I have an inverter question. I got a Samlex 3000 watt/24 volt inverter. I trust this is an efficient brand of inverters based on research and recommendations. It will be ideal for running high watt loads for about 30 minutes around noon - such as my Haier washer (tiny and efficient, holds about a milkcrate of clothes). The manual states the inverter uses about 1 amp when no load is connected. However, When I plugged a led bulb into it, I noticed the battery levels go down faster than expected. So when the unit is in operation, even with a small load it draws a good deal and I should probably have a separate inverter for small loads. Am I on target or way off in this deduction?
As a side note - I have a midnite kid and plan to use that for an independent 12 volt system in a separate room. I like this because it seems much easier and more economical for setting up a diversion 5 gallon water heater when the batteries are charged and not being drained by tv/computer. What do you think?
Thanks in advance and also for all your insight in the past.
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