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Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2006 1:22 pm 
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hello


who sells cheap power inverters? round about the 50 mark?


cheers.
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Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2006 1:44 pm 
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super cheap auto have some for about that cost. mind you they are not that powerful but it depends how much u want to run (supercheap about 200 watts?)

how much power do u need?

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2006 1:52 pm 
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I got a 300watt one last week for $65 at auto pro, Dont know if there in Vic or not

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2006 2:42 pm 
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jaycar is probably your best bet

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 7:20 pm 
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dont get the super cheap ones i got a 600max one for $89 and there pretty dodge

 

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 Post subject: power inverters
Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 12:36 am 
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fourL6 wrote:
dont get the super cheap ones i got a 600max one for $89 and there pretty dodge
hi, try aldi i bought one 2 months ago $69 ,went shopping last week they where on clearance $29 or 39, so i bought a 2nd one, rated 300 watts has 2 -240v outlets @ i think 10amps out put. i use it to charge laptops - camera batteries - etc. cheers :roll: :roll:

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 1:22 am 
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What will you be running from it?

concorde, got a cheapie ($125) 600W job from strathfield to run a LCD monitor (part of DVD setup), it produced so much electrical noise the picture quality was s**t, it had scrolling lines over it and a noticeable hum was present in the stereo. Went and spent $250 on a 600W one from Jaycar, it is perfect, no noise on the screen (or stereo).

Just FYI.

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 1:32 am 
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how big of an inverter would i need to power an xbox... would you recommend a fairly big one so as not to get any inteferance??
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Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 2:04 am 
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a 150W one would run an xbox ok. It's the quality of the device not it's supposed rating that determines any noise/interferance

My above story involves an xbox (in addition to incar DVD system), + 2x 19" LCDs. So the 600W powertech (aka jaycar) was purchased to handle the lot. Turns out we've found some LCDs that have 12V inputs :)

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 2:10 am 
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sweet... thanks data_mine
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Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 8:58 am 
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Theres 3 basic types of inverter - square wave, modified sine wave, and pure sine wav.

I bought a square wave job a while ago, and I get the same horizontal line interference as described earlier. I would steer clear of these if you intend on running anything audio/visual.

From what i've heard (don't quote me though), the modified sine wav's are ok for most AV stuff, and the pure sine's are more efficient.

The jaycar catalog explains them a bit better.

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 12:50 pm 
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Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 1:18 pm 
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i agree... d**k smith is too retail now. Jaycar is the ducks nuts :)

 

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