Originally Posted by jimdaway
Too true, Herk. Sorry for the hi-jack! I'll head over there now and post this!
Anyway, back to the inverters. The only other item I can see that we'd like to power is the over-cap large TV for those rare times when we're stuck inside and might want to watch TV or a movie. For that, I'd need a pure sine unit and I'm paranoid about killing my batteries.
So, bottom line for us is that we're going to shelve the inverter plans for just now.
Mike & Dolly, let us all know how things pan out!
I had intended to buy a pure sine unit when my 2400 failed (my fault not the inverter), but everything including the big screen works just great with the cheaper modified sine unit. I just got a 1000 watt modified sine unit instead.
In case you want to know how I fried my inverter, I tried to use the same duplex outlet for inverter and shore power using a 3 wire w/ground Romex wire run from the inverter and shore power (Black for shower power and red for inverter power and a shared common white).
Turned out to be a bad idea as I fried the digital power meter. After I corrected the "dual use dumb idea" and used a duplex for each, the inverter "seemed" to work fine though the inverter display was inoperative.
While not quite sure why (without the internals of the inverter I am not sure what blew and the manufacturer declined to quote a repair cost), I decided to replace it to be safe.
So now, I have an duplex outlet that is inverter powered and an outlet that is Shore powered. I have a surge strip that I move back and forth as required to power my electronics and chargers.
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