Purchased the XPower 1500 Xantrex
inverter at Costco...... $84.79
Performance and Physical Specifications for the XPower 1500.
******Electrical performance XPower 1500****
Maximum continuous output power 1500 W
Maximum -surge power 3000 W
Output voltage 115VAC RMS ± 10 VAC
Output waveform Modified Sine Wave
Output frequency 60Hz±4Hz
Input voltage 10.5-15.0 VDC
Low voltage alarm 11.OV
Low voltage cutout 10.5V
Overvoltage cutout 15.0V
Optimum effeciency 90%
No Load current draw <0.3ADC
Physical XPower 1500
Length 13.9 inches
Width 6.0 inches
Weight 5.6 Ibs
It works for the TV... even the toaster, vacuum, computer, hair dryer. (Not all at the same time)
Here is a very inexpensive way to do the inverter.
Inverter and cables $85
DPDT Switch $11
12V circuit breaker $35
Romex wire..... pennies
Here are some instructions I received in a private message. I then diagramed it along side the
diagram provided in the instruction manual provided with the 1500 Watt inverter
"Very simple to do. You will need the DPDT "center off" 20amp toggle switch, an electrical box, a cover plate made for toggle switches (or just get a blank one and drill the correct size hole) some romex wire (14/2 if it's a 15amp circuit) and a wire nut.
Mount the box where you want the switch.
Unhook the romex that comes off the breaker feeding the circuit you want "inverted" (unhook all three wires...white, black and ground) Now hook it up to the center contacts of the DPDT switch with black on one side, white on the other and leave the ground hanging free for now.
Then take a new piece of romex wire and hook it up to the same breaker you just unhooked in the same fashion with the black wire going to the breaker and the white going to the neutral bus bar and ground to ground bus. Take the other end of this wire and hook it to the bottom contacts on the switch with the black wire going to the same side as the previous, white to the other side and ground hanging free.
Then take another piece of romex and hook it to the top of the switch in the same fashion. Now you can wire nut all the grounds together. Then on the other end of this wire that you put on the top contacts attach a plug end and plug it into the inverter.
That is it. So, if you flip the switch up you will be feeding the center contacts (wire to outlets) from the inverter and if you flip the switch down you will be feeding from shorepower. There is no need to turn off the converter when using the inverter because you are only powering that one circuit and the converter will already be off as it is on another circuit. Just make sure the switch you get is "center off" so that it breaks the connection from one source before it makes the connection to another."