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16 reviews | 3.7 out of 5
LOve it. I was looking for something to power my fridge. It works great with my solar panels. I am still looking for more "off the grid" things. So, I look at wal mart more.
I found the exact same item in a truck stop for $50 more than I paid. This has all the power I need. I run a refridgerator, microwave, TV, & sometimes a coffee pot from it. the safety features are great and performance is excelent. I HIGHLY recommend this inverter.
I had shopped all over the internet comparing prices and specifications. The Corba inverter had more power and features for the buck. One other thing that helped with my choice was the "Cobra" brand name. I am very satisfied, you might even say impressed. I am using it for back up power for my wood pellet burning stove. It runs it with no problems.
I bought this to power a 700 watt output (1200 at the plug) small sunbeam microwave in my work van, it says on the box AND cobras website that this is possible. Guess what, set it all up microwave basically will just buzz and do nothing. Tried 2 diff micros- no good. After more research i learned that a microwave needs a Pure Sine Wave AC current to operate its inductive motor. This cobra is a modified sine wave. I sent this back to walmart, bought a "pure sine" from lowes, microwave now works great. The pure sine i bought it actually less watts too (1200 for 20 minutes, 1000 continuous, 2000 peak ) I was powering both with a 4ft 4gage set of wires. If your not powering a microwave this seems to be an otherweis great inverter, has a nice digital readout and easy install.
I researched this inverter through reviews and thought I understood what I was buying,I just bought
this inverter and a 700 watt microwave thinking this was plenty of power to run it! I installed according to the directions,48" of 4ga. wire,8ga. chasis ground and an ANL-250 fuse close to the battery. When I turn on the microwave the inverter starts beeping and the microwave just makes a humming noise. If I start the vehicle the microwave will run but my alternater on my vehicle is making a loud whining noise. I called tech support and they told me that it will not work unless the vehicle is running. He said it is drawing 86 amps fom my battery but it will not hurt anything. The voltage meter says it is only putting out 93 volts.I suggest your purchase this at your own risk. It will run a drill or grinder just fine. I was a little dissapointed after spending over $200 for everything to find out it will not do what I want it to do without burning up my alternater,like they say a fool and his money are soon parted!!!!!
great product, with the best safety features
I purchased this product for a friend and he said it was excellent, the price was great and he recommend this product highly.
This inverter would not power a 900 watt single cup coffee maker or even power up a 250 Watt Amplifier unit all the way. Worked fine for lighting only. Also never would show any draw reading when used. A 30 year old 300 watt Radio Shack inverter operates the same stated Amplifer just fine.
Unit Returned to Store!
I wanted my coffee maker and tv in the morning not having to run the generator.
We have purchased other brands that were no match to the Cobra. The last inverter lasted over 5 yrs with heavy use in a semi truck. I highly recommend a Cobra hands down. Also the Walmart online is over $69 less than the direct site & got the express shipping & it was still less than the direct site with regular shipping.
Walmart & Cobra Inverters ROCK!!
I think it was cheap to no include a four foot line cable with the unit or to tell me it would not bre shipped with it. this is the first time I have purchased anything that was incomplete. Was not happy to run to the store to get wires and clamps.
Dont think it will meet the 1500 w more like 1000w. However it ran the grinder i wanted it to run but not like hooking it to 110v. I am happy with the unit. took a lot of work and cut my time to do the task i wanted it to.
my purpose for this product was to use my sons xbox 360 in my car through my battery (to power it ) but it doesn't come with a cigarette charger, only with battery clamps. i would have to run it through my battery for my son to be able to play while i drive. so it might have been my ignorance. had one professionally installed in my suv, this one had to go back.
I have owned this very same Inverter since the fall of 2012, and still have it in use.
When I began creating my solar system, I wanted something that could be used to power the Product Listed items (i.e... TV, Lights, etc..). Also, I needed something that could handle the power requirements of basic medical equipment that I use ~ Nebulizer Machine for breathing treatments, etc...
I like that this item turns itself off when it reads that my deep cycle batteries are getting low, so as to prevent causing them any damage by draining them dry.
After having 1st hand experience in using this inverter since the fall of 2012 in my solar system, I can HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT!
Follow the recommended setup provided by Cobra and you will have a nice unit that last.
Put this in my work truck. as of yet no problems. only plan on using my television/ps3 possibly a microwave later on.