Inverter

Submitted: Wednesday, Mar 09, 2005 at 16:34
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Hi,
Has anyone noticed any cheaper 150 watt or 300 watt inverters for sale lately??? Jaycar have the modified sine wave 150 watt for $50 but I've heard of 300 watt versions going for that on sale.
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Reply By: Mal Vercourt WA - Wednesday, Mar 09, 2005 at 19:42

Wednesday, Mar 09, 2005 at 19:42
cheapness is far from the problem
do you need a proper sine wave inverter
what are you going to power with this inverter
do you need an efficient inverter
do you need a reliable inverter
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Follow Up By: Austravel - Thursday, Mar 10, 2005 at 14:13

Thursday, Mar 10, 2005 at 14:13
Depends on the use, wanted cheap, modified as per question efficiencies are all pretty close, Thanks
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Follow Up By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Thursday, Mar 10, 2005 at 15:26

Thursday, Mar 10, 2005 at 15:26
Sorry Austravel, efficiencies may be close on paper but they will be VERY far apart depending on what you are powering. If you are running fluro lights or Switchmode power supplies (laptops, cameras, computers etc etc etc) then the Puresinewave is the only way to go as far as efficiancy is concerned.

I've had both I can tell you that it's not crap, it really makes a big difference.
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Follow Up By: Austravel - Thursday, Mar 10, 2005 at 16:38

Thursday, Mar 10, 2005 at 16:38
Didn't realise, haven't really gone into it as all I want it for is to charge a drill battery and maybe a mobile phone battery. I guess other thing will come along but it'll only be basic gear. Only got something this big as it was so cheap. Have read on this forum a number of times that you can't/shouldn't use modified wave inverters on swithchmode gear but the techs from work tell me they can't see why. They believe it shouldn't make any difference. I don't know but will look into it if I need to.
Thanks
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Reply By: Utemad - Wednesday, Mar 09, 2005 at 23:36

Wednesday, Mar 09, 2005 at 23:36
Have a look at E-Bay. There are some Jaycar inverters going cheap.
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Follow Up By: Austravel - Thursday, Mar 10, 2005 at 14:15

Thursday, Mar 10, 2005 at 14:15
Thanks Utemad, found a 600 watt unit on ebay for $99. Will soon see if it's ok or not but can't beat the price.
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