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.
posted by Caviar to computers & internet (9 answers total)
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?