PRO-WAVE RANGE Features
Pro-Wave range application guide
*Not limited to these applications. IMPORTANT – Always check your inverter is matched to your appliances power requirements
What is Pure Sine Wave
There are two different types of inverters, modified sine wave and pure sine wave. The difference between the two is how closely the output replicates mains power. The process used to create the power from a pure sine wave inverter is more complex and therefore they are more costly, however they are best for use on medical equipment and sensitive electrical appliances due to their ultra clean power delivery. They allow you to watch television without static, listen to an AM radio, play your favourite game on an XboxTM, PlaystationTM or WiiTM and run a fluoro, all of which may not operate properly on a modified sine wave inverter.
Why choose a Pro-Wave pure sine wave inverter?
A number of important factors to understand and consider when purchasing a pure sine wave inverter:
POWER RATING – is it continuous?
Check the ratings carefully as this rating applies to the continuous amount of power the inverter will produce without the inverter overheating or shutting down. Some manufacturers quote a rating based on as little as 10 minutes operation, while others can’t start under a full load, delivering as little as 70% of the rating. Pro-Wave inverters will run at their rating continuously and can start under full load.
SURGE (PEAK) RATING – how long is the surge capability?
A high surge is required to start some appliances and once running they may need considerably less power to maintain operation. TVs and refrigerators are examples of items that require only relatively low power once running, but require a high surge to start. Many cheaper inverters will run for 1 ⁄50th of a second not allowing the appliance to start properly. Pro-Wave can run at 120% surge for 8 minutes and 200% for half a second.
MAXIMUM OPERATING TEMPERATURE – are they built for Australian conditions?
Is the inverter you are choosing designed to operate in warm climates? Inverters are inevitably going to be used in hot climates, therefore it is vitally important that you can be sure your inverter will not let you down; that it will continue to power your appliances in extreme temperature conditions. For example the outback traveller
can often find themselves in daily temperatures starting at 0°C, rising to 45°C.
Pro-Wave pure sine wave inverters have been specifically designed
and tested to maintain operation in temperatures up to 50°C,
outperforming many inferior products which are only capable of operating in temperatures below 40°C.