12V 1200W Pure Sine Wave Mains Inverter - Twin UK Sockets - 240V 50HZ
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What does an inverter actually do?
Simply put, an inverter converts DC or Direct Current to AC or Alternating Current. This means that with an inverter installed you'll be able to run mains appliances in your vehicle.
What can you power from it?
The unit comes with two UK sockets and has a continuous power output of 1200W. This means in theory it can run any mains appliance up to that power. For example, if you have a hair dryer rated at 1000W, it would power it. However, if you have a mains heater that was 3000W, it wouldn't.
The operating time of the inverter is determined by the size and type of battery you use, but more specifically it is determined by how much power you draw. Follow the below steps to roughly calculate the battery capacity you may use (this is the same for any 12V inverters, not just ours) -
Establish how many watts each piece of equipment consumes. This usually can be found on the power information label. If only current draw is given, you can estimate the watt consumption by multiplying current draw by 230.
Estimate the time in hours you will be running each appliance between charging your battery.
Calculate the total watt hours of energy consumption (power x operating time).
Divide the watt hours by 12 to determine how many Ah will be used.
For example (assuming a two day period without any form of battery charging) - A hairdryer consumes 1000W and a laptop charger consumes 100W. The hairdryer is used for 15 minutes a day and the laptop charger for 3 hours a day. The hairdryers consumption over the two day period would be 500Wh (1000W X 0.5). The laptop chargers consumption would be 600Wh (100W X 6). Total consumption over the two days would be 1100Wh. This would use 92Ah of battery power (1100Wh/12).
1200W continuous power with a 2400W surge
240V 50Hz output
Pure sine wave technology, allowing the running of sensitive mains electronic devices
One piece metal body for strength and to aid cooling
LCD display - Shows input voltage, fault codes, load power, and output voltage
2 X UK sockets
2.4A USB port
2 X Brushless cooling fans
Soft start noise filtered technology - Progressively increases the output voltage to start heavy loads, with minimal or no interference
Constructed to UL 458
Insulated battery terminals
Installation brackets and fixings
Low voltage protection
Over voltage protection
Over load protection
Over temperature protection
Input reverse polarity protection
Short circuit protection
How do you mount it in a camper van?
We include two strong angled metal brackets and fixings. This allows you to mount the inverter onto any flat solid surface. The brackets also lift the unit off the surface to allow better air flow to aid cooling.
How does it connect to the van?
You just need to wire it up to your leisure battery via appropriate rated cable and fusing. We offer the inverter on its own, allowing you to source the components yourself. Or to make it easier we can supply the correct cabling (both positive and negative sides) with an in line fuse and safety isolator.
The cables and lengths shown in the image are for illustration purposes only. The cabling kit for this 1.2KW inverter will consist of the following -
Positive cable - 1M or 2M 35mm2 red hi-flex battery cable - Terminated in the following lengths 1M (30cm, 30cm, 40cm) / 2M (30cm, 30cm, 140cm)
Negative cable - 1M or 2M 35mm2 black hi-flex battery cable - Continuous length
MEGA fuse holder
A 150A MEGA fuse
275A 12V battery isolator
All cables will have heat shrink applied and hydraulically crimped with the correct size lug ready for installation.
For leisure battery technology we would normally recommended AGM or Absorbent Glass Mat batteries.
In regards to capacity, for running this 1.2KW Inverter, the minimum we would recommended would be a battery or battery bank with a 200Ah capacity.
Like most inverters of this type, it is a standalone inverter and does not provide a functional earth. All appliances should be plugged directly into one of the two sockets. Extension leads and connections to distribution systems is not allowed. If you are looking for an suitable inverter to power your consumer unit, please see our 2000W inverter charger or our 3000w inverter charger.
Continuous power - 1200W (1.2kW)
Surge power - 2400W (2.4kW)
Input voltage - 12V
AC output voltage - 240V
Wave form - Pure sine wave
USB output - DC 5V ± 5% 2400mA
No load current - 650mA
Efficiency - 90%
Overload protection - 1400W ± 100W
Cooling fan start up - 45°C ± 5°C
Cooling fan shut down - 38°C ± 5°C
Over temperature shut down - 85°C ± 5°C
Over temperature recovery - 55°C ± 5°C
Dimensions (inc terminals) - 29.5cm X 19.5cm X 10cm