Don't plug your computer into just any inverter
Computers are moving into non-traditional work areas, such as the nav station of a boat, at an ever increasing rate as more and more specialty software packages become available. However there is a major problem. Computers require clean, pure AC power to work reliably. If you power one from the same Genset that runs your heavy loads, you could damage it from surges and spikes generated by switching those loads.
If you power it from the same Inverter that runs a microwave and other electrical devices, similar problems occur, and voltage dropouts from excessive loads on the inverter add to the problem. The result: a crash! If the computer is interfaced to the autopilot, there is also a loss of control. Windows is very sensitive to crashes, and rebooting including disk repair is very time consuming. The navigator is concerned with getting the computer back on-line and not paying proper attention to the boat's surroundings. All of these problems are potential navigation hazards that can be avoided.
Most inverters produce "Quasi-Sine Wave"' AC, which often doesn't run computers very well. Complaints of noisy displays, cursors that move by themselves and more abound.
The IPS Series of "True Sine Wave" Inverters are designed specifically for running computers and other electronics in mobile and other off-grid locations. Transformer type output protects computers and other sensitive equipment from surges and spikes. State-of-the-art MosFet technology and unique "Soft-Start" circuitry ensure reliable operation. Ultra-quiet low EMI design and extra heavy input filtering eliminate interference with other equipment sharing the same batteries. These inverters provide 'Pure Sine Wave' 120 VAC / 60 Hz fully regulated output, exactly the same as household AC. Crystal controlled for precise frequency (± 0.01Hz).
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