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Understanding the 2k Watt Inverter

If you are looking for 2k watt power inverters, you may be asking yourself what does this mean? Well, a watt is simply a measurement of how much power something is capable of producing. It is a simple equation; if the unit is putting out 120 volts and 2 amps, it is using 240 watts. If it is putting out 240 volts at 1 amp, it is still producing 240 watts. So, if it is capable of 2000 watts, you get the picture.

If you are planning to run a device for any length of time using a power inverter, you will need to know two main factors: the normal power range required and the surge power rangers required. This is important because even if the device uses 2000 watts of output, if the surge happening on the device is more than 2000 Watts for a particular length of time, it can cause damage to your inverter. Having said that, most people will elect to select a unit that is rated high enough to operate with a continuous surge. Say the surge is 1800 watts and the normal working wattage is 1500 watts, in this case, 2K watt power inverters would be more than enough.

If you know that the wattage needed is 1800 to 2000 and the surge is only going to happen for a short time, as long as it falls within the devices surge specifications, there should be no damage. Most people play it a little more on the safe side. When selecting 2K watt power inverters, you also want to make sure that it is a true sine wave inverter. This type of inverter creates a pure sine wave to prevent any delays in the voltage from switching polarity because this is known to cause a problem with some equipment. An inverter with a delay in changing polarity is known as a modified wave inverter. They are only rated to run particular things so make sure whichever inverter that you are investing in suits your purpose.