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Been reading up on the options for getting emergency power (enough to run laptop/lights/phone) and I see the Gen1 kit thats been around for a while. I know the one issue after an update is that the car would shut itself off after X amount of time.


With Gen2 -- I'm considering buying a smallishi 1000W inveter should I need to tap the 12V battery. I know when the car is on, the high voltage system replenishes the battery... my question is does the Gen2 have any issues running without turning off after X amount of time?

Not sure if I've seen anyone testing this particular aspect. Just exploring options at this point, for the cost of a small inverter and some wiring I could have a nice source of power should I need it. Far cheaper than going the route of getting a generator and whatnot.

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To keep the 2016 volt from turning off all you need to do is hold the button on the front of the shift lever on, depressed with a rubber band. Use clamps to attach the inverter to the 12 volt battery posts and to play it safe don't use an inverter rated over 1000 watts, 2000 watts surge, the volt will not have a problem keeping that level of draw supplied. When you buy your inverter, buy a pure wave inverter, it sends a much better signal for your electronics and refrigerator than a modified wave inverter. Amazon has 1000 watt pure wave inverters for about $160. A pure wave generator would cost you somewhere north of a $1000. There are several threads talking about how well the volt works as a back up power source. http://gm-volt.com/forum/showthread.php?200489-DC-DC-converter-power.
 

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