Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Inverters and TV sets

john martin <symoondog@...>

Hi Joel
You are absolutely right about the bread machine. I just got one that uses only 500W so my small 12V inverter can handle it.

You are also right about using such a big inverter to run a TV, stereo, etc. We mostly use our Heart inverter a few minutes at a time to run the microwave, drill, vacuum or other high current appliances.

By the way I found the perfect replacement TV for the older Super M's. I bought the Magnavox model 15MF400T/37. It can also be used as a computer screen so it has an inverter that plugs into 110V but the TV actually runs on 12 V. I cut the inverter off and connected the TV direct to the 12V outlet in the cabinet to the right of the TV. And I have a beautiful 15 inch, lightweight, flat screen LCD TV and I can plug in a portable DVD player when I need it.

I'll call about ordering my new SM when I hit the lottery...

Moon Dog

From: "Joel F. Potter" <>
To: <>
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Changing the subject
Date: Tue, 27 Jun 2006 15:45:45 -0400

Hello John,

I hope you won't think I'm picking on you but the advice you
gave is not correct.

The Heart inverter charger is a nice piece of gear. It will
also pull, in our opinion, too much out of the 24 volt bank
when used to operate the microwave or other high current

Additionally, be very careful when running 110 volt
appliances on stepped down 220 volt power. The power
remains 50 cycle, not 60 cycle. This won't matter with
drills and blenders but will quickly destroy televisions and
stereo equipment as well as most bread makers and espresso
machines as the "brain" of these devices take their timing
signature off 60 cycle, not 50 cycle. 50 cycle will destroy
sophisticated 110 volt components very quickly.

Be careful.

All the best,
Joel F. Potter
AMEL 54, Hull # 14 - HOLLIS

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