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Maplin 12V Modified Sinewave 600W Inverter

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Maplin 12V Modified Sinewave 600W Inverter is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 11.
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  • 600W continuous output to power a range of household appliances
  • Modified sinewave output
  • 240VAC mains power soccket to power a product without additional socket

Product details

Maplin 12V Modified Sinewave 600W Inverter

• 600W continuous output to power a range of household appliances
• Modified sinewave output
• 240VAC mains power soccket to power a product without additional socket
• 12VDC input from the battery with alligator clips
• Weighing only 1.5kg, its compact design (190 x 113 x 62mm) prevents it getting in the way
• 2.1A USB socket to charge an additional device such as a Smartphone or Tablet
• Shutdown protection against power overload

What is an inverter?
An inverter is a converter that connects to a sealed lead acid (SLA) battery that is usually connected to a car, a truck or a solar panel. The inverter can connect to the battery either through a car accessory plug or by clipping directly to the battery. A mains powered device can then be plugged directly into the inverter’s AC socket. Inverters vary in capacity and can power devices of up to a specific wattage. Inverters can be split into two categories: pure sinewave and modified sinewave.

What makes this inverter unique?
This Maplin inverter connects to the car battery directly through the included alligator clips while being positioned in an unobstructed position. The inverter can power a device up to 600W such as a small television, a DVD player or a gaming laptop. It is highly efficient, converting over 85% of its energy into output power. It is fitted with a 2.1A USB socket to charge an additional device such as a Smartphone or Tablet. The inverter includes shutdown protection to power down the inverter if the battery power drops below a certain level.

What is the difference between pure sinewave and modified sinewave?
All household mains sockets output a sinewave along the cable to transfer power from the source, such as the battery or plug to the product that is plugged in. This product is a modified sinewave inverter which produces a stepped approximation of a pure sinewave inverter which makes it easier to produce. A modified sinewave inverter can power devices such as laptops, printers and chargers, although some items may pick up interference from the inverter. A solution for this is to upgrade to a pure sinewave inverter. A pure sinewave inverter is used to power sensitive electronic devices such as power motors, power tools, clocks or microwaves.

Specifications
Connector Battery clips
Cable length N/A
Input voltage range 12 V
Standby input current: <0.8 A
Output voltage: 240 V
Output frequency: 50 Hz
Output power: 600 W
Peak output power: 1500 W
Output waveform MSW
Efficiency 85 - 90 %
Dimensions 190 x 113 x 62 mm
Weight 1500 g
USB output 2.1A max
Low battery protection YES
Shutdown protection YES
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I run a community allotment project in Sheffield, and as our plots have no mains power, I ordered the lower-powered 300 Watt version of this last year. It worked a treat for charging power tools, mobiles and laptops, but always complained when I tried to power a slow cooker from it. I saw this 600 Watt version was on offer, and immediately bought one. Well, it works a treat! Now our ever-hungry volunteers can share a meal at the end of a hard day's digging! This, to us, is a brilliant bit of kit, and I would have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone.
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have been running one of these for over 12 months. I live off grid and it powers everything, lappy TV DVDR CF lights, well good ones anyway, even satellite broadband and the fridge in summer when the solar is good. It runs 24/7 and is running a little warm now but that is because I am stretching it. I am here looking for an upgrade but thought the new low price for this was a steel. Don't let cheep put you off these are great ... Its a pity they wont parallel, I would just buy a second unit.
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The staff at the Wrexham Branch were very helpful, I chose this for camping trips to run laptop and more, because it connects to the battery I don't need to leave the ignition on. I connected the inverter to battery and ran out a long extension and powered my 17" screen laptop no prob, and an airpump for inflating airbeds. Didn't get hot or start fans, an excellent bit of kit. It will pay for itself in the long run. Light to carry and well made and easy to set up.
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bought this six months ago with a 60W solar panel/ controller and 125AmpH leisure battery. It provides all the electricity for my house in France, 4 bedrooms, lighting, satellite TV etc. I just replaced all the bulbs with low energy ones, the solar panel keeps the battery topped up. Perfect, no electricity bills and all for under ??200 the lot.
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Most inverters say will not power printers! This one said it would, and it will!! Got this to print off things on the move, with a laser printer. Works so well. The only down side. If you leave it on, it will drain the battery too far to let you start your van! So, do not leave it on. This is a very good bit of kit.
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We have been running our off-grid home in Spain with this unit for over 4 years (24/7). It has never missed a beat and is perfect for our lights, tv, laptops, blender, phones, internet. Not big enough for the washing machine or hoover, but there's the genny for that! I would add that I don't think it's the most efficient in power management, but for the price it's a great unit and it's done us well being 100% in use every day.
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I bought one of these over 5 years ago on sale and it has been fantastic. I bought it to use in my garage where I had no power. I used it to power the lights and my tools and the battery would last for hours with constant use. It has safety overload protection which simply blows an easily replaceable fuse. I have used this for emergency situations and has been great for all these years. I thoroughly recommend this item.
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic service and great piece of kit. Does exactly what it says on the box.
Date published: 2014-11-18
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Bought this inverter, but when I connect it to a battery it beeps in blocks of 4 beeps and the warning light is on. This is not in the instructions. Tried it on second battery and it is doing the same. Is this a fault or am I doing something wrong?

