2500 Watt Power Inverter Reviews

2500 watt power inverters are a great choice If you want to be able to run some appliances that are relatively power hungry but not exactly commercial or industrial in application. 2500w inverters of these size are large enough to handle most kitchen appliances, water heaters, air conditioners, and the like.

You won’t be able to run several high wattage appliances at once with a 2500 watt inverter (so no using the induction cooker and the coffee maker at the same time), but for most applications this inverter is powerful enough to use as a source of back up power.

It’s even enough to be the primary power source, in many cases. Here, we will talk about some of the best 2500 watt inverters on the market today with the aim of helping you to find the best option available.

Summary of our Favorite 2500 Watt Power Inverters:

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'Our top choice'

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Cobra


'Lower price option'

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Fit4Less


'Pure sine inverter'

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What can a 2500 watt inverter run?

If you purchase a 2500 watt inverter, you can expect a few things. You will be able to charge small electronic devices such as cell phones and tablets, and you can also power laptops and most computers with general ease. A small kitchen can run with a 2500 watt inverter, but you won’t be able to run the microwave and the induction cooker or electric burner at the same time. You can have an AC unit and a shower heater as well.

Remember that a 2500 watt inverter won’t run exactly 2500 watts – in fact it will only be able to comfortably run about 80 to 85% of 2500. Therefore, the true capacity of an inverter this size is 2000 - 2125 watts. The rule of thumb when it comes to purchasing these inverters is to look for one that is about 15 or 20% more than you actually need.

It’s important that you look very carefully at your appliances to determine which ones can run at the same time. Check the labels, manuals, and packaging of all your appliances and electronics in order to determine the wattages of each. You can plug in as many as you want, as long as their total wattage does not exceed 2125 watts, so that your inverter won’t struggle with the load.

Will a 2500 watt inverter run commercial appliances?

To be completely safe, it’s best not to use any electronics and appliances that exceed the wattage of 2125 watts. If the equipment you are looking to use is 2125W or below, you can certainly run it with this inverter.

Take note, however, that you will also need to look at the amperage of the inverter and the equipment you want to run to make sure that they are compatible.

Also important to note is the fact that you will want to look at your equipment to see if there are any start-up surges related to plugging it in and turning it on. If the start up power surge required to power your equipment exceeds the surge capacity of the inverter you are looking at, don’t risk it and instead go for a higher capacity.

How many amps does a 2500 watt inverter draw?

Inverters convert 12 Volt DC from batteries to 110 V AC for running electric devices. The current drawn by 2500W inverters can be calculated as follows.

Watt (Power) = Volts (Voltage) x Amperes (Current)

Current drawn by 2500W inverter= (6000/110) A = 22.7 Amperes approx.

Reviews of our Favorite 2500 Watt Power Inverters

Cobra CPI2590 Gray 2500W


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This power inverter has a capacity of 2500 watts and a peak or surge rating of 5000 watts. It comes with a 2.4 ampere USB output port, which conveniently makes it capable of charging all sorts of communication devices (cell phones and tablets) as well as any other mobile device you desire.

This device is rather versatile. With three AC output sockets on top of the USB port included, you will surely find yourself enjoying the fact that you won’t need as many extension cords.

The Cobra CPI2590 also offers 5 different levels of failure protection, so you can feel safe when you use this inverter to power your appliances and devices. It weighs about 6.1 lbs, to give you an idea of its portability.

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In comparison with other 2500 watt inverters of its type, the Cobra CPI2590 is on the higher end on the spectrum. Still it’s about what you would expect from this capacity of inverter, and it’s fairly priced especially when its features are considered.

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Our Rating

With the type of features you see on this product, we can definitely say that the Cobra comes recommended.

A lot of feedback for this product is highly positive, with many saying that it powers everything that they need perfectly and flawlessly.

A thumbs up for the CPI2590, indeed!

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    5 layers of failure protection for your peace of mind (“Pentagon Protection”)
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    USB port 2.4A
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    3 AC sockets for convenience

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    On the more expensive side for an inverter at this price point

AIMS Power Green 2500 PWRINV250012W


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Quality

AIMS is a brand that is very well known in the power inverter market. Their PWRINV250012W offering is another in a line of many well loved and praised products. This inverter has a capacity of 2500W and a surge rating of 5000W. It comes with built-in technology for soft starting, and also has an available optional remote.

