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Low idle power consumption inverters

Postby kmack67.km » Thu Jul 29, 2021 10:19 am

Hi,

Has anyone run into a list or review of pure sine wave inverters (12V DC to 12 VAC) with low idle/stand-by power usage? The idle power usage seems to vary significantly and its important if you are trying to run 120VAC continuously off 12 V batteries.

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Re: Low idle power consumption inverters

Postby MtnDon » Thu Jul 29, 2021 10:33 am

How many watts continuous is needed?

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Re: Low idle power consumption inverters

Postby saltydawg » Thu Jul 29, 2021 11:38 am

My renogy 1k pure sign is real low, like 6-7 watts. I just actual turned it on, .490 amps.
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Re: Low idle power consumption inverters

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