i found a 800w 12vdc to 230v~240v AC for the same price as the Opus and was wondering would getting the inverter be better, cause wouldnt it be a ineficient way of powering a PC? but also by getting a inverter i would be able to pluging other stuff
like a VGA spliter which lets me display my screen on more than one monitor. but the spliter works off 15 volts i think so i could make something for it.. do what is better inverter or Opus
here are the stats for the inverter
output power 25min: 800w
output continuous: 650w
output power surge: 1000w
ac output voltage: 240v
output wave: modified sine wave
DC input voltage: 10 - 15volts
low battery alarm:10.7 volts
low battery shut down: 10volts
cooling fan: yes
overload potection: yes
input short curcuit protection: yes
it also has the ability to connect directly to the battery through aligaitor clips so it should survive cranking but ill try to findout for sure...
If I were you I'd go for the Opus. Not only will the inverter have an annoying buzzing sound probably, you'd have to worry about a switch for it and worry about shutting it down, whereas the opus will shut itself down. The Opus is way more efficient than a inverter anyway. You'll need to hardwire any inverter that's gonna draw that much power directly from the battery.
all valid points (except the first reply)
i was more inclined to the Opus for its ablitly to survive the harsh Car enviroment...
well im going to run 3-4 touch screens so i need the spliter anyway. still making something for that shouldnt be that hard anyways (i hope)
If you have read much on the topic the Opus is a better bet.
fewer grounding issues
Get the opus.
Read the FAQ in the newbie section
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Not to be rude, this topic has been talked over sooooo many times....of course OPUS.... I think it is the best option out there. Of course there are many other options out there, but OPUS is the right way to go if you got the extra cash.
the only reason the opus has less noise is because of its low power output, which brings me to another point. the Opus is weak as. 150w isnt much...
basicly i want to know if its going to be worth that extra money
i would like to know what systems people are using with the Opus
Cards, drives, peripherals etc.
Originally Posted by coma
Try the search function Really you will find a bunch on info.
You can save money and not be happy, or you can get the Opus.