500 w inverter

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500 w inverter

Post: #216724 Big Al
Thu Dec 09, 2010 4:12 pm

I was in halfords and saw this

http://www.ringautomotive.co.uk/product_detail.asp?prod=1362

on sale for £79.99. Anyone got any thoughts on wether this will be worth investing in ?

I'm really actually surprised that halfords havethis sort of thing in stock but then I've not been in the shop for years.
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Re: 500 w inverter

Post: #216731 Odsox
Thu Dec 09, 2010 5:06 pm

It all depends what you want to use it for BA.
Don't believe them when they say you can run a TV or DVD player though. It's a modified sine inverter and would almost certainly put lines and bars on the picture and probably a hum on the sound.
It would be fine for lights, charging phone batteries ... that sort of thing.
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Re: 500 w inverter

Post: #216732 Big Al
Thu Dec 09, 2010 5:11 pm

that's what i thought Tony, It seemed too cheap to be a decent one. Still it peaked my intrest enough to look into solar panels again.
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Re: 500 w inverter

Post: #216767 solarwind
Fri Dec 10, 2010 8:32 am

Yes, it depends on the intended use, I would choose an inverter rated at twice the anticipated load in order to avoid starting surges destroying it. They don't like it.


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