Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 10
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Jeff101 not very efficient
I bought this inverter because it was pure sine to run my pellet stove if I lost power. after test run it would it only ran for about 6 hrs then my batteries were at 11.09v with the load of 190 watts the warning battery low beeped once for maybe a second then it shut off. I ran my pellet stove with a Stanly 800watt modified wave inverter same test and ran for 34 hrs same test.
pellet stove ran smoother and quieter on the pure sine wave inverter which would be better for the electronics of the pellet stove but I got 28 hrs of run time on the Stanley modified inverter
Also not a big fan of the Stanley I bought 2 of them one worked fine and the other burned up the first time I turned it on so good luck to all
So if running off a car that is running it would be fine but for me seems very Inefficient
January 29, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by nickgt7 About this Inverter
I purchased this inverter 1000 watt Pure Sine Wave Inverter Pro Series to use in emergency times when the power was out. But I also like to experiment with things. I am retired and my wife and I need some kind of emergency power. I want to say I have other inverters that are modified sine wave but they will not run nothing but some lights. But we needed something to run our induction motors because the modified sine wave would not even start them. I tested this inverter on two induction motors one of which was me drill press with a 1/4 hp motor and the other is a 1/3 hp induction motor. The 1/3 hp motor has a running watts of 800 and it takes about 2X that to start it but this inverter will start and run it with no problem. The plastic fins on the outside are only dust covers design to look good. The real heat sinks are mounted on heavy heat sinks on the inside so when the fan comes on to cool, it directs the cool air flow straight through the heat sink and coils. This fan hardly ever comes on unless the inverter in at almost full power output. I will say this is a very well built inverter and if you know anything about electronics you will appreciate this quailty that is built into this product. I am a Electronics Engineer so I do know something about inverters. I rigged up a 3hp gas motor to a delco 105 amp alternator which has a built in regulator and I am using just a car battery because all my power in coming from the alternator and the battery is only there so the alternator will work this way you can use a cheaper battery because it never goes dead with the gas motor running. The reason I use this setup is because keep in mind that you will have to have a large bank of deep cycle batterys for long time use. You can get the larger inverter then you can have a 4500 watt power plant to run just about anything in your home. I only needed the 1000 watt inverter. Keep in mind that a Pure Sine Wave Inverter uses more power that the modified sine wave inverters. It works well on just a battery to but you will need to keep it charged often. To make a long story short, the setup I make above will give you the same power that a gas generator provides at the same rates watts and the sine wave is much cleaner than the gas generator. I have monitored all the out puts from this inverter and it has a 60hz 118v ac with 1000 wats steady output. I give it a 5 *+
January 16, 2010
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by CraigM An excellent inverter for computers, HDTVs & electronics which require clean power
Pros: overall, the SunForce 1000 watt inverter is a nice unit. During power outages, it produces clean power for my computers (I work from home sometimes) which I run off of an Optima sealed battery, periodically recharging it using the my car.
Cons: hidden in the manual, the 1000 watts is split across the two 115 volt outlets meaning that only 500 watts is available on each. During a power outage in the winter, trying to run a 900 watt room heater from 1 outlet won't work.
May 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by fcbbob Good inverter
I use this inverter on an RV to run a toaster,coffee maker, flat screen tv, sat box,ect. runs these with ease. I use 3 100ah agm batterys. Does not come with mounting brackets. Remote control is a plus.
July 18, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mike This product works very well and is easy to use
This is the second one I have purchased. The first is in a camp and works so well I had to get a second unit for a truck. No mounting brackets so I made my own. I purchased a cheeper one for the truck but did not last this one is great. The unit showed up when it was promised. I am very happy.
February 21, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by dw12 good quality unit. very good value for the money.
Meter displays are not accurate but are quite usable once you understand they are not exact volt or amp displays.voltage display is low by @ 0.6 volts and the amperage display is high by @ 10 ma for every 100 ma measured.
September 22, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by stevenwr Battery HOG
Ok great clean power from this no buzz on many digital items i have like 2 moniters one is HD 1080p, tested with microwave with didgital panel as well good smooth run with it and the fridge even seams to cycle on with less time and run quieter. Maytage digital washer worked great pulling about 830watts during wash cycle.
For starters i was useing a 750 modified sine wave running a notebook and a light after i got 2 batteries 228AH i was on a 4 day run time and not needing a charge after switching to this i was dead in the water overnight added another 114AH along with an 18cubic feet fridge cable modem and router to get about 15 hours run time before charge is needed.
Solar system is small im just getting started at 160watts so the power pulled is greater then the charge i have to keep it up. I had to remove the fridge from the system for longer battery time. So im about at 2 days run time minus the fridge. Great product but it does use more power for the clean electricity it puts out my KWh us normally at .08 -.09 KWh (80-90watts) useage. The 11 volt shut off time greatly reduses the run time allowed what i did have would go to 10.5v. So depending on what you need and have you may have to add more batteries to your bank to maintain the flow. Just to give and idea on power draw versus usage this item will pull 11.4 amps from the battery at 540watts. A 740 watt (8000btu) window unit AC thats energy star compliant will not run on this it trips off it may do a smaller one but i dont have a smaller one to test it with.
April 24, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Tony great price
great price, good features, quite operation, easy to use
August 14, 2012