• 400W continuous output to power a range of common household appliances
• Modified sinewave output
• 240Vac output to power a product without additional converters
• 12Vdc battery clips that connect directly to your battery to power the inverter
• Weighs only 1280g and its compact design (196mm x 225m x 75mm) prevents it getting in the way
• 2.1A USB connector to charge an additional device such as a Smartphone or Tablet
• Shutdown protection against 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?
The RINVU500 inverter connects directly to the car battery with battery clips and its compact design allows it to be positioned out of the way. The long power cable can be secured into the foot well to prevent it becoming tangled. The inverter can power a device up to 400W, such as a laptop, a small monitor or a phone charger. It is highly efficient, converting 90% of its energy supply into output power. The fitted 2.1A USB socket allows you to charge a wide range of items such as a smartphone or tablet while keeping the mains socket available to power an additional item such as a small television. The inverter also 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 A71JW. A pure sinewave inverter is used to power sensitive electronic devices such as power motors, power tools, clocks or microwaves.