We have a xantrex prosine
invert/chg 2.0 and it works perfectly fine with the microwave, hair dryer, toaster, coffee maker... even the water
heater (though that puts a strain on my batts). I give the xantrex a good reccomendation.
One thing I did not see mentioned that should be (for the record): Inverters require very large battery cables
at 12v. I am not sure the 24v size awg (beau, since I think that is what your systems runs), but I had to run 4/0 (not 4 awg, 8 sizes bigger than that), but it was reccomended that I run 250 or 350 mcm. Anything over 25 foot r/t (as I recall) required the larger cabelling. Some inverters may be slightly different, but I doubt there is that much of a difference. When you price
out and plan out your inverter, be prepared for a really high cost (and pain in the butt) running large cableing. The current
cost of 4/0 runs from about $7-8/foot (if you can buy direct from mfg, like cobra for instance) to $20/foot if you buy through West Marine
. Now add in all the 4/0 lugs (plan on close to 20 at $8-10/piece if you do not screw up any crimps), renting
the crimpers, buying heavy duty cable cutters (or finding a buddy with them), 4/0 heat shrink, heavy duty 600 amp dissconnect, heavy duty fuse, etc... and your inverter just cost you a mint. You may find the inverter itself is the cheapest part of putting in an inverter.
Just FYI so you are not caught blind-sided.