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24V Inverters?
« on: November 30, 2017, 04:29:02 AM »
here is what i need your help on....

IIRC I have read that the 24V inverters are not that good an option, in the sense that they are lacking in performance against the 12V ones.
Is that true?

(though it stands to reason that having 2 solar panels and 2 12v batteries is a better option regarding efficiency, cable size etc)


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Re: 24V Inverters?
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2017, 05:26:26 AM »
  Depending on manufacturer ...you have no difference besides the 24 Volt supplied inverters require less thickness in the primary wire from battery to inverter and should operate slightly more efficiently than 12 volt input inverters.
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Re: 24V Inverters?
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2017, 06:28:20 AM »
is there a chance you will find an honest 12V inverter cheap, but not an honest 24V?

also, supposing that one settles for a 24V system (power box) what is the method to get 12v outlets?
(for the cases that some of the appliances are not 12-24V spec'ed)

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Re: 24V Inverters?
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2017, 06:58:20 AM »
Taggin on this

Who do you guys like for a 12 volt Sine inverter? Economy version please.  ;D

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Re: 24V Inverters?
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2017, 06:59:16 AM »
is there a chance you will find an honest 12V inverter cheap, but not an honest 24V?

also, supposing that one settles for a 24V system (power box) what is the method to get 12v outlets?
(for the cases that some of the appliances are not 12-24V spec'ed)

As 120 volts and 12 volts is most common in the US,I find the 24 volt/120 or 240 out inverters at a lower cost and to get 12 volts from a 24 volt bank I just tap from one of the 12 or 2 of the 6 volt batteries to get 12 volts for equipment ,often I will attach 2 of the 12 volt taps to allow for balanced power use if I use 12 volts more often. My power banks actually use 2.2 volt 2300 Amp hour cells that I link together with heavy copper straps to form my banks with and I can easily tap the desired voltages I need from the 28 volt nominal banks as I need.
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Re: 24V Inverters?
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2017, 07:02:34 AM »
Taggin on this

Who do you guys like for a 12 volt Sine inverter? Economy version please.  ;D

I prefer XANTREX as they are the most 'industrial' inverters for the money ....in my opinion.

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=xantrex+sine+wave+inverter&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Axantrex+sine+wave+inverter
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