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Old April 28th, 2013, 09:16 PM   #1
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Why are they seemingly so high?

I've been poking around trying to pick up a pure sine wave to throw in the dually to finish off the service potential that I turned my truck into.

Why can I buy a generator for a similar price as an inverter, doesn't make sense to me.
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Why are they seemingly so high?

I've been poking around trying to pick up a pure sine wave to throw in the dually to finish off the service potential that I turned my truck into.

Why can I buy a generator for a similar price as an inverter, doesn't make sense to me.
A pure sine wave inverter provides a clean, stable electric signal that doesn't jump around like a cheap generator would produce. If you were running a drill or grinder it wouldn't matter much but sensitive electronics like computers, tvs or a microwave don't react well to messy electricity, it can damage the internal dohickys.

You could always buy a Honda eu2000 generator, which does all of what you want.
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Old April 28th, 2013, 11:08 PM   #3
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Hasn't technology caught up yet? There are quite a few on Craigslist. Just seems kind of pricey for such relatively simple task.
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honda eu2000i companion for 999.99 is hard to beat.
clean sine wave inverters are a small percentage of the market.
small market equals big price tag.
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How big of an invertor are you trying to run? As others have said if you want a pure sign wave one they cost coin but not to bad a xentrex (which is middle of the road brand) and 1000 watts its around $350 and anther hundo gets you anther 800 watts and I think the surge is around 2500 iirc
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Oh and don't forget to wire the thing in with the right gauge wire as well!! By the time you add that in you may just be better off with the Honda which is a kick ass genset!
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What size inverter do you need?
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What are you trying to run?
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I don't think I would need much, but bigger is usually better. Largest draw thing I could think of at the moment is a grinder? But I guess the potential could be there for using it to run some lights and what not for when I eventually get a bed camper...



Edit: this all may or may not be a pipe dream.


I don't think I would want to mess with anything but pure sine because of the potential to fry whatever I may want to plug in. Or am I worrying too much?
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1000-2000?
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If you wanna save some money and are caught up on the "purity" of the power, get a cheaper power inverter, than plug in an uninterruptable power source (UPS) into it, and plug your stuff into that.

I hope that you realize your home electricity is just as dirty as an inverter. Pure waves are really only used for computer and sensitive electronics.

http://www.harborfreight.com/1500-wa...ter-93280.html
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