Price mistake alert... JC Whitney has the Duracell 1000 DC to AC Power Inverter, 1000-Watt (813-1000) for $3.79 + $0 shipping with coupon code WE96YRS = $3.79 shipped. Plugs into any vehicles 12-volt DC battery system to get 120-volt AC.

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    schmoe90 Ben's cred: 261
    Posted 10:22 am PST 01/3/12

    Ordered one - we'll see if it actually shows up Smile

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    loomeye Ben's cred: 11
    Posted 10:29 am PST 01/3/12

    Interesting item. Sells for anywhere from $13.00 - $125.00. Most common price is $55.
    This seemed super dirt cheap until I saw them on ebay for $10. Still cheap, but again: strange pricing!

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    csgoodri Ben's cred: 11
    Posted 10:42 am PST 01/3/12

    Just out of curiosity what would you use this for? Converting power from a car to use a regular tv?

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    kenshabby Ben's cred: 28
    Posted 10:44 am PST 01/3/12

    Apparently this isn't your standard "plug into the cigarette lighter" inverter. As one reviewer on Amazon wrote, "I've done a lot of home wiring but wouldn't tackle this one on my own. This requires some pretty sophisticated work to install it in a vehicle...Wasn't looking for a permanent installation. This doesn't come with any pigtails or such either."

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    schmoe90 Ben's cred: 261
    Posted 10:47 am PST 01/3/12

    imma replace the 400W one in my camper van Smile

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    h0tsauce Ben's cred: 58
    Posted 10:49 am PST 01/3/12

    It's not permanent, just that the cables in the back are detachable, where you can hook it up to your cig outlet or your car battery.

    Like these, they're as easy to connect as speaker cables.

    http://www.wholesale-car-electronics.net/product_images/a/aconbay.jpg

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    ali_lapointe Ben's cred: 4
    Posted 11:03 am PST 01/3/12

    > Apparently this isn't your standard "plug into the cigarette lighter" inverter.

    I wish I had read that first. Was able to cancel through chat. Thanks

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    jkrueger44 Ben's cred: 8
    Posted 11:41 am PST 01/3/12

    Dead deal now

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    captH Ben's cred: 13
    Posted 12:03 pm PST 01/3/12

    For future reference, if you had a 20 amp fuse for your cigarette lighter, at 12 V that's only 240 W, so trying to draw just that much would blow your fuse. I think most cigarette lighter fuses are 15 amp though anyway.

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    dave_c Ben's cred: 3812
    Posted 12:14 pm PST 01/3/12

    As captH mentioned a 1000W/2000W peak inverter can potentially draw more current than most vehicle lighter outlets are fused for. Similarly you'll want low enough gauge wiring to the battery to handle that.

    If you factor 1000W @ 80% efficiency that's 1250W input @ ~ 13.2V = 95 Amps. Use 4 gauge or lower wiring (they claim 2 gauge for full load use in the User Guide I linked later in this topic) and connectors rated appropriately as well as the fuse and fuse holder. Little plastic pigtail fuse holders aren't even close to capable of handling 1000W let alone 2000W surges.

    That's a conservative estimate though, if those were the operating parameters it is losing 250W as heat and there's no way this unit can last very long with 250W dissipation. Maybe my 80% efficiency figure was wrong and it's 90%, it "might" handle 125W heat ok but that wouldn't change the wiring gauge you need much if any.

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    dave_c Ben's cred: 3812
    Posted 12:24 pm PST 01/3/12

    jkrueger44 wrote:
    Dead deal now


    The original link isn't working now but I managed to put one in my cart, and checkout/finalize an order after you posted.

    "Right now" this link works but you may have to copy/paste it into your browser: http://www.jcwhitney.com/inverter/p2020694.jcwx
    ... or search their site for 813-1000

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    RKLE Ben's cred: 957
    Posted 1:23 pm PST 01/3/12

    There seems to be a lot price mistakes lately. Look for cancelled orders.

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    swreynolds Ben's cred: 399
    Posted 2:21 pm PST 01/3/12

    The deal is very dead now. And by the way, I use them to power computers during a power failure.

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    BenKat Ben's cred: 483
    Posted 2:34 pm PST 01/3/12

    Got one. I hope. Got the confirmation email. Let's see if they ship it.

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    BenKat Ben's cred: 483
    Posted 2:35 pm PST 01/3/12

    swreynolds. What you got set up for power failures?

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    N_Jay Ben's cred: 25
    Posted 3:16 pm PST 01/3/12

    I had to call to cancel a couple of orders that had errors.

    The Customer service rep said that orders were poring in, but the she could see 35 still on the inventory computer.

    So far the two orders I wanted canceled were cancelled and the third (correct one) is hanging in there. (Fingers crossed)

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    dave_c Ben's cred: 3812
    Posted 3:57 pm PST 01/3/12

    Those of you who managed to get one in your cart before they pulled the page... the code still works (more than one use, don't know about whether it would let you use it more than once if you create an account there), the order will still go through at $3.79 delivered.

    Keep in mind, resellerratings reviews suggest that their site does not reflect level of stock so even if they honor this price, they are/were probably out of stock by now.

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    dave_c Ben's cred: 3812
    Posted 4:56 pm PST 01/3/12

    loomeye wrote:
    Interesting item. Sells for anywhere from $13.00 - $125.00. Most common price is $55.
    This seemed super dirt cheap until I saw them on <a>ebay for $10. Still cheap, but again: strange pricing!


    The $10 listing on ebay is only a starting bid price with almost 7 days remaining.

    Floor price on ebay is set at $35 delivered Buy It Now.

    I found the PDF user guide (1st link) and spec sheet for these, oddly they weren't on Duracell's power products 'site:

    http://site.invertersrus.com/pdf/DUR-1000.pdf

    http://site.invertersrus.com/pdf/dur_300-1000-1500.pdf

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    ucansee Ben's cred: 138
    Posted 7:36 pm PST 01/3/12

    I bought two, 400 watts Peak Power Inverter 800 watt max. Pay only 5 bucks after 20 mail-in rebates. Can buy up to 2 max.. Got my 40bucks check yesterday.. This is a better deal, No rebates more power less money. Would have scroe one if I wasn't busy this afternoon taking care of business..

    http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_400-Watt-Tailgate-Inverter-Max-Peak_10051546-P_N3076_A%aconbay

    Thanks Dave. For the search number. I been able to see it, But!. Deal is dead now..

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    dave_c Ben's cred: 3812
    Posted 8:53 pm PST 01/3/12

    ^ It is very unlikely that Advance Auto Parts inverter is 400W as claimed. Even if it is 90% efficient, 444W input @ 12V = 37 Amps, higher than any vehicle's lighter outlet fuse and wiring can handle. They would not include a lighter adapter cable then as it would be a liability and people would report blown fuses or fires and the other wiring looks like it might be too high a gauge too for 37A.

    It would still be worth $5 or more after rebates but with much greater limitations on what you can power with it.

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