• 600W continuous output to power a range of household appliances
• Modified sinewave output
• 240VAC socket to power a product without additional converters
• 24VDC input by connecting directly to the battery with alligator clips
• Weighing only 1.7kg, its compact metal design (240mm x 95mm x 58mm) prevents it getting in the way
• 500mA USB socket to charge a compatible device such as a Smartphone
• Shutdown protection against power overloadWhat 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 Moonraker inverter connects to the battery directly using alligator clips. Its compact design allows it to be discretely positioned without getting in the way. The inverter can power a device of up to 600W such as a laptop, a small television or a DVD player. It is highly efficient, converting 90% of its energy into output power. It is fitted with a 500mA USB socket to charge a range of compatible devices such as a Smartphone while still keeping the mains socket available to power an additional item such as a battery charger. 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 which are connected to 12V. A pure sinewave inverter is used to power sensitive electronic devices such as power motors, power tools, clocks or microwaves.