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Reviews Categories | Emergency/Portable Power: generators, solar, wind, thermal, etc | Wagan 2201 \"Elite\" 400W Inverter Help


Reviews Summary for Wagan 2201 \"Elite\" 400W Inverter
Wagan 2201 \ Reviews: 1 Average rating: 0.0/5 MSRP: $179
Description: Provides 400 watt continuous power and 800 watt peak surge power. Features 1 AC outlet, a USB power port, overload, overheat and low battery protection plus a 12v DC plug to connect inside your vehicle. Also comes with 3-foot cable with clips for car battery.
Product is in production.
More info: http://www.wagan.com/
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KD7OED Rating: 0/5 Nov 25, 2012 17:21 Send this review to a friend
CHICOM Junk - nothing but hash!  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
Purchased this unit from Fry's electronics last summer at a reasonable price of $149 - intended to use it to power an LCD monitor for portable operations. I thought the price was too good to be true for a true sine wave inverter - too bad I didn't follow my gut instinct and leave it on the shelf. Alhough the unit does produce AC power at reasonable efficiency, it also produces so much noise on all bands from 80M to 70cm that it is totally USELESS FOR AMATEUR RADIO APPLICATIONS! Some reviewers on Amazon have also reported problems with quality control (some units work well, others fail almost immediately) as well as need to replace the fast-blow fuse in the cigarette lighter cord with a slow-blow fuse. Save yourself pain and aggrevation and buy a quality Trace/Xantrex/Schneider or Morningstar unit.
 


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