Inverter Fitting

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  1. JanGar

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    Hi All,

    I would like to fit an an inverter, 1000w, is there any info on this kicking around that would help me out? Wiring sizes, connections etc?

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    Have you decide what you want to run off the inverter, do you want all your 240 sockets and appliances to run (excluding battery charger) or just a couple of dedicated ones.

    On the 12 volt side 25mm squared should be OK, keep the cable run to a minimum and make sure the fuses are big enough, i would say that unless the inverter is easy to get at make sure you get a remote start/stop.

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    Thanks for your reply. I'm thinking it would be good to power all the sockets although I won't need them all, just a bit neater not having cables over the floor. Is it a remote control start?
     
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    Yes that would be a good idea, thanks for the information. Thinking just tv At night, wife's straighteners during the day And microwave occasionally.
     
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    I think as soon as you say straighteners (hair I guess) I would say go pure sine wave inverter.

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    Yes I decided that would be the best choice. Thanks
     
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    Powering the micro wave could be a problem with only a 1000W inverter. Many take 1200W

    What is the wattage of the hair straighteners?

    A 1000W is the best part of 100A!

    Best advice is to avoid anything with elements on inverters
     
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    First thoughts are: straighteners 120w, micro 600w. They won't be on at the same time TV will be 12v
     
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    Read that trying to choose the right size is important so trying to keep size low without compromising what's going to use it.1200 would do too just trying to keep it small as practical but open to advice. Thanks
     
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    Good point(y) just go for 2kw straight away, and then bump up the cable size as well, our 2kw runs on 50 mm square that equates to around 10 mm diameter.

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    Is that the output or the input. You'll need to look at the plate on the back.
     
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    Good point I'll check it
     
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    Do you need an inverter at all?
    If the main requirement is for hair straighteners, why not consider a gas powered pair?
    Saves battery power for your 12v TV
    Also I think a microwave would soon flatten your battery.
     
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    Two good 110ah batteries will cope OK, you tend not to run a microwave for long so although the demand for amps is quite high but as it doesn't last for long the overall consumption is relatively low, a couple of solar panels can have it all back up sun permitting.

    I did say good batteries though.

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