Inverters- what brand?

Submitted: Wednesday, Jan 21, 2004 at 19:23
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Finally decided on a 300W inverter but now dont know what brand to buy.What brands are fellow formites using? and what brands are classed as "The Best".
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Reply By: joc45 - Wednesday, Jan 21, 2004 at 20:56

Wednesday, Jan 21, 2004 at 20:56
I bought a 380w one from Altronics - went thru 3 of them before I got one which seems reliable. 1st one didn't work at all, two failed running a 130w coffee grinder, now the current one has been working ok for 18 months. The design could be a bit fragile.
Gerry
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Reply By: goldfinder - Wednesday, Jan 21, 2004 at 21:04

Wednesday, Jan 21, 2004 at 21:04
Just a bit of usefull info about inverters. If you are going to run electronics such as portable TV or laptops etc. make sure it's a pure sinewave inverter and not a modified sine or square wave inverter. A lot of electronics will not run on modified sine wave inverters.
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Follow Up By: Kev - (Cairns,QLD) - Wednesday, Jan 21, 2004 at 22:45

Wednesday, Jan 21, 2004 at 22:45
Pure sinewave inverter's are more expensive though, depends on what devices you are to use.

We have run portable TV's off the old squarewave inverter and had no problems.
Not recomended for battery pack charging though.
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Reply By: Will - Wednesday, Jan 21, 2004 at 21:16

Wednesday, Jan 21, 2004 at 21:16
Hi Nick, have a look on ebay, there's normally loads available or otherwise checkout jaycar.com.au. I have a 300watt Powertech inverter and its been a dream....runs laptop, phone charger, battery charger etc etc. Cost about $100 off ebay. Good luck mate,
Will
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Reply By: shaky - Wednesday, Jan 21, 2004 at 23:24

Wednesday, Jan 21, 2004 at 23:24
Nick, got a 300W inverter for sale. Never been used. Contact me foto@senet.com.au if you're still interested.

Steve
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Reply By: Member - Nigel (QLD) - Saturday, Jan 24, 2004 at 01:00

Saturday, Jan 24, 2004 at 01:00
The Jaycar sine wave models seem resonable for the price.

If you want top quality then the australian made mini sine is hard to beat

http://www.powerconversions.com/minisine.htm

it isn't cheap, but how many inverters can handle a 0.5 power factor?
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