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Emergency Mobile Power Inverter Setup
Hand Truck Inverter

Customer Uses A 3000 Watt Inverter & Hand Truck for a Mobile Emergency Power Source

This Inverters R Us customer made a pretty sweet mobile emergency power station, check it out and let us know what you think!

Customer: This is an AIMS PWRIG300012120S 3000W pure sine wave inverter mounted on a hand truck supplied by a DEKA Marine master heavy duty deep cycle battery. It has a voltmeter, USB charge port and a 12 volt auxiliary switched port to attach LED lights. The 3000 watt power inverter is designed as a mobile rapid deploy emergency power source for power outages. It can power a sump pump, refrigerator, forced air propane heater or fireplace fan. It is also suitable for powering a computer, modem, base communications and other frequency sensitive equipment that a modified sine wave power inverter may not be suited for.

It is staged with a GFCI cord , various extension cords, a set of jumper cables and a 12 volt 6000k LED light bar for area lighting. The mobile cart can be wheeled to a specific room or setup outdoors with a tarp covering as needed.

Additional things I like about this emergency mobile setup:

  • The hand truck makes the heavy battery easy to move.
  • The added voltmeter indicates battery voltage for remaining power.
  • The whole setup is silent in operation and reliable.
  • The USB port can charge cell phones or power diagnostic equipment.


Inverters R Us Comment: We have seen many mobile emergency power setups before in the past which were usually mounted onto a plastic or steel mobile cart, but never one utilizing a hand truck.  The hand truck certainly makes moving the mobile power inverter setup a bit nimbler while not sacrificing the ease of carrying the heavy battery. We love the additional GFCI outlet, extension cords, light bar and jump cables he added. If you would like more information regarding a setup like this, give one on our expert inverter technicians a call today at 866-419-2616!

Go Power Inverter Giveaway

Go Power Pure Sine Wave Inverter October Giveaway!

We are giving away a Go Power GP-SW150-12 pure sine wave power inverter to the person who guesses how many ring terminals there are in the yellow bin. This is a solid pure sine wave inverter for anyone that is looking to power small electronic devices in their vehicle. The PSW inverter comes with a 12V cigarette lighter plug attached to the unit and retails for $147.99! Don’t delay, enter today! For updates, check the comments of the Facebook post, good luck!

Power Inverter Battery Cables
1/0 Battery Cables

How to Choose the Correct Size Power Inverter Battery Cables

Power Inverter Battery Cables

Power inverter battery cables are not some of the most exciting things in the world, but chances are, if you are reading this you probably have an interest in them and may have a question or two in regards to which battery cable is right for your application. First, lets talk about the different sizes of power inverter cables that we carry and which inverters they are rated for. We carry 4 AWG, 1/0 AWG, and 4/0 AWG battery cables that are made in the USA and cut, crimped and heat shrunk here in good ole Reno NV by skilled craftsman that take pride in their work.  Speaking of Reno, here’s a quick pitch to the locals: If you need great quality, UL battery cables made fast, give us a call at 866-419-2616. Order & pickup the same day.

 4 AWG Battery Cables

Four AWG battery cables should be used on power inverters rated up to 1500 watts and most commonly used on 900, 1000, 1100, 1200 watt inverters. Smaller sized inverters generally come with a short 6 AWG cable which is included with the inverter. You can find our 4 AWG cables here on IRU and on Amazon. Most customer’s will use a 150A ANL fuse kit that goes in-line on the positive cable from the power inverter to the battery.


1/0 AWG Battery Cables

1/0 AWG battery cables should be used on power inverters rated up to 3500 watts and most commonly used on 2000, 2200, 2500, 3000, 3300 and 3500 watt inverters.  You can find our 1/0 AWG cables here on IRU and on Amazon. We have 200A and 300A ANL fuses and fuse kits available for use with 1/0 AWG cables.  You can find them on IRU and Amazon as well.

4/0 AWG Battery Cables

4/0 AWG battery cables should be used on power inverters rated over 3500 watts and most commonly used on 4000, 4400, 5000, 6000, 6600, 7000, 8000, 9000, 10,000 and 12,000 watt inverters.  You can find our 4/0 AWG cables here on IRU and on Amazon. For these larger applications, use one of the 500A ANL fuse kits, once again found here on IRU or on Amazon.


In Review:

4 AWG – up to 1500 watts
1/0 AWG – up to 3500 watts
4/0 AWG – over 3500 watts

If you have any questions regarding cables and which size might be right for your application, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 866-419-2616 and we can walk you through everything you need.


