gerry_g wrote:Is it a true RMS amp meter
Mine is... I just got it recently. I bought a cheapie a while back & wasted my money. This time I ponied up $196 and got the real deal. AC/ DC. Made by Ideal. So far it's been quite handy. It's even got an extra readout screen on the bottom in case you're in a tight spot. Oh, and it came with a free "hot" sensor. Lay the pencil thing on a wire & it'll beep if there is power in the wire.
Patch wrote:Do you open the case of the inverter to access the on/off switch, or is there a set of terminals provided?
How reliable are the cheap eBay inverters? Ever have one fail?
Yes, I open the case & solder wires to the switch. I drill holes for the wires & add shrink wrap for extra protection going through the holes. I have not had one fail, but of the 5 I have purchased, two had lousy soldering on the inside, on the outlet connections. I resoldered them & no problems. All soldering on the boards was good. The 1,000 watt was tricky to solder wires to the switch. It had a tiny circuit board on the switch & I had to solder to it. It was tricky to reach and trickier to get in & out without causing too much heat. But... I did & it's fine.