Argos 400W inverter £13.99

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    I saw this advertisement 2 months ago,and ordered a 400watt inverter paid with my credit card and went to collect it from the shop,however when i got there it turned out they had sold out,so they gave me an 800 watt at the same price,what a result eh:thumb:
     
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    I just reserved one at our local store I hope they do the same for me 800w would be better.

    Kevin and tricia
     
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    Is it really? using a larger inverter than you need only increases the lost (overhead) power. consuming more precious amps to power the same thing as the 400W jobbie
     
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    I have just bought a 80 watt 12voltDC to 230volt AC converter for 14.99 from Asda. (plugs in a cigar lighter socket)
    I have checked it on a digital meter that measures voltage and cycles per second.
    Works a treat :thumb:
     
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    recommend you read the reviews on the inverter from argos, they reckon the fan is noisy!
     
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    please excuse my ignorance, but what does an inverter do, and do we need one?
     
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    It turns 12 volt batery power into 240 Volt mains power
    Look at the link in the first post
    you will see a picture on Argos web site
    with the inverter are two sets of leads one for a cigar plug one with crocadile clips you use one or the other, on the end of the inverter you will see a 13 amp socket:thumb:
    plug in a 240 volt apliance and it will work from 12 volt battery

    the inverter you buy should match your requirements
    dont by a 800watt inverter to run 200 watt items althought it will run them it wastes battery power ie its bigger than you need
    and dont buy a 300watt inverter to run 800 watt hair dryer it wont cope:Doh:cos its to small
    Do you need one,proberbly not if your managing without already
    rather than pay £300 or more for a 12 volt tv you could buy £70 mains one from tesco and run it through an inverter
    Simples
    Geo
     
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