A 24 Volt Inverter is not quite as typical as a 12V Inverter. They have the same primary type of operation but operate at different input voltages.
This article reviews some of the best, moderately priced 24V inverters currently on the market and then reviews standard criteria you should consider when selecting an inverter.
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Victron is known for its high-end inverters and inverter chargers. If you have experience with inverters and want a quality inverter for off-grid or RV use then this may be the inverter for you. If you don't have experience then consider an electrician for installation.
- Very well-made, quality inverter
- It has all the bells and whistles with multiple safety features
- Excellent surge capacity
- Large size and heavyweight
AIMS makes a heavy-weight, durable inverter made here in the United States. This is also one of the more powerful 3,000W inverters with a 9,000W surge or peak power. AIMS has been in business for over 20 years and all technical and warranty support is based out of Nevada.
Giandel makes some of the most popular inverters on the market. This durable inverter with an LCD display, remote on/off switch, and numerous safety features is backed by an 18-month warranty. Based on reviews, customer feedback and price, the Giandel inverter is the Editor's choice.
- 18-month warranty
- LCD Display
- (2) 120 outlets and a USB port
- Remote not wireless
- Instructions need to provide more information
WZERLB makes a quality pure sine inverter that receives high ratings and positive feedback. This lightweight dependable inverter is popular with the off-grid crowd and is a solid decision for reliable AC power.
- Overall, the fans are quiet
- Displays on these units are very accurate
- Quality construction and build
- It has a very brief manual
- Weak customer service not always responsive
EDECOA is becoming more and more popular as its reputation continues to make waves. With more 120 and USB output outlets than just about any other inverter, features like a remote on/off switch and detailed digital display make this a very popular pure sine wave inverter.
- Multiple 120AC and USB outlets
- Remote on/off switch
- Multiple safety features
- Studs are a little short on DC input
- Weak technical support for questions
Criteria for Choosing the Best Inverter.
Choosing the best inverter for your needs is important. To make the process as easy as possible for you, we have put together a list of key points to consider when choosing your inverter.
- Inverter Type
- Power Outlets
- USB Ports
- Safety Features
These typically include Pure Sine and Modified. pure sine wave inverter provides power similar to what you receive from your electrical grid and works best with sensitive appliances and devices
Modified wave inverters are less expensive than pure sine inverters, and while still very good inverters, you will often find them used for running tools and less sensitive equipment.
It is important to determine the wattage required to operate the appliances being used. Although you may want to make sure you purchase an inverter large enough to run all your appliances and devices, why pay more than you need.
It is essential to confirm the power requirements of the electrical appliances and devices you will be using simultaneously. Do not underestimate normal usage. Below is a rating chart that provides guidelines.
It is probably safe to say that if you enjoy the outdoors, you probably don’t want to hear a mechanical noise. However, choosing an inverter with little or no noise is important, so check reviews.
If you plan to use your inverter to power noisy tools, you will not need to spend the extra money to buy a quiet, pure sine inverter.
The Number of Power Outlets
Power Inverters are available with single outlets to power one device and multiple outlets (two or three outlets) to power multiple devices simultaneously. First, you need to decide the power outlets you will need.
Many higher wattage inverters also come with hard-wire ports that let you connect the inverter to your cabin or home’s power distribution system. In this case, you may not need the power outlets.
Keep in mind that you are splitting out power output between outlets.
Some power inverters come with Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports that allow you to power a wide range of electronic devices, including cellphones, laptops, game consoles, etc., while in a car. They come in conjunction with the power outlets or without.
USB ports allow smartphones, iPhones, Tablets, and other USB product users to charge their devices easily, becoming genuinely mobile.
To prevent your battery from draining while charging and leaving you stranded, some inverters incorporate a safety feature that cuts off power to the inverter once internal temperatures are reached, i.e., before the battery is completely dead.
Another important safety feature is the surge protector, which cuts power if a power surge or overload is detected.
Most current inverters have multiple safety features, so you make sure you check before purchasing and choose what is suitable for you.
In many cases, the inverter you purchase is determined by size and weight. Therefore, the room you have in your RV or cabin will not be what you need for your tractor-trailer or car.
Before purchasing, check the manufacturer’s website for specifications. Unfortunately, Amazon is not always accurate.
Summary – 24-Volt Inverter
Take your time before purchasing a 24-volt inverter, and make sure it is the right inverter for your power needs. Buying an inverter should come after you lay out the plan for your system.