sterling inverter/charger identify HELP

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  1. PeterCarole29

    PeterCarole29 Read Only Funster

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    Hi everyone,I will explain whats happened first.
    I bought from a ebay advert from charlessterling an inverter advertised as a 1600w modified signwave which is exactly what i wanted.It was advertised as a return and may have marks scratches and have been used.
    I didnt bother opening it as it wasnt going to be fitted for a while.
    When i did open it i was very impressed it looked brand new no signs of use never been fitted in fact .Very pleased except.It says on the box its a 1500w and on a label its a 1500w.
    I must state at this time now i have contacted them to return it under the fact its not as described.They have replied saying its posible they sent the wrong one.
    before i contacted them to complain about the 1600w i bid on ebay from the same company a pure sign wave 2500w inverter and won.It came today Model number PCBS 5122500 230v 2100w 12v
    My question is the label on both contradicts what wattage i thought i bought and i cant find out how check. and i dont really know what i am talking about when i see technical data
     
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    only thing I can think of is that the higher figure could be a maximum peak wattage, and the lower figure a continuous use figure, the Sterling products are very good and I'm sure that Charles would soon explain things, I've picked up a couple of excellent bargains via the ebay sales one of them being an inverter another a battery charger as you say both were packages as if new and still sealed in plastic inside the box, I do also them for new items within our business
     
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    just had a scout about on their website and it would seem that it is what I thought, 2500watt max for up to 30 minutes, 2100 watt for continuous use
     
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    the last 4 digits signify the maximum current

    PCBS 5122500
     
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    Hi thanks for your comments.My posts are in no way intended to imply they may not be a good company as i did make some enquireys before i bought these items and the feedback was good .
    Yes i understand they do cover a range of power .
    I just want to know exactly what i have bought because it just doesnt add up
     

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    It's as Full Timer says.

    There are two figures; continuous which is the lower and peak which is the higher.

    The second unit is 2100W continuous and 2500W peak for 30 minutes.
     
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    If you look in the supplied manual the spec is printed and the rating stated.
     
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    pablomc Funster Life Member

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    I assume you meant power rather than current. :BigGrin:
     
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    It's his age.

    Or he's taken the wrong medication, again.
     
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