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
I have had this 1500W unit in my RV for a year now. Working great, never had a problem with it. I run 135W solar to charge 2 golf cart batteries and I just plug my main rv cord adapter into this inverter like it was shore power. Runs everything even my A/C and microwave in short bursts (big battery draw).
If you follow the guidelines and use huge DC cables (I used 1/0 weld cables 3' long) and mount very close to batteries and lots of airspace around the inverter- it will perform like a champ. Even runs my computer and a new LED flatscreen TV. The inverter itself has minimal draw too. We can watch at least 2 movies at night from just 2 6V batteries and have enough charge for all the other electrics too.
Just cant buy a better inverter for the money. Especially if u buy on sale (30% off is what i paid)
July 5, 2012
Excellent Unit For Non-Sine Loads
This unit is currently running the fluorescent lights and several small appliances at our cottage. It works great; the LED display is a nice way to keep track of your battery usage. The only thing I'd like changed would be a sturdier case - the plastic end caps seem brittle and easy to break, especially if you were to use this unit in a car or truck. Also the electrical connectors should be inset a little more so there's less chance of them shorting against something. On sale for $90 there's no competition for this unit.
October 2, 2011
Right back to the store we go.
Picked up this 1500W unit after debating about it after reading the reviews on the larger 3000W model. As this was on sale I made the choice to give it a try and hope that it would work out. Well I figured since it would be a couple months before I would use it I should make sure everything's good... well it's not.
First thing start small and try a lamp, that worked... and the fan worked....but anything that was over a 500W didn't work at all. The "power out" had a 00.0 reading, the alarm didn't sound, and the fans didn't come on as stated in the manual.
So this unit is a big fail... might just give another one a try and see if it's going to work, but I have noticed a lack of quality over the past years with motomaster products.
September 16, 2011
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
I use a 700 watt microwave with this inverter. It has no trouble supplying constant power with a full dinner plate in the oven. I even leave it powered on as it is buried in my storage box in the truck. (I run the engine to supply full 150 amps power when I use the inverter) It doesn't effect the starting batteries in the least, even with the truck shut off for 2 days. With 1 gauge wire and studs, the power wire does not get hot when nuking for 5 minutes on full power. The unit doesnt even feel warm also.
April 10, 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
Lots of Power
I use this in my ice shack during the winter months to power lights, a fan and the odd time an under water fish camera. It has never let me down and works great even at -30.
August 12, 2009
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