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SOLD Victron VE Direct Pheonix Inverter 12v 500w ECO (1 Viewer)

Sep 16, 2013
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Great quality 500w inverter that I bought new from Amazon a few months ago to power a 240v fridge in my van. It's been flawless and I'm only selling as swapping over to using 240v for almost everything and need a bigger Victron inverter.

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It has an ECO mode, so can be left on and wakes up when needed. This uses very little power. Comes with a Schuko 220/240v plug socket (German socket with same voltages as UK) and the plug is included.

Looking for £120 Delivered to mainland UK or £110 collected from Colwyn Bay, North Wales. Any questions please ask.
 
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MisterB

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hi, I have seen similar output inverters on ebay for a lot less. I suspect this is more of a rolls Royce than a morris minor in terms of inverters but as I don't know a lot about them so can you let me know why yours is so much better? hope you dont think I am being rude, I just want to know more about high quality inverters as opposed to low quality inverters as I might find out I 'need' one LOL
 
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hi, I have seen similar output inverters on ebay for a lot less. I suspect this is more of a rolls Royce than a morris minor in terms of inverters but as I don't know a lot about them so can you let me know why yours is so much better? hope you dont think I am being rude, I just want to know more about high quality inverters as opposed to low quality inverters as I might find out I 'need' one LOL

The Victrons are generally regarded as really good inverters in general. I have no idea what is inside them, but it's roughly the same size and weight as another 1500w PSW cheaper inverter I had.

This range also have an ECO setting and can be left on for long periods without killing batteries, whereas I would never do the same with a cheap version. From memory, it's something like a 1/10 of the power in ECO standby, compared to cheaper inverters.

This is one of the cheaper Victron's - the one I'll be replacing it with will be around £1000 probably. In my opinion this is totally justified as it's like a lot of things I suppose. You kind of get what you pay for.

I would say this model is ideal for someone wanting to power something/things that require a clean signal for longer periods. Like I said, I had this running a fridge 24/7 and it was faultless (and I'd expect to run the same for years on end). I also powered our router (voltage sensitive), a high quality PC Monitor and a high wattage USB Type C charger for our phones.

I wouldn't have trusted any of the above to my cheaper, PSW inverter. I had that just to switch on for a few minutes when we wanted to use our Tassimo or the Missus wanted to use her hairdryer.
 

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Where in Cornwall do you live?
Would you take £ 100 for it?

Mike tel 01271 816117 Devon

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Where in Cornwall do you live?
Would you take £ 100 for it?

Mike tel 01271 816117 Devon

Sorry Mike, I'm actually in Colwyn Bay, North Wales and will be for the foreseeable future. I'll update my profile (y)
 

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hi, I have seen similar output inverters on ebay for a lot less. I suspect this is more of a rolls Royce than a morris minor in terms of inverters

I have the 24V Multi (inverter charger) version of this so I can answer what this is:

It's basically a 'Low Frequency' model and gives you almost perfect sinewave power that will power anything within it's rating. The 'low frequency' means it creates the 50Hz sinewave first and then runs it through a step-up toroidal transformer to generate the mains voltage.
This makes it heavy, big and adds cost but it gives you these benefits:

1. Very low standby power (About 2W) which is ideal for 240V fridges (which I bought mine for)
2. Almost indestructible due to the transformer and Victron design and quality

The HF (High frequency Victron equivalent is small and lighter but will drink up to 1A all the time it's on (12W on a 12V system) as they all do, so LF is the way to go for fridge power.

Victron also do a 2x overboost for short periods so you can start a much bigger fridge than the rating suggests. It's not cheap at all, it's just not one of their big ones.

I'd always go for a quality make inverter not just to avoid that moment when it goes 'fzzzt' and dies but because the quality of the sinewave means that you can run anything on it. My inverter charger is the most expensive single item in my current diy camper BTW :)
 

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thanks for all the info - I will buy it for the £120 please if it hasn't gone
 

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