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    Default BUYING Inverter/Inversor

    Am looking for a medium sized inverter for a 4 battery system. Will most likely buy in Santiago unless a good deal exists near Cabarete. Guessing a store like Plaza Lama or Price Smart in Santiago would be a cheaper option than a business specializing in inverters. Where is the best place to buy an inverter in Santiago??

    This is for a modest Dominican family that use relatively few appliances. ThAnKs!!!

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    La Sirena on Colin.

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    Two places:
    L & H and
    Luis F. Gomez & Associados

    Talk to me first.

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    What is the average price of an inversor and batteries for a 4 bedroom house?
    Just checking

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    I have a 9.5KW inverter that cost approximately $(US)800. The big expense is the batteries. Remember it's not advisable to add batteries at a later stage. Being Irish I have a belt & braces approach to the power problems.

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    Was the $800 just for the Inversor itself or for the Inversor with batteries?

    SHALENA

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    Default Without Batteries

    Quote Originally Posted by SKing View Post
    Was the $800 just for the Inversor itself or for the Inversor with batteries?
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    A 9.5 kW inverter is quite powerful and a good quality one would cost that much, yes.


    donP

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKing View Post
    What is the average price of an inversor and batteries for a 4 bedroom house?
    Just checking

    SHALENA
    "Good" batteries will run you $4,800+/- per battery, you will need at least 8.
    (I got an 800 peso credit per old battery and paid about $4,000+/- each)

    A 3.6 kw inverter well over $20,000
    (Have not priced one lately, may be much more, if I get a chance today I will check)

    That should run your whole house, excluding water heater and air conditioner.

    I don't run my water pumps on the inverter either and refrain from using the microwave when the electric is off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SantiagoDR View Post
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    I (...) refrain from using the microwave when the electric is off.
    Saves you even more power....



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    Quote Originally Posted by SantiagoDR View Post
    .... and refrain from using the microwave when the electric is off.
    Quote Originally Posted by donP View Post
    Saves you even more power....



    donP
    That of course refers to the GRID electric being off, and not using the microwave on the Inverter, you will probably here the Inverter "hum" if you try it.

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