Originally Posted by sunchaser
I've been waiting patiently for the past few years for my modified sine wave 9 year old Xantrex to quit working so I could buy a pure sine wave unit. Barring the unforeseen, it appears the old unit will be the proverbial energizer bunny. This got me to thinking, what am i missing out on? I know it won't run my induction cooktop or charge the toothbrush, but what else will the pure sine wave unit do for me when I'm cruising or at anchor?
We have a rule that we never ignore, "if it ain't broke don't fix it". So I have to ask, after a "few years" what has not been working on your inverter? I would think by now you would know what the down side is. It probably will charge your tooth brush, not sure about your oven. We have used a MSW inverter for 20 years and to date I have not found anything it won't run and no piece of equipment has been damaged on our boat. We run computers, the HDTV, DVD player, satellite receiver, charge the hand held, electric razor, cell phones, run fans, all of my power tools and just about everything else. If a battery charger says high voltage at output, don't use it on any inverter. If is say low output you can charge with either a MSW or TSW inverter without a problem if the inverter is functioning properly. That has been my experience, others may disagree. Chuck