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Maplin 12V Modified Sinewave 600W Inverter

Code: A57LZ

  • 600W continuous output to power a range of household appliances
  • Modified sinewave output
  • 240VAC mains socket to power a product without additional converters

Product details

Maplin 12V Modified Sinewave 600W Inverter

• 600W continuous output to power a range of household appliances
• Modified sinewave output
• 240VAC mains socket to power a product without additional converters
• 12VDC power source by using the included battery clips
• Weighs only 2.8kg and its compact design (280 x 173 x 65mm) prevents it getting in the way

Special Feature
• Shutdown protection against overload
• Can be used either as an in-car inverter or as a solar kit inverter

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 can connect to a car or solar battery using the supplied alligator clips. Its compact design allows you to place the inverter where it is needed without it being in the way. The inverter can power a device up to 600W such as a laptop, a phone charger or a portable games console. It is highly efficient, converting over 85% of its energy into output power. 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, such as these. A pure sinewave inverter is used to power sensitive electronic devices such as power motors, power tools, clocks or microwaves.

Connector Battery clips
Cable length
Input voltage range 12 V
Standby input current: <0.8A
Output voltage: 240V ± 10%
Output frequency: 50 Hz
Output power: 600 W
Peak output power: 1500 W
Output waveform MSW
Efficiency 85-90 %
Dimensions 280 x 173 x 65 mm
Weight 2800 g
USB output N/A
Low battery protection YES
Shutdown protection YES

I have a 12v socket in the rear of my car, can I &nbsp;connect this inverter via this socket ( cigarette lighter type). I want to be able to charge my powered wheelchair while its in the car and the engine is running.

Asked by: Diz9000
Yes this would be fine to use.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2016-09-01

On the image it clearly shows screw terminals for solar panel and load connections and their icons too so why is it not compatible with a solar panel? Can you please update the infomation on this item as it seems to be a 2 in 1 unit which is what I need.

Asked by: Jack
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
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2016-03-27

Can you please confirm what is the maximum solar panel Wattage this can take. I have a 250W solar panel and a 100W panel. Could I connect both or just the 100W panel?

Asked by: Alan
The item is made to be connect directly to a 12v battery not a solar panel.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-03-17

i need an &nbsp;inverter for my boat does this product connect via 12 volt battery &nbsp;and solar pane together &nbsp; &nbsp;lif so how does the solar charger controller work do u switch 12volt supply of manually then use power from solar when ever i want to

Asked by: rob128
I am pleased to advise the product you mentioned will do exactly what you require. If you need advice on how to wire this with your battery and charge controller please give us a call on 0333 400 9500 or email us:
Answered by: Russell
Date published: 2015-10-05

So I could use this to give me AC power from a storage battery, and connect a solar panel to charge the storage battery?? And both these things can be done separately, I.e use it at night and charge during the day?

Asked by: Liam83
I am pleased to advise the product you mentioned will do exactly what you require.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2015-09-29

What wattage can it handle from a solar panel?

Asked by: Roger
This is designed to go to a battery not direct to a solar panel.
Answered by: Russell
Date published: 2015-08-16
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Bulk Prices

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A57LZ Maplin 12V Modified Sinewave 600W Inverter (1+) £149.99

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