XYZINVT pure sine power inverter
Amazon Customer – November 30, -0001:
Certainly the downside of mail order. After sitting the box for 3 weeks, working fine for 2 weeks (carrying resistive loads of up to 700 amps), It failed 1 week past Amazons 30 day return (Oh, that old story) and crickets from the seller and manufacturer. The reviews that refer to this unit as over rated amperage are correct. It was not even putting out 2000 watts when it died.Update: After the unit died I immediatley emailed the seller and the manufacturer. In all fairness, I did not know it was a holiday in China. Not to mention, it seems the world has come to a screeching halt. After waiting a day, I decided to call the manufacturer. Shirley and Qiana have been very pleasant, helpful and well spoken. We are currently working through the expected Q and A and its clear that I will be taken care of. This is not the place for the review of the seller but I had mentioned that I had heard nothing from the seller in this review. I was really happy with this inverter until it died. I was testing appliances one at a time. A 1.5 hour front loader washing machine load was fine. The inverter stopped working during the 2010 Built in Whirlpool dish washer cycle. Both the clothes washer and the dishwasher draw up to about 1100 watts measured with a real time utility meter. One would think that those would be safe with an inverter nominal rating of 3000/6000 watts. The fine print says inductive loads (electric motors) should be calculated at 2-7 times the rated value. Quick math says 1100 watts should be 2200-7700 watt inverter. The part that bothers me and the one star rating is the fact that the fuses did not blow. There are 8 – 20 amp internal fuses that are not easy to get to but you would think would protect the unit. They dont and they are not small sparks. It sounded like someone was welding. A little scary. My advice, for what its worth, make sure to get something that clearly states “protected”. And, dont leave it sitting in the box for too long before you install it.Update 2: Amazing customer service from China! I have updated from my one star review to five stars because Reliable stands firmly behind their products and customer satifaction. I have purchased the same Reliable brand and yes, larger, 7000 watt. I was completely and happily made whole for my first purchase through its warranty. When it comes to hard wired house solutions you cannot be too careful. I was connecting circuits to a solar sub panel connected to the inverter with 8ga wire through one 20 amp breaker. 120v x 20a = 2400w and testing one appliance at a time. I thought that I was safe with a 3000/6000W inverter. I would love to see a video review of intentionally driving every inverter above its nominal limit to see what it does before i purchased it. That would be comforting, at any time we could ‘inadvertently’ ask too much of our electrical system.
Blottman – November 30, -0001:
Brendan O’Connor – November 30, -0001:
Received in brand new condition, ($279.99 + tax) hooked up and ran a microwave and a 5000 btu air conditioner without any problem. The testing was brief but so far im very happy. Unit did not get hot or even warm . I will update as usage is normalized/ increased.Update Sept. 2020:Still very happy with this purchase. If i had to do again i think i would have gotten the remote switch, 24 volt version but at the time i only had one 12v battery. However, this unit is running great off of 2 parallel ,100ah lithium batteries. The use of the 1500 watt microwave was limited to a low power setting after installing a 100 amp shunt and meter on the battery bank. Replaced the microwave with a smaller 700 watt. No complaints.
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