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pianotuna

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Posted: 10/30/21 04:47pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi all,

I enjoy having a 1000 watt inverter as a back up. Doing so has saved my bacon more than once.

https://voltageconverters.ca/collections........jCHYWKG_yWqR6t3_Ul0uctqTFjH2yEG8Fmb2KTMY


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As a backup, yes, I carry an old Xantrex 1kw. But generally, cheap inverters don't make it more than a few years in regular service - depending on how hard you work them. At least that's been my experience.

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I carry a cheap one,just in case.

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You need to be careful with small cheap Inverters as the voltage produced probably won't be clean (not a sine wave) and can harm sensitive electronics.


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Backup inverter s a good idea.


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Posted: 10/30/21 06:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have both a 2000w and 300w GoPower inverter in service. No backup. I would not consider either of these value priced.


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Posted: 10/31/21 10:26am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I don't use a back up, if my inverter were to pack it in, I would just put away the electric coffe pot and pull out the stove top perculator, same with the toaster, and not watch tv I guess haha.. oh and the outdoor kitchen fridge would stop keeping the pop and beer cold so I would have to move some into the rv fridge.

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Michelle.S wrote:

You need to be careful with small cheap Inverters as the voltage produced probably won't be clean (not a sine wave) and can harm sensitive electronics.


There is a place for modified sine wave inverters. Some are even rated to run motors.

However, all my inverters are pure sine wave, and I do encourage their use.

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Michelle.S wrote:

You need to be careful with small cheap Inverters as the voltage produced probably won't be clean (not a sine wave) and can harm sensitive electronics.
They also get hot if they're really crappy.

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2oldman,

So do pure sine wave. So much so that mine caught on fire. Poor design is the cause. The unit is a Magnum hybrid 3000 watt unit.

The typical numbers are 88% efficient. So when pushing to 3000 watts 360 watts of heat are being produced. That's about what my coffee pot draws.

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