On Mon, 31 May 2004 02:02:31 -0400, Frankcw
Don't even think about it.
1. Inverters are expensive. A decent quality of inverter > 300W is
2. Inverters don't like inductive loads. This either puts the inverter
price up, or kills the output stage.
3. Some devices don't like the output of cheap inverters. Inductive
motors may overheat if fed with harmonic-rich square-waves.
If you're in the >500W region, look at generating 240V / 110V
directly. Small petrol generators are cheap, especially larger S/H
generators of 1.5kW - 2.5kW.
Other technologies are engine-driven generators - many off-roaders are
using rebuilt car alternators to produce 110V, and the details are out
on the web.
You might even find a suitable rotary inverter (motor generator set),
probably mil-surplus. 400Hz kit can still be useful here, depending
on your motor.