I run mine on a MSI Inverter all the time and have had no problems so far. Just make sure it has enough output..If it's a portable make sure you wire it to the batterys not a cigarette lighter plug.
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I prefer to suggest a True Sine Wave. Though most electronics (including the Sat Modems) seem to care less and with the sat modems I suspect this is normally not much of an issue. I've listened to some rather sensitive radios (Such as my own) near MSW inverters and let's just say it was not pretty
I have heard of several instances where Television, Radio or Audio gear acted strange (The Buzz one person mentioned or the video equivalent)
As for my true Sine... The radios in my rig can not tell if it's working or not unless 1: I have no shore or generator power and 2: the radio runs off the inverter, and in those cases they can't tell the differece between Shore, Generator or Inverter power.
But on AM, CW or SSB. The ham rig can really tell the difference if I fire up my MSW inverter (I have a small MSW inverter as well as the big Prosine)
John Davis, regarding having two inverters... that's what I've been thinking about, but I haven't run across anyone who had done it.
I'm going to get new house batteries and I hope to be able to fit eight 6-volt AGM's in there (at the same time that I have 6 to 8 solar panels installed). I have the 2000 watt MSW Xantrex that came with the coach and I was wondering about adding a second inverter (true sine) to power a different group of outlets. Is this, more or less, what you did?
I have the Prosine 2.0 running the entertainment centers and the Microwave and GFCI chain, The other inverter is a "Spare" in case something happens to the Prosine. I'd have to drop the microwave when using it, and a few other things. but it can run the Entertainment centers if it had to. I don't think it will bother the sat-tv receiver (But then I don't know) it might bother the TV (Several have reported issues with televisions) I can also use it in other places since it's got battery clips on it.
The issues I have with an MSW just having it operate in the motorhome anywhere makes enough RF-hash to bother my TS-2000. In fact, if YOU are using a MSW and I'm next to you it's going to bother my TS-2000. And the TS-2000 does not use 120vac, it is a 12vdc device.
I use two inverters, both MSW. A small (400 watt)inverter powers the satellite system and sometimes the laptop. That small inverter is always on but only draws power when the satellite system is on. It provides power to the satellite system even when we're on land-line power, acting like a UPS. The other big inverter/charger is turned on remotely as required for everything else. The main reason for two is so the satellite stuff is immune from tripped breakers and such that seem to happen with the use of microwave ovens, hair driers, etc. I haven't had a problem using the MSW inverters but, a PSW inverter would eliminate all question of power being the problem if the system gets cranky. I haven't liked the looks of the small sine wave inverters I've seen and couldn't afford a big one, like the Prosine, when I setup the system.
Was coming home yestarday and had no end of problems
1: Cruise control not working 2: ABS brakes quickly went out (Don't need abs just no so that's not a bit issue, I don't need them anyway, learned to drive w/o them long ago) 3: An alarm went off and I could not identify it (For a while) Thought I could hear a 2nd alarm under it from time to time too but light on the TV sat receiver was still on... Finally located it audio wise and thus identified it:
Lo-bat alarm on the prosine. The 2nd alarm was the UPS on the sat receiver One push of the GEN button and those shut right up.