Re: Tripp-Lite Inverter Chargers?
Originally Posted by bburrito
Im about to do a complete redo on the interior of my Sportsmobile changing it from the basic grey interior I have now to a tiki-surf style. Part of the changes is that I am going to add in some extras that it doesnt already have. Included in this is going to be the addition of a house battery system with a shorepower connection. I think I have most everything I need right now except for the inverter. I have been looking around and was thinking that I was going to have to spend $1500 but then I came across the Tripp-Lite Inverters on Inverters R Us. Their inverter/chargers are going for as low as $500-600. I understand they are modified sine wave inverters and that is OK for my application. It is mainly so I can have power to run things like a blender, AA/AAA battery chargers, laptop, and stuff like that. Can anybody think of any reason why these units would not work? After reading specs it looks like it is made for my application but the price disparity is throwing me off.
Instead, I'd recommend these similar models of the powerinverters, like this one:
http://www.tripplite.com/en/products/mo ... delID=2939
I'd also take a look at the other more then 1000Watt ones too here:
http://www.tripplite.com/en/products/pr ... riesID=818
Unless you have less then 1000Watt needs, there are smaller ones..
I use it to charge an 8D Battery from shore power. It powers my notebooks, LCD/LED Monitors, PS3/Xbox, Microwave, and more for the last 5 years with no issues and still ticking... amazing.
Best $550 bucks I spent back then. It's tiny too. About the only thing is I think I've grown out of it and need more watts then 1250 and need the power to last longer..
The above is the 12V version but my McGuyver Buddy says that to really stretch it out is to go with the 24V version and hook up two 8D or 4D (12V) Batteries in Series.. .. morethen double the range was calculated.
That'll be someday..
I think there is even a 36V version that I'm thinking of testing out for the house UPS backup and energy saver with 3 8D AGM's and related Solar Panels.
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