I'm not sure how to search this so hopefully someone will answer. I'm rigging a floundering boat for my son and want to use LED light bars on the front and sides. I want to power then with an inverter generator because they are so much lighter and quieter. The LED light bars are 12 VDC, the invertor generator is 2000 watts and has 2 receptacles for 110 VAC and one for 12 VDC. The LED light bars will total around 1200 watts at 12 VDC. Will the single, 12 VDC receptacle handle that many watts or is there another way I should power the LED light bars?
You will have to look into more detail into your invertor. If the generator is rated at 2000w, then it can handle 1200; however, that rating might be for the AC output and not DC.
Check to see if it contains any rating specifically for the DC output. If you cannot find this, the invertor will probably be fused; if you can determine the value of the DC fuse then you can establish what wattage the invertor DC output was intended for.