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12v 3000w inverter recommendations please?


StephanS
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Hi,

I recently bought  a 12v "3000w" inverter off of Loot which was supposed to have peak of 6000w. Needless to say when I tested it, it would not boil a 2000w kettle fully charged battery bank.

Because I want it as a backup for a yacht I was not wanting to spend 18k etc for a Victron or Mastervolt, which I already have and am experiencing "cycling" issues with.

Appreciated

Thanks

 

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Sorry about the repeated question. Really don't know how I managed this... Stupidity...

The inverter overloaded. The test with the kettle was to see if the inverter could continuously put out the 2000w required as was stated in the specs. It was also not able to run a vacuum cleaner rated 1200w

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1 minute ago, StephanS said:

The inverter overloaded

Thank you, that is the most important bit of information you have provided so far.

I might expect that when trying to run a 1200W vacuum cleaner if it is a cheap inverter (square wave or quasi-sine output), but I wouldn't expect that from a resistive load like a kettle.

Do you have a link to the product from loot so we can check the specs?

 

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2 hours ago, Stanley said:

Thank you, that is the most important bit of information you have provided so far.

I might expect that when trying to run a 1200W vacuum cleaner if it is a cheap inverter (square wave or quasi-sine output), but I wouldn't expect that from a resistive load like a kettle.

Do you have a link to the product from loot so we can check the specs?

 

A vacuum cleaner will happily run on DC, or even a triac dimmer (although it will probably overheat)

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