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    Todays Woot = Power Inverters

    No affiliation or whatever but whose of you looking for an inverter solution might be interested in todays Woot, a pair of Monster power inverters.

    http://www.woot.com/

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    Here's a quote from their forums that is dead on:
    "This one is no good. Anything bigger than a cell phone or a shaver will blow this thing out. Worse yet is the price isn't very good. A comparible one at Walmart in the automotive section sells for $18, and they only stick you with one at a time. For $44 dollars, you could get the 400 watt version. Now THAT would power a notebook, DVD player, TV, etc. And unless you have a second battery with an aditional 12V outlet, what the heck do you need two for? Perhaps you expect the first to fail at random?
    Just get one, and get a good one.
    By the way the power ratings for those are the continuous (other posts seem to have been questioning other inverter's labeling) and they are Black & Decker brand."

    My opinion is to save up and get a pure sine wave inverter (at least 300/500w, maybe 600/1000 if you need/want/can afford it). Modified sine = asking for problems.

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    I'm sellng a ******* 1000 watt new for 100 dollars.

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    Simeon - you have PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arebelspy
    My opinion is to save up and get a pure sine wave inverter (at least 300/500w, maybe 600/1000 if you need/want/can afford it). Modified sine = asking for problems.

    -arebelspy
    I agree on the wattage, but if you are just using it to run a PC psu then any old waveform will do, the first thing the pc psu does is rectify it to DC!
    Lez, more widely known as flez1966

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    Quote Originally Posted by lez
    I agree on the wattage, but if you are just using it to run a PC psu then any old waveform will do, the first thing the pc psu does is rectify it to DC!
    Oh wow, you completely don't know what you're talking about. Do a search on these forums and google for the differences. Modified sines cause a lot more problems (and have a HUGE noise issue, plus are way less efficient), pure (also called "true") sine wave inverters avoid the noise issue and are more efficient.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arebelspy
    Oh wow, you completely don't know what you're talking about. Do a search on these forums and google for the differences. Modified sines cause a lot more problems (and have a HUGE noise issue, plus are way less efficient), pure (also called "true") sine wave inverters avoid the noise issue and are more efficient.

    -arebelspy

    Oh wow, YOU completely don't know what you're talking about.

    The first thing a switching mode PSU does is rectify to DC.

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    Search man!

    Here's some to get you started:
    What type of Inverter are you using?
    Does the inverter matter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenman100
    The first thing a switching mode PSU does is rectify to DC.
    Well duh, otherwise how could it power it? How is that relevant at ALL to what I said? Either will power it of course. But the wave form coming in creates inverter noise (sqeal, buzz, hum, whatever) because of the square wave (or modifie wave) versus sine wave.

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