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Old 12-17-2011, 02:16 PM   #1
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12 volt inverter

I need to buy a 12 volt inverter** what seems to be the perfered brand? Considering inverter or inverter charger
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Old 12-17-2011, 06:52 PM   #2
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How much capacity do you need? Modified sine wave or pure sine wave. Inverter or inverter/charger. Mounted in a gasiline engine room or not? Built in transfer switch or not?

You have to be more specific to get a reasonable answer.
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Old 12-17-2011, 07:52 PM   #3
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probably 2000, diesel motors not sure about sine wave price decides I guess
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Old 12-17-2011, 07:53 PM   #4
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RE: 12 volt inverter

I know xantrex is out so ???
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Old 12-17-2011, 08:04 PM   #5
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RE: 12 volt inverter

I've had really good luck with Newmar chargers. Has anybody had any experience with their inverter/chargers?
http://www.newmarpower.com/Level_2/I..._Chargers.html
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Old 12-17-2011, 09:00 PM   #6
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Magnum is what I will switch to if my Xantrex ever goes out. If----
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Old 12-18-2011, 01:16 AM   #7
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I'm very pleased with my Magnum 3100W 160A unit!
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Old 12-18-2011, 05:51 AM   #8
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RE: 12 volt inverter

The big consideration is weather there will be a requirement to start and run efficiently large AC motors.

Air cond , scuba compressor ot huge water maker will need a quality sine wave unit.

For a Home Cheepo refrigerator , the radar oven or most TV'a , and game toys a $200 /1700W chop chop unit will be fine.

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Old 12-18-2011, 08:27 AM   #9
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I've had a 2000 watt Magnum in for 2 years now and am happy with it.
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Old 12-22-2011, 01:59 PM   #10
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RE: 12 volt inverter

My 40' Willard came with an Outback 2000 watt inverter charger.*Since*acquiring Northstar in mid-2007, the Outback has*been in continious operation 24/7/365.*It has never failed in any way --*I can't think of a better recommendation. Here is a link to the web site (click on "mobile" and look at*specs for the FX2012). Good luck!

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Old 12-26-2011, 02:27 PM   #11
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RE: 12 volt inverter

a 2000 magnum came with he boat and has the remote mounted in the cabin This inverter is currently not working should I just toss it or try and have it repaired? where is a good repair shop for this ? I am now in south florida,
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a 2000 magnum came with he boat and has the remote mounted in the cabin This inverter is currently not working should I just toss it or try and have it repaired? where is a good repair shop for this ? I am now in south florida,

I would think the logical thing to do is to compare the cost of a repair against the cost of a replacement.

Have someone check and make sure the problem is actually with the inverter and not the boat wiring before you remove it for repairs.
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Old 12-27-2011, 04:17 AM   #13
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Thanks this unit has been extensively tested by a top guy even magmum agrees it is broken What is everybodys experience with magnum been?
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We have a 2800 watt OutBack inverter that has the 125 amp charger.* Like NorthStar we like it*and would buy another one.
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