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Using an inverter to bring 12v up to line voltage?

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  1. jimp

    jimp New Member

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    Going to use low voltage lighting on deck which is 40 feet from the house/GFI outlet. I also want 1 line voltage receptacle on deck. Rather than dig a trench and bury line voltage out to deck, wondering if I could just run a low voltage wire from a transformer mounted near the house and then use a power inverter to bring it up to 110v for the 1 receptacle?
     
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    I think I found my answer. For a 110v outlet with enough current to be useful, 15A, I'd need to have around 1650 watts. Way more power than the transformer would put out.
     
  3. Joe Garrick

    Joe Garrick New Member

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    I'm not an electrician, but I'm pretty sure that wouldn't meet code as well.