What is "modified sine-wave" power?
June 16, 2005 3:42 PM Subscribe
What is "modified sine-wave" power, and what will it do to my electronic devices?
I have a portable Xantrex battery
, and it came with a warning that certain rechargeable devices may not be compatible with its modified sine wave output.
Contacting the manufacturers of said devices resulted in the moral equivalent of "Whuuu?".
Some rechargeable batteries seem to get a weird charge off of it - they register as full after an hour or so, but then very quickly discharge.
How bad is this? Am I doing permanent damage to my batteries? Do I just need to let them charge longer?