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Old 19-04-2019, 11:24   #1
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Inverter by lagoon or aftermarket

Hi everybody,

What do you think when ordering a new Lagoon 40. Choose the inverter option from lagoon? or make it aftermarket?



Curious what you did and why.

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Old 20-04-2019, 19:51   #2
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Re: Inverter by lagoon or aftermarket

Check out victron
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Old 22-04-2019, 13:14   #3
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Re: Inverter by lagoon or aftermarket

Are you talking just the the inverter unit, or doing all the AC wiring too, DIY or professional install?
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Just the inverter. AC will be factory option.
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Old 10-05-2019, 14:12   #5
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Re: Inverter by lagoon or aftermarket

Would it be DIY or aftermarket install?

Wiring an inverter is pretty straightforward, but any wiring on the boat is just generally a big hassle, and the wires are pretty fat on full power inverters.

The Lagoon factory inverter is, as usual, quite overpriced. Installing an after market inverter is quite doable (we did it) but it is a lot of work.
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Re: Inverter by lagoon or aftermarket

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The Lagoon factory inverter is, as usual, quite overpriced. Installing an after market inverter is quite doable (we did it) but it is a lot of work.
Lagoon factory inverter?
Since when have they been making inverters?
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Re: Inverter by lagoon or aftermarket

I installed a victron quattro 5k on my 450. Did every thing my self, its achievable with some tech knowledge athough not a lot required. I did it because the lagoon option was too expensive and not enough Wattage for me.
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Re: Inverter by lagoon or aftermarket

Things like this never have a single answer for everybody. There are lots of considerations.

Does the inverter supplied by Lagoon meet your needs? If not, install your own.

Will Lagoon warrantee the inverter and its installation? Does that matter to you? One stop shop repairs for a year (or whatever...) can be handy for a new boat owner.

If you will pay someone else to install it, Lagoon might actually be cheaper since they have standardized parts and know how it all goes together without thinking...

If you have the tools (for example, heavy duty lug crimpers) then you are halfway there. If not, there are extra costs to DIY beyond materials.

Is Lagoon custom electrical work up to the standard you want?
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