Originally Posted by typhoon
I have had a Victron fail and a Xantrex do the same , I am going with an off marine
brand made in the USA.... Vanner.... , big heavy bulky, not fancy , no switching or charging
. Just a basic inverter
. I have seen these thing fall out of moving trucks on highways and still keep working . Not cheap
but bullet proof , I hope . Charles inverters are re-branded Vanners and get rave reviews
On more thing , they answer there phone
and emails , and parts
is readily available.
Marine: Power Inverters
Inverter Charger, Power Inverter, Battery Equalizer, Battery Monitoring
Just an update to this thread , I repaired the Xantrex SW2000, just opened it up and replaced the electrolytic capacitors , there are four of them , 22000uF. Put it all back together and it worked flawlessly !
I also bought myself a Vanner Brutus 2400w inverter
. This thing is built like a tank, Looks like it was never used , measured and tested it, and all is good . It has a high Idle current
7 amps , but a very good sleep mode circuit, not good for running small loads as most inverters are inefficient at lower power applications , You really want to have a good job for them to do before waking one up. .