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  • Pure sine wave inverters. worth it?

    I am looking at a inverter rather than the opus etc etc, and wondering if the price difference for a pure sine wave inverter is worth the $$$

    roughly double for a pure.
    e.g $200 for a standard 300W inverter (NZ$)
    $450 for a pure sine.

    Is it worth it? (worried bout buzz)
    is anyone using a pure sine wave inverter?
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  • #2
    no its not really worth it. If you get a good quality inverter and ground your PSU to the same spot you ground the inverter, you'll kill 99% if not all of the noise
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    • #3
      Another thing is that a pure sine wave inverter tends to be less efficient than the already inefficient square wave inverters. You'll be giving your car electrical system a harder time.

      Also, if you have NZ$450, how come you don't want to buy a DC-DC PSU? I guess you want to use the inverter for more than just your car computer?

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      • #4
        by the time i get one to this little corner of the world, its costed me roughly the same for a little 90w or a 150w. where the same $$$ can get me an inverter, which i can buy off the shelf, and use with existing pc's/psus i already have.

        ok sweetas for answers
        92 Subaru Legacy Wagon

        Epia MII12000 :D
        Morex 80W
        120G External HDD
        16x2 Charater Display
        Creative IR Remote
        VIA Sereniti 2000 Mini ITX Case
        7.2Ah SLA Tank
        PCMCIA 802.11b
        256DDR Ram


        Diamonds are for girls- wise men follow the stars

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