Be careful: 300W / 12V = 25 amps! (even at 100% efficiency)
Yes just do not go over board on the inverter get a lighter weight one that doesn't draw as much power. Inverters are not efficient they use more power than they put out so getting one that will meet your needs and is not beyond your needs is a good thing given it will draw less power. Also never use them with the engine turned off Always have the car running when your using it. Even the small inverters will run the little battery in the subaru down fast.I'll be running battery chargers (Laptop/Phone/Tablet/Camera) off this inverter and won't be using it for any sort of home appliances. I suppose with my usage, I should be fine connecting the inverter to the cigarette lighter outlet.
I can't remember the last time ours was out of the car. Small flat zipper pouch fits in the glove box never leaves the car. Good luck any of the half way decent small units will do a good job. All of the small electronics are actually based on 12v systems anyway. Most people don't realize that. Even our 15inch LCD TV bought at Best Buy is actually a 12volt TV. Same goes for Laptops. Its a little a$$ backwards to have to convert from 12volt to house current to charge or run 12volt devices but thats the world we live in. LOLI already ordered the bestek inverter
Only if nothing goes wrong with the inverter's internals, AND ifI suppose with my usage, I should be fine connecting the
inverter to the cigarette lighter outlet.
Just read on Amazon Q/A that this Vaccum may require 2000W continuous rated inverter, the bestek I have is 300W rate. I think I will not take the risk of blowing out the car electrical system. After my recent brutal on car Death Valley trip, my brand new OB looks like a car where someone was living in it for 2 years, it needs some cleaning.Try it all the new inverters have enough logic and protections in them they will cut off the power if the draw is to much. I can say that our little hand vac on the boat doesn't play nice with our cheapie digital two plug inverter which has proper large heavy gauge wire to a proper power panel with two Group 31's power it. Been a long time since I looked at its rating and the inverters rating but first guess would be probably not. For the car I just use the shopvac at home. If we are on the road I use a cheap little compact Ikea brush and dust pan that fits under the floor in the foam bin to clean things up.
Yep been there done that. Hit it with the shopvac.Just read on Amazon Q/A that this Vaccum may require 2000W continuous rated inverter, the bestek I have is 300W rate. I think I will not take the risk of blowing out the car electrical system. After my recent brutal on car Death Valley trip, my brand new OB looks like a car where someone was living in it for 2 years, it needs some cleaning.
I can't plug in Shop Vac since there is no outlet in my car port. I probably will buy this little handheld vaccum and use a friends place to clean the car.Yep been there done that. Hit it with the shopvac.
When you get a chance list your Death Valley points of interest on that thread. I have on the bucket list to get down there for the bloom at some point.
I use our little hand vac on the boat when we are hooked to shore power 110v fed to the boat's systems which powers properly wired house plugs. When plugged in at the dock we have standard house 110 plugs through out the boat for home electrics etc. When we are off the grid - the little inverter I need to go look at its rating will run our 15inch LCD TV which is actually a 12volt TV with a converter box on the stock power cord LOL. We charge things like the Laptop and the hand held VHF radio off the little inverter also. Works great but all of those things have a lower draw than the vac.