The AC Master From Mastervolt
12 September 2009
Mastervolt, the Dutch-based manufacturer of premium electrical products, is proud to announce the launch of the completely redesigned AC Master range of inverters.
Much slimmer and lighter than the models they are replacing, the new range is for anyone who needs to run 230-volt mains-powered equipment from a 12 or 24-Volt battery system. All four models are at the start of Mastervolt’s impressive portfolio of inverters, and are part of the ‘Best Value for Money’ line of products. However, unlike most other low-cost inverters on the market, the AC Master range delivers true sine wave technology.
This is important because some mains appliances, such as sensitive entertainment systems, need perfect AC power to work properly. Many other inverters only offer a modified sine wave, which will work in most cases, but not all. With the AC Master, you know you’ll be getting the very best AC power available, so the stereo won’t buzz, and there won’t be interference lines on your television. When it comes to personal computers, the steady, spike-free supply from the Mastervolt inverter is often more dependable than shore power from the grid.
As with all Mastervolt marine products, the new AC Master family has been built for the tough boating environment. Measuring just 210mm x 130mm x 60mm (8.4in x 5.2in x 2.4in) and weighing under 1.3kg (2.86Lbs) it can be housed almost anywhere. The robust nylon case has extra-strong mounting holes, and the internal electronics are glass-filled to resist the vibration and bumps of a boat in a seaway.
The power output has a universal appliance socket, so mains plugs commonly used throughout the world can be connected with ease. The AC Master series runs in complete silence and has an efficiency of over 90%, which is as good as it gets with modern inverter technology. In stand-by mode, when no load is connected, the AC Master uses just 6.5Watt.
For reliable operation, the new AC Master inverters have short circuit protection, and automatic shut down for overload and high temperature. They can supply surge power of 200% to start up equipment with a high inductive load.
Commenting on the new inverter, Marc Persoon, Mastervolt’s Marketing Manager, said ‘Because room onboard a boat is always limited, we completely redesigned our AC Master range to fit into the smallest of spaces. We’ve made it inexpensive and very easy to install, with just the basic functions that everyone needs.’
There are currently four models in the new AC Master range; the 12/300 (300 Watt) and 12/500 (500 Watt) for 12-volt installations, and the 24/300 and 24/500 for 24-volt systems. Each inverter comes with an owner’s manual and a two-year guarantee, with a 5-year system-wide guarantee also available.
Pricing for the new AC Master ranges from just £179 – £295 + VAT depending upon the model.
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