EATON - Cooper Bussmann Pure Sine Inverters - Any good?

sshibly

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Good Morning,

Anyone have any experience with EATON - Cooper Bussmann Pure Sine Inverters?
These are supposedly used in Semis and Ambulances and there are supposed to be a bunch in use out there.

Anyone care to comment to the build/internal design, are they really robust?

 

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Eaton is generally a quality company, but I have no experience with their inverters.

$500 for 1500W seems pretty spendy.

That one doesn't offer charging function. That's another $68:


I don't see a weight anywhere, but I'm guessing it's likely a high frequency inverter with little to no surge capability.
 

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Looks like the inverter is around 15 lbs,
I had to look up high vs low freq.
So, low = good = big azz copper winding = surge capacity



FYI from Eaton's Manual:

Finish: Anodized Aluminum Terminals: 1045 steel, Bright Tin Plate per ASTM-B545, Class A over, Nickel Plate per ASTM-B689, Type 1 Connectors: • DC input: M8 x 1.25 Stud • Chassis ground: M6 x 1.00 Stud • AC output: AC NEMA outlet with knockouts for AC Input and optional AC output. Built-in AC NEMA outlet is GFCI protected. The built in AC GFCI outlet does NOT control the external AC connections. An external GFCI should be added if using external AC connections. Weight: Non-E models: 6.8kG [15.0lb], E models: 5.3kG [11.7lb] Torque DC input cable fasteners to 12.2 -13.6 Nm Torque chassis ground cable fastener to 6.6 – 7.3 Nm
 

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Might be fine. Depends on what you're powering. If you don't have anything big with a motor, it's a non-issue.
 

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Might be fine. Depends on what you're powering. If you don't have anything big with a motor, it's a non-issue.
ok, no intended use yet other than a small 600 watt microwave in the van to reheat food.
Just looking to understand what makes a good inverter, I also have size limitation under the bench seats, gotta go out and mesure.
 

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600W microwave pulls about 1000W, so you should be fine.
The one for sale locally has ATS built in, but it does not have a charger build in.

Idle consumption and dimensions, I have to compare it with other major brands.
 
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