Built-in 120v Inverter?

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Aptera Community Aptera Discussions Built-in 120v Inverter?

  • Built-in 120v Inverter?

  • Ph0ton

    Member
    July 13, 2022 at 6:28 am

    One of the great advantages of a solar-powered car is a mobile home-office. I currently like using my Tesla Model 3 to work from, and use an awkwardly wired 120V inverter wired directly to the DC-DC posts.

    Does Aptera plan on including 120v outlets in the car, either in the front or the hatch area? It would go extremely well with a camping package as an upsell, or by itself as a bonus.

  • Thomas Bushaw

    Member
    July 13, 2022 at 8:25 am

    From their retired Q&A spreadsheet, the answer appears to be “yes”, there will be (at least) one.

  • Gordon Niessen

    Member
    July 13, 2022 at 8:14 pm

    If you want battery backup for the house, then the right answer is to have a DC power connection for V2L. Then have an inverter at you house that you connect your car battery to. Why haul around a heavy inverter when you would only use it at home for rare emergencies.

    • Curtis Cibinel

      Member
      July 14, 2022 at 12:05 am

      For camping and emergencies an inverter is super useful. 1.5 kw is the same as a North American electrical circuit so anything with a 120v plug can be used while being under the limit.

      • Larry Mason

        Member
        July 14, 2022 at 9:16 am

        On the nose. My camping setup will be all electric. Propane as a camping need is over.

  • Ph0ton

    Member
    July 13, 2022 at 11:52 pm

    Yeah, I’m not really interested in a battery backup for the house. A modest inverter that can handle a chonky laptop or two is all I need, and DC power for a fridge. Thanks Thomas, and I hope they will aim to keep those features from the old spreadsheet.

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