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12V-110V inverter cannot power airbed inflator

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12V-110V inverter cannot power airbed inflator

I bought the invert from CanadianTire. But it cannot power my Coleman 110V AC airbed inflator. I can hear some clicking sound from the inflator but no air blown out. The output on the label of inverter seems high enough. What can be wrong? Or can you guys recommend a good 12V DC to 110V AC inverter?
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Did you try with the car running??
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TLSRULZ wrote:
Jun 14th, 2018 9:11 am
Did you try with the car running??
Yes, tried with car running.
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How many watts is the inverter rated for, and how many watts does the inflator need?
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SaskBerta
Why not just return the inverter and grab a 12V inflator? Or is it one built into the bed?
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Totally depends on the Wattage of both the inverter and the inflator.
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canoek wrote:
Jun 14th, 2018 1:50 pm
Totally depends on the Wattage of both the inverter and the inflator.
+1.

Also, try with car off and you running.
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have you actually plugged the inflator into regular wall outlet - ie tested that it works?
If it works, than your interter is undersized, as others said. Get a larger one. Or, you can get inflator powered by 12V outlet (car) or batteries....
https://www.amazon.ca/Intex-Quick-Fill- ... iyxav15y_e
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Anyone else mention you need the correct amp for it to work as well?
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The output of inverter is 115VAC, 60Hz, 60W cont. / 75W for 5 minute. The airbed inflator says 110VAC, 60Hz, 1.25A.
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CanadaMaple wrote:
Jun 14th, 2018 1:17 pm
Why not just return the inverter and grab a 12V inflator? Or is it one built into the bed?
Because it comes with the airbed and with the right nozzle. And I bought this inverter long time ago and it's been working fine.
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britelzg wrote:
Jun 14th, 2018 8:47 pm
The output of inverter is 115VAC, 60Hz, 60W cont. / 75W for 5 minute. The airbed inflator says 110VAC, 60Hz, 1.25A.
110v at 1.25a = 138w.

You have a 70w inverter.

70w < 138w.
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freeforall wrote:
Jun 14th, 2018 1:57 pm
+1.

Also, try with car off and you running.
you'll just be left with an uninflated bed and lots of sweat.
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Thanks guys. I'm not good at electrics. I'm surprised a tiny airbed inflator needs that much power.

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