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    Default Bushlapa Inverter

    I want to add an inverter to my Bushlapa, for those odd times when I don't have 220V but need it. Obviously small appliances only. Thinking about 800w
    What is a good inverter to look at?
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    Default Re: Bushlapa Inverter

    I would recommend a pure sine wave inverter from Victron.

    What do you want to power?
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    Default Re: Bushlapa Inverter

    Quote Originally Posted by TimTDP View Post
    I want to add an inverter to my Bushlapa, for those odd times when I don't have 220V but need it. Obviously small appliances only. Thinking about 800w
    What is a good inverter to look at?
    Thanks
    Buy once and get at least a 1000W pure sine as you are then sorted if ever you want to run a house type bar fridge or medium house type fridge/freezer. Very few inverters below 1000W can start a house type fridge.

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    Default Re: Bushlapa Inverter

    Quote Originally Posted by TimTDP View Post
    I want to add an inverter to my Bushlapa, for those odd times when I don't have 220V but need it. Obviously small appliances only. Thinking about 800w
    What is a good inverter to look at?
    Thanks
    I have the Victron 1200va psw. Works very well
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    Default Re: Bushlapa Inverter

    Quote Originally Posted by ekkekan View Post
    Buy once and get at least a 1000W pure sine as you are then sorted if ever you want to run a house type bar fridge or medium house type fridge/freezer. Very few inverters below 1000W can start a house type fridge.
    I donít think you can fit a bar fridge or house fridge/freezer in a BL😎
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    Default Re: Bushlapa Inverter

    Quote Originally Posted by BruceHun View Post
    I donít think you can fit a bar fridge or house fridge/freezer in a BL
    But I can outside

    Thanks guys. Appreciate the input.
    I have Victron at my homes and very happy with them. So Victron it is
    Cheers

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    Default Re: Bushlapa Inverter

    Quote Originally Posted by TimTDP View Post
    I want to add an inverter to my Bushlapa, for those odd times when I don't have 220V but need it. Obviously small appliances only. Thinking about 800w
    What is a good inverter to look at?
    Thanks
    Definitely Victron. Buy once and it's done.

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    Default Re: Bushlapa Inverter

    If you have a SWAMBO using a hairdryer then go with a Victron 1600VA, the 1200VA sits right on the edge with a hairdryer and you need to get a hairdryer with a separate hot / cold switch so that you can completely switch off the heat when on the inverter, I got the T-shirt.

    I've got a Victron Multiplus 12/1200VA which is very nice, but if I had to buy again I'd buy the 1600 for the above reason.

    Depending on what 230V charger you have in your Bushlapa, maybe consider going with a Multiplus, the Multiplus is a inverter and 220V charger all in one unit, soon you would want to also upgrade your batteries, probably to lithium and then you'll be ready for it.
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    Default Re: Bushlapa Inverter

    Quote Originally Posted by bigboy529 View Post
    If you have a SWAMBO using a hairdryer then go with a Victron 1600VA, the 1200VA sits right on the edge with a hairdryer and you need to get a hairdryer with a separate hot / cold switch so that you can completely switch off the heat when on the inverter, I got the T-shirt.

    I've got a Victron Multiplus 12/1200VA which is very nice, but if I had to buy again I'd buy the 1600 for the above reason.

    Depending on what 230V charger you have in your Bushlapa, maybe consider going with a Multiplus, the Multiplus is a inverter and 220V charger all in one unit, soon you would want to also upgrade your batteries, probably to lithium and then you'll be ready for it.
    Thanks
    Are lithium batteries bush proof?
    I am under the impression that they don't like rocking and rolling?

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    Default Re: Bushlapa Inverter

    Quote Originally Posted by TimTDP View Post
    Thanks
    Are lithium batteries bush proof?
    I am under the impression that they don't like rocking and rolling?

    Many people on here including myself use lithium in their vans and vehicles.
    I'd say they are just as bush proof as lead acid batteries if not more.
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