Who wants to go on board without their laptop these days? Installing a microwave on board makes cooking at sea not only a pleasure, but it also greatly contributes to safety on board as well. Even if your yacht has a built-in generator, an inverter with an appropriately sized switching station can take over the short-term operation of these devices.
Inverters are differentiated into two groups:
- Trapezoidal inverters: The "check values" are well suited for simple devices without microelectronics. Sensitive devices such as washers, dryers, DVD player or plasma TV can be damaged by simplified "dirty" sine curves.
- Sine wave inverters: These units have "clean" sine curves and are suitable for almost all devices. Devices with a high inrush current, such as pumps, refrigerators, compressors, etc. require 10-20-fold higher invertion power than the nominal power specified on the devices.
During assembly, it is essential to ensure the use of adequately sized cable cross-sections. The 12V / 24V connection cable to the inverter should be twisted together, in order to avoid disturbances in the electrical system.
With a fixed installation, operation is recommended with a remote control, and for security reasons, you should install an automatic switching station on all devices without priority circuits.