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Power Inverter - Selection Guide Calculator

WallCann has provided these simple power inverter comparison charts and performance selection calculators, to aid you in the correct selecting the right power inverter to meet your needs.
Be sure to check the specific wattage requirements and operating instructions for appliances / tools to be used. 

If you require further assistance, please contact the WallCann technical sales team, via the online live chat or support email, or call 1300 799 455.

Horsepower / Watts Calculator

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Power / Current / Voltage Calculator

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8ZED Power Anywhere!  Power Inverter Application Chart.

The easy way to find the right power inverter to suit your needs.

Click on inverter size to buy now!

Applications

Power (Watts)

Power Inverters

Blender
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Blow Dryer
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Coffee Machine
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
CD or DVD Player
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Clock Radio
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Coffee Grinder No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Coffee Pot (4 cup)
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Coffee Pot (10 cup)
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Computer - Laptop
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Computer - PC & Monitor
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Computer - Printer (inkjet)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
CPAP Breathing Machine
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Fan - 12" 3 speed
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Fan - Table
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Freezer
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Frying Pan
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Game Console
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
*Heater (1/3hp)
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Hot Plate
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Iron
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Lights - 100W Incandescent
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Lights - 100 W Compact Fluorescent Eq.
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Microwave (600-1000W Cooking Power)
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
(up to 700W)
Yes
(up to 850W)
Yes
Yes
Mini Christmas Lights
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Mobile Phone (Cellular phone) Charger
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
MP3 Player Charger
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Refridgerator/Freezer
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Satellite Dish
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Stereo
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Toaster
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Toaster Oven
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
TV - 25" Colour
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
TV- 19" Colour TV or monitor
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
TV - Black & White
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes+
TV- 13" Colour TV/VCR
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
VCR
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Vacuum Cleaner
No
No
No No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Waffle Maker
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Washing Machine
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Common Tools

*Air Compressor - 1hp
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
*Airless Sprayer - 1/2 hp
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Band Saw
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Circular Saw - 6 1/2"
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Circular Saw - 7 1/4"
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
(up to 1600W)
Yes
(up to 2100W)
Yes
Yes
Circular Saw - 8 1/4"
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Chop Saw
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Cut Off Saw
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Disc Sander
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Drill - 1/4"
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Drill - 3/8"
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Drill - 1/2"
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
*Electric Chain Saw - 14"
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
*Grinder - Portable
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Jig Saw
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Table Saw
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
 
 

Further Tips

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To select an inverter that has enough power for your application, add the watts for the items you may want to run at the same time. 

Use the total wattage, then add 10% to 20%, as your minimum power requirement.

Note: The wattages given in the table above are only estimates. The actual wattage required for your appliances may differ from those listed. Check the nameplate on the appliance to determine the actual wattage required.

DC Amps is an estimate of the DC current draw from a 12V battery for that particular appliance. 
For 24V Inverters, the DC Amps from a 24V battery will be approximately half what is listed in the table.

* Appliances and tools with induction motors (marked * in tables) may require from 3 to 7 times the listed wattage when starting. The start-up load of the appliance or tool determines whether an inverter has the capability to power it. Be sure to check the specific wattage requirements and operating instructions for appliances / tools to be used.

To aid in working out your appliance's power, you can use the following CONVERSION FORMULA: Watts ÷ 220 = Amps ........ Amps x 220 = Watts

If you require further assistance, please contact the WallCann technical sales team, via the online live chat or support email, or call 1300 799 455.