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Hey guys.
I'm in the market for a pure sine wave inverter. Around the 700w.
I'm after brand feedback. There a lots to choose from. I don't necessarily go for name brands, they often trade on a reputation earned long ago that they dont deserve any more. I dont rate the 4wd supercenter gear.
So tell me what you've used & how it went, & lasted.
My pick at the moment is australian direct. 700w psw. $350. 2 year warranty.
Seriously, no ebay crap please. I'm sick of getting ript off by that mob.
 

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I have been running a Projecta Prowave inverter in my camper, for the last 5 years, I am very happy with it.
Can charge or run the laptop no worries, nice clean power.
 

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I've got a Belkin fixed to the cargo barrier, had it for many years, don't really use it a lot but it runs and charges Laptop, mines only a small one, 350w from memory.
 

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Projecta was my second favourite at the moment. Only 1 yr warranty tho. the pro wave models have been going for a while, so they must be ok.
I've heard of the belkin a swell.
So many brands I'd never heard of. Some too cheap to be believed.
Thanks.
Cmon.
More feedback.
 

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Projecta was my second favourite at the moment. Only 1 yr warranty tho. the pro wave models have been going for a while, so they must be ok.
I've heard of the belkin a swell.
So many brands I'd never heard of. Some too cheap to be believed.
Thanks.
Cmon.
More feedback.
Ya need to look at the sine wave on them.

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Ya need to look at the sine wave on them.

Foo
Thanks Foo...
Last time i looked at them, they were invisible.......
You might need to expand a weeeee bit, in a simpleton language....
I don't speak lektronicism.
 

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Pure sine or modified sine. Pure sine is dearer but the one you need for sensitive equipment. It’s in the labeling or description when purchasing.
 

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O.p. said i wanted pure sine wave. Even dam electronics in tool batteries now.
 

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O.p. said i wanted pure sine wave. Even dam electronics in tool batteries now.
Yes and some power tools too. It’s the way that the AC cycles, pure is smooth where modified is abrupt, this is the simplest way of describing it.
 

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Thanks rgren2
I understand the basic difference between the two enough to know i want a pure sine wave. Was just after feedback regarding reliability & such forth before i nuke the mastercard.
 

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Depending on how often you are going to use it can influence the price. Also, only connect it when using as they constantly draw power, except for some high end ones. I just carry a cheap 600W jobbie ( pure sine) that I only connect when I want to charge my Makita batteries.
 

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Depending on how often you are going to use it can influence the price. Also, only connect it when using as they constantly draw power, except for some high end ones. I just carry a cheap 600W jobbie ( pure sine) that I only connect when I want to charge my Makita batteries.
My little Belkin has an inbuilt switch to isolate it, it is permanently connected into the second battery.
 

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My little Belkin has an inbuilt switch to isolate it, it is permanently connected into the second battery.
Have you checked it to see if it has a constant drain?
 

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Have you checked it to see if it has a constant drain?
I have a meter on the other side of the cargo barrier, second battery loses nothing if vehicle is left for several days.
 

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Here's a thought. My milwaukii battery charger is rated at 155watt. Would it draw that much with any size battery being charged??
I started off years ago with just 2ah batteries. Now you can get 12ah.
 
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