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Old 05-04-2017, 10:51 AM   #1
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24v inverter for my Bus?

I have been looking all over for a 24v to 120v inverter, Amazon has a limited selection and a lot of mixed reviews I am looking for a reliable brand with 1500-2000w of power.... Any feedback will be greatly appreciated! THANKS!
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Old 05-04-2017, 10:59 AM   #2
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Try looking at Magnum Energy or Xantrex inverters. They have 12, 24 and 48VDC inverters.
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Old 05-04-2017, 11:05 AM   #3
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I looked at xantrex and the lowest price 24v is 900$ and that's 60% of what I paid for everything
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Old 05-04-2017, 11:29 AM   #4
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Yeah, quality inverters have a high price tag. Personally, a Xantrex product is the "lowest" quality I'd go.

Keep an eye on eBay and auctions; sometimes you can get lucky and find a good high-quality 24VDC inverter salvaged from a high-end motorcoach.
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The same junk yard you might go to pick up a second hand awning should also have the electronics you need.
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Old 05-04-2017, 12:53 PM   #6
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I bought a refurbished Magnum MS2000 inverter/charger from Wholesale Solar in northern CA for $1000, little more than half the normal price. They may still have some other refurb Magnums, maybe? Magnum are made in USA, are completely serviceable (even mostly field-serviceable), and should be the last inverter you'll ever need. Don't waste your money on cheapo stuff - sooner or later you'll end up buying real quality anyway after the other one(s) have failed, so just buy a good 'un from the start! At the least, thoroughly research what others have experienced with whatever you plan on buying - there's plenty of informative YouTube clips on the good, the bad and the ugly. Some brands like Power Jack and AIMS need to be researched very carefully!

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Old 05-04-2017, 02:23 PM   #7
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Has anyone ever used a Royal Power Inverter? It has a decent price

https://www.powerinverters.com/colle...-to-110ac-volt
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I bought a refurbished Magnum MS2000 inverter/charger from Wholesale Solar in northern CA for $1000, little more than half the normal price. They may still have some other refurb Magnums, maybe? Magnum are made in USA, are completely serviceable (even mostly field-serviceable), and should be the last inverter you'll ever need. Don't waste your money on cheapo stuff - sooner or later you'll end up buying real quality anyway after the other one(s) have failed, so just buy a good 'un from the start! At the least, thoroughly research what others have experienced with whatever you plan on buying - there's plenty of informative YouTube clips on the good, the bad and the ugly. Some brands like Power Jack and AIMS need to be researched very carefully!

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Old 05-04-2017, 06:11 PM   #9
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I have the 12 volt version of this one..

GP-SW1500-24

https://www.amazon.com/Go-Power-GP-S.../dp/B00153BE6A


its been fantaastic in the dev bus.. ive used it in hiot / cold, run it to its maxx for long periods of time.. I measured its output with a scope and its real nice sine wave..
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I have been looking all over for a 24v to 120v inverter, Amazon has a limited selection and a lot of mixed reviews I am looking for a reliable brand with 1500-2000w of power.... Any feedback will be greatly appreciated! THANKS!
I have the 24V Wagan 3744-4 ProLine 5000W. I haven't used it a lot since recent installation but it seems to work just fine. I purchased it from DonRowe.com for $470 and free shipping. I suspect they have one in the 2000W range but didn't actually look.

Depending on where you mount it, my only suggestion is to watch out for the ones with a noisy fan that runs all the time. That can get really annoying if within earshot.

Edit: Oh also... if planning automatic switching, be sure to consider the price of an Inverter with an internal transfer switch vs an external switch. And, of course, one with a remote on/off switch.
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