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Love Your RV: 1000W pure sine wave inverter

From the bloggers at Love Your RV.

Soon after receiving our new Cougar fifth wheel I purchased a 1000W Pure Sine Wave Inverter to be able to run our 21″ iMac computer and 32″ LCD TV while off the grid. I wanted a pure sine wave inverter to give our sensitive electronic items clean, stable, and safe power.

The unit has performed well for 18 months now with almost continuous use from our iMac even when plugged into the shore power. I’ve actually come to trust it more than shore power. The way I have installed the inverter it is completely isolated from the regular AC electrical circuits in the RV.

Several key things were necessary for a good installation.

1. Proximity to the batteries.

By being close to the batteries, the inverter is able to get maximum current when needed without losing power in the cabling.  Also, there is less chance the cables will heat up under heavy loads. I have around 18 inches of 2 gauge battery cable and they never feel even warm.

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