2000watt inverter. (1 Viewer)

May 2, 2019
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Hi all we are in the market for an inverter looking for 2000watt any suggestions on the make and experiences would be greatly appreciated, I am familiar with Victron we have a 3000 on our boat but I think there are probably cheaper options out there that are reliable?
jim&louise.
 
Sep 29, 2019
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I had a cheapo one, it was awful and at full power melted the cable power inlet.

Splashed out on a Victron, it went faulty and had to go back. Replacement been awesome so far.

I know the Victron was twice as heavy as the cheaper one for the same power as the transformer in it is huge.

In summary, I wouldn’t go too cheap but Victron aren’t faultless either.
 
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A lot depends on how often you are going to use it. I've had an Edecoa for occassional use which has been great. If you are going to use it more often then I'd go for one of the brands like Sterling, Renogy, NDS, Victron etc
 
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I have a Sunshine Solar 2000W - 12V Pure Sine Wave Sunshine Power Inverter and have been very happy with it. Currently £299.

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Jim and Louise
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I have a Sunshine Solar 2000W - 12V Pure Sine Wave Sunshine Power Inverter and have been very happy with it. Currently £299.
I have actually been looking at this this morning,looks ok do you have an automatic changeover switch fitted with yours?
 
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I have a Renogy 2000w PSW inverter which is used for 1000w kettle, toaster and Nespresso coffee machine works well never gets hot or ever had the fans cut in even when using my industrial hoover at 1600w.
All my other gear is Victron but their inverters are heavy and expensive, all down to how often you use it
 
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I have actually been looking at this this morning,looks ok do you have an automatic changeover switch fitted with yours?
No. It is wired to two dedicated sockets. We have a remote on/off switch inside the MH. Used mainly for espresso machine & milk frothier and charging Ebike batteries. No issues at all.
 
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A lot depends on how often you are going to use it. I've had an Edecoa for occassional use If you are going to use it more often
My need would be for m/wave three or four five times a week for maybe 10 weeks a year.
How often is your 'occasional' use? A couple of times a day or twice a week?
For a a couple of weeks a year or a couple of months?
For extended or brief periods? e.g. hairdryer 10 minutes, or m/wave 2 - 3 mins?

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I have a Renogy 2000w PSW inverter which is used for 1000w kettle, toaster and Nespresso coffee machine works well never gets hot or ever had the fans cut in even when using my industrial hoover at 1600w.
All my other gear is Victron but their inverters are heavy and expensive, all down to how often you use it
I was thinking we would use the inverter for the 800watt microwave for a couple of mins in the mornings / I was hoping for a bit of use with the air con unit (freshjet 2200) but thinking I might be expecting too much? I am about to install a 2kwh lithium battery and was thinking this might be enough. I am just beginning to think about paying a visit to Phil at rhino installs spending what will become a bit of cash with the battery / inverter /changeover switch wiring etc I need to get it right first time👌
 
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I was thinking we would use the inverter for the 800watt microwave for a couple of mins in the mornings / I was hoping for a bit of use with the air con unit (freshjet 2200) but thinking I might be expecting too much? I am about to install a 2kwh lithium battery and was thinking this might be enough. I am just beginning to think about paying a visit to Phil at rhino installs spending what will become a bit of cash with the battery / inverter /changeover switch wiring etc I need to get it right first time👌
I am looking as well, and the UPS changeover function looks very helpful. Great to hear from the owners that it works well. Another great reason why I love MHF!
 
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The Renogy inverters have a change over switch built in making it easier to connect
Great I was hoping to keep this as simple as possible.
I have looked at the renogy inverters and read a lot of reviews all seem to be positive the price is not over the top either
 
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My need would be for m/wave three or four five times a week for maybe 10 weeks a year.
How often is your 'occasional' use? A couple of times a day or twice a week?
For a a couple of weeks a year or a couple of months?
For extended or brief periods? e.g. hairdryer 10 minutes, or m/wave 2 - 3 mins?
So your need I.e typically blocks of 10minutes or less is not what I'd class as heavy usage at all so I'd say a cheaper one with some headroom on its capability would be fine if you are on a budget but reading your more recent posts it sounds like you can stretch to a brand so happy days
 
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I was thinking we would use the inverter for the 800watt microwave for a couple of mins in the mornings / I was hoping for a bit of use with the air con unit (freshjet 2200) but thinking I might be expecting too much? I am about to install a 2kwh lithium battery and was thinking this might be enough. I am just beginning to think about paying a visit to Phil at rhino installs spending what will become a bit of cash with the battery / inverter /changeover switch wiring etc I need to get it right first time👌
I would think with 2kwh of battery you could run what ever you like.
 
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So your need I.e typically blocks of 10minutes or less is not what I'd class as heavy usage at all so I'd say a cheaper one with some headroom on its capability would be fine if you are on a budget but reading your more recent posts it sounds like you can stretch to a brand so happy days
Thanks. Yes, I'd only have very light usage. I haven't really felt the need for an inverter so far but from reading the many posts about the subject I have been mulling over whether to fit one, but having just the one 90Ah battery and no solar I'd have to make other changes to make an inverter practical.

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