Inverter Requirements for Class Eight Trucks - Truck and Bus
- Ground Vehicle Standard
This document applies to factory and after-market installed DC-to-AC inverter systems (Including inverter chargers) providing up 3000 W of 120 VAC line-voltage power as a convenience for operator and passenger use. Such inverters are intended to power user loads not essential to vehicle Operation or safety (e.g., HVAC, TV, microwave ovens, battery chargers for mobile phones or laptop computers, audio equipment, etc.).
Systems incorporate the inverter itself as well as the input, output, control, and signal wiring associated with the inverter. Requirements are given for the performance, safety, reliability, and environmental compatibility of the system.
These are recommended requirements to be used by vehicle manufacturers in the development of their own specifications, which may incorporate more or less stringent requirements.
This document scope excludes military vehicles, bus and 28 V systems.
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|TABLE 1||TYPICAL POWER RATING OF LOADS|
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The Truck and Bus Electrical Systems Committee is responsible for initiating, drafting, reviewing, and approving review Standards, Recommended Practices, and Information Reports that pertain to the electrical/electronic power distribution systems, wiring, and other electromechanical [mechatronic] components of trucks, tractor-trailer combinations and ubses over 10,000 lbs. (4500 Kg) GVWR primarily designed for on-highway use, but encompassing limited off-highway operation of vocational vehicles. The Committee reports to the Truck and Bus Electrical/Electronic Steering Committee., standards and information reports concerned with the distribution of electrical energy in trucks, buses, and truck-trailers, including the connections required.