<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Vette Racer:
Well, never fear. The testing continues and to heck with that other thread.
According to the instructions, you know, the ones you never read until everything else fails. Well, they claim that since this inverter puts out a modified sine wave your digital meters won't read accurately, about 10-20 volts low. However, I took the other one back and got a new one, this one reads correctly and is putting out 118-124 volts depending on the load, on my digital voltmeter. Puts out appprox 107-no load. So, so much for the instructions. Just had a bad inverter.
Now I'm running a test to see how long my two batteries in the Jeep will run the ice maker and how much ice it will produce before power out status. Do you'all realize that a 1500 watt inverter under full load will pull 300 amps? WOW, no wonder those leads are so big. I can weld with less than that.
Ok, Update: Ice maker ran 6 hrs and made 7 lbs of ice in 90 degree heat before succumbing to a low voltage alarm. Jeep still starts at that battery voltage so that won't be a problem. Next we'll see if a trip of around 75 miles will charge the batteries back up fully, ie..to town and back.
Then we'll see if it can go another 6 hrs.
Doesn't take much to entertain me!
I returned the volt meter to Radio Shack and
picked up a Craftsman digital meter that uses
a regular 9v battery
My XPower 1500 Xantrex inverter puts out 115 volt
with no load. I didn't test it under load.
My bank of (3) 12v deep cycle batteries puts out
Glad you found the problem.