1000-Watt Pure Sine Wave Inverter
The Sunforce 1000-Watt Pure Sine Wave Inverter converts 12V DC power into clean, stable 110V - 120V AC power that is ideal for running home appliances such as televisions, computers and lights.
- Converts 12V DC to 110V- 120V AC
- Connects to a 12V battery (not included)
- Convenient power supply for the road or during power failure emergencies
- Can be used in RVs, boats, off grid cabins and more
- Includes two 110V AC outlets
- Comes with wireless remote control for added convenience
- Safety features include: Low battery shut down, DC input overload voltage, output overload, overload temperature, short circuit shut down, and high speed cooling fan
- Wireless remote control
An inverter is a device that converts direct current (DC) into alternating current (AC). It can take the power from a 12V DC battery, such as those found in cars, and supply power to 110V AC devices like those normally used in typical households (computers, televisions, home appliances, etc.). Inverters are therefore key components in providing power to AC applications in off-gird, remote or mobile environments.
An inverter is first connected to one or several 12V batteries (a.k.a. battery banks), from where it draws DC power. There are different methods of connection based on the size and model of your chosen inverter. Always refer to your user’s manual for detailed instructions. Ideally, 12V batteries should be fully charged prior to powering on the inverter. AC devices can then be plugged in to the inverter’s AC outlets, usually located in the front of the unit. In a lot of off-grid or mobile systems, battery charging can take place at the same time that you are running your inverter and AC devices. This is the case for solar and wind systems.
12V DC to 110V AC inverters are usually designed to operate from 12V batteries, because they offer a steady source of power that is available day and night. The output of 12V solar panels depends significantly on sun and weather conditions, which can affect the stability of their electric production. Furthermore, solar panels are passive generators of electricity that do not store energy. Instead, the 12V battery stores the energy produced by your solar panels, making it a critical component of any off-grid or mobile system.
What is the difference between a Pure and Modified sine-wave and what are the advantages of a Pure Sine-Wave Inverter?
The electrical output of an inverter is often described in terms of a sine-wave, an up-and-down line that represents periodic oscillations where voltage is rising and falling. A Pure Sine-Wave has the characteristics of a smooth curve, similar to the electrical waveform of voltage in regular households. This smoothness represents a clean signal that is suitable for most electrical devices. Its low harmonic distortion allows for a clearer picture on TV or computer screens, it reduces static or noise in communication devices and allows devices such as motors to run faster, more quietly and produce less heat. A Modified Sine-Wave has sharp or square angles, unlike the current available in most households. This less perfect waveform is still capable of powering many devices, but you may notice some functional differences such as digital clocks that lose time or the picture in some screens appearing wavy or noisy. An application that serves as a good example of the differences between these inverters is the laptop computer. A Modified Sine-Wave inverter can perfectly recharge your laptop computer, but if you wish to operate it while charging, then a Pure Sine-Wave inverter will allow you view a clear picture while still charging your laptop.
Yes, this inverter comes with a 2-year limited warranty.