Query - Inverter To Run Lemair Washing Machine

Submitted: Tuesday, Oct 31, 2006 at 20:12
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The Lemair washig machine states that the maximum spin requirements is 260w. However, I am not sure what the startup requirements are. Can anyone advise what the minumum size inverter that can run this machine. Also, can a cheap square wave inverter from Dick Smith be used or do I need to go to a modified sine wave or sine wave.

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Dusky
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Reply By: Noosa Fox - Tuesday, Oct 31, 2006 at 20:24

Tuesday, Oct 31, 2006 at 20:24
Don't know what the minimum is, but it doesn't draw very much via our 1800 watt inverter.

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Reply By: Boystoy - Wednesday, Nov 01, 2006 at 07:48

Wednesday, Nov 01, 2006 at 07:48
Hi Dusky

We run ours via a 1200 watt unit supplied by Bushtracker.

I would suggest a 500 watt unit as minimum, but would also recommend buying a sine wave unit. You will never regret paying the extra dollars, as you will undoubtably find extra uses for it such as laptop computers, battery chargers for your digital camera, and flat screen LCD TV.
A square wave unit will run the lemair & also your hair curlers, but forget sensitive electronic devices.

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Follow Up By: Dusky - Wednesday, Nov 01, 2006 at 23:05

Wednesday, Nov 01, 2006 at 23:05
Thankyou for the info. We would prefer to buy an inverter that will just do the job. Not much point buying equipment with functions that will not be used.

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Reply By: Burt & Mary - Friday, Nov 10, 2006 at 18:16

Friday, Nov 10, 2006 at 18:16
Power our Lemair from a Jaycar 500w sine wave. Had the washing machine modified by our solar installer so the 240v electric pump to fill the washing machine starts when the Lemair wants water and switches off when full. Has proven to be ideal setup simple and works.
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