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Old 04-01-2021, 09:30 AM   #1
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Hi guys! First post here. I am looking to convert either a skoolie, or a shuttlebus to a tiny home to live full time in on the road. We are in the budgeting and planning phase atm.

My friend found someone who has a TrippLite 3000w Inverter and would part with it for $50!

(I think it is this model) https://www.tripplite.com/3000w-powe...tlets~PV3000HF

I noticed it is not a pure sine wave, and I know a lot of people recommend that. Anyone have any feedback, should I get it?

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Old 04-01-2021, 10:02 PM   #2
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Hi guys! First post here. I am looking to convert either a skoolie, or a shuttlebus to a tiny home to live full time in on the road. We are in the budgeting and planning phase atm.

My friend found someone who has a TrippLite 3000w Inverter and would part with it for $50!

(I think it is this model) https://www.tripplite.com/3000w-powe...tlets~PV3000HF

I noticed it is not a pure sine wave, and I know a lot of people recommend that. Anyone have any feedback, should I get it?
Tripplite is a good name.

3000w may be excessive or not enough, depending on what your true electrical needs turn out to be.

Per the sine wave, if it's modified, it should be okay for larger draws. The biggest reason for pure sine wave is it's electronics friendly. So, you can charge your phone, computer, etc. and not worry. Read this. https://invertersrus.com/pure-sine-vs-modified-sine/

$50 for a 3000w Tripplite? Is it hot (stolen)? These go ~$500+ new.

Are you an electrical guru to be able to determine if it's working correctly?

Maybe you can find a bank of 12v batteries and something that pulls like 2800w and test it.

Worst comes to worse, you lost $50 and can maybe sell the windings and recoup your money.
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