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Old September 12th, 2017, 20:48   #1
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My rear 115v power socket is only putting out 82 volts. Any ideas? Bad inverter?
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Its prob not a true sin wave, its probably chopped wave that your meter can't read properly, pretty common for el-cheapo inverters.

Have you had issues with anything you're plugging into it? HDTV may not like the signal but a laptop charger, camera charger or any other low voltage device won't care.
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I think I need to re-read the voltage with a true RMS voltage meter like a fluke. I don't think the Micronta meter I used was a true RMS meter able to read square sine wave.
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Yup.

But back to the previously posted question... if we have a better idea of the actual problem you're experiencing we may be able to better help.
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I don't have a problem. I was just testing the socket and saw the low voltage numbers: not knowing a common multi meter can't read the inverter voltage. I didn't want to plug some voltage sensitive equipment into a plug not putting out the correct voltage.
Example: Lets say my GF's dildo only adequately vibrated for the proper end result at a certain frequency that was dependent on a constant 115 volts....And I saw only 82 volts coming out of the outlet....Her solo un-satisfaction could have damning effects on my well being.
Oh wait, I am married and my wife doesn't even own an AC apparatus. I am just living in the GSW fantasy land...
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Rule of thump, don't plug sensitive devices into cheap inverters and you'll be good to go.

Depending on the level of DMM, it still may not read the square wave properly, an oscilloscope will help you out but a bit overkill.

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