Pick Your Inverter
Pure Sine Wave or a Modified Sine Wave and how many Watts do you need? 

Inverters are one of the most important devices you can purchase for an RV (if you want to power electronics), but they're expensive and it can be difficult to decide what wattage you need.

In this video we've attempted to break it down into real life terms, from our experience of life on the road in our RV. 

If you're looking to purchase an Inverter the least expensive pricing we've found is on Amazon, here's the link to our exact Inverter: 3000watt-pure-sine... 

Amazon PowerTeck Pure Sine wave @ $285.33

In this video we've attempted to break it down into real life terms, from our experience of life on the road in our RV. If you're looking to purchase an Inverter the least expensive pricing we've found is on Amazon, here's the link to our exact Inverter

Inverters are one of the most important devices you can purchase for an RV (if you want to power electronics), but they're expensive and it can be difficult to decide what wattage you need.

BUT Most IMPORTANT questions are, do you need Pure Sine Wave or a Modified Sine Wave and how many Watts do you need? 

If you're looking to purchase an Inverter the least expensive pricing we've found is on Amazon, here's the link to our exact Inverter: http://tinyurl.com/3000watt-pure-sine... 

If you want to read more about our experience with inverters read the blog post on our website, we go into much greater depth: http://www.gonewiththewynns.com/rv-in...

How to Choose the Right RV Power Inverter for Your RV

If you only want to operate a computer or similar low-energy user, all you may need is a small (300 watt) inverter.

If you're going to run a microwave or power tools, you may need a 1,200 watt or larger inverter. You may actually find it more efficient to have more than one inverter.

When it comes to buying an RV power inverter there are two ways to go:

  • Get a good, efficient 1,200W or larger inverter and feed the whole place.
  • The best ones are 90+% efficient and no longer need to be matched to the load.. 
  • If you don't need a big inverter, consider having one or more smaller power inverters and use the size appropriate for the job at hand.
  • Maybe have an 800W for everything except a microwave. 
  • Perhaps a 300W for TVs, VCRs, stereos and satellite systems. 
  • A 200W palm-size may operate a small TV, small stereo, computer.  
  • A palm size can be easily plugged into RV or tow vehicle cigarette lighter receptacle and can bring freedom to the camp-ground bound.
  • COST: The cost of power inverters, in general, has gone down over the years and they are more affordable now than they have ever been. But you need to compare brands and models carefully and be aware that the cheapest unit may not be the best 'deal'.
  • A good quality, brand-name 1,200+ watt power inverter may cost over $1,000.
  • A power inverter made specifically for RV use may cost even more.
  • A "variety pack" may cost about the same as a singler large power inverter but probably less.
  • And an advantage of having a variety... you don't have to buy all the power inverters at the same time.
This is a comparison of how electronics react to modified sine wave and what is the deference. I used a power bright 300 watt pure sine wave and a 1100 watt power bright modified sine wave inverter.

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Remember if you only want to operate a computer or similar low-energy user, all you may need is a small (300 watt) inverter.

If you're going to run a microwave or power tools, you may need a 1,200 watt or larger inverter. You may actually find it more efficient to have more than one inverter.

Inverters allow us to run our favourite 240V appliances using batteries. We share some handy tips for helping you choose the correct size inverter for your items.

Pick an Choose from these 5 Fine Companies

Remember if you only want to operate a computer or similar low-energy user, all you may need is a small (300 watt) inverter.

If you're going to run a microwave or power tools, you may need a 1,200 watt or larger inverter. You may actually find it more efficient to have more than one inverter.

What size inverter should I buy? (and Formula to convert Amps to Watts) We carry many different sizes, and several brands of power inverters. See our Inverters Page for specifications on each of our models. Short Answer: The size you choose depends on the watts (or amps) of what you want to run (find the power consumption by referring to the specification plate on the appliance or tool). We recommend you buy a larger model than you think you'll need (at least 10% to 20% more than your largest load).