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Posted 27 August 2013 - 09:18 PM

This video takes you through the install procedures for the Samlex PST 1000W Inverter.  This is Samlex's commercial grade pure sine inverter, a true work horse from their collection.

 

If anyone else goes this route, I highly recommend the remote as it's not only invaluable for easy on/off access, but really makes the install look clean when you're done.

 

Just about every step in this video is applicable for running a high wattage inverter.  It's very straightforward, but if you're not comfortable wiring directly to the battery, this video will walk you through the steps and procedures.

 

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 10:02 PM

good work on the video. :)


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Posted 27 August 2013 - 10:29 PM

Great video. The one i have picked out is a Go Power Pure sine wave 600W. They offer a remote switch and install kit as well. I had chosen this one with the review on Expo portal and Adventure Trailers uses them.

 

I kept doing the math and I am maybe hitting 200watts max. Almost everything electrical of mine is 12v ready to go.

 

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Actually I maybe going the Samlex route. The 600w Go Power does not offer a remote switch.


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Posted 28 August 2013 - 05:56 AM

Very nice

 

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 08:32 AM

Thanks guys, I appreciate the kind words.

 

 

Great video. The one i have picked out is a Go Power Pure sine wave 600W. They offer a remote switch and install kit as well. I had chosen this one with the review on Expo portal and Adventure Trailers uses them.

 

I kept doing the math and I am maybe hitting 200watts max. Almost everything electrical of mine is 12v ready to go.

 

Edit

Actually I maybe going the Samlex route. The 600w Go Power does not offer a remote switch.

 

I find electricity generation is like lifts and tires, once you go with one size, you always end up going bigger :)

 

On a more serious note, I found the 600w was able to charge x2 camera batteries and power x2 laptops at that same time.  With the fan running, it never overheated or shut off.  B/c the unit has x2 plugs, I simply plugged in a power strip and it worked like a charm.  The one issue I noted with the 600 SSW (the smaller inverter in the video) I had was that if I only charged my cell phone (low amp draw), the unit's internal fan did not kick on.  This is what initially led me to call Samlex and IMHO, they have some of the best customer service in the business.  They offered to replace my 600w unit but after speaking with their engineers, I decided to ramp up to the larger unit so I could run a few more items (i.e. angle grinder).

 

If you like remote switches like I do, check out the different types Samlex offers.  One of my favorites is the one they offer for the 1000w+ modified sine wave units

http://www.samlexame...il.aspx?pid=458

 

This little beauty is included with pure sine units 1000w+

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 11:24 AM

I was guessing if you were going for 1000w some power tools might be involved. I have a 20lb Co2 tank for air tools and I plan to build a 12v cordless drill.


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Posted 28 August 2013 - 11:37 AM

That switch panel for the modified sine waves are filled with a lot more info. I was looking at a National Luna dual battery indicator but those arelike 80 bucks.

 

Just the fact of what that panel has to offer for info I may move to a modified SW inverter. All of my critical electronics that could be deemed "sensitive" are all running from 12V to begin with. The inverter is more of a luxury at this point.


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Posted 28 August 2013 - 01:12 PM

That switch panel for the modified sine waves are filled with a lot more info. I was looking at a National Luna dual battery indicator but those arelike 80 bucks.

 

Just the fact of what that panel has to offer for info I may move to a modified SW inverter. All of my critical electronics that could be deemed "sensitive" are all running from 12V to begin with. The inverter is more of a luxury at this point.

 

I thought you'd like that remote for the modified sine wave inverter.  For $20 it displays an impressive amount of information and it's still a remote.  I never priced out their MSW's before, but when I went onto Amazon to look up the remote, I thought their price point for the 1000w was impressive.  It's not as low as the re-branded junk inverters, but it's a bit lower then the premium brands Samlex competes with.



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Posted 28 August 2013 - 02:23 PM

good advice all around

 

one thing that I would do as a safety precaution is still run some shrink tubing over the ends where it screws into the converter

 

if something metal bumps up against it, mr murphy will show his ugly face


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Posted 29 August 2013 - 01:30 PM

I was guessing if you were going for 1000w some power tools might be involved. I have a 20lb Co2 tank for air tools and I plan to build a 12v cordless drill.

It was that and I really needed a remote.  I figured for a few extra bucks I'll never max out my capacity and I can easily turn the unit on/off.  I'm mounting this inverter in the trunk and constantly going into the back was not something I was interested in.



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Posted 20 September 2013 - 02:28 PM

Am I being impartial by saying this is my favorite video?







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