Inverter Upgrade

Discussion in 'Off Grid Living' started by jmdraft, Jan 26, 2013.


  1. jmdraft

    jmdraft Grand Exalted Old Poot

    Now that my house has finally gotten comfortable, it’s time to upgrade my inverter to run stuff like refrigerator, microwave, stereo system, computer, household appliances, air compressor etc. I want something with hardwire terminals. Over the years of researching it, I’ve always heard that I should get pure sine wave but I’ve heard form some that modified sine wave is good enough if the wattage is high enough.

    My house: Home Off The Grid

    So now I want to hear form some folks who have actually been living off grid for some years. How much wattage, pure or modified, what brands etc? Any suggestions?
     
  2. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Read my Profile... I have been living Off-Grid, out here in the Alaskan Bush for over 2 decades.... What do you want to know.... a Private "Conversation" can be had, just for asking....
     
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  3. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Check out TNAndy and NVBeav's posts.
     
  4. jmdraft

    jmdraft Grand Exalted Old Poot

    Dumb as I am about forums, I tried to look at your profile and got this:
    Read more: Error

    Follow us: @Survivalmonkey on Twitter | Survivalmonkey on Facebook
    Survivalmonkey Forums | Survival - Preparedness - Gear - SHTF - Error

    This member limits who may view their full profile.

    So now what?
     
  5. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    ErrorClick Here....... and click on the Information Tab....
     
  6. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    JMD, you need a few more posts before access to all public member data is permitted. This is to ensure there's a real person out there, and not a bot looking for something to corrupt. We currently have it set to 5 posts. Once you get to that level, more things can be seen/accessed. As of this time, you show as only two posts.
     
  7. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Some people limit their profile views from casual viewing. BTPost may have his set this way.

    Yes, he limits to 'Members Only', you may have still been waiting approval as a member?
     
  8. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Ah, Ok, that solves the Mystery... Sorry about that... @jmdraft when you get to 5 Posts, you will be able to read myInformation on my Profile Page....
     
  9. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    He should be able to see it now. We don't have a 5 post minimum anymore: He's either a registered member or not.
     
  10. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    I checked on that, Membership Status, when first answering his original Post... He is a Newbie as of this morning....
     
  11. jmdraft

    jmdraft Grand Exalted Old Poot

    Ok, I read your profile.

    As an old poot to an old fart, it sounds like you’ve been off grid long enough to have learned a few things the way I’ve learned most of everything I know………….by doing it wrong at least once. I have a PhD in screw up.

    So what I’m looking for is stuff about inverters form folks who have messed with them long enough to have some experienced ideas about them………..as opposed to just trying to sell them.

    I want hard wire terminals so I can hook it up directly to my house. I want to run stuff like what I put in my first post and I’ trying to decide on pure sine wave or modified. I also need some ideas abut how much wattage, brands, where to buy them etc.

    As for my profile, it’s on my website.
    The Geriatric Gourmet
    The house part is here:
    Home Off The Grid
     
  12. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    @jmdraft, Ok, Here is what I have learned in 2 decades of living Off-Grid, with an Inverter/Battery System, and a few other building Ideas.....

    Blogs (Survival Monkey Forums)

    If after reading this, you have MORE questions, I am usually around....
     
  13. jmdraft

    jmdraft Grand Exalted Old Poot

    Thanks,

    Our local stone cutter is a friend and he already cut my tombstone. It’s sitting up the hill behind my house. It says:
    John Gordon Martin
    Jan 16, 1943
    Too Much to Do; Not Enough Time

    So maybe this is more to the point.
    What kind of inverter do you have?
     
  14. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    I run a Trace SW4024, a Trace SW4048. And Trace SB3624.... All purchased BEFORE the Trace Engineering Staff, ALL walked out the back door, down the street, and started OutBack Power Systems..... If I was in the market Today, it would be OutBack Power stuff, Hands Down....
     
  15. jmdraft

    jmdraft Grand Exalted Old Poot

    From an old poot to an old fart, thank you.

    That was the information that I was seeking.
     
  16. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    You are entirely Welcome.... Let me know if I can answer any further questions.... Hoped you liked the Blog....
     
  17. jmdraft

    jmdraft Grand Exalted Old Poot

    Can you send me a link for:
    OutBack Power stuff?
     
  18. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Goggle is your friend, for that.... Just google Outback Power Systems.... All their Doc's are online in .PDF format...
     
  19. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Bye the bye, what are you using for a backup Genset?
     
  20. jmdraft

    jmdraft Grand Exalted Old Poot

    I’m sill looking for an ap to download that will make me younger and have more money.

    Please provide me to a link to this ap.
     
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