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will an inverter damage a Panasonic ES8109S shaver?

I just bought myself a Panasonic ES8109S shaver. I'm wondering if anyone has one of these and has tried running it off an inverter that produces a modified sine wave. I tried calling their tech support, but of course the person answering the phone had no clue. It seems to be common knowledge that many shavers are susceptible to damage from inverters, and the manual for my inverter actually makes note of this. I'm hoping that this shaver is a newer design that won't get damaged. The fact that it auto-switches from 120V/240V and 50/60Hz gives me hope.
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From what I've been reading lately, many, if not most, rechargeable batteries on things like cellphones, laptops, etc. suffer greatly from being charged via inverters that do not produce pure sine waves.
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Question True Sine is better, however...

I have a "cheapie" West Marine brand inverter that plugs into a 12 volt socket.
I run the iBook off this continually. It charges the Norelco shaver when needed, every few days. My cell phone, OTOH, has its own 12 volt charge cord....

No problems so far, about three summers of casual use.
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why not bypass the problem and see if they make a 12 vdc charger for it??
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