Car Inverters

A Car power inverter or a power inverter as they are also known is a portable electronic device that converts Direct Current to Alternating Current or DC-AC. Inverters are used in cars and lorries to allow you to power consumer electronics from a 12V DC car battery or 24V DC truck battery. Inverters are connected to the power source either by plugging into the vehicle's cigarette socket, via the fuse panel or directly to the battery terminals.
Types of Adapter
• Modified Sine Wave or Quasi Sine Wave
These types of inverters produce a modified sine wave. Modified inverters generally work well for smaller consumer electronic devices such as laptops, kettles, mini fridges and small TV's. A good all-round power inverter for everyday use.
• Pure Sine Wave
These types of inverters generally cost more as they produce a sine wave similar to the AC voltage you find your socket outlets in the home. Pure sine wave inverters produce a ’cleaner current’ and are better for more sensitive types of equipment.
How are Power Inverters Connected?
Power inverters are connected to the car battery in a number of ways. Some of the more common means of connection are
• Direct to the battery
• Cigarette lighter
• Fuse Panel
Types of AC socket outlets
Car inverters have a range of different AC outlet socket options. The plug on your device would determine the type of car adapter you would need. They include the following:
• UK 3 pin AC
• Euro 2 pin
• Schuko
• IEC
• BS4343 / IEC60309 (commando style)
Applications
Power inverters are used for a wide range of automotive applications. Power inverters are ideal for camping and caravanning, lorry drivers and anyone who spends the majority of the day traveling. Inverters are used to supply appliances with AC voltage. Some of the most common are:
• Cooking equipment
• Fridges
• Heaters
• Air compressors
• Power tools
• Laptops
• Televisions
• DVD and Blu-ray players
• Games consoles

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RS Stock No. 764-6814
Mfr. Part No.TS-200-212B
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£159.43
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10.5 → 15V dc 230V ac 200W Pure Sine Wave Euro 2-pin 230 (180 sec) W, 300 (10 sec) W 86% 106.2kh 205mm 158mm 59mm - 18mm -
RS Stock No. 764-6874
Mfr. Part No.TS-1000-224B
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£492.51
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21 → 30V dc 230V ac 1000W Pure Sine Wave Euro 2-pin 1150 (180 sec) W, 1500 (10 sec) W 91% 66.9kh 345mm 184mm 70mm - 12mm -
RS Stock No. 764-6830
Mfr. Part No.TS-400-224B
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£166.27
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21 → 30V dc 230V ac 400W Pure Sine Wave Euro 2-pin 460 (180 sec) W, 600 (10 sec) W 87.5% 104.7kh 205mm 158mm 67mm - 18mm -
RS Stock No. 764-6852
Mfr. Part No.TS-700-224B
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£336.54
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21 → 30V dc 230V ac 700W Pure Sine Wave Euro 2-pin 1050 (10 sec) W, 800 (180 sec) W 90% 74.4kh 295mm 184mm 70mm - 12mm -
RS Stock No. 218-4891
Mfr. Part No.9150-24
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£188.60
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22 → 32V dc 230V ac 140W Quasi Sine Wave European Plug 160W 80% - 200mm 105mm 57mm - 1m -
RS Stock No. 764-6846
Mfr. Part No.TS-700-224-D
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£343.27
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21 → 30V dc 230V ac 700W Pure Sine Wave British 3-pin 1050 (10 sec) W, 800 (180 sec) W 90% 74.4kh 295mm 184mm 70mm - 12mm -
RS Stock No. 869-657
Mfr. Part No.9150000058
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£188.60
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44 → 58V dc 230V ac 140W Quasi Sine Wave European Plug 160W 80% - 200mm 105mm 57mm - 1m -
RS Stock No. 764-6858
Mfr. Part No.TS-700-212B
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£336.54
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10.5 → 15V dc 230V ac 700W Pure Sine Wave Euro 2-pin 1050 (10 sec) W, 800 (180 sec) W 89% 74.4kh 295mm 184mm 70mm - 12mm -
RS Stock No. 721-2395
Mfr. Part No.TN-1500-248B
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£838.02
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42 → 60V dc 230V ac 1500W Pure Sine Wave 3-Pin GFCI Socket 1725 W, 2250 W 91% 90000h 420mm 220mm 88mm - - -
RS Stock No. 764-6883
Mfr. Part No.TS-1000-248B
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£346.50
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42 → 60V dc 230V ac 1000W Pure Sine Wave Euro 2-pin 1150 (180 sec) W, 1500 (10 sec) W 92% 66.9kh 345mm 184mm 70mm - 12mm -
RS Stock No. 721-2402
Mfr. Part No.TN-3000-248B
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42 → 60V dc 230V ac 3000W Pure Sine Wave Schuko Socket 3450 W, 4500 W 92% 90000h 466.8mm 283.5mm 100mm - - -
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Mfr. Part No.TS-1000-248-D
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£302.78
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42 → 60V dc 230V ac 1000W Pure Sine Wave British 3-pin 1150 (180 sec) W, 1500 (10 sec) W 92% 66.9kh 345mm 184mm 70mm - 12mm -
RS Stock No. 174-8082
Mfr. Part No.A301-150-F3
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£32.43
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12V dc 230V ac 150W Modified Sine Wave Schuko Socket - 78% 200kh 165mm 94mm 69mm 94mm - DC to AC
RS Stock No. 174-8083
Mfr. Part No.A302-150-F3
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£31.83
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24V dc 230V ac 150W Modified Sine Wave Schuko Socket - 82% 200kh 165mm 94mm 69mm 94mm - DC to AC
RS Stock No. 174-8080
Mfr. Part No.A301-100-F3
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£30.94
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12V dc 230V ac 100W Modified Sine Wave Schuko Socket - 90% - 170mm 65 Dia.mm 60mm 65mm - DC to AC
RS Stock No. 174-8086
Mfr. Part No.A301-150-F6
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£32.43
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12V dc 230V ac 150W Modified Sine Wave British 3-pin - 78% 200kh 165mm 94mm 69mm 94mm - DC to AC
RS Stock No. 174-8081
Mfr. Part No.A302-100-F3
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£30.94
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24V dc 230V ac 100W Modified Sine Wave Schuko Socket - 90% - 170mm 65 Dia.mm 60mm 65mm - DC to AC
RS Stock No. 174-8087
Mfr. Part No.A302-150-F6
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£32.43
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24V dc 230V ac 150W Modified Sine Wave British 3-pin - 82% 200kh 165mm 94mm 69mm 94mm - DC to AC
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