Krieger Power Inverter DIY Installation And Review
I bought this Krieger 2000W Power Inverter around the month of May 2022 from Carousel to Replace existing Erayak 1500W Inverter running in my Solar Panel Systems. To me , it was quite a deal breaking , as it only cost me SGD$ 78 for the unit , but if i were to purchase through Amazon.com it will cost around USD$189.97 exclude Shipping Fee .
Note: This is not a Sponsored Blog, just my honest Review after using the product.
Why I am Looking to Replace My Existing Erayak Power Inverter ?
As mention on top , the Power Inverter is use to fit into my existing Solar Power Systems . Initially the Goal for my Solar Power Systems is to Support all Electric Power Usage for my Balcony & Master Bedroom Electrical Appliance . At my Balcony i have a Samsung Washing Machine and 8 Light bulb . The Total Estimated Power Consumption in Watts are 960W , 800W for my Washing Machine and 160W for my Light Bulbs.
With the existing Erayak Inverter in place , seems to be a surmounting task for it to coop with continuous load of 1000W . Eventually it broke down in few occasion due to over heating .
Power Inverter , are big ticket Items for me , it will cost around USD $150 to Thousands for a good Power Inverter. For Months i have been searching for a Reliable and cost effective Inverters , finally I found this Krieger KRU2000 Inverter Selling for S$78 in Carousel . I grab it , till today i am still quite satisfied with my purchase.
Below Picture Shows a Portion of my solar Power Panel , is a back breaking Project , as every single nail and structure , was installed solely alone without help . almost twisted my back to get this in place
Krieger 2000 Watts KRU2000 Specification ?
If you refer the Specification Manual Picture below , there are a few take away. First The KRU 2000 Krieger Power Inverter supply a Continuous power of 2000W and has a Peak Power of 4000W. Peak Power is for Appliance like Water Heater / Griller / Pumps / Aircon ., where there will be an initial surge of Power during the Initial start Up .
The Inverter will convert 12 V VDC to 230VAC with a DC Rated Current of 21.5A and output AC Current of 8.7A. Output AC Wave Form Type is modified Sine Wave.
Dimension :: 15.39 x 7.71 x 3.46
Some Thoughts On Modified Sine Wave vs Pure Sine Wave ?
In general , it will be far more efficient to Use a Pure Sine Wave Inverter vs a Modified Sine Wave Inverter. As Pure Sine Wave has a sleek smoother processed waveform , that will protect it from damaging your Sensitive Electrical Appliance .Example Of Sensitive Electrical Appliance such as Amplifier , Laptop, Television etc
But Everything in Life come with a cost . Pure Sine Wave Power Inverter in general Cost more than a Modified Sine Wave Inverter.
For my Case since i use this Inverter to Power my Washing Machine , Light Bulbs, Air Conditioner . Modified Sine Wave will be good enough as of for now .
Up to date after the Installation on July 2022 till now . The Krieger Inverter is use to power my washing Machine , BBQ Griller , Light Bulb. Nothing have broken down so far.
What’s Included Inside The Package?
The Package Comes with a (1) Remote Switch (2) RJ45 Cable to Connect the Remote Switch (3) Battery Fuse Holder (4) Battery Cables (5) The Inverter itself
Tools that you will need to Install the Inverter ?
- Electric Drill
- Adjustable Spanners
- Self Drilling Screws
- Cable Tie
- Flat Head and Phillip Head Screw Driver
Cabling connection ( Proceed with Caution -> Is Electricity)
Connect the Negative ( Black Cable ) Cable from the Inverter Negative Pole to the Battery Negative Pole
Connect the Positive ( Red Cable ) Cable from the Inverter Positive Pole to the Fuse Holder
Connect the the Fuse Holder Cable to the Positive Pole of the Battery
Turn the Inverter On , you can now start testing your Inverter
Testing The Krieger Inverter
4 Months , after Installation , the Krieger Inverter runs Well with my Solar Systems Setup . The Krieger Inverter will draw Power from my 12V 150AH Lithium Ion DC Battery , convert it to 230vac , and supply voltage to power up my Samsung Washing Machine , BBQ Griller , and Balcony Lights .
Up to Date All Appliances are in fine working condition , nothing have broken down .
Testing Subject 1 ( 1200w BBQ Griller)
Grilling BBQ Using Power Generated from Lithium Ion Battery Converted By Krieger Power Inverter