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  1. sb8263

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    need the best place to get an invertor from please folks,,,needs to be able to do a 1600 w hairdryer.....wifey wont go out with wet stuck up hair.....:Sad: please,,,dont tell me get a new wifey as i am sure an invertor will be cheaper in the long run.....:RollEyes:
     
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    You can get some good deals on flebay
    They even do inverters :Rofl1:
     
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    bet they do spell checkers to.....:Doh:
     
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    Get her to turn down the heat setting just a notch, that will help with power consumption...
    1600w at 12v is 133 amps in an hour or 2.2 amps a minute....
    Hope you have a good battery and a good re-charge system..

    Took me years but finally completed the "training" in our van :Wink:
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    You have a choice between modified sine wave and pure sine wave, it makes quite a difference to the price.

    My choice would be pure sine as it runs everything without any problems,the modified sine can sometimes have problems running things with electronic circuits in.

    We have a 2kw Merlin from RoadPro and very happy with it, no probs with the batteries.

    Martin
     
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    just had a solar fitted and got 2 leisure batts ,,,have told her it might be ok,,,,at a push.....:Sad:
     
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    A haircut is cheaper
     
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    pleas do read rule 1:Doh:
     
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    Its good to remind folks of rule one from time to time!:thumb:

    Just for the benefit of University Challenge and QI viewers, INVERTER is the correct spelling when used in an electrical context!:Laughing:
     
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    Back to the subject matter though, we have a Ring 2100 watt unit. Although not a pure sine wave inverter, it runs a hairdryer, hair straighteners, kettle, compressor, laptop charger, phone chargers and an electric whisk with no problems!
    As previously mentioned, there are items which need pure sine wave, but we haven't come across such an item that meets that requirement.
    Apparently microwaves need pure sine wave inverters.

    Hope this helps.:Smile:
     
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    watt is sine wave one of thes:thanks2:
     
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    Hi Jon

    Our microwave lit up and made a noise like a microwave on modified sine wave but that was about it, and the Nespresso machine switched on and warmed up but that was it certainly no coffee.

    Changed to pure sine and the microwave is now better on inverter 240v than it was in Spain/France on 220v or whatever they use, Nespresso works a treat.

    Martin
     
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    That's the one Bill, can you find a modified sine wave as well:Rofl1:

    Martin
     
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    Modified wave
    :fatbuddha:
     
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    No sine, that's just a modified wave as you say dun't count.
     
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    too! :thumb:
     
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    1500W Watt Modified Sine Wave Power Inverter DC 12V to AC 220-240v Converter 1500 (PEAK)
    sounds ok ,,,even spelt inverter right...but will it do the job ....:Sad: hairdryer goes as low as 1200W
     
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    1500 watt PEAK but what is its continuous.

    Martin
     
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    does not say that.....:Sad:
     

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