Bestek 2000 watt inverter

Don’t use 4 AWG Cables on a BESTEK 2000 Watt Inverter

We came across something strange the other day while cruising the ole inter-webs that bothered us. We don’t even sell BESTEK 2000 watt inverters, but thought we should bring some attention to something that we are sure is causing people issues. The BESTEK 2000 Watt DC to AC power inverter seems to be a pretty popular inverter choice on Amazon, that is not strange in itself as there seems to be more and more Chinese made inverters popping up on Amazon every single day. It is a pretty run of the mill 2000 watt DC to AC modified sine wave unit with some of the typical bells and whistles. What we found disturbing is that the #1 accessory that people are purchasing along with this 2000 watt inverter is the Cobra CPI-A4000BC which is a 4 AWG Power Inverter Cable Kit, which Cobra themselves state is HEAVY DUTY. This cable kit, while nice, is certainly not HEAVY DUTY. The maximum watt inverter anyone should be using this kit on is 1500 watts….PERIOD. It alarms us that so many people out there are using these cables on this inverter!

DO NOT use inferior cables such as 4 AWG on a BESTEK 2K power inverter as you will be robbing yourself from the maximum power that the inverter can produce. You are simple wasting your money. If that wasn’t bad enough, using undersized cables will result in the cables getting warm to very hot depending on the load and can potentially melt or catch fire! Some may say “That’s OK, I will not use my BESTEK inverter to it’s full capacity, so my undersized four AWG cables are fine”. Don’t take this chance because we all know what can and will happen. One day someone or perhaps yourself will “accidentally” plug in a device that is rated for more than 1500 watts (the absolute limit of most 4 AWG cables) and then the fun will start. Don’t even ask us why they include a cig lighter plug with this unit…that’s a whole ‘nother story!

We carry a much better option, the Spartan Power 1/0 AWG 3 foot cable set for BESTEK 2000 watt DC to AC power inverters are Made in the USA, carry a Lifetime Crimp Warranty and most importantly can easily handle a 2000 watt inverter. These battery cables come with Adhesive Lined Irradiated Polyolefin (PO) heat shrink, which is exceptionally resistant to water, fungus, and UV light. These quality cable sets are guaranteed by both Inverters R Us & Spartan Power to provide you with reliable current.


Cable Features:

  • Made in the USA
  • Polyvinyl-chloride (PVC) insulation
  • 90°C MTW – UL & CSA 105°C
  • Voltage rating: 600 volts
  • VW-1 & moisture resistant
  • ROHS Compliant
  • UL 1232/1284/1338/10269 Approved


Heat Shrink Features:

  • Shrink ratio: Approximately 3 to 1 at +90°C
  • Operational temp. range: -55°C to +135°C
  • Dielectric strength: 500 V/mil (197 kV/cm)
  • Volume resistivity: 1014 ohm-cm
  • Tensile strength: 1500 psi (141 kg/cm2)
  • Specifications: AMS-DTL-23053/5, CL 1 and CL 3; UL 224, VW-1; CSA 198, OFT


You can find these cables on IRU or on Amazon if you prefer.

Car Jump Starter
Spartan Power SP-JS20K Side
Spartan Power SP-JS20K Jump Starter

January Spartan Power 900A Portable Jump Starter Giveaway!

This month we are changing it up and instead of a power inverter giveaway, we are excited to be awarding THREE Spartan Power SP-JS20K 900A 20,000mAh portable car jump starters! These small but powerful jump starters can start any gas engine up to 6.5L & diesel engines up to 5.2L which means they are great for cars, trucks, boats, lawn mowers and much more. Every husband should make sure their wife has one of these jump starters in her car, every parent should have one in the child’s vehicle. Not only will they start a completely dead vehicle, they can also charge virtually ANY new cell phone or laptop sold today! This Spartan Power SP-JS20K jump starter also has a poweful LED light which has three modes: bright, strobe and SOS.








Whistler XP1600i

December Whistler 1600 Watt Power Inverter Giveaway

A little late, but this December, we are giving away a Whistler 1600 watt 12V DC to AC power inverter which is a nice little mid sized inverter with all the bells and whistles and a two year warranty. The Whistler XP1600i retails for $147 and is great for running fridges, freezers, lights or inflatable snowman (haha).

There’s still time to stuff your stockings with a small power inverter, I mean, who doesn’t like getting a power inverter on Christmas? We are shipping orders all week, if you need help choosing an inverter, please don’t hesitate to give one one our elves a call!

