A 1500 W inverter is ideal as emergency back-up in case of power outages. Suitable for running typical household appliances, there are a number of commercial inverters in the 1500 W range available in the market.
In this article, we take a look at some of the best options. It is important to note here that inverters need a reliable battery supply to provide seamless operation. These inverters can also be hooked to car batteries.
The Wattage (power) requirement of most electrical appliances is listed on their labels. A 2000 Watt inverter will be able to a number of appliances simultaneously whose combined power requirement does not exceed 2000 Watts.
It is always recommended to have oversized inverters so that they can handle 15-20% overloads for short periods of time. According to this criterion, a 1500 W power inverter is good for running a load of approximately 1200 Watts.
Typically you will be able to operate a few 100 Watt light bulbs, charge your laptop (~100 W), your cellphone (~20 W), operate ceiling fans (~100), television (~40 W) and an energy-efficient refrigerator (~800-850 W) with a 1500 W inverter. It is advisable to have LED light bulbs instead of incandescent ones since they provide better illumination at lower power requirements.
Although not suitable for running heavy-duty refrigerators and freezers (Wattage requirement north of 1200 Watts) alongside other power hungry equipment, a 1500 watt inverter can comfortably run energy-efficient fridges. Heavy-duty refrigerators can also be operated if the total wattage of the load does not exceed 1500 Watts. Mini-fridges have an amperage requirement of 1.5A-2.0A and can be operated easily via these power inverters.
Inverters convert 12 Volt DC from batteries to 110 V AC for running electric devices. The current drawn by 1500 W inverters can be calculated as follows.
Watt (Power) = Volts (Voltage) x Amperes (Current)
Current drawn by 1500 W inverter= (1500/110) A = 13.64 Amperes
This Energizer product is a great handy inverter that can be hooked to your car batteries or directly to the cigarette lighter port. Equipped with a LCD screen that displays output wattage and battery health, this inverter makes monitoring the health of your power supply very easy. It also comes with in-built overcurrent, overvoltage and overheating protection.
A great price point for this great inverter.
The Energizer 1500 W inverter boasts of durable construction, in-built protection, easy portability and noiseless operation. It is a great portable power source for outdoor trips and backup during power outages.
The inverter is METLAB approved in terms of safe functionality and operation, and hence is one of the best products in the market today.
The Vetomile 1500 W inverter boasts of easy portability, compact and robust construction, protection against heating and overcurrents as well as multiple AC outlets and USB ports for running multiple devices simultaneously. An inbuilt noiseless fan protects the device from overheating.
The price is quite low for an inverter with such a high power rating.
The low price and robust construction make this Vetomile inverter extremely popular among consumers. They are also capable of withstanding 3000 W surges, which makes them suitable for operating loads like hair-dryers which have high starting current requirements.
This Krieger product is METLAB approved in terms of safety and operation. It can be hooked to your car batteries for easy portable source of power on the go. The front facia of the inverter comes with a LCD screen that can display output wattage and battery health, thereby facilitating easy maintenance. The inverter is also equipped with in-built overcurrent, overvoltage and overheating protection.
This is a very reasonably priced product and includes 3 years warranty.
Durable construction, inbuilt protection and cooling schemes as well as METLAB certifications make this Krieger product a safe bet. A wired remote control is a cool add-on feature that enhances the user experience and makes the product more convenient to use. Long battery cables ensures that you can place your inverter in close proximity to the equipment that you want to operate.
The Potek 1500 W inverter is equipped with in-built overcurrent, overvoltage and overheating protection. The cooling fan operates only when the temperature of the inverter exceeds 104 F. It also boasts of durable construction and reliable operation.
Great price for a quality product
Potek is a well-known brand when it comes to reliable electrical and electronic appliances. This 1500 W inverter lives up to the brand name and delivers safe reliable operation at a budget-friendly price point. The inverter has multiple ac outlets so that you can run more than one devices simultaneously and multiple USB ports so that you can charge your phone and laptop simultaneously.
Multiple AC and USB outlets, rugged metal housing, in-built protection schemes and easy portability make this VertaMax 1500 W inverter an excellent choice.
At the higher end of the price range for this power level, but it's an awesome inverter.
The VertaMax inverter boasts of state of the art technology. It comes with a remote controlled on/off switch for ease of use. Long battery cables are also provided for convenient placement of the inverter. All in all, the product is technically sound and provides reliable operation.
This pure sine wave inverter is equipped with three grounded AC outlets, each with its own circuit breaker. The device boasts of a robust construction along with sophisticated protection schemes like thermal shutdown and reverse polarity protection.
This inverter is quite expensive. But the quality and clean power justifies the price point.
The VertaMax inverter boasts of state of the art technology. Long battery cables, LCD display providing information on power output and battery health, in-built fuses and reliability of operation, make the VertaMax 1500 Watt inverter one of the best options available in the market.
This Cobra 1500 Watt inverter is equipped with three grounded AC outlets and multiple USB ports. It has a robust construction along with five levels of sophisticated protection schemes (pentagon protection) like thermal shutdown and reverse polarity protection
The product is pocket-friendly.
The Cobra Professional 1500 Watt inverter comes with all bells and whistles you might ask for. It scores high on the safety and reliability front and runs on state of the art technology. The 3000 Watt surge protection capability is one of its biggest strengths.
This Eaglerich inverter is equipped with multiple AC outlets and USB ports, enhancing ease of use. It boasts of durable robust construction as well as multiple internal protection schemes in order to enable safe operation.
Budget friendly option.
This portable inverter is a great option for emergency power on the go. It is easy to use and is reliable in terms of operation
3 AC outlets, 2 USB ports and intuitive interface makes this Halo inverter easy to use. It has a very robust construction and is also equipped with in-built cooling fans and multiple protection schemes.
The price is at par with other comparable products.
The Halo 1500 W inverter is a good choice for car inverters. It is safe, reliable and well engineered.
This pure sine wave inverter boasts of multiple power outlets and a remote on/off switch for operation. The robust construction and inbuilt protection schemes make this an extremely reliable and safe inverter to use.
Since this is a pure sine wave inverter, the cost is higher than modified sine wave inverters. However the cost is justified by the pure three phase waveform supplied by the inverter.
The PowertechON 1500 W pure sine wave inverter is a popular choice among consumers due to its reliability, durability and ease of use.