Price Check

Discussion in 'Power cuts' started by lappiesreef, 20 Apr 2009.

  1. lappiesreef

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    Hey Guys

    I just want to check on the going price for inverters.
    Have a guy from one of those companies that have a second hand one for me.
    R1500 for a 1000 Watt inverter and battery..
    Is that good, bad, average?
     
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    thats a good price, is it modified or pure sine wave?
    motors etc need pure sine wave
     
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    I honestly don't know. They guys works for a Power supply company. I used him to fix our set-up in the lab... Got chatting he has a FW tank with a unit on it...
    So I said he can get me one from their factory... Guess he know's what he is doing..
    Will even help me hook it all up :)
    I might just kill my self with these kind of things..
     
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    Lappies thats a good price for a 1000w + battery
    just make sure it work before you take it also if you can check the 4 way rectifier for hot spots on it's terminal if it looks like it got hot then you know it have work long hours and is not relabel any more.
     
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    i agree...
    all i can say is that ours are more expensive than that...
     
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    O.K Ben all I know about electricity is it makes me go ouch if I touch...
    Can you maybe explain a bit on where I can check for the hot spot thingies?
    I'll try and get the guy to point it out for me as well :)
     
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    i see you say that he work at a power supply company just ask him to check the PC Bord and rectifier if they are still in good working order.But bay it it's a fair price.
     
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    Great, thanks :thumbup:
     
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    excellent price,i sell invertors for around R2300+ excluding the battery! (ok but thats new) and plus the dude is willing to set it up for you etc.
     
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    Make sure it has a relay and switches on automatically in the event of a power cut. I know that inverters with this function (essential in my opinion) are a bit more expensive. Also maybe make sure of the brand and whether spares and servicing are possible??? I am also researching about inverters at the moment. Perhaps for so cheap the quality of the battery and inverter could be a little sub par (only speculating).

    Regarding the pure sine/modified sine argument. I would be more than happy to run modified sine on my pumps. Pure sine is waaaaaay more expensive. If used all the time modified sine could maybe damage your pumps, but the power cuts should hopefully be infrequent. The iverter is just to save your reef on the odd occasion (Eskom willing). You could probably buy a new return pump for the difference between a pure and modified sine inverter
     
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    Some pumps just don't even work let alone run on modified sine.
     

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