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Good day ya’all,

I have a new 2023 XLT Super Crew with the 400w factory inverter. I searched and googled, however very little info could be found regarding a relatively easy upgrade of the factory inverter.

Any thoughts? I would prefer a unit that would integrate with the truck upon removal of the factory inverter.

In the event such a unit doesn’t exist, any thoughts on picking up a 2000w model inverter and running it direct off the truck battery while camping?

With so many electronics on these newer vehicles, I figured I would reach out before picking up something.

Thanks for any replies!
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Unless I install a full dual battery system with isolation, dc-dc charging and the inverter, I'm not going to risk running the inverter from the truck battery. In addition, if I had this setup I'd use the second battery's capacity if required for extra cranking amps in an emergency.

Rather than spend the thousands for a good, built-in dual battery system, I'm going with one of these instead: https://www.elite-electronics.com.a...r/Bluetti_AC200P_Portable_Power_Station_2000W
Then I have maximum portability for camping, out of truck at trade in time, emergency House power backup etc etc.
 

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Unless I install a full dual battery system with isolation, dc-dc charging and the inverter, I'm not going to risk running the inverter from the truck battery. In addition, if I had this setup I'd use the second battery's capacity if required for extra cranking amps in an emergency.

Rather than spend the thousands for a good, built-in dual battery system, I'm going with one of these instead: https://www.elite-electronics.com.a...r/Bluetti_AC200P_Portable_Power_Station_2000W
Then I have maximum portability for camping, out of truck at trade in time, emergency House power backup etc etc.
What is the risk of running a 1500-2000w inverter from the battery of the truck?

It great that you’re in the market for a portable power system however that isn’t a consideration in my example when I can potentially run an inverter off the battery for around 20-30 percent of the cost of the portable unit.
 

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What is the risk of running a 1500-2000w inverter from the battery of the truck?...
The risk I see is flattening the truck's battery while out camping / remote from help. As long as you fuse-protected the circuit to the inverter, I see no other issue apart from battery drain.
 

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I would think the BCM will shut down the inverter when the battery gets low if you installed it where the 400 watt unit is. Mine is only active when the truck is running. From the electrical side, the wires feeding the factory inverter are/would be to small and have to be replaced. Running straight off the battery would kill the battery and you would be out of luck starting your truck.
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