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DJI Inspire buying an inverter or a portable generator

Discussion in 'Inspire 1 Discussion' started by RedHawkUAV, Aug 27, 2015.

  1. RedHawkUAV

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    Hey everyone, I just got my smart power charger for my Inspire 1. I'm contemplating on buying either an inverter for my truck or a portable generator to charge my batteries out in the field. I was told I would need a pure sine wave inverter. Need as much input as I can get on this, not too familiar with either a inverter or a generator.

    I would like to use either or to charge 6 batteries, 4 with a smart power charge, and the other two with two regular chargers. Now, for the two portable chargers im looking at the

    http://www.amazon.com/Earthquake-11613-Generator-Discontinued-Manufacturer/dp/B00FL89I2W

    and the

    http://www.amazon.com/Hyundai-HY2000si-2200-Watt-Portable-Generator/dp/B004919NEK

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    ALL input is appreciated, what are you guys using? Thanks
     
  2. turbodronepilot

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    Hey RedHawk..
    welcome to inspirepilots.com. ..
    inverters are good if you don't mind leaving your vehicle running on scene. ..must run motor to maintain the vehicles battery ..
    I use a 400 watt inverter that plugs into the cig lighter that easily charges two batteries at a time..it was 80.00 usd..
    the hyundia looks good and would probably run at half load with six batteries charging. .
    I'm not sure how many hours you spend working ,but you might want to weigh the cost of a generator vrs. the cost of a couple more batteries. .
     
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  3. Steve Domigan

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    Unless you have another use for the big generator I would go for the smaller unit. Inverters are hard work, go for the genset.
     
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  4. AndyH

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    I used to use an inverter that was connected to a deep cycle battery that was connected to an isolator. It was great for all of the lipos that I ran with other RC stuff. Never had to worry about draining the battery or leaving the car running. Not sure if I would trust that setup for a smartpowercharger setup though. Stay with the Hyundai generator. It's probably quieter and has cleaner power.
     
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