Posted by *cylurian* on June 7, 2009, 7:36 am

I have an inverter which is 65 Watts connected to a 12V 7 A-H

battery. I plug in a light which is a compact fluorescent at 15

Watts, and it draws 1A, which I think is too much. Is there something

I can do to reduce this, or perhaps anyone know of a great desk lamp

which doesn't draw such amount of wattage? Perhaps, connect the light

directly to the battery?

thx

Posted by *You* on June 7, 2009, 5:55 pm

In article

*> I have an inverter which is 65 Watts connected to a 12V 7 A-H*

*> battery. I plug in a light which is a compact fluorescent at 15*

*> Watts, and it draws 1A, which I think is too much. Is there something*

*> I can do to reduce this, or perhaps anyone know of a great desk lamp*

*> which doesn't draw such amount of wattage? Perhaps, connect the light*

*> directly to the battery?*

*> *

*> thx*

A 15 Watt load will draw slightly more than 1 Amp at 12 Vdc. This is

BEFORE any loses in the Inverter.

Math: P/V=A 15 Watts Divided by 12 Volts = 1.25 Amps...

High School Physics Stuff....

Posted by *cylurian* on June 8, 2009, 12:24 am

Yes, your correct. I learn that formula in the 5th grade, but the

question was is there a way to reduce the wattage.

*> In article*

*> > I have an inverter which is 65 Watts connected to a 12V 7 A-H*

*> > battery. I plug in a light which is a compact fluorescent at 15*

*> > Watts, and it draws 1A, which I think is too much. Is there something*

*> > I can do to reduce this, or perhaps anyone know of a great desk lamp*

*> > which doesn't draw such amount of wattage? Perhaps, connect the light*

*> > directly to the battery?*

*> > thx*

*> A 15 Watt load will draw slightly more than 1 Amp at 12 Vdc. This is*

*> BEFORE any loses in the Inverter.*

*> Math: P/V=A 15 Watts Divided by 12 Volts = 1.25 Amps...*

*> High School Physics Stuff....*

Posted by *You* on June 8, 2009, 5:59 pm

In article

*> Yes, your correct. I learn that formula in the 5th grade, but the*

*> question was is there a way to reduce the wattage.*

*> *

*> > In article*

*> >*

*> > > I have an inverter which is 65 Watts connected to a 12V 7 A-H*

*> > > battery. I plug in a light which is a compact fluorescent at 15*

*> > > Watts, and it draws 1A, which I think is too much. Is there something*

*> > > I can do to reduce this, or perhaps anyone know of a great desk lamp*

*> > > which doesn't draw such amount of wattage? Perhaps, connect the light*

*> > > directly to the battery?*

*> >*

*> > > thx*

*> >*

*> > A 15 Watt load will draw slightly more than 1 Amp at 12 Vdc. This is*

*> > BEFORE any loses in the Inverter.*

*> >*

*> > Math: P/V=A 15 Watts Divided by 12 Volts = 1.25 Amps...*

*> >*

*> > High School Physics Stuff....*

and still use the 15 Watt CFL????? Watts are watts, Sonny...

Now if your really asking how you can get the same Lumen Output

with from less Watts... then just ASK that.... or Google it up

yourself, and see if maybe LED's might do.....

Posted by *cylurian* on June 8, 2009, 8:45 pm

Sometimes Old Man, there are many times in our lives we don't know how

to ask a question for we don't know the vocabulary. No way God made

me perfect. Oh, and keep in mind we are using Google NOW to look up

stuff.....

*> In article*

*> > Yes, your correct. I learn that formula in the 5th grade, but the*

*> > question was is there a way to reduce the wattage.*

*> > > In article*

*> > > > I have an inverter which is 65 Watts connected to a 12V 7 A-H*

*> > > > battery. I plug in a light which is a compact fluorescent at 15*

*> > > > Watts, and it draws 1A, which I think is too much. Is there something*

*> > > > I can do to reduce this, or perhaps anyone know of a great desk lamp*

*> > > > which doesn't draw such amount of wattage? Perhaps, connect the light*

*> > > > directly to the battery?*

*> > > > thx*

*> > > A 15 Watt load will draw slightly more than 1 Amp at 12 Vdc. This is*

*> > > BEFORE any loses in the Inverter.*

*> > > Math: P/V=A 15 Watts Divided by 12 Volts = 1.25 Amps...*

*> > > High School Physics Stuff....*

*> and still use the 15 Watt CFL????? Watts are watts, Sonny...*

*> Now if your really asking how you can get the same Lumen Output*

*> with from less Watts... then just ASK that.... or Google it up*

*> yourself, and see if maybe LED's might do.....*

> I have an inverter which is 65 Watts connected to a 12V 7 A-H> battery. I plug in a light which is a compact fluorescent at 15> Watts, and it draws 1A, which I think is too much. Is there something> I can do to reduce this, or perhaps anyone know of a great desk lamp> which doesn't draw such amount of wattage? Perhaps, connect the light> directly to the battery?>> thx