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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsEngineering · 2 months ago

Will an inverter that outputs 3000W be too much for a single 1000W water pump?

All batteries above 10kWh of storage seem to connect to an inverter that only outputs 3kW or more, I cannot find one a battery of 10kWh that is compatible with an inverter that outputs 1200W of power.

Is it fine to keep the 3000W inverter?

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  • 2 weeks ago

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  • 2 months ago

    You don't understand power inverters or power in general.

    The inverter has the capability of supplying 3KW just as some cars have the capability of supplying 300 HP.

    The inverter does not run at 3KW all of the time just as the car does not drive at full power all the time.

    The load or pump has a max draw of 1200W.

    It draws this only when starting and draws less power while running. It also draws zero while stopped.

    The inverter will happily supply 1200W.

    Simple answer: the 3KW inverter will work just fine with the pump IF they are both of the same VOLTAGE  AC or DC.

  • 2 months ago

    The inverter puts out 3000 watts only if the load draws that much. The 3000 watt rating is a maximum possible, not something that the inverter puts out all the time.

  • 2 months ago

    as long as the output power rating is higher than the load power rating, you are fine.

    An inverter will work fine with zero load.

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