What is a power inverter?
A power inverter is a device which converts battery output (DC, or direct current) into 230V AC mains electricity (alternating current). 230V AC is the type of electricity supplied by utility companies to run standard domestic appliances such as a TV, fridge, radio, lights or to charge a laptop / mobile phone etc. If you have a battery, connecting a power inverter will enable you to power household appliances in areas with no access to mains electricity; such as in a motorhome, caravan, boat, farm or any other remote location. Inverters are also perfect for off-grid and back up systems for accidental power cuts.
This is a pure sine wave type of inverter, which means that the 230V AC output harmonically follows a smooth sine wave and is almost identical to normal mains electricity. Pure sine wave output is far superior than square sine wave or modified sine wave output for running appliances. This is because:
- It is suitable for a broader range of appliances (for example, appliances with electric motors can not be powered by modified sine wave inverters)
- It is more efficient compared to modified sine wave inverters.
This 1500W 12V pure sine wave power inverter can generate 1500W of continuous power and up to 3000W of power at peak times (peak time reserve capacity is useful if more energy is required to start an appliance than for its continuous running).
This product comes with important protection and safety features, such as over-discharge, overload, overheating and short-circuit automatic shutdown.
In addition, the inverter has a USB port for powering USB-compatible devices (e.g. mobile phones, tablets, laptops, MP3 players etc.) and is also supplied with a wireless On/Off remote control (max. 50m radius).