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TV Running On A 1200 Watt Inverter
24-SEP-2008

TV Running On A 1200 Watt Inverter


There is no trickery here and the Xantrex battery monitor is not lying. Running this same exact TV on 120 volts AC through a 1200 watt inverter uses 5.8 amp hours per hour of run time.


When compared to running this SAME EXACT TV on 12 volts DC the inverter is 32.8% less efficient or a far cry from what many would assume is a 10% inverter inefficiency.


Keep in mind that some of this efficiency loss comes from the conversions from DC, to AC and back to DC through the TV's "wall wart".

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