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A local store carries a Statpower inverter that provides about 600 watts for $159. Any comments about the quality of the Statpower brand as opposed to other similar low-priced modified sine wave inverters?

Also soliciting input on use of computers with modified sine wave inverters.

-- robert waldrop (, July 21, 1999


Looks like no one else has responded, so here is my 2 cents worth, based on years of observation, but I don't own one (I have a big Trace inverter, but prefer a straight direct current system). The Statpower is one of the better quality of the "cheaper" inverters, not made for continuous use, but okay for occassional use for modest loads. They will run many computers, but I'm NOT any kind of computer expert, and can't give you any details. Home Power magazine is the best source of any info relating to home power systems, such as solar, wind, hydro, etc. They are at "" and have lots of good links. I would avoid any kind of inverter sold by discount catalogs, and stick with the brands sold by reputable alternative energy dealers. If you can get one of the brands that they sell cheaper locally, go for it. Home Power has links to dealer, manufacturers, and regular people using alternative energy. Good luck.

-- Jim (, July 21, 1999.

Thanks for your info. Sportsmansguide has a $119 inverter made by Vector, but all things considered, I think I'll get the statpower that I can buy locally.

-- robert waldrop (, July 22, 1999.

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