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Low voltage output from inverter

I have an 800 watt inverter with 1200 watt peak output. Runs off 330 ah battery bank. New unit and noticed when I turn on LCD tv, light turns off for few seconds until tv powers up. Checked voltage meter and it shows only 186 volts. tested outlets with multi tester and found 186 volts there too. tested outlet directly on inverter and tester showed 232 volts. Tested at end of 2 foot cable that runs to selector swith for generator/inverter.and found 192 volts. Replaced cable in case of damage and still same test results. Pluged an extention cord into inverter directly and found 192-4 volts at outlet. I have had a 500 watt and 1600 watt inverter in same system(500 watt until 2 days ago)and both gave out 230 volts with no problems. Why is there 232 volts directly at inverter socket but significant loss of voltage as soon as something is plugged in to it (without any load on it)

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I am thinking this a high impediance device problem and this is normal operation - the user manual of my inverter warns about use with high impediance devices - if not I am interested also...

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High performance low voltage inverters with high stability and preferencial price:
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The problem is in inverter display or in inverter, please call electrician and checked it. Otherwise change your inverter and buy new one of 900 VA.

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Ignore peak, that means nothing. RMS * 1.414 = peak. RMS is the actual usage you will get, thats all. Peak doesnt mean it will supply the peak wattage for a short period of time: salesmen with no electrionics training tell people this and its a big fat lie.
See what the unit is drawing, use a clamp-on ammeter on ONE lead (not both, or it will read 0). That shoudl tell you if your device is drawing too much. You should only be able to run that device UNDER the 800 Watts (watts = volts * amps, not including loss of efficiency which might be 10% or more, and even greater when warm)
Source: I'm a maintenance electrician. Like the home-builder kind, same apprenticeship (more hours; 10,400) but also with much industrial training in PLCs, transformers, converters, inverters, motors, controls, etc.

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Check grounding on case of inverter if it is not do so test again and what country dose a TV run on 250 a socket?

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Inverter Protection Features
• Short Circuit Protection. The inverter will automatically shut down until short is removed.
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On an of grid system I would not use any less than 6oo to 700 AH @ C100
It is normal to size the batters to energy demand in KWHrs per day of (AC load )
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By what type of battery is the inverter supplied? How many Ah? What is its state?

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If your battery is less then 100 Ah and is not very well charged or old (bad) you may not have over 600 W, but not bacause of the inverter, but the battery.

If your inverter stops due to low input voltage (you can see it in the digital display during operation).

If you want to check the real output power of the inverter you should connect it to a big (more than 200 Ah) well charged battery.

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Hey, Question: Is the 2400 watt the peak rating or the continuous rating of the unit, and what is your power source for the inverter. If 2400 is the peak, the 1200 is probably the continuous. Your 75 watt fridge will draw probably 150-170 watts to start up, which will load the inverter to draw 15-17 amps of load on your 12 volt power source. If the battery supply is weak, the current draw at startup will cause the voltage to drop and set off the alarm. Getting the start up out of order may work for a while, but will eventually blow the internal fuses on the inverter, or possibly blow out the capacitors. Check the condition of the battery supply, and make sure the bar fridge is in good working order to resolve this problem.

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