I've been reading up on the subject of using a Prius as a backup generator. I've gathered the following (please correct me if any of this is off): - Using an inverter attached to the 12V system is relatively easy and inexpensive, though it does not provide for as much power or efficiency as would an inverter attached to the traction battery. - The maximum safe amount of power to draw from the 12V system is somewhere between 1000 and 1500 watts. Safe for the vehicle, that is. - Most inverters can handle double their rated wattage for startup loads. - I can probably run my refrigerator and boiler simultaneously without a problem. Both are modern and efficient appliances, and I could probably run them for a few days on a tank of gas, close to a week if I milked it. I use natural gas at my house and my domestic hot water is made indirectly by my boiler - so with just those two appliances I could have heat, hot water and refrigeration all coming from my Prius. So what I'm looking for is a) confirmation of the above and b) a suggestion for a specific inverter. It seems like the Aims 1250W and the Power Bright 1500 have been used with success. I like the idea of having a 3000W peak limit since I'd like to keep shutdowns due to an overload to a minimum. Both of these inverters allow for that. I haven't read anything specific to the Prius V though I assume the inverter issues would all be the same. Thanks for any suggestions.