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  1. #1
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    Default Inverter - what does 2 X 1000w mean

    I run a watermaker with a 1hp low power start up motor off a Honda generator. I see others use inverters when they are motoring and the batteries are full and that seems a good idea.

    Looking at Silverline inverter - 2000w (with 4000w for 1 second) - which seems very cheap at £150. It says, though, 2 X 1000w. What does that mean? You can't get 2kw from one output socket?

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    Default Re: Inverter - what does 2 X 1000w mean

    Depends on your voltage.

    Amps * Volts = Watts

    Most plugs tend to limit their amps to about 13. So.... 13 * 240v = 3120w of course, depending on your wiring you could probably exceed that.
    Disclaimer: I am not an experienced sailor nor do I own a boat.

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    Default Re: Inverter - what does 2 X 1000w mean

    Quote Originally Posted by dgadee View Post
    I run a watermaker with a 1hp low power start up motor off a Honda generator. I see others use inverters when they are motoring and the batteries are full and that seems a good idea.

    Looking at Silverline inverter - 2000w (with 4000w for 1 second) - which seems very cheap at £150. It says, though, 2 X 1000w. What does that mean? You can't get 2kw from one output socket?
    Best guess is that the box has two 1kW inverters each with their own socket.

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    Default Re: Inverter - what does 2 X 1000w mean

    Contacted supplier who said, "The inverter is rated for 2kW output from either socket. It should run your pump if it is soft start."

    Seems very good value.

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