Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 21
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by tinkerer incomplete
rated for 1100 watts. Works fine at approx 500 watts. I haven't put it through it's paces yet. The battery cables are too short. The instructions say to install a switch on the positive connection to the battery and to ground the unit to the chassis of the vehicle. If that was to be done the switch and the grounding cable and clamp should have been included. They weren't. And it wasn't an oversight because the packaging list did not list them. At $80 (before tax) the price seemed good until I found a 2000 watt inverter at Harbor Freight for only 25% more money.
June 11, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by waymaster fills a niche perfectly between economy and high performance
Purchased to use small home appliances while camping. So, far have used 1500 watt blender. The wattage gauge tells you exactly what it is doing. Making a fruit smoothie without ice, it fluctuates predictably between 700 and 900 watts. The fluctuation and only one group 24, 550 amp hour battery caused me to have to run the engine to prevent low voltage shut off. Not a problem with something that only takes a couple minutes. Have plans for 1000 watt hot plate or 450 watt rice cooker but have not tried yet. Suspect might need 2nd battery in many situations. However, forget and leave it on with no load on it, it only uses a tenth of a volt all day.
February 25, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DaveTX Great for remote barn site.
Ive only had it up for a week but works good so far. Im in Texas so we have plenty of sun. I have one 100 Watt Grape solar panel hooked up. I started with 12.9 volts on battery and leave invertor on 24/7. I have noticed that the input voltage from battery and solar panel is down to 11.4 volts in the morning. Still monitoring to see if I will need another panel. I do have two floresent lights (4x32w bulbs) and two 60 watt lights hooked up so far.
August 28, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by dick nice item
tried to run coffee pot ,not large enough. runs tv,small fan . also won't run my nu wave cook top
April 1, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Yevgeniy Good value
So far I've not had this long enough to tell how it will last in the long run, nor have a tested the efficiency vs. others, since this is the only inverter I have, but I did test it with different load while hooked up to a deep cycle battery, and it performed as expected. I think the price is right and the built quality of the unit that I got seems to be good. It's not super light, but I don't expect it to be. So far I'm happy with this inverter and I think it provides good value.
February 18, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by un1satisfied didnot perform as stated
It states it is 1100 watts and peaks at 2200 watts. However... it would not run a 700 watt coffee pot
July 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tracy Solid performance
I use the inverter at the ranch on a solar and battery system. I have used the inverter pretty hard for the last month of many hours of service, flawless performance.
June 25, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by lunchwarmer well made but not work
I purchased this inverter mainly for my 650w microwave oven to heat up my leftover for lunch. I had it hook up to a large deep cycle battery with gauge 4 cable which also hooked up to the truck's battery, It displayed 12.7v on the build in meter, I was able to turn on the oven for the 1st day that I tried it out but the next day the oven stop in the mid way and the 3rd day . the oven would not start at all, The inverter took more than 45amp when it worked with the truck engine running . it displayed 680w on the display.. I than changed a new battery, same thing, the oven had power but it would not turn on .well, it is a nice made unit but it has to go back to Homedepot .too bad. The return experience was good. I think it is nice to purchase from Homedepot online it was simple and easy.
March 20, 2013