Originally Posted by Indy Bob
My Freedom 15 died. Does anyone know if the was a PURE SINE Inverter/charger?
I was told to replace it with the Xantrex 458. I did. 1st time I used the INVERT while driving, a new hair dryer turned itself on. It would not shut off at the switch. Unplugged it and it wouldn't work when we got to shore power.
RV shop said they sold me a MODIFIED
SINE Inverter/charger. I have read that style (modified) can damage micro processor boards, newer residential fridge, computers.
Of that's the case...
What good are MODIFIED SINE units?
The Xantrex is 3 months old. Charges great. Panel says good numbers on INVERT, BUT I do not use.
Buy a new PURE SINE?
Many years back I had a coach with a Xantrex inverter. It was a MSW. It just didn't treat my equipment well. The power from any MSW inverter is not motor friendly, will destroy residential electric blankets and is very inefficient. I upgraded to a Magnum PSW inverter and was much happier with the way things ran.
I found a very good source for inverters: https://www.donrowe.com/Power-Inverters-s/1814.htm
Check them out. Size your inverter to your battery bank. If you can increase your bank size to accommodate a larger inverter, you might consider doing so.
This is the inverter that I have and installed in my last coach. It has been very reliable. With the latest version and the ME-RC50 Remote Control, yo can charge Lithium batteries.
There are many inverter choices available to you. DonRowe is a good place to look.