12 Volt Modified Sine Wave
Modified sine wave inverters
- also known as Square Wave, Modified
Square Wave and Quasi Sine Wave inverters
are the most common types of power inverters
on the market.
Modified sine wave inverters are substantially cheaper
than Pure Sine
Wave Inverters and do not represent true AC power
that you would normally acquire from the utility power
delivered to your home. Most appliances will work from
these basic inverters, but unfortunately unless you
can look at the internal electronic design of the appliance,
you can’t be sure if you will really need a sine
wave inverter. The squarish waveshape can also confuse
the timing circuits in some appliances that use the
mains frequency to control a clock.
Being able to correctly choose the right size inverter
for your need is an important consideration. To determine
the power requirement to run your appliances use this
Volts x Amps = Watts
An example of this would be a small microwave that according
to the back panel could draw 5.5 amps to operate effectively
would require an inverter of at least 1320 watts (240
x 5.5 = 1320).
offers a wide range
of inverters to meet your specific application. When choosing
an inverter you should consider the following:
1. The total wattage of connected devices should not exceed
the model's continuous wattage rating.
2. The number of connected items of equipment to determine
how many outlets are required.
3. The application to help you choose the proper type
of inverter or inverter/charger.