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    Square wave inverter

    Will this sound odd like a modded sine wave?
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    Could you repeat the question? If you're asking whether an inverter outputting a square wave will have the same negative effects as the modified sine wave produced by your average inverter, then the answer is yes. A handfull of things will actually run more efficiently, a bigger handfull will not work at all, and most will suffer reduced performance and efficiency.

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    What effect will it have on the sound though? if all units are grounded to a common point

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    Will a computer PSU work? I see no reason why it shouldn't.

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    What do you plan to power with it?

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    I wouldn't expect it to run particularly well. It may not run at all. A modded square wave would be fine, but not a true square wave. Did you get an old square wave inverter as a freebie or something? They're not exactly popular these days...

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    From Maplin, ah heck, they're good with refunds.

    a 200 watt power supply.

    http://www.caraudiodirect.co.uk/prod...43867161339a3c

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    For all I know the guy at the shop could know nada and it is probably a modded square wave...and if it isn;t and doesn't work, I'll just ground everything, RCAs...the lot

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    The faq says that is a modded sine wave inverter. (modded square - modded sine - same thing) Technically I think it should be called modded square as it looks nothing like sine.


    Now - is it sound interference that you have been worried about here? I just want to be clear. The wave type of the inverter has little to do with any interferece coming out the speakers. No amount of grounding will affect whether something works with one kind or another. The kind of effect that the wave type has is whether something works at all, how well it works, and how efficiently it works.

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