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Samlex inverters

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I'm in the market for a 1000 watt inverter and looking at Samlex. It seems that they have 3 series; SSW, PST and SA. The SSW looks like a price point product to compete with other Chinese stuff. Probably won't choose that. I'm having trouble distinguishing between the other two. The PST is a 120V device with DC input range of 10.7V-16.5V. The SA is a 110V device (switch adjustable to 100V or 120V)with DC input range of 10.5V-15V. My concern is that the high cutoff of the SA of 15V could be a problem when the alternator is really putting out or when the weather is cold and the solar is cranked up. Anyone have any experience with the SA who can allay my concern? Price is about the same for the PST and SA. Dunno the target market for each.
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the u.s. military was impressed with them at first and bought 100s of them but after the first year of use decided they were unsuitable for military use and they switched to Xantrex and have since bought 1000s of them. but that says a lot about the samlex or else they would have never considered them at all! (i have read that the xantrex are now junk since they switched to chinese manufacture!)
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