Inverters - 12v to 220 V Basics


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The 150 Watt Pocket Inverter Available from most of our partners is suitable for smaller electrical products like a laptop charger, small hand blender , small fridge, dremel,  or charging your Nomad by plugging the 8amp AC/DC Charger into it from the vehicle, but not for extended periods of time. It is a modified wave inverter. RRP $49.95

You will need to look at the appliance and check how many watt it uses and you can watch the screen on the nomad to ensure you do not draw more than 10 amp. The 150 watt inverter is suitable to use in the Nomad or in the vehicle Ciga Socket. The Nomad ACDC Charger draws 109 Watt for example.

Please note: you cannot plug in large power hungry appliances like aircon, Plasma TV etc, , you should also try and limit running the Inverter at full capacity for long periods of time, and please check your accessories for Watt Rating.

Handy to have for so many applications including a back up to charge your nomad if you do not have a DCDC car kit or solar and are out on the road.

The 300 WATT Modified Wave inverter comes with Alligator Clips and an Anderson style Plug with lugs that you can convert to if you want to use with your Nomad PDU. It is an inexpensive mid range inverter that you can plug your Nomad ACDC charger into and the inverter will only be running at a third of capacity, and will run a small TV, DVD,  hand blender and so on.

The 300 WATT inverter has a Peak of 600 WATT for start up However please do not exceed the continuous running current of 300 WATT, again check your accessories WATT Rating on the back. Unit has a cooling Fan and USB port, aluminum casing. Do not use in temperatures over 40 degrees or next to heat sources, keep the unit ventilated.


Dimensions of the unit 160x100x65mm. RRP $74.95 with bonus Anderson Style Plug

The 300 Watt Inverter gives you a bit more capacity with your smaller accessories so that the unit is not being put under constant max load. Again do not run the Inverter at higher than 300 WATT to avoid potential failure. The output 220-240 volt should be treated with the same care as a wall outlet with the same potential shock risks, keep unit dry and do not insert foreign objects into the outlet. Please Note: If using this inverter with a Nomad PDU , the Max output of the Nomad is 20amp (or 220-240 watt) do not exceed this, check your accessories and monitor the LED Screen on the Nomad PDU to not exceed 20amp.

6 protection Features:
  • Low Voltage Alarm
  • Low Voltage Protection
  • Short Circuit Protection        
  • Overload Protection
  • Over Voltage Protection
  • Over Temperature Protection
  • Turbo Fan


The 600 WATT inverter (With a peak start up surge capacity of 1200 WATT) RRP $109.00 remember not to exceed the continuous running current of 600 WATT, and if using with a Nomad PDU , the MAX out put of the Nomad PDU is 20amp (or 220-240 WATT), check your accessories and Monitor the Nomad LED Screen if using with a Nomad PDU.

The 600 WATT inverter will let you run larger accessories such as big screen TV, larger fans and blenders etc, the unit comes with alligator clips to connect to any battery and also bonus Anderson Style plug, should you want to use this with the Nomad.

6 protection Features:
  • Low Voltage Alarm
  • Low Voltage Protection
  • Short Circuit Protection
  • Overload Protection
  • Over Voltage Protection
  • Over Temperature Protection
  • Turbo Fan



Dimensions of the Unit 200x100x65mm

The output 220-240 volt should be treated with the same care as a wall outlet with the same potential shock risks, keep unit dry and do not insert foreign objects into the outlet.