Courtney the Dancer
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: San Juan Islands., WA, USA
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I have a Xantrex Pro 1800 watt modified sine wave inverter which says that it will run microwave ovens. It won't run our little micro, it just makes a buzzing, ticking noise (it works fine on shorepower). Xantrex said that it won't run "all" microwaves and that it is "incompatible" with ours. So I order a Xantrex Prowatt SW 2000 watt which is pure sine wave (my brother can use the old one on his boat). I get the new one and look at the back to see if I am going to need different battery cable ends, etc. There are no lugs to connect to the AC system on the boat. The only outlet for the AC is the duplex outlet on the front.
I call Xantrex and they say you can't hard wire it in.... WTF? Like a dummy I didn't read all the details and assumed (I know, I know) it would be just like the 1800 which has nice heavy duty connectors for the cables to the AC panel. My question is can I use a couple of heavy duty plugs and some tinned marine wire and run the wires to a terminal block and then connect my cables that run to the panel, or does this thing go up on Ebay? And why are there no inverters that are designed to be hard wired, seems really weird.
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