Thinking about getting an inverter?

An Inverter is a key piece of equipment in your solar power setup, even if you are just planning to run a TV from your Camper or Caravan, get the right Inverter for the right job.

An Inverter, simply put, is an electronic box that makes household electricity for everyday items. It converts stored power from your car/caravan/motor home/camping batteries then turns it into normal 240V household power.

Select an inverter that matches your batteries input voltage, either 12Volts 24/36/48. The next important bit is the power output that you need.

There are two types of inverters

  1. Pure sine wave
  2. Modified sine wave

The difference between Pure and Modified Sine Wave Inverters

The Pure Sine Wave matches the power to that of which you get from your Electricity Supplier, its clean and you can run any appliance’s safely even sensitive equipment.

The Modified sine wave is a dirty power, you can use this inverter type for  things that don’t have sensitive electronics for example fridges, cookers, pumps, You have to be careful with some TVs and PCs as they don’t like the dirty electricity.

When selecting a inverter make sure you allow for the initial peak power draw to start your appliances

Sometimes 4-8 times your appliances running wattage.

The inverters sold on this website have a peak power of double the inverter size.

Electrical Loads Modified Sine Wave Pure Sine Wave
Energy Saving LampYesYes
IncandescentYesYes
HairdryerYesYes
TVYesYes
RefrigeratorNoYes
Washing MachineNoYes
Vertical Air ConditioningNoYes
Household FanYesYes
Smart FanYesYes
Wall Air ConditioningNoYes
Electrical Loads Modified Sine Wave Pure Sine Wave
Induction CookerNoYes
ShaverYesYes
IronYesYes
Digital ProductsYesYes
PrinterYesYes
ProjectorNoYes
AudioNoYes
Electric Hand DrillNoYes
Angle GrinderNoYes
Water PumpNoYes