|Topic Review (Newest First)|
|07-17-2017 02:35 PM|
Originally Posted by Phillippeterson View Post
I haven't pulled the built in yet, I have the Samlex that got from
I'm not sure that I see it as a good replacement for the built-in, that would need an external power switch. I'm thinking this
Note, if you do this, you're replacing a 400W inverter with a 300W unit, but you'll have true sine wave power. This only matters to some battery chargers, computers, and TVs, from my personal experience.
|07-14-2017 08:13 PM|
|7502yuma||square wave inverter, most of the cheaper ones do no put out a true sine wave|
|07-14-2017 07:31 PM|
|lari2001||Bump for more info on the samlex. The stock inverter is a bit of a joke. Won't power my laptop or my dewalt batter chargers. I'm very interested in this Samlex.|
|07-12-2017 05:45 PM|
|07-06-2017 03:43 PM|
The Samlex checked out nice and clean, by the way.
|06-30-2017 06:01 PM|
In my F450 the inverter is located under the back passenger seat (curb side). It is covered by a plastic cover which I'm unsure of how to remove it (two day old truck so don't want to 'break it' quite yet LOL.
I'm also interested in getting a better inverter, is possible. Last thing I need is a Li-Ion battery in a laptop or phone get too hot.
|06-27-2017 05:22 AM|
|Phillippeterson||Where is this inverter in the truck? Is it accessible enough to replace with a better one?|
|06-26-2017 11:43 PM|
|bobofthenorth||At 400 watts you're not going to get much out of it anyway. On larger inverters MSW is often a problem for fridge compressors and microwaves. At 400 W you won't be running them. What you may see is that some wall wart chargers will get unusually hot.|
|06-26-2017 04:43 PM|
|06-26-2017 04:07 PM|
Originally Posted by Jesus_man View Post
It seems like some "smart" chargers for some laptops, tablets, camera, quadcopter batteries get confused by modified sine wave. The end effect may be that the "charging" light comes on but it really doesn't charge.
I ordered a
|06-26-2017 09:32 AM|
|Jesus_man||I don't even know what we are looking at aside from an oscilloscope wave. What is this telling you?|
|06-23-2017 12:22 PM|
|06-21-2017 11:05 PM|
What I learned about the spiffy new 400 watt inverter...
So, put it on the cheapo scope tonight, sorry for blurry pictures.
In the house, going though an antique IBM surge protector:
Out in the truck:
Whaddya think? :'(:-arrgh