Which Inverter Needed??

Submitted: Sunday, Mar 20, 2005 at 19:51
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My parents are looking to buy an inverter to charge up the batteries on their Sony video camera while away but dont want to spend much on one as they may never use it again.Do they need a pure sine inverter for this or will a modified one do? How do you tell what needs which?
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Reply By: Rosco - Bris. - Sunday, Mar 20, 2005 at 20:26

Sunday, Mar 20, 2005 at 20:26
Nick

Why go up to 240 then back down again??
How about one of those variable jobbies...12V in, select what you want out. Maybe I'm missing something, but what happened to the KISS principle.

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Willem - Sunday, Mar 20, 2005 at 20:32

Sunday, Mar 20, 2005 at 20:32
A moment of brightness from you Rosco hahahahaha

Get a Kerio DC Charger. About $140 from Tandy with variable input plugs. Plugs into cigarette lighter. Too easy
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Follow Up By: Member - Nick (TAS) - Sunday, Mar 20, 2005 at 20:49

Sunday, Mar 20, 2005 at 20:49
Thanks Guys,as Redback stated,inverter is cheaper.
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Reply By: Redback - Sunday, Mar 20, 2005 at 20:32

Sunday, Mar 20, 2005 at 20:32
300w inverter from Dick Smith $98
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Reply By: Member - Chrispy (NSW) - Sunday, Mar 20, 2005 at 20:43

Sunday, Mar 20, 2005 at 20:43
Both my Nokia phone charger and laptop charger "hum" pretty badly on a modified sine wave interter. I'm not sure how long they'd last if powered this way for too long.
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Follow Up By: Member - Nick (TAS) - Sunday, Mar 20, 2005 at 20:46

Sunday, Mar 20, 2005 at 20:46
Thanks Chrispy,how long have you been running the chargers off it.We plan to all head away for 6 weeks and this is the only time it will most likely be used.
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Follow Up By: Member - Chrispy (NSW) - Sunday, Mar 20, 2005 at 21:54

Sunday, Mar 20, 2005 at 21:54
Ni Nick

I've been using the MSW inverter like this for a few months now. I mainly use it for 240 lights in the caravan, and for hair clippers, etc.

I'm about to replace it (300w jobbie) with a 1,000 w pure sine wave inverter from Jaycar. ($900). I need it for our place in Cooma, so there'll be a few hundred amp-hours worth of batteries driving it.
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Monday, Mar 21, 2005 at 08:30

Monday, Mar 21, 2005 at 08:30
good point Chrispy....

does anyone know if the cheapies damages rechargable batteries?

(i use one, a cheapy, for battery operated drills and torch etc .)
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