Phoenix 12|1200 Inverter

  • Email to Wind and Sun

    Hi

    I have just bought an inverter form Wind and Sun UK, I called them for two reasons

    1) to find out what current the inverter takes when it is switched off and

    2) to say the manual was disappointing

    So

    1) how does switching work as it isn't a power switch that physically breaks and joins the 200A input cables,

    i) What is the rating of the dc input cables?

    ii) How are the input DC cables connected, I imagine there must be some loss?

    iii) Does the power switch, in the off position, just a break in power to a relay, that when on enables the dc circuit to work and connects the DC input.

    2) The manual says very little, maybe there is little to say, but it could state

    i) the load in the off, as above,

    ii) the image in the index is very poor and hardly usable and the one on your website, which isn't mentioned in the manual isn't much better. Could you send me a detailed image or is their one on the website. All I could find is a version of the manual; which I made a screen shot of and enlarged.

    A third matter

    3)

    i) The UK 230v socket is upside down and the mains cable blocks easy access to the power switch.
    inverter socket2

    ii)Your image show it the correct way.
    Can I unscrew the body and correct this?

    iii) plus the socket isn't screwed in place and moves around a bit

    4. Finally I am disappointed it is made in China, prior to purchase I though it would be India like the MPPT 75|15

    Thank you

    Roger Lovejoy

    https://calstock.org.uk/index.php/cabin/230v-inverter#c189

    Cc Wind and Sun

    Roger Lovejoy

  • Inverter Detail

    Managed to retrieve an old extension lead to run a 4" angle grinder, but at 710watts the inverter cut out after 1/10th second so I'm researching inverters that will do 1Kw

    Looks like a Victron may be good especially as maybe 'Made in India'
    http://www.windandsun.co.uk/products/Inverters/Victron-Inverters/Victron-Inverters :: windandsun.co.uk/ . . . /Victron-Inverters

    VP-12/1200 Victron Phoenix 1200VA, 12V in, UK Outlet £334.32+VAT=/=£400
    Const 1000W Peak 2400W

    https://calstock.org.uk/media/blogs/elf/docs/vp12~1200.pdf vp12~1200 :: Manual and Data
    https://calstock.org.uk/media/blogs/elf/docs/vp12~1200_dim.pdf ::vp12~1200 : Dimensions