the ratings on inverter are typically burst non-sustainable rates.  2) That's not something you want to just hook up to your cigarette lighter as most cars are not mad to pull more than a very minor amount of current through the typically very small gauge wires inside the vehicle.  I would highly recommend consulting a expert, but more than likely you're looking at a connection to the battery posts and dedicated setup.

Last but not least... While these batteries are hypothetically easily recharged multiple times I day and I'm sure EGO has a rough gauge of X running hours per motor, I question how they would hold up to business/commercial use multiple times a day, every day.

Edit:  Additional note, back of the 30m charger states 120v only, 550w
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Hi Ruben and Eric, yes, you can use a Power Inverter for our chargers. We have tested a few and found that as long as the inverter is 1000-12000 watts, you will be just fine.  We just tested the BESTEK inverter power supply and found that it works perfectly.  Here's a link with the specific information:  http://amzn.to/1jxdSvS

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