Not much of a chance for 8000 watts & 240 volts. The amperage draw from that size inverter would be huge. You would have to have a bank of batteries and a couple of alternators that would probably tax the biggest alternators you could get with the Cummins 6.7L. I have a 2000 watt Xantrex pure sine wave inverter that draws 250-300 amps DC at full load @ 115 volts. The one I have can be paired with one just like it to produce 240 volts but it would draw close to 600 amps at full load. Even that would be only half of the 8000 watts you want. I think the generator is your best option and far cheaper. Just one of the inverters I have is $2500 and you can only combine two of them together.That inverter in the the Ram box would be a HUGE help with what I do for a living. (HUD property inspector) Anyone have an idea where I can get one similar to the one pictured? Much better then lugging around my 8000 watt generator. I need at least a 8000 watt one with a 240V outlet. I searched thru google but am not finding one like this. It looks like a Rigid product but I did not see it on their site. Thanks in advance!
Definitely not.Let's see:
0000 gauge will conduct 340 amps and 0 gauge 240, assuming zero voltage drop. So to conduct the current of 550 amps at 12v (6600 watts) you would need two 0000 cables.
0000 cable has a 0.46" diameter conductor, so add some insulation and you'd be up around 5/8" diameter.
I don't believe that's what's shown in the picture.
Thanks for the info!I just checked into this on Thursday. Like above, the service guy found the two parts listed above and thought this was too easy so he got the service guy who said, it was a royal pain and would end up costing a bunch on labor due to wiring issues. It is not just a module plug in. He said go buy a good one and plug it in the 12 volt. Sounds like a plan to me.