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Energy/Electricity Storage and Use/Grid Connection => Off-Grid, Batteries & Inverters => Topic started by: Adam on February 01, 2008, 04:20:19 PM

Title: 48v sine wave inverter
Post by: Adam on February 01, 2008, 04:20:19 PM
Hi, i am currently using a 48v 1000w modified sine wave inverter supplied with my turbine, its rare that im pulling more than 1000w but i could do with a larger one, 1500w - 2000w to cope with power surge's such as tv ect.

The problem is that i can't find one resonably priced, the navitron 1000w retail's approx 110, does anyone know of one for under 200?

Title: Re: 48v sine wave inverter
Post by: camillitech on February 01, 2008, 09:05:57 PM
hi Adam,

the quality of an inverter is directly proportional to it's cost and as there is no standard agreed for measuring output one companies, 1500w inverter is another's 2500w. Me I wont look past 'Trace' as i dump all my excess power through the inverter and not DC dumps so I need something that will pass heavy loads for days on end, 'Studer' are good but basic and difficult to program. I believe 'Outback', 'Victron', and 'Sterling' are good and a few people on here have been well impressed by 'Ki point' from Tiawan. Just read the specs very carefully, mines a 4.5kw and that's what it will do all day some call theirs 4.5kw if they'll supply it for 20mins.

Good luck, Paul

Title: Re: 48v sine wave inverter
Post by: Bob on February 02, 2008, 06:19:17 AM
I love my KiPoint, and the 10 year old trace still works despite being hit by lightning.  Victron I found a little unrelaible but others love them.