Mains Power Inverters

Inverters are ideal for powering things like microwave ovens, hair dryers or hair straighteners, kettles, laptops, phone or battery chargers, power tools, TV, games consoles, video and hi-fi equipment.

There are two types of mains inverter:

Modified Sine Wave – This type of inverter is cheaper and is compatible with a lot of basic electronic devices but more complicated devices won’t run properly or will run at a reduced power. Microwave ovens and most devices using AC motors will run off off a modified sine wave inverter albeit at a reduction in efficiency and performance.

Pure Sine Wave – A pure sine wave inverter is more complex than the cheaper modified sine wave type but produces a sine wave output that is identical to what you get at home supplied by the electricity grid, this means that it is compatible with all AC devices and will allow devices using AC motors or microwave ovens to run at full power.  For this reason we recommend a pure sine wave inverter for general use.

Read our article on choosing the right Power Inverter for your Motorhome or Caravan