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WEST MARINE Portable Modified Sine Wave Inverter, 150W

Model # 10884542Mfg # 2221-6

Orig. $24.99

Now  $11.88

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Product Description

Convert energy from your battery into 110V AC energy to power small loads such as power tools, cell phones, laptop computers and more! The 150 watt inverter plugs into any 12V DC power outlet to provide AC power for charging small electronics devices such as digital cameras. It also includes a USB port for charging iPhones, iPods and other USB-charged devices. The 400W inverter includes dual USB ports with a 2.1A combined USB output which is enough power to charge iPad®, E-Readers and more!

The 400W inverter also includes a 12V cigarette adapter and battery clamps. The 1000W inverter can operate many types of appliances that use AC power such as TVs, VCRs, portable computers, power tools and lights for emergency or camping use. The inverter works with your vehicle’s engine turned on or off (accessory mode). Built-in surge protection allows for safe vehicle or vessel engine startup.

  • Outlets: 150W—Three-prong AC outlet; USB Port; 400W—Two three-prong AC outlets; Dual USB ports; 1000W—Three, three-prong AC outlets
  • Input: 150W—Cigarette lighter plug; 400W—Cigarette lighter plug, hardwire or battery clamps; 1000W—Hardwire or battery clamps
  • Modified Sine Wave Automatic Functions: Overload protection, input short-circuit protection, thermal and low-battery shutdown (10.5V)
  • Warranty: One year

Specs

Portable Modified Sine Wave Inverter, 150W

AC Watts Peak 500W
AC Voltage 110V AC
DC Voltage 12V
Inverter Wave Form Modified Sine Wave
Inverter/Charger Type Inverter

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West MarinePortable Modified Sine Wave Inverters
 
3.6

(based on 9 reviews)

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (9)
  • Durable (5)
  • Reliable (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Small boats (6)
  • Indoor (3)
  • Large boats (3)
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

You get what you pay for

By Live Aboard

from Pago Pago

About Me Advanced

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy To Install

Cons

  • Designed To Die
  • Noisy
  • Poorly Designed

Best Uses

  • Indoor
  • Large Boats
  • On Rare Occasions
  • Small Boats

Comments about Portable Modified Sine Wave Inverters:

The 150W, car-plug style adapter: Had four, now.

We'll use one to run two small AC ventilators and charge a laptop (or pocket phone). Usually remember to turn off at least one vent prior to booting up the charging computer, but sometimes forget - and ZAP, another one dies.

Overload circuit works so well that WHEN it triggers, the unit usually doesn't function anymore and won't reset itself. Had one where neither the fuse nor the overload sensor tripped - but the plug melted.

Fan is noisy. But no worries - it'll stop by itself after several months or so. Then it's just a matter of another few months before the unit cooks itself and dies.

Lasts about a year on a boat in the salt air environment before dying. And those are the unit(s) we dedicated specifically to only one small AC ventilator as a load. (One amp draw.)

The only plus side is that they soak up almost no amps when running - the power is almost all used by the load. We've tested and found that it's more amp-efficient to use these for running small AC ventilators out on the anchorage than it is to run our main inverter for the same job.

And the warranty... That might be fine IF you live in the USA, but out in the territories (or foreign countries) the return postage costs dictate just tossing the darn things.

So, yes, all in all we'll buy another couple of them. Just understand their limits. We consider them throw-away items good for several months.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Better than others I've tried.

By RedRider

from Mid West

About Me Advanced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Install
  • Powers notebook EVO 4G
  • Reliable

Cons

  • Not loud but fan alwayson

Best Uses

  • Small Boats

Comments about Portable Modified Sine Wave Inverters:

Using to power a notebook with navigation software and an EVO 4G cell phone in cradle. I've tried many others which are rated higher that do not work as well.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

to much noise

By daniel

from Brasil

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Install

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoor

    Comments about Portable Modified Sine Wave Inverters:

    Work but to much noise

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Excellent Value

    By Capt Happy

    from Palm City Florida

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Also great in the Car
    • Durable
    • Easy To Install
    • Reliable

    Cons

    • Have not found one

    Best Uses

    • Automobile
    • Small Boats

    Comments about Portable Modified Sine Wave Inverters:

    My laptop loves it

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Cant be beat for the $

    By Az Bill

    from Peoria Az

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Install
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoor
      • Large Boats

      Comments about Portable Modified Sine Wave Inverters:

      This is a quality no frills basic unit that will provide 110v ac power for most small to moderate needs

      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      150W Inverter

      By Henry

      from Pompano Fl

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Small Boats

        Comments about Portable Modified Sine Wave Inverters:

        Used to power a CD/AM-FM player. It produces noise when used for radio pwr.

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Inverter

        By Spanky_4141

        from DFW

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Install
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Outdoor
          • Small Boats

          Comments about Portable Modified Sine Wave Inverters:

          Good product, but kind of loud fan motor. Able to charge phones too is a great option.

          Service and delivery comments:

          Super Fast!!!

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          150 Watt inverter

          By SFO bay sailor

          from St. Helena, CA

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Install

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Portable Modified Sine Wave Inverters:

              This is a great convenient and small device that really works. I've had it now for 2 weeks. While I purchased it for boating, I'm discovering that this small inverter is staying in my car most of the time due to the many ways it can be used. My blue-tooth ear piece does not have a car charger--now I can charge it on the go with my regular household charger. Don't have a flashlight handy but do have a drop light? Plug it in without having to run for an extension cord. On a trip but the battery in your razor died? Charge it while driving AND shave at the same time! The number of potential uses are almost endless. This one is just 150 Watts so you won't be able to plug in a blow dryer, ladies, unless you get the larger unit.

              The unit has fallen out of my car twice as I had it sitting on my seat but it still seems to work fine. It is only 2 weeks old so I'll have to check back and post again perhaps in 6 months or so. The only con I've experienced so far is that the tiny fan inside the inverter is just a little louder than a hum which seemed to "disappear" after becoming accustomed to it. Can't wait to try it for camping next summer!

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Decent value for the price

              By Gearshift

              from Long Island, New York

              About Me Advanced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Large Boats
                • Small Boats

                Comments about Portable Modified Sine Wave Inverters:

                Perfect for my 600 watt microwave aboard my 26 foot cruiser.

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