Asked by: Anita
Sorry but it's impossible to offer any form diagnostic information without knowing what exactly you are trying to power, typically beeps are an indicator of overload or low battery power. Questions area is not an ideal location for such an inquiry could you please email full details to technical@maplin.co.uk and we will endeavour to assist.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2017-05-03

would your &pound;49.00 invertor be suitable to charge a &pound;36W electric bike battery Lithium

Asked by: john
You cannot use any inverter to charge a battery, that isn't how they work. To charge a battery you need a suitable battery charger.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2017-03-22

Will this device support a specificaction of 12v 240v 50hz 2.4ap?

Asked by: Ed1986
This service is for frequently asked questions and does not allow two way communication, In order for us to best assist you with your technical issue please contact us on the details below: 0333 400 9500 or email technical@maplin.co.uk
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-03-05

We are interested in this inverter. Will it be able to boil an ordinary household kettle on our boat?

Asked by: Gillroy2
This service is for frequently asked questions and does not allow two way communication, In order for us to best assist you with your technical issue please contact us on the details below: 0333 400 9500 or email technical@maplin.co.uk
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-02-27

Can these inverters be used on a continuous basis &amp; left in circuit connected to a battery &amp; say a garage door?

Asked by: Robin
Unfortunately we are unable to guarantee full compatibility for this item, as this is not the manner for which it was designed to be used.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-02-03

Hi. Is it safe to use this converter by connecting it to 12v cigarette lighter instead the wires provided? P.s. the wires provided are more thicker then the ones that go to cigarette lighter.

Asked by: Marius
No, I am sorry but the item will not work for this use.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-01-13

When do the power and warning light actually come on? I assumed that the power light would switch on when I turned on the inverter in my case it does not, is this a fault?

Asked by: Steve
No, the light is a warning light. This is normal operation.
Answered by: DaveB
Date published: 2017-01-27

I wish to run a hi-fi system from this when away camping. Will this handle several hours of usage at high volume?

Asked by: Donk
It's really going to depend on the battery you attach it to. The inverter itself has no power storage, it converts 12v stored power from a battery (car battery, leisure battery) into 240v mains for your mains powered device. How long it will last will depend on the storage capacity of the battery you are using and how much power your device is removing from that battery. For example ... If you Hi-Fi draws 5 amps per hour and you had a 50 amp hour batter, then could expect approximately 10 hours battery life. However if your equipment draw 20 amps per hour, the a 50 amp hour battery would be exhausted in under 2 1/2 hours.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2017-01-27
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