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Krazy Koach
Drove all day to get to Hammond rv dealer to find out answers and get an invertor so I dont have to start my genie to watch my big screen. Not only do they not have any but they also dont know anything about them, some pros,
I found a 2000 watt unit at a truck stop for $200. My question is does it have to be a Sine wave unit, I know its more than enough wattage but not being a Swave would this damage my TV and also approximately how long do they last on 2- dry.gif 6 volt batteries
$2500 is a lot to pay for an invertor just to watch tv, my 12 volt is nice but hey I like my big screen...what can I say
pianotuna
Hi Krazy Koach,

400 watts would be enough to run your TV. Those can be found at places such as Walmart. Buy one and try it--it there are "noise bands" on the TV then return it and get a "true sine wave" inverter. True sine wave units cost approximately double what modified sine wave units cost.

QUOTE(Krazy Koach @ Oct 29 2009, 08:23 PM) *

Drove all day to get to Hammond rv dealer to find out answers and get an invertor so I dont have to start my genie to watch my big screen. Not only do they not have any but they also dont know anything about them, some pros,
I found a 2000 watt unit at a truck stop for $200. My question is does it have to be a Sine wave unit, I know its more than enough wattage but not being a Swave would this damage my TV and also approximately how long do they last on 2- dry.gif 6 volt batteries
$2500 is a lot to pay for an invertor just to watch tv, my 12 volt is nice but hey I like my big screen...what can I say

Denali
What Don said.

In a previous rig I used a cheapo small inverter to run the TV. I took back the first one because it caused noise in the TV picture. The second one worked.

Understand that you aren't going to be able to plug a 2000 watt inverter into a cigarette lighter. It will need to be wired directly to the batteries.

Big TVs use a fair amount of power. You will need to monitor your battery voltage fairly closely.
Krazy Koach
QUOTE(pianotuna @ Oct 30 2009, 09:46 AM) *

Hi Krazy Koach,

400 watts would be enough to run your TV. Those can be found at places such as Walmart. Buy one and try it--it there are "noise bands" on the TV then return it and get a "true sine wave" inverter. True sine wave units cost approximately double what modified sine wave units cost.

Thanx for the help!
Peter
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