Inverter choice

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  1. chippy63

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    Have you any first hand knowledge of this one @Techno as I'm looking to do somthing like this for my van...

    Is it as simple as connecting it to the batteries..? I can take my van to pieces one day and put it back together the next but I have no confidence with electrics.... (Had to many shocks:eek:)
     
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    No but If I needed one just now its worth a punt at that price.
    Yes via a suitable fuse and if multiple batteries? the interconnecting cable must be up to it.
     
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    Need one of these too. http://www.sunshinesolar.co.uk/prodshow/Inline_Mega_Fuse_Kit_/MK321.html
     
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    Andy , yes i had noticed these but also noticed if there is a problem, have to pay shipping costs too & from
    china. Which could be quite expensive,.the other two are uk supplied, probably made in china though.

    The sunshine solar one is an extra £12.00 for the remote but does seem to use battery condition.

    Karl
     
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    Do the fans on inverters like this run all the time or only when it's internal temperature demands.. I have a small 400W one and the fan is on all the time and it's quite annoying.
     
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    My link is UK supplied too but I didn't see the warranty part
     
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    In the description they usually say "intelligent fan" which means it will be temperature sensitive, most of the bigger inverters usually are.
     
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    Just an update

    Ii actually bought a 2000w inverter from these people http://www.renytek.co.uk/12v-pure-sine-wave-inverters.

    Used it at newbury show, for 800w microwave, 1500w hairdryer & electronic hair straighteners.

    worked without any problems.

    Early days yet, but no reason to think we will have problem, the most noticeable thing being the lack of fan noise & heat compared to the sterling inverter we had in old van.

    Karl
     
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    @chippy63 Karl is all still good as far as your newly purchased inverter is concerned, as I'm looking to install one into our motorhome.
    Also anyone else , if I get a 2000w inverter and use it to run an appliance that consumes only 1500w , is the other 500w wasted or does it only produce the wattage as per demand upto the max of 2000w ?
     
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    If you plug the telly in at home into your 30 amp ring main do you think you are drawing 30 amps or what the telly needs
     
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    @Bart All is/ was still good with inverter, will probably buy another for new van.
     
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    This saves me starting a new thread..

    I have a Sterling 200 watt PSW, and want to change to 600 watt or perhaps 1kw .. also PSW

    Would buy another Sterling but they are expensive,..


    Just looked at the one @chippy63 bought .. very competitive price for 1kw

    @Techno any others I should be looking at Andy ?
     
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    I haven't found sterling inverters to be my friends and two have failed so I now use anything but.
     
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    I also have a third sterling, a 1600 watt pure sign and that was faulty right out of the box but CHARLES said its because I was using the wrong remote :eek: WRONG I bought another and it still squeals like a pig if the remote switch is used. Works OK without the remote but still consigned to the loft.
    The one I've been using since was from ebay Germany and no problems but half the price
     
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    Another 1600 sterling pure sine I fitted for someone else that has the inbuilt RCD was actually reverse polarity too from the factory
     
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    I've had a 2kw Victron inverter / charger for a while now - great piece of kit.
    Supplies all my sockets and kicks in automatically if EHU fails
     
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