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My 24v 1500w inverter cuts out when i use my 700w microwave?

Is my inverter big enough, or are my leads too small

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Your inverter will continue to switch off if your if you battery is

  1. Low i.e. it is not fully charged
  2. Has a low ampere rating
The solution is to get a battery with a higher ampere rating like 200ampere/hour and above, connect it in parallel to the other battery i.e. the positive terminal to the positive terminal, the negative terminal to the negative terminal. This additional will accommodate the excess power needed for the microwave to start up.

Note that it is not advisable, to use this type of power appliance on a small inverter .Use a battery with the same volt rating i.e. a if you use a 24volts battery get another 24volts battery with a higher ampere rating

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