Inverters

Submitted: Sunday, Mar 07, 2004 at 13:05
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Am setting up our off road van with 160 watts of solar , reckon I need ~300 watt inverter to run 34 cm t.v & satellite decoder .... can't afford a pure sine wave inverter so will go with modified sine wave - my question - is there a limit on t.v that can run off modified sine wave or will I have to spend extra & get a 12 volt one ?
I will probably get a cheap generator (back up only) to charge batteries if needed.
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Reply By: Member - Nick (TAS) - Sunday, Mar 07, 2004 at 13:19

Sunday, Mar 07, 2004 at 13:19
Just got myself a Pure Sine Inverter,a Power Tech 300 W cost $369 from Battery World,not to badly priced I thought.
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Reply By: Anne from Drysdale River Station - Sunday, Mar 07, 2004 at 13:37

Sunday, Mar 07, 2004 at 13:37
Just a thought, we use inverters quite a bit and I presume you have checked the required inverter size. We just got a larger one, first one to cover the TV & decoder and were stunned to learn that the satellite decoder was in fact the second highest power use in our house, so possibly the TV size will not be so much of an issue but the decoder power use may be.
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Reply By: The Publican - Sunday, Mar 07, 2004 at 15:13

Sunday, Mar 07, 2004 at 15:13
You are best to run your dish from a 12v Kerio Auto Adaptor normally set to 18vDC from DSE
DSE has 12vDC televisions 34cm for $220
Most satellite receivers can be converted to 12vDC but if yours cannot the smallest inverter available should do it.
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Reply By: Big Dog - Sunday, Mar 07, 2004 at 16:52

Sunday, Mar 07, 2004 at 16:52
Lizard

I bought a 300 watt pure sine wave from a company in Brisbane over the net in December. Cost me $215-00 landed in Sydney in two days. It hasn't missed a beat. It was brand new, guaranteed to operate, but had no warranty. In original boc but had been sitting in a warehouse for some time. He had a number of them at the time and was selling various models on ebay. The company was Unitec

Big Dog
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Reply By: itisi - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 02:21

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 02:21
Also check out JAYCAR for pure sine wave inverters. They have 150 & 350 watt going out on special (tho not as cheap as Big Dog's).

I have 2 Jaycar pure sine wave inverters myself, a 150 & a 300 (older model).
The small one is used mostly for the other half's CPAP machine but keep the bigger one handy when I need more grunt.

Cheers

Rod (Itisi)
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