MotoMaster 1000W Mobile Power Outlet and Inverter
No cable included and NOT made for a tv ??
first deception ? = no cable included... so, the 1/2 price is not so interesting anymore, when you know the price of those cables ... then comes the test... I can't plug a simple 19 inchs tv on this unit, the ' modified sine wave' are not suitable for a common LCD tv.... And by the way... this unit , even with nothing pluged on, consume energy... so, you better think of turning the unit off when you don't use it :(
April 1, 2013
I have the 1200 Watt MotoMaster inverter, had it for 5 years now. For 5 years its never been turned off. -45 it works, +35 it works. It will run a 1000 w heat gun for 3 hours non stop in +30 weather. You need to run the right size of wires, and have the right sizes of batteries ie( I run 0 gauge wire, 120 amp fuse, and 1000 a/hr battery bank). One thing I really like is at idle it draws very little currant. This inverter has been a great part to my back up/off grid power system.
September 8, 2012
Runs my 1/2 HP Mastercraft sump pump with no issue. Low voltage warning beep tells you when the battery is about to give up. Has survived a number of years out in my unheated garage.
May 14, 2011
Good deal on sale
Even better deal when you buy the motomaster eliminator inverter ( same product number) as they are buying them and slapping their brand on them. What makes it a good deal is the Xantrex inverter only has 90 day warranty where motomaster has 2 year.
April 29, 2010
Good, but not as powerful as it says
If you need lots of power you most buy a larger one. Don't be deceived by the peak power rating on the box.......in the fine print you'll see the real ratings are less. For example the 300W one has the peak power of 300 but the continuous power output is around 200 Watts.
Example: The 300W one can not supply my laptop for charge+use. I can only charge the laptop with it or take the laptop battery out and use the laptop (or use it when the battery is fully charged).
It has a good protection circuit that won't let you burn your inverter!
January 12, 2010
Malfunctioning after 8 Months
I have used this inverter only on occasion for just 8 months and it is already making loud humming noises and vibrating after being on for a few minutes. Im glas I bought this on sale and didnt pay full price because the quality is the pitts.
February 15, 2009
Fantastic value for the buck!
This 1000 Watt power inverter is capable of sustaining 1200 Watts, only getting slightly warm even after 10 minutes of load.
I have used this inverter at work for almost two years, and have never been let down. The built in protection system will shut the inverter down if 1, the input voltage drops too low, or 2, the input current in amperes rises above 119 Amperes (as measured on mine). That allows a peak output if needed of just over 1400 Watts. This of course is only for PEAK loads.
One other review above, mentioned that their inverter would not run their 700 watt microwave. I suspect their input cables were too thin. Mine ran fine for 10 minutes continuous. When this inverter is requesting 120 amperes under surge conditions, a HEAVY cable and strong 12 volt DC source is mandatory. That kind of amperage will not make it through a smaller wire without a large voltage loss. Using thin input cables, or cables that are too long (voltage drop) will render the inverter useless under heavy loads.
Pros: this unit is relatively small and light weight for it's ouput capacity. This is great!
Cons: I always wished their was a low voltage warning beeper "shut-off" for these things (for when the battery voltage drops too low). But for the price, I can't complain.
What a handy tool to have!
February 13, 2009
very good price for 1000W inverter
Got this on sale. I use it with a deep cycle Motomaster battery when we loose power at the house. Worth every penny.
February 3, 2009
I have used this inverter with some deep cycle batteries and have had no problems, runs lights and power tools however when trying to run my LCD TV there is some noise, but that is to be expected with a modified sine wave inverter. I see CT is offering a 1000W Pure Sine Inverter now, might have to go buy one.
December 17, 2008
So Handy in the Camper
A muss have in the RV's. Handels all my needs in the Camper.
September 19, 2008
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