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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Lights and TV during blackouts! My Inverter ($69)

People have been asking about the DC to AC inverter that I have been using during the now frequent power outages (5 in the last two years, two of them since July 2012).  With it I can easily keep the lights on in the house and even run the TV.  Not bad for $69.  Here it is:

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  1. What 12V source do you use with the inverter? Yeh, I know, 12VDC, but what sort of btry, etc?
    Thanks, Bernie

  2. On the morning of On Jan. 17, 1994 it had been about 2 years since I had started my own business and was running it out of my house. At 0430 Pacific, the Northridge earthquake (6.7 magnitude) struck. 3 minutes after the shaking stopped so did the A.C. power. Fortunately my service van was parked in the driveway so I sauntered outside, opened the cargo door, flipped the switch for the bench inverter, rolled out the extension cord and plugged in the T.V. & living room lights. The whole neighborhood was pitch black except for my house and I got the biggest kick out of watching the neighbors out in their front yards looking at my house and scratching their heads.

    73.......Steve Smith WB6TNL
    "Snort Rosin"

  3. Hi Bill,

    What type of inverter did you use - Modded DC or Pure DC?

    73 - John - ZL1AZS


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