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Old 12-03-2014, 22:08   #1
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12 to 230 volt inverter only, best brand?

Have had 2 Xantrax 2000 pure sine die within 14 months, luckily Budget marine in SXM has covered under warranty and refunded. We do not want another Xantrax (wonder why Xantrax build **** and yet is only brand Budget stocks???) so looking for knowledge.
2000 to 3000 pure sine inverter only as have charger fitted already. 12 v to 230.
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Old 13-03-2014, 02:57   #2
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Re: 12 to 230 volt inverter only, best brand?

Latronics from the SunShine Coast Qld makes good gear. I've had one 14+yrs & it is well made. You do get what you pay for!! Mastervolt makes good gear. Now if your house was in the caribbean & the boat in Melbourne ...

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Old 13-03-2014, 06:28   #3
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Re: 12 to 230 volt inverter only, best brand?

The only 12 to 220 volt inverters I've found do not have split phase and are not pure sinewave. I bought one:
Powerbright Inverter Erp2300-12 - 12 Volt 2300 Watt 220 Volt 50 Hz Output

Do you still call your boat Muscade? In any case, it most likely is wired for 220v 50hz single phase anyway. The inverter did run my bar refrigerator until I replaced the unit with a 12 volt system. That was the only component on the boat that was specifically 220/50. I'm sure it has enough power to run the main refrigeration compressor also but never did as I'd have to rewire it off my main breaker panel.

Did you replace the generator? Just wondering as I know it was in rough shape.
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