300 WATT POWER INVERTER
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300 Watt Power Inverter
This high quality 300 Watt Power Inverter
is used to power 230 Volt AC (mains) equipment from a 12V battery
or battery bank
. This is an essential component of any serious renewable energy
set up since it enables televisions, DVD players, PC equipment, laptop computers and much more (up to a total of 300 Watts power) to be powered renewably.
Included with the inverter
are both a pair of crocodile clips
for direct connection to the terminals of a battery/battery bank AND a standard cigar lighter plug
so the inverter can be used in a motor car via the cigarette lighter socket.
This 50Hz modified sine-wave
power inverter offers super high performance with a conversion efficiency in excess of 90%
! The frequency of output AC electricity is highly stable and so it can be used with power sensitive devices.
The inverter has a power rating of 300 Watts
, but it can cope with short lasting surges (which occur when for example a television is first switched on) of up to 600 Watts
In standby mode
when no devices are being powered by the inverter, it draws a standby current
of under 0.36 Amps. (Obviously the inverter should be switched off when not in use for more than a few minutes in order not to waste stored battery power.)
The inverter will operate from DC electricity inputs from 10 to 15 Volts
, so even when the batteries are being heavily charged (at up to around 14V max), the inverter will still provide AC power
For your safety, this power inverter
offers output short-circuit protection, input polarity protection (via a fuse), high DC input voltage protection, and also has a low battery warning alarm and automatic low battery shutdown. The battery alarm is triggered when the battery voltage falls to 10.5V, and power to the load is shutdown if the battery gets down to 10.0V in order to protect the drained battery from permanent damage.
The high efficiency of the inverter and the fitted internal fan
helps to keep the temperature down, however overload and over temperature protection is provided to protect the inverter from damage.
Using the Inverter
At one end of the power inverter is a standard UK 3-pin socket
and the main inverter on/off switch. A device such as a television can be plugged directly into the inverter, or alternatively a 2-, 3-, or 4-way extension lead can be plugged into the inverter and a number of devices* plugged in at the same time.
* Remember that the total continuous power consumption of the connected devices must be 300 Watts or below. A laptop computer for example uses around 100 Watts, and a portable colour television around 80 Watts. A microwave uses around 1,000 Watts and so could not be powered by this inverter.
This 300 Watt power inverter measures just 163 x 90 x 75mm
making it a perfect portable (glove box) solution as well as not taking up much space in a renewable energy
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