12000 Watt Power Inverter Reviews

Finding a high capacity backup power supply or an inverter that can handle all of your power-hungry electronics can be quite a task. But if you’re wanting to run appliances and other electric devices that have a high power demand, a 12000 watt power inverter might just be the kind you want.

Inverters rated at this capacity can run pretty much everything you’d want, from kitchen appliances to laundry appliances – and even your power tools.

12000 watt power inverters can pretty much run multiple of these high-power appliances at once as well, which is great when you need a backup power supply. If you are looking to use this inverter with a solar power source, it is perfect for that too.

To help you choose which inverter is the best for you, we’ve put together a comprehensive list below.

Summary of our Favorite 12000 Watt Power Inverters:

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Sungoldpower


'Best in class'

36000W

Zodore

36000W

MabelStar

36000W

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'Great price'

24000W

What can a 12000 watt inverter run?

Choosing the correct model of power inverter is quite important because you want one that will satisfy all your power needs. If you want to run multiple heavy-duty and power-hungry appliances, then a 12000 watt power inverter is definitely the kind you want.

12000W is on the higher side of power capacity as far as inverters go, which means that you can run multiple refrigerators, multiple power tools, and multiple other kitchen appliances if you wish. Naturally, you can also power lighting, computers, or even air conditioners.

As long as whatever you are trying to run does not go over the total capacity of the inverter, you can pretty much power everything you need. So if you want to run lights and kitchen appliances (fridge, coffee machine, microwave, maybe even stoves), you can.

It is important to note, however, that you should check the wattage of whatever you are trying to plug into the inverter beforehand. It’s important not to overload the power inverter, and so you want to make sure that the total wattage of the appliances you are using will not go over the inverter’s capacity. Appliance manufacturers put this information on their products’ labels, to make the information easier to find.

When you purchase an inverter, a rule of thumb that you should keep in mind is that you want to buy an inverter rated at 15-20% more than the capacity that you actually want. So if you want to run appliances that have a total of 9600-10200 watts, then the 12000W inverter is perfect. If you want to run more than this, you may want to look into higher capacities, as 9600~10200 is what a 12000W inverter will comfortably run.

Can I run commercial appliances with a 12000W power inverter?

A 12000 watt power inverter is definitely capable of running bigger/commercial appliances. These appliances often need about 1500-2500W (each) to run, but there are some that require even more power. However as long as the total of all the units don’t exceed 10200W, your 12000W power inverter will run all of them comfortably.

How many amps does a 12000 watt inverter draw?

The formula to get the amperage of a power inverter is as follows:

Amperage = Watt / Volts

As such, a 12000W power inverter has roughly the following amperage:

12000/110V = 109.09 Amperes

Reviews of our Favorite 12000 Watt Power Inverters

SUNGOLDPOWER 12000W Power Inverter - Pure Sine Wave


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Quality

This 12000 watt power inverter is one of the best available on the market today. Not only is it a pure sine wave (more efficient than modified wave) inverter, it is also an MPPT solar charger, an AC charger, and even an auto-transfer switch all rolled into one.

This inverter is low frequency and is AC priority (by default), meaning when there is AC input, the battery will charge first before the inverter transfers the input to power the load. You can choose battery priority so that the inverter will use the battery before the AC input.

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The SUNGOLDPOWER inverter is loaded with features such as: smart remote control, solar panel support w/ MPPT function, AGS (Automatic Generator Starting), four-step intelligent/smart battery charging, and more.

The Sungoldpower inverter is reasonably priced for such a large capacity power inverter. It does, however, cost slightly less than the other inverters we have listed here.

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Our Rating

With a surge rating of 36000W, various special features, a display LED to let you know the status of your power load and inverter, cooling fans, and aluminum housing, the Sungoldpower 12000W inverter is likely one of the best on the market today. With it being slightly cheaper than the others on this list, we give it 5 stars for having the more bang for the buck.

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    Surges to 36000W
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    Solar panel support
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    LED + LCD display

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    Only has CE certificate for the moment, they are still in the process of applying for UL listing
  • Moderately loud cooling fan

ZODORE HF Series 12000W Power Inverter


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Quality

The ZODORE is also a pure sine wave inverter that is built to allow a 300 percent surge in capacity for about 20 seconds, allowing it to handle appliances with high start-up power surges (up to 36000W surge). This inverter comes with a built-in battery converter charger (AC to DC), allowing you to charge your batteries from AC sources (regular home power outlet and fuel generators alike).

This inverter can be used for solar applications, back up power/uninterrupted power supply applications, and on or off-grid applications – it can be used however you please.

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This inverter also comes loaded with features – auto-generator start function, adjustable dual freq (50 or 60Hz), high-quality transformer, smart load-sensing cooling fan, aluminum housing, LED display, and more.

This inverter is slightly pricier than the SUNGOLDPOWER inverter, but it is still within reach and in the right price range for a 12000W inverter.

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Our Rating

The Zodore inverter is similar in quality to the Sungoldpower inverter mentioned above, but it does have its features that stand out. Nevertheless, we give this inverter a thumbs up.

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    50/60Hz detection and switching
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    Split phase, outputs 110V or 240V
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    Smart load-detecting fans

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    High price point
  • Color might not suit everyone!

MabelStar 12000W Power Inverter


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Quality

This pure sine wave power inverter also outputs in split-phase, allowing it to be used pretty much anywhere around the globe, regardless of whether you need 110V or 240V. It has an LED and LCD display to keep track of how everything is going. Similar to the rest of the inverters on this list, the MabelStar can also handle surges of power up to 36000W, and can automatically detect between 60Hz or 50Hz.

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Price

The MabelStar 12000W inverter comes at about the price you would expect – it’s about in the middle, but is still great value for money.

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Our Rating

With features like an AGS (auto-generator starting), DC start, self-diagnosing function, and charging rate up to 120 amps, the MabelStar is a great choice in terms of value. It is also built to run in harsh conditions, making it a great choice if you plan to use it in recreational vehicles or like purposes.

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    Built for harsh conditions
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    Built-in AC > DC battery converter charger
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    High charge rate (up to 120amp)

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    Color may put some people off!

AIMS 12000W Power Inverter


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Quality

The AIMS inverter, unlike the other inverters on this list, is a modified sine wave inverter. Its main advantage over the other products on this list is its price – it is almost half the price of the other inverters on the list. However, this product can only handle surges up to 24000W. Loaded with features nonetheless, the AIMS power inverter still makes a good choice – especially if you don’t really need to use it for industrial purposes.

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Price

The AIMS 12000W power inverter comes at a great price and especially good bang for your buck.

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Our Rating

With multiple safety features such as short circuit protection, overload protection, overheat protection and more, this inverter is truly the product of choice if you are looking for value. The AIMS 12000W power inverter is the choice for those who don’t plan to use it for industrial or heavy-duty purposes. It is excellent for powering an entire house, and for use with off-grid solar panel solutions.

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    Aluminum casing
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    A lot more affordable than other options
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    Four outlets

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    Only handles surges up to 24000W
  • Only has meters for volt & amp, no LED/LCD display