Projecta Inverter guide to uses

Projecta Inverter – Power inverters are a useful piece of equipment that makes life easier and more convenient for a range of off the grid applications, both work and recreational. Broadly, there are two different types of inverters available, modified sine wave and pure sine wave – depending on the end use, one style will be better suited than the other.

Projecta Sine wave inverters

The major difference between modified and pure wave inverters is how closely they replicate 220-240 V mains power. Mains power is consistent and clean with minimal fluctuation, making it suitable for all household appliances and sensitive equipment without risking damage. A pure sine wave inverter closely replicates the power output of mains electricity.

For users wishing to power delicate electronic devices, a pure sine wave inverter is the best choice. The clean power delivery will allow them to watch TV without static, listen to an AM radio, play their favourite gaming console or run a fluorescent light at their camping spot, all of which may not function properly using a modified sine wave inverter. The process and technology used in a pure sine wave inverter to create the smooth, consistent power waves is more complex, so these types of inverters are more expensive than their modified sine wave counterparts.

Power from a modified wave inverter is typically delivered in ‘choppy’, squared-off waves, so the smooth continuity isn’t present. But if you’re a tradie looking to power tools, recharge batteries or power low tech household devices such as a fridge, toaster, kettle or similar, this won’t matter, and a modified wave inverter will do the job well.

The Projecta inverter range

Whatever the application or task at hand, Projecta has an inverter to suit. From the entry level modified sine wave inverters that are ideal for the everyday user, to the pure sine wave models that can handle the needs of the home handyman right through to the professional, a Projecta inverter will provide convenient and reliable power when away from the mains.

Projecta Sine wave inverters providing lighting for camping 1

Modified Sine Wave

Projecta offers a choice of six Modified Sine Wave Inverters with outputs to suit a range of applications. They feature a 5V DC 2.1A USB socket for powering or charging small devices such as phones, tablets, cameras, power banks and toys. Noise-free EMC filtering and large capacitors give smoother power delivery to reduce screen and sound interference in appliances.

These inverters offer protection against AC power overload and low battery. Designed with convenient and robust mounting points for ease of installation, the Modified Sine Wave range features AS/NZS approved mains sockets designed to Australian standard AS4763 and have a full internally bonded earth system for complete peace of mind.

Projecta Sine wave inverters providing power on a work site

Pure Sine Wave (Projecta Pro-Wave)

Designed for the home handyman and ideal for users looking to power more sophisticated household appliances, the Pro-Wave Inverter range of inverters utilise pure sine wave technology that closely replicates mains power, offering clean, reliable and safe output. The range offers a unique and stylish appearance with streamlined housing; it’s a premium-look that stands the Projecta models apart from its competitors.

Five variants are available within the range, with options that are able to power both sensitive and energy-hungry devices including IT equipment, gaming consoles and fridges. Larger models are also capable of running a hair dryer, toaster and coffee machine.

A key feature of the range is its ability to provide 200 per cent startup power for one second, this feature provides enough ‘kick’ to switch on many common appliances that require more power to start than they do to run. Additionally, the Pro-Wave range offers superior noise filtering – as a result of producing ultra clean power the Pro-Wave range prevents any electrical noise/static from being produced when running sensitive appliances.

Camping at night in the Strzelecki desert , South Australia.

Pure Sine Wave (Projecta Intelli-Wave)

The Intelli-Wave range is the pinnacle of Projecta’s inverter offerings. Engineered with the professional user in mind, these super robust and reliable pure sine wave inverters have been designed to handle the rigours of industrial, trade, OE fitment and RV applications.

Along with producing ultra-clean power, the Intelli-Wave models features class-leading startup power. This means the inverters can run at 200 per cent of their rated capacity for three seconds, to turn on appliances that require more power to start than they do to run, such as those using electric motors. This ability makes Intelli-Wave ideal for running power tools, pumps and air conditioners. What’s more, they can produce 140 per cent of their rated capacity for an incredible three minutes.

IP1500 models and larger feature an inbuilt RCD safety switch, meaning complied installation in less time thereby saving money for owners while keeping users safe. IP2000 and IP3000 variants are also equipped with an ECO mode, this allows the inverter draws 100 times less power when switched on but not in use, meaning if you forget to turn your inverter off it won’t flatten the battery.

For extra convenience and ease of use, all models come with a wired remote-control display.

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