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    Im looking for a good quality 12v pure sine wave portable inverter. I have see the posts on the good quality Chinese inverters, but I dont feel like importing it. Id prefer to buy locally.
    To be used for powering up the router, laptop, TV and android box during load shedding. Can also be used if i go camping where no electricity is provided.
    What inverters can you recommend. Anything from 1000w to 2000w.

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    Cotek.

    I have a 700W which runs my 72l camping fridge and 180l caravan fridge on 220 while on the tow. Initial start has to be staggered but then I am good to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WayneMan View Post
    Im looking for a good quality 12v pure sine wave portable inverter. I have see the posts on the good quality Chinese inverters, but I dont feel like importing it. Id prefer to buy locally.
    To be used for powering up the router, laptop, TV and android box during load shedding. Can also be used if i go camping where no electricity is provided.
    What inverters can you recommend. Anything from 1000w to 2000w.
    Locally you will pay double.

    Import the inverter from this thread, it's worth the wait & money. My 2cw

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    Victron is really good quality, I have experience with a 1200VA Multiplus, though what you want is the Phoenix inverter only.

    Why 1000W to 2000W though, that is quite a lot, maybe expand on what else you want to power?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WayneMan View Post
    Im looking for a good quality 12v pure sine wave portable inverter. I have see the posts on the good quality Chinese inverters, but I dont feel like importing it. Id prefer to buy locally.
    The China imported 1500/3000W now sells for about R1550 plus taxes. As you want to buy locally Electroman sells a China 2000/4000W unit in 24V using the very same components as the one a lot of us imported for R3000.

    The Phoenix 12V/1200VA sells for R7500 and a quality inverter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigboy529 View Post
    Victron is really good quality, I have experience with a 1200VA Multiplus, though what you want is the Phoenix inverter only.

    Why 1000W to 2000W though, that is quite a lot, maybe expand on what else you want to power?
    I know victron is expensive and also a very good device.
    I didnt really want to spend R7500 on a 1000w inverter.
    I want to be able to connect 2 laptops, tv, router, CPE and a light or 2. But I guess 1000w will suffice. I'd rather go up to 1500w and know in covered in case I ever want to add on more devices.
    I'll look at those Chinese inverters.

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    You also might want to check what Current Automation has, www.rectifier.co.za
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    I'll have a look, thanks for the recommendations

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    Perhaps you could also check out the Flexopower Lithium444?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Mackay View Post
    Perhaps you could also check out the Flexopower Lithium444?
    I love those, but maybe a bit underspec for OP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toccata (Roelof) View Post
    I love those, but maybe a bit underspec for OP.
    Perhaps but maybe not. Often the kVA requirements are exaggerated because that's the only spec they know. (Get one and do a test on your setup..)
    What has suddenly dawned on me is that this unit has plenty of options. Also It's properly built: Custom aluminium housing with built in Li-Ion batteries with all that is required.
    And it's the same price as those trolleys with those monster 100Ah batteries (give or take)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dungbeetle View Post
    That looks identical to the Changi inverters many of us bought via Banggood for half the price.
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    My 24V, 3000W Changi, unused is for sale in classifieds, camping section if anybody is interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dungbeetle View Post
    That's the Changi ... you could save at least R1000 by ordering it from Bangood

    I must add though, the fans on the Changi are very noisy, if you intend on using it in the same room as the TV, although the TV and router draw won't set off the fans. It goes on at Ī 500W draw.

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    Default Re: Good quality portable 12v pure sine wave inverter

    R1000 extra for local support and to keep local business's going seems a good deal.

    EDIT: For example my cheap Android head unit I got off AliExpress packed up, now I have to pay for shipping back and hope they honour the warranty. With a local supplier that would have been his problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NewLandy View Post
    My 24V, 3000W Changi, unused is for sale in classifieds, camping section if anybody is interested.
    hi newlandy,
    I've p.m.'ed you
    have not found classifieds

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morne - Skip View Post
    That's the Changi ... you could save at least R1000 by ordering it from Bangood

    I must add though, the fans on the Changi are very noisy, if you intend on using it in the same room as the TV, although the TV and router draw won't set off the fans. It goes on at Ī 500W draw.
    The one I got from WRND has no noticeable fan noise

    When I run my 56"TV, decoder, Wifi and budget Audio system the fan very seldom kicks in
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Mackay View Post
    Perhaps but maybe not. Often the kVA requirements are exaggerated because that's the only spec they know. (Get one and do a test on your setup..)
    What has suddenly dawned on me is that this unit has plenty of options. Also It's properly built: Custom aluminium housing with built in Li-Ion batteries with all that is required.
    And it's the same price as those trolleys with those monster 100Ah batteries (give or take)
    Although these are great the OP mentioned 1000 to 2000W. A expensive boo-boo if one assumes 400W will do and having to buy a 2nd time.

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