Convert 9,5kw-13hp to Invertor ??

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  1. Shepherd1

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    I'm using this 4,5KVA petrol generator, but it is tooo noisy. Says 9,5kw-13hp. What size Invertor will be big enough to replace it??
     
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    The important figures there is the 4,5KVA. 1KVA = 600Watt IIRC so 4,5KVA = 2700Watt. so a 3000W inverter will do.
     
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    Thanx Marius. Do you know of any places that will sell a 3000Watts??
     
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    Only place I really go to for something like that is Current Automation here in Randburg, JHB. website is www.rectifier.co.za
     
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    Thanx Marius, will give them a call
     
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    Why do you need such a large inverter, what are you running? I run two 65watt ecorunner, one 45w DC pump, one MP60 and one MP10 with a 1000mva. A 3000mva inverter will cost you a fortune. Think about it carefully.
     
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    Also, don't run heaters or lights, they are not necessary for the amount of time our power is off. Eskom might be a pain, but they seem to keep to the schedule.
     
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    Points taken, thanx guys. Maybe I was too eager beaver.
     
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    I have 3000W and 5000W inverters
     
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    Costs?
     
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    send me a pm during the week
    can also look at sustainable.co.za
     
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