#152808  by mattn
 Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:57 am
Two reasons to install an inverter. The first is because you have low-power or essential appliances that have no low voltage capability (or you don't want to buy the 12V adapter), and you would be using the power anyway - e.g. a Laptop, Samsung inverter fridge, CPAP machine. No real down sides of doing this.

The other reason is you want use a 240 plug to supply high power devices like coffee machines an toasters and microwaves. This can be done, but the issue is not installing the inverter, its working out size requirements and installing the batteries and solar needed to supply the inverter.

For a more detailed and useful answer we would need to know why you are considering it and maybe a bit more about your current setup.
 #152956  by Skiwi
 Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:28 am
There are plenty of advantages and the only "cons" I can think of is the upfront cost and that still draw a current if left on standby and doing nothing.

We switch ours on for maybe 20 minutes in the morning and again at night to run the microwave, toaster etc. The rest of the time it is off.

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