Post by thespianator on May 12, 2017 11:12:59 GMT -5
I've watched a number of YouTube videos on how to build one of these. Pretty simple. I'd like to build one, but with a Pure Sine Wave Inverter (rather than the modified sine wave) so that I can use it for electronics should (or when) the SHTF. or there is a power outage. The inverter seems like the heart and soul of a Solar Generator (of course, so does the solar panel and the battery.)
There are tons of inverters out there, and I'm watching this 5000 watt version on ebay:
Thing is, how do I discern whether or not it's a good one? What are the key points to consider? What parts / properties should it have for longevity?
I'm figuring that with an oversized inverter like this one, I could have an upgrade path and add a second 100 watt Renogy solar panel (should I use monocrystaline rather than poly) and a second AGM battery as may be necessary. I also see that the two panels could be run in series or parallel. Which is better?
Opinions and options are welcome, thanks in advance to all.