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Your car's alternator produces DC (Direct Current) to charge run your cars electronics and charge the battery, so it's always "topped off"
By adding an inverter, you can convert DC power into AC (alternating current) and power many of your appliances. This can be especially useful during a power outage when you are worried about the food in your fridge and freezer spoiling.
First, you'll need to purchase an inverter. You will need to have your car parked in an outdoor space where it can idle safely. Locate the battery in your car and attach the positive and negative cables from the inverter to the corresponding terminals on the battery. Make sure that the clips are securely fastened so that there is no danger of electrical shock.
Start your car and flip the switch on the inverter and you'll be able to use any AC-powered devices just as if you were plugged into a traditional generator. When you're finished, just disconnect the cables and flip the switch off. It's that easy!
An inverter is a great way to get better prepared for power outages. For a couple hundred dollars you can easily power your fridge, freezer, or even a microwave during a power outage. It's only a matter of time before your power goes out again!