Inverter Problems

Submitted: Monday, Aug 11, 2014 at 05:25
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Howdy Boggers,

I have a few questions on inverters after my three month old, 1800w quasi sine wave inverter failed.

The gent that sold it to me does not have a replacement in stock, but wants to get me going again. He has no more of the 1800w in stock, but he can send me the following :

a 2000w telecom pure sine wave inverter OR
a 1600w pure sine wave inverter

Being an electronic imbissile, I have no idea which one to take. Will the 1600w model still run my little 1000w microwave ? What is an inverter which is a telecom model .

Thanks a lot,

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Reply By: Free & Easy - Monday, Aug 11, 2014 at 07:32

Monday, Aug 11, 2014 at 07:32
As far as I can see Telecom seems to refer to it being a 19" rack mountable item.

You could enquire about the physical dimensions of the units to see if this is what is being referred to.

The pure sine wave bit means its output looks like real 240v electricity and should be able to run all fussy electronics, so you should have this. A modified sine wave would be cheaper but not what you want.

(see here for pure sine wave vs modified)
About inverters wiki

1600w should run a 1000w microwave, but a 2000w would not be working as hard if you have the choice for no cost. (Allows a bit if they are optimistic with the specs).
The brand of each would be worth while considering since first one only lasted 3 months.
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Follow Up By: Willie - Monday, Aug 11, 2014 at 09:15

Monday, Aug 11, 2014 at 09:15
Thanks a lot for your info.
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