Inverters

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dudeman

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Inverters
« on: March 02, 2016, 05:01:50 AM »
Greetings Chris, why two different inverters? What do you run off each? Thanks.

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Chris

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Re: Inverters
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2016, 09:58:48 PM »
Hi dudeman! Welcome!

Well, I originally got two inverters because I had read that if you want to run, say, a 300 watt item, it'll be more efficient to run it on a smaller inverter than a larger one. So, I figured that I'd use my 600 watt inverter for smaller loads to save some battery juice.

But it turns out that that's not really true! I tried plugging something (can't remember what anymore) into my 600 watt inverter, and then I plugged it into my 2000 watt inverter. According to my battery monitor, the 2000 watt inverter was much more efficient! So now I just use my 2000 watt inverter for everything, and the 600 watt inverter is just a backup in case the 2000 watt inverter breaks.

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Gong Gypsy

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Re: Inverters
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2016, 07:25:59 AM »
interesting, thank you,, are they both Sine Wave Inverters?

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Chris

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Re: Inverters
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2016, 02:59:34 PM »
Indeed, they are.

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Dj_Xyster

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Re: Inverters
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2016, 04:44:23 PM »
Just FYI this is true of computer power supplies as well, often the wattage is a good indicator of how efficient the supply will convert the power!

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Chris

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Re: Inverters
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2016, 01:53:37 AM »
Interesting, good to know.