I just bought a Victron 12v 375VA inverter for the campervan


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poida

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Posted: 08:19am 01 Aug 2023      

I had a 3kW Victron inverter that lasted 24 months. Warranty was 24 months.
$2,700 in 2015 is a fair bit of wedge to see go and fly away.
I only see a decent toroid and output filtering/management there.
Agreed, get a simple Ali-verter and mate them for life.

No idea how long it will live for, I will not be loading it too much.
Expectations are low.

The 3kW inverter failed when under load of about 400W. It had powered
plenty of times through 2kW and hours of run time with the cooling fan on.
If I recall, the fan stayed on until output dropped below 600W for hour or 2.