Batteries and inverters work hand in hand, but at some point the battery charge will go down. But what if you need to power a load and the battery is at 10%? Can you keep the inverter running or does everything have to stop? It is safe to charge a battery while using an inverter, […]
Mention the word inverter and we think of those devices that allow AC devices to run off solar panels. Mostly they are used in large solar arrays, but can you use an inverter with a 100 watt solar panel? Do you even need one? The answer to both questions is yes. A 12V 100W solar
Because an inverter draws power from the battery bank, it is a critical component in RVs and off the grid solar systems. With a 1000 watt inverter you can run a lot of appliances, but how long can a 12V battery last on it? The answer depends on several factors. A 12V 100ah battery with
Inverters come in all sizes but all have the same function in a solar power system, convert direct current into alternating current for use by AC appliances and devices. But how many amps does a 1000 watt inverter use? Is your inverter large enough for your system amp requirements? Or do you have to buy
Refrigerators are more energy efficient than ever, but they are still among the most energy intensive appliances. If you are living off the grid or plan to, can you run a standard home fridge on an inverter? And how many batteries and solar panels will you need to run it for 24 hours? A 22
Microwaves appeal to boondockers and those who live off the grid or in RVs for many reasons. They are compact, affordable and easy to use. But if you have a 100W inverter, can it run your microwave? At first, 1000 watts seems sufficient, but in fact, it is not enough for a 700 watt microwave.