Info about Jackery 1000
Socratic Monologue Solar Expert Posts: 32 ✭✭
edited June 28 in Caravan, Recreational Vehicle, and Marine Power Systems #1
No real issue here, just looking to gain a little knowledge.
I've owned a Jackery 1000 (lithium ion battery/inverter) since last year, and like it. We use it as shore power in the camper, and I was troubleshooting some camper electrical issues and learned that the Jackery actually sends 55vac from each lead to the ground (out of phase, I assume, to total 110vac). I'm glad that the camper turns out to have a floating neutral, or the Jackery would have been an expensive little campfire.
I once hooked up a cheap inverter on our off-grid shed PV system that was the same (that's where I learned about bonded neutrals...), but wanted to know a bit more about this technology. Is it possibly actually pure sine wave as advertised (I realize you can't test it from where you're standing, but is this sort of split phase -- correct term? -- setup possible with PSW)? I'm just looking to understand the pros and cons (and possible deceptive marketing) of this sort of inverter.
Is there anything I shouldn't run on it? We run a basic coffee maker with no electronics (no problems with that, I'm sure -- it is just a resistance heating element), and the camper converter makes 12vdc for everything else to run on (though the three-way fridge can run natively on 120vac -- would that be ok to try?).
I sort of wondered how they packaged 1000wh battery, and a 1000w PSW inverter, and a nice monitor display for the price -- I guess this sort of inverter is part of the compromise. Anyway, any info would be enjoyed.
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