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KenEldridge
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I will be a new owner in September. Can anyone tell me whether it is possible to fit an inverter myself and, is it safe to do so?

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Yes and Yes, but a good un (Pure sine wave) are far from cheap, not sure of exact figure, but even with around 35% discount we paid around £750 for ours, for more infor see our restoration thread - or just ask  -  Griff

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You may not need to go to the expense of a pure sine wave version, and modified sine wave types are much cheaper, and will run most things adequately.  The only thing I've found not to work properly on mine is the finger print security reader in my laptop, otherwise no problems at all.  However bear in mind that to run a decent inverter, you'll also need to make considerable investment in batteries capable of running it under load and a much upgraded charging system to replenish those batteries.

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Good advice from Pete there IMHO

We were told about the same in that you need a beefy battery bank and a good charging system. So we spent yet more money via Sterling Power Poducts on 'Clever' chargers etc. We also bought a large Solar panel.

The reason we went for a 'Pure Sinewave' was simple - 'Hair Straighteners' apparently aren't happy running of the modified wave types and the main reason we have put an inverter in the system is for the girly accessories they demand to use nowadays. If hair straighteners had been 'Off the Menu' we would have been crucified.


(we have also wired in shore-power with various located 240v sockets for their use also of course) -- Griff

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What are you intending to run off the inevertor, if you want a domestic 240v system then all of the above is completely correct and you will also have to consider placement of the invertor as close as possible to the battery bank and some seriously thick cable too.
If you just want to run a telly and dvd then a cheap 300w job will do at around £40 and this can be done on sensible size wiring and without flattening your batterys in 10 mins.

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quote:"......
'Hair Straighteners' apparently aren't happy running of the modified wave types
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Wonder why not. Surely electrically hair straighteners are just a curly bit of wire (in a hinged plastic housing) which gets hot when you pass a current through it?
Perhaps some devious timing of thermostatic electrickery?
Sure your decision to invest in a pure sine wave was right for BA.

David

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Rads - I'm not really sure either mate. I was under the same impression as you are, but apparently not according to the knowledgable chap at Sterling Power.

A Bonus though is that a pure sinewave produces more wattage than a modified one, even though they may be rated at the same output - work that one out!!

The plot gets about as clear as mud - apparently our chairman knows all about such things though  -  Griff

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