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pianotuna

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Posted: 11/30/20 11:04am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi All,

This is certainly a great price!

https://www.costco.ca/coleman-1%2c000-w-........BxitcW0B6niodkapNtS08bSDEDumbr0ffwBxaAJw

* This post was edited 11/30/20 01:57pm by pianotuna *


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PT note the reviews. This Sunforce has the same thing as the old Sunforce they used to sell at Can Tire, in that it has two 500w plug-ins for a total of 1000W . Can Tire went to a different brand that does all 1000w from one plug-in. (ISTR you have one of those---I fried mine as reported years ago running it at 1050w too many times)

Still, if your can work with this, it is a very good price for what it can do.


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Posted: 11/30/20 12:58pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Latest review says one outlet will deliver 1000W

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Hi BFL13,

Did yours fry right away--or did it just slowly die?

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pianotuna wrote:

Hi BFL13,

Did yours fry right away--or did it just slowly die?


I ran my 700w Danby MW a few times when it showed the yellow overload light at 1050w ISTR, but kept running ok. Then one time it let the smoke out.

I now have an RCA 700w MW on a MSW inverter in the TC. That pulls 65 amps from the battery bank instead of the usual 100 (divide by 10), being MSW instead of PSW. It takes a little longer to get the job done, but not so's you'd notice in real life.

PSW is only vital for some things like electric blankets, but if the price is right, why not have PSW?

I only read the first two reviews. The second one seemed to have a better idea how the thing worked wrt 500 vs 1000, but could be wrong.

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Here is what the manual says about the coleman.

Manual states it is 500W continuous per plug so both plugs together gives you 1000W continuous.

Not quite a swindle.

BFL13,

yes I did get the cdn tire one. It was able to run my induction cooker at 1/3 power (375 watts). It was quite useful when my Magnum caught on fire.

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joebedford wrote:

Latest review says one outlet will deliver 1000W


Hi Joe,

That's not what the manual suggests.

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Great price. Perfect for the weekend camper, not sure how long it would last in continuous service.

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Coleman used to be the camp stuff name. My Dad would be shocked.


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2oldman wrote:

Great price. Perfect for the weekend camper, not sure how long it would last in continuous service.


MEH..

It is nothing more than a glorified "twin" inverter, basically two 500W inverters in ONE package.

Cannot get full 1000W out of ONE outlet so you would have to have two lower wattage devices, one plugged into one outlet and the other in the other outlet..

"Good deal"? Not so much because it is MISLEADING folks into thinking they will be able to plug a 1000W worth of load into this thing and that load may be a 750W hair drier or even a 700W microwave..

Honestly folks, instead of buying cheapo bargain basement garbage, put some real money into a real well built inverter upfront and buy it only ONCE.. The money folks waste on cheap junk like this is simply amazing to me..

Quality does cost money folks, there is no shortcut there.

Coleman makes ZERO inverters folks, it is a rebrand of other existing Chinese import inverters.. Most of you would never, ever buy a Chinese knockoff gen but yet here we are with most of you just clamoring to buy the cheapest Chinese built inverters to plug your precious equipment into (stuff that you refuse to plug into a cheap gen by the way)..

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