The Don Rowe Blog

Feb 27

To Purchase A Pure Sine Wave Inverter, Or Not To Purchase Sine Wave Inverter

posted by Patrick Fallon

Pure Sine Wave

That is the question…I am asked most often. Unfortunately, a simple yes or no cannot accurately answer this question. I believe it depends on two factors, what are you powering with the inverter, and what is your budget. Before we break down that decision, let’s explore the technical differences between the two. Pure sine wave […]

Jan 20

Pre-installed Power Inverters In Your Passenger Vehicle – Uses And Limitations

posted by Patrick Fallon

Factory Installed Power Inverter

Every year our passenger vehicles get more advanced with more technology and available options. Inverters are becoming more commonplace in these advancements, in some cases being a part of a vehicle’s standard features. Exciting as it is having an inverter already installed and ready to go right off the lot, I feel it is important […]

Dec 8

New Product Alert! KISAE Technology 24V Power Inverter Line

posted by Patrick Fallon

KISAE SW2405

We are excited to announce that KISAE has released a new line of 24 volt pure sine wave power inverters. We have been carrying KISAE’s 12 volt power inverter line at DonRowe.com for a number of years now. That line has proven to be both solid and reliable, and you can expect the same out […]

Oct 21

Tailgating, Friends, Football and…Power Inverters?

posted by Patrick Fallon

It’s a beautiful weekend morning and you’ve set up at your favorite tailgating spot. The canopy is up, friends are arriving and the meat is cooking on the grill. What else could you want? How about adding some entertainment or a blended beverage to kick it up a notch? I know a power inverter may […]

Aug 15

Ready To Go Camping? Bring Some Of Home’s Little Amenities With You.

posted by Patrick Fallon

Camping with an Inverter

Most of us love to go camping, and with the season in full swing now is a good time to consider using an inverter to add some home luxuries to the camp site. For those of you with a trailer or RV, you already know what it is like to have AC power when you’re […]

Jul 1

New Product Alert! Wagan Tech Slimline Series with Surface Mount Technology

posted by Patrick Fallon

Wagan Tech 3722 Slimline 1500 Inverter

Earlier this year we announced the arrival of Wagan Tech’s new Proline series power inverters with Surface-Mount Technology (SMT). We are now excited to have available the first Wagan Tech Slimline Series to incorporate SMT. The 3722 Slimline 1500 inverter is a promising improvement to its predecessor with greater reliability, better efficiency, fewer RF emissions and […]

May 26

Cigarette Lighter Adapters – The Plug-N-Play Of The Inverter World

posted by Patrick Fallon

Wagan Tech Inverter

What can be more simple and convenient than plugging an inverter into your vehicle’s cigarette lighter? When it comes to convenience and ease-of-use, I am all in. Be aware that these benefits come with limitations though. Cigarette lighters, sometimes called power ports, are installed using small gauge wire by the vehicle’s manufacturer. To protect this […]

Apr 28

How To Size A Fuse For Your Inverter Application

posted by Patrick Fallon

Fuses

In the previous post we covered why an overcurrent protection device is a critical component of your inverter installation. Let’s now go over how to correctly size the fuse, which is as equally important and should not be overlooked. Using an oversized fuse in your application can damage your cables, batteries, and inverter, not to […]

Mar 17

Why Fusing Your Inverter Is Critical

posted by Patrick Fallon

ANL Fuse Kit

I am frequently asked why a fuse is required when installing an inverter. After all, doesn’t the inverter have built in protection? Yes, a quality inverter has multiple protection features that help prevent damage to the inverter. What an inverter does not protect against is a short in your battery cables. Let’s take a moment […]

Jan 18

New Product Alert! Wagan ProLine Series with Surface Mount Technology

posted by Patrick Fallon

We are happy to announce the new Proline Series with Surface Mount Technology by Wagan Tech is now available. Wagan is currently offering this series in a 5000 watt, 8000 watt, and 10000 watt model. What is Surface Mount Technology? Surface Mount Technology (SMT) is a method of manufacturing circuit boards that offers greater reliability, […]