The PWRINV250012W is a product built to give you peace of mind during its operation. It comes with multiple layers of protection from failure, including overload, overheat, high/low voltage, and short circuit protection. Also built in are alarms to let you know if something is not as it should be.

This AIMS inverter runs appliances up to 21 amperes. It has volt/amp meters included to help you monitor the performance of your inverter. LED indicators are also included. This unit has 2 AC sockets for your convenience, and it comes in a durable aluminum body. Cooling fans are built in to make sure it doesn’t overheat.

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Price

When compared to a lot of other inverters on the market, the PWRINV250012W is definitely a more affordable option. You will end up forgoing a few features, but nevertheless this inverter will do the same job as all the rest.

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Our Rating

Although it’s not as loaded with features, the PWRINV250012W is still a great choice from a company that is trusted in the inverter industry. Choose this inverter if you want peace of mind when it comes to quality, performance, and safety.

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    Durable aluminum construction
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    Multiple systems of protection and alarms
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    Great price point

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    Only 2 AC outlets
  • No USB port

Fit4Less 2500W Pure Sine Wave Inverter


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Quality

The Fit4Less inverter is a 2500 watt inverter that surges up to 5000 watts. It’s a pure sine wave inverter, making it more efficient during operation. It comes with 2 American sockets that are ETL approved and IP54 Industrial Level. A 5 volt 2 ampere USB output port is also included, along with a port for wire remote.

This red inverter comes with a circuit board with a brand new design, and two high-speed fans for cooling so you can run it for extended periods of time (we discourage constant use, allow it rest daily). The Fit4Less comes with OFC batt cables, input terminal fixing wrench, and a wired remote kit.

Several protection systems are also in place, so you won’t have to worry about overloading, low/high voltage, short circuit, and overheating.

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Price

The Fit4Less 2500W Pure Sine Wave Inverter is rather affordable, especially for some of the features on offer.

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Our Rating

With features like IP54 Industrial ETL Approved AC sockets, a USB port, and a wired remote kit included, this inverter is a great choice for sure. The brand isn’t exactly that well known, but feedback from most state that the device works as needed. We can recommend this for those who want great features for a decent price.

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    5V 2A USB output
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    Multiple protection systems
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    Wired remote kit included

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    No meters or displays

WZRELB 12V 2500W Pure Sine Wave Inverter


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Quality

The WZRELB inverter has a 2500W capacity with 5000W peak power. It’s a pure sine wave inverter, great for use with batteries or solar power. This inverter looks solid in construction and does appear to be rather premium. It comes with a digital LED display, two US outlets (grounded), and an intelligent/smart cooling fan.

The WZRELB comes with standard batt cables for free, and also comes bundled with a spare fuse in case you need to replace it. This unit also offers you peace of mind, coming with different protection systems to prevent overloading, over voltage, low voltage, short circuiting, and overheating. There is also a terminal block in case you need to use high power appliances.

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Price

For a power inverter of this power it's a great price.

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Our Rating

The WZRELB inverter looks and feels premium, and offers plenty of safety during operation. It also has features that some other inverters of this capacity lack. Definitely one we will recommend if you want to be able to monitor the operation of your inverter.

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    Multiple protections against failure
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    Sleek, premium appearance and durable construction
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    Displays for monitoring the operation

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    No USB port
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SUG 2500W Pure Sine Wave Power Inverter (SGP-2500W)


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Quality

The SUG 2500W pure sine wave power inverter peaks at 5000 watts. This pure sine wave inverter offers “clean” power that can run sensitive appliances and equipment. This inverter features durable aluminum construction, and comes with a generous two year warranty (and lifetime service).

Several protection systems are in place for this unit, such as thermal shut down, internal fuse protection against reverse polarity, short circuit protection and over or low voltage protection. An alarm is also included for low or high voltage. There is also a built in soft-start technology, and smart cooling fans to keep it running comfortably.
The SUG comes with a USB port and two grounded AC sockets for your convenience. It also has a display to help you keep track or monitor the performance of the device.

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Price

The SUG 2500 pure sine wave inverter is priced in the middle of all the other inverters of the same capacity. It’s a fair price, considering the features included.

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Our Rating

This pure sine wave inverter is definitely recommended because it offers many protection systems along with a USB port AND a display for monitoring. Priced in the middle but carrying most features that more expensive models have, the SUG is definitely a good choice.

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    Fair price, good features
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    2 Grounded AC sockets
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    Smart cooling fan, soft start

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    None noted so far!