Author Options:

1000 watt inverter to power treadmill motor and controller? Answered

I was planning to use a treadmill motor and controller that I found in the trash on a bicycle trailer to power it,geared down for slow speed with sprockets,since the motor is rated at 130 volts dc there was no way I was going to put that many batteries in there.so for fun I hooked it up to a 1000 w inverter and a single 12 v battery and it runs great. does anybody see any unforeseen disasters,not including a long visit to the hospital. has anybody tried this yet and not failed miserably ? ? I'm also curious on run time under load and with about 200 amp hrs @ 12v. any other nut jobs out there ? 

1 Replies

steveastrouk (author)2012-01-14

Its perfectly feasible to do it, but the run time depends on the batteries you throw at it, and how wide open you run the throttle.

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer