MotoMaster 1000W Pure Sine Wave Inverter w/ Remote Control
Wouldn't start anything over 200w, random error codes, and blew the bulb on my 500w worklight.
January 30, 2013
I purchased this inverter for sensitive electronic devices because my other inverters do not provide a smooth voltage curve. The cheaper inverters provide a "chainsaw-blade" voltage curve whereby the frequency measurement is affected adversely.
This inverter provides a smooth triangular curve which was verified by my oscilliscope.
It comes with a Canadian Tire warranty.
February 29, 2012
Actually only rated 800 watts continuous
It does not come with the wireless remote keyfob that is shown on the website photo. It does come with a wired remote that would need to mounted over a 2"x2" hole if you want it to be flush mounted.
Specifications printed on the box show:
800 watts continuous
1000 watts for 5 minutes
1600 watt surge
Specifications on page 18 of the owner manual say that it is an 800 watt inverter. Then on page 22 of the manual it lists the continuous power as 900 watts and the Peak power for 5 minutes as 1000 watts.
The sticker on the bottom of the actual inverter shows 900 watts continuous.
Efficiency is listed as being only 85%.
I'd love to know what the continuous watts rating really is.
February 20, 2012
Don't Complain, Do the Math,
Careful when choosing these inverters. You must have a huge battery bank or charging system in place to use the FULL 1000 Watt / 2000 Watt surge capacity. Do the math (Joule's Law P=IV) before you buy.
Battery Current Draw = 1000 Watt Rating / Volts = 8.2 Amps at 120 Volts or 82 Amps at 12 Volts.
A typical lead acid battery has a 20 hour C/20 rating of 55Ah meaning that it lasts 55 Ah if drawn flat in 20 hours. This means the current draw is rated at 2.75 Amps for 20 hours. In order to run 1000 Watts for 20 Hours one would need 82 Amps divided by 2.75 or 30 55Ah Batteries. Lesser number of Batteries mean a higher draw per battery shortening the overall battery life. Solar Panels or other real time chargers would otherwise be necessary and would be needed with a smaller battery bank.
In short, do not complain if you cannot run your 1000 Watt appliance for very long. Do the math and know your application before you buy, that is all I recommend. Don't blame the inverter if your batteries and charging system are insufficient to power this inverter to its full capacity. You cannot get something from nothing.
February 17, 2012
will not work in boat
i have owned a 1000w pure sine inverter for 2 or 3 years now and it has never worked properly if i run my boat engine wial operating the inverter the inverter over loads and peeps and shuts down.i have tested the voltage regulator and replaced the alternator and it puts out 13 to14 volt the inverter will only work if it get 12volt any more and it overloads!!!!!!!
June 16, 2011
DESIGN CHANGE DISAPPOINTMENT
We installed this unit in our RV. I chose it because it was pure sine, but also because it came with a key fob remote and flat mount remote which would allow us to put it in an inaccessible place. However, the design has changed. There is no key fob remote, and the remote mount must be counter sunk. Very disappointing since this is the only pure sine unit we could find.
April 18, 2011
Not enough power for a microwave
I tried using this inverter with a 700 watt microwave and 250 ml of water in the oven. It would not power it.
April 10, 2010
This may be the best xmas gift yet. It will run a low wattage microwave, a tea kettle, toster, or my laptop. Just not all at the same time. I may never eat truckstop food again.
January 29, 2010