Inverter & Solar Financing

Buy Your Power Inverter or Solar Project Today, Pay Later

Inverters R Us has partnered with PayPal so that you can pay for your new power inverter or solar project today and pay it back over time. Our most popular option that our customers take advantage of is no payments and no interest for purchases over $99 if paid within 6 months. There are multiple ways to pay, choose the method that works best for you!

Power Pete

Special Inverter & Solar Financing Options:


No Payments + No Interest if paid in full in 6 months when you spend $99 or more.

  • Interest will be charged to your account from the posting date (which is usually within a few days after the purchase date) if the purchase balance is not paid in full within 6 months.
  • Getting what you want, when you want is easy with PayPal Credit.

Avoid interest charges.

  • Log into your account online to check your account information at any time to keep track and make payments.
  • We’ll also email you when your monthly statement is ready to help you stay on top of your purchases.
  • Just be sure you pay the amount financed for this purchase in full by the promotion expiration date to avoid interest on this purchase.
  • You can even use the special financing offers on multiple purchases when you spend $99 or more on each individual transaction.
  • Multiple purchases of less than $99 per transaction cannot be combined to meet the minimum purchase amount.

You decide how to pay.

  • If you don’t want to pay before the promotional period ends, you will owe the interest that has accumulated at an Annual Percentage Rate (APR) of 19.99% starting from the posting date (which is usually within a few days after the purchase date).
  • This accumulated or deferred interest will get added onto your account balance when the promotional period for this purchase expires if the balance is not paid in full.
  • Deferred interest amounts and expiration dates are available online and on your statements, so you can stay in control of your money.


Apply Today!

Wagan 2294

October 2016 Wagan 1000 Watt Power Inverter Giveaway

This month, we are giving away a Wagan 1000 Watt 12 Volt DC to AC modified sine wave power inverter which retails for about $100! The Wagan 2294 has been around forever and is known for it’s reliability, vast amount of built-in features and high surge. This inverter even comes with it’s own set of battery cables!  Like we said, the Wagan 2294 is a modified sine wave inverter so don’t go running out and putting it in your semi after you win and try to run your microwave or variable speed tool, for those applications we recommend one of Wagan’s pure sine wave inverters. We will hold the drawing at the end of the month, enter today and good luck!

Power Pete









Camping by Hot Springs

Camping by Hot Springs with Some Comforts of Home, Such as Power!

“The western U.S. has some of the most enjoyable, breathtaking geothermal hot springs on Earth. My husband and I partially moved here because of our love for finding remote hot-spring destinations within Nevada and the surrounding states. The resorts are OK, but we prefer finding a hidden gym where we can camp and have the hot spring all to ourselves. Out in the great wide open, it’s nice to have a power inverter to make camping more comfortable.”

-Jennifer P., Carson City, Nevada

Soaking in a natural hot spring has incredibly rejuvenating benefits. The natural minerals and high temperatures do wonders for the body and mind. The feeling after a couple days of periodic soaking is entirely refreshing. The combination of being far away from the hustle and bustle, getting under the stars on a clear night and having a mineral-rich hot spring all to ourselves … well there’s nothing quite like it.

My husband and I are in our early 30s, which means we are just a little past the portion of our lives in which we were fine sleeping on the hard ground in cold tents. We’ve updated our camping gear to make our trips really rewarding. When it comes to sleeping arrangements, we have a large tent with a blowup, queen-sized airbed. We also plug in a heated blanket on cold nights and couldn’t be more snuggly. (Note, when using a heated blanket, make sure it’s compatible with the type of power inverter you’re using. Not all power inverters are created equal). The power inverter we bring with us helps with the electric pump and the heated electric blanket. We also plug in a small lamp and set it on a folding table for games and mealtime. Speaking of eating, we love the convenience of crockpot cooking and have for some time. I’ll pull all kinds of goodies from the cooler we packed and throw them all in the crockpot while we are away on day hikes exploring. When we get back to camp, we sit in the warm water for a soak and our campsite smells delicious. Just FYI, we don’t use the crockpot if we are in the mountains anywhere near bear territory, which would be an open invitation to have our camp raided by hungry bears.

Having power at our campsites lets us really settle into a place for a few nights. We have our hot spring, our “kitchen” area with the table and cooking gadgets, our “master bedroom” with our cozy bed, and our truck-bed storage box where we keep our clothes, hiking gear, games and more.

If you’ve never camped beside a natural hot spring, do so immediately. And, take our advice: go for a few nights and take a power source—we recommend a quiet and reliable power inverter from Inverters R Us!