Inverters / Chargers


The primary function of an inverter is to produce 120V AC power from a 12V DC battery bank.  More sophisticated inverters will come with the option for a built-in DC charger for your 12V battery system when you are plugged into shore power or running from your onboard generator. This feature serves to replace your existing on-board converter with superior battery charing set-points.  Other inverters may have an option for a pass-through AC function, or automatic transfer, that enables shore power (or a generator) to bypass the inverter when you’re “plugged in.” The most advanced inverters have a hybrid function that enables current to be drawn from shore power and a battery bank at the same time.  This is a great feature running large appliances like air conditioners from a low current shore power source. Of course, the price point changes with the addition of these options.

When selecting an inverter for your system consider the following:

Wattage:
300W or less - Computers, Lights, Cell Phones
2000W or more - Refrigerators, Microwaves, Blenders
2800W or more - Air conditioners, Laundry Machines

Waveform:
Modified Sine - No moving parts, e.g. lights, cell phones, computers
Pure Sine - Moving parts like refrigerator compressors or audio equipment

Frequency:
50hz - European and Asian appliances
60hz - American appliances (AM Solar only stocks 60hz inverters)

Charger:
This is the maximum rate at which DC current can be fed onto a battery bank from a shore power source or a generator.  The higher the number, the less time it will take to charge.

Passthrough:
This is the maximum AC current that can be passed through the inverter from a shore power source or a generator to your appliances.  If you regularly connect to a 50A service to run air conditioning or other large appliances make sure you select an inverter with a 50A rating.  Otherwise, a 30A rating will be sufficient.

Inverter/Chargers:

Magnum Energy MS2000
1,639.20

Steady State:  2000W
5 Second Surge:  3300W
Voltage Output:  120V AC
Voltage Input:  9-17V
Waveform:  Pure Sine
Frequency:  60hz
Charger:  100A
Passthrough:  30A
Efficiency:  89%

Quantity:
Add To Cart
Magnum Energy MS2012
1,719.20

Steady State:  2000W
5 Second Surge:  3300W
Voltage Output:  120V AC
Voltage Input:  9-17V
Waveform:  Pure Sine
Frequency:  60hz
Charger:  100A
Passthrough:  30A
Efficiency:  89%

Quantity:
Add To Cart
Magnum Energy MS2812
1,983.20

Steady State:  2800W
5 Second Surge:  3900W
Voltage Output:  120V AC
Voltage Input:  9-17V
Waveform:  Pure Sine
Frequency:  60hz
Charger:  125A
Passthrough:  50A
Efficiency:  88%

Quantity:
Add To Cart
Magnum Energy MSH3012
2,223.20

Steady State:  3000W
5 Second Surge:  3900W
Voltage Output:  120V AC
Voltage Input:  9-17V
Waveform:  Pure Sine
Frequency:  60hz
Charger:  125A
Passthrough:  60A
Efficiency:  90%
Extra:  Hybrid

Add To Cart
Quattro 12/5000/220-100/100 120V Inverter/Charger
3,149.00

Two AC inputs with integrated transfer switch 
The Quattro can be connected to two independent AC sources, for example shore-side power and a generator, or two generators. The Quattro will automatically connect to the active source.

Quantity:
Add To Cart
MultiPlus 12/3000/120-50 120V VE.Bus Inverter/Charger
1,499.00

Multi-functional
The MultiPlus is a powerful true sine wave inverter, a sophisticated battery charger that features adaptive charge technology and a high-speed AC transfer switch in a single compact enclosure. Rated at 3000VA.

Quantity:
Add To Cart
MultiPlus C 12/2000/80-50 - 120V Inverter/Charger
1,275.00

Multi-functional
The MultiPlus is a powerful true sine wave inverter, a sophisticated battery charger that features adaptive charge technology and a high-speed AC transfer switch in a single compact enclosure. Rated at 2000VA.

Quantity:
Add To Cart
 

Inverters:

Morningstar Sure Sine 300
255.00

With no fan or other moving parts, this silent, pure sine inverter is a popular choice for entertainment systems as well as laptop and cell phone charging.

Steady State:  300W
10 Minute Surge:  600W
Voltage Output:  120V AC
Voltage Input:  11.5-14.5V
Waveform:  Pure Sine
Frequency:  60hz
Efficiency:  92%

Quantity:
Add To Cart
Victron Phoenix 12/180-120V Inverter
120.00

Ideal for laptops and cell phones, this 180W inverter plugs into a standard DC outlet.

Steady State:  180W
15 Minute Surge:  350W
Voltage Output:  110V AC
Voltage Input:  10.5-15.5V
Waveform:  Pure Sine
Frequency:  60hz
Efficiency:  87%
Dimensions:  H 2.8" x W 5.2" x D 7.9"
Extra:  DC Outlet Connection

Quantity:
Add To Cart