I want to get this for inflating an air mattress in our car. The instructions say "Don't use it to charge high power electric devices such as hair dryer, electric heaters, which might make a fuse blew." Has anyone used this for this purpose?

asked on August 7, 2014

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That's exactly what I bought it for also and used it while we were in Maine to inflate the air mattress at least 5-6 times over the week we were there. The only thing was we kept the truck running while we blew it up. It only took maybe 1-2 minutes if that to inflate a queen size air mattress and we had absolutely no problem! It was also nice to have for the camera and cell phone too.
AnnMarie Hanley
· August 7, 2014
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Double check the required wattage of the motor used to inflate. I had the same question, however after researching, the motor in the Aerobed required more wattage than the inverter was rated for.
Anthony B.
· June 6, 2016
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I used it for that, and it was really slow. The power wasn't at 100% to the unit, but I'm not sure if it was because the car was idling and not driving down the road. My experience is to not use it for that. Hope that helps!
Kara
· August 7, 2014
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The reason it says not to use for heaters and hair dryers is because the heating elements in those things are usually 1500 watts or more. If you're just pumping up an air mattress I doubt it will pull enough wattage to be a problem
Glenn Pittsley
· February 15, 2019
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