The installation of a voltage transformer on a boat or a yacht brings great advantages. On boats that only have electricity from a battery, the voltage is only 12 V or 24 V. This means that conventional electrical devices that require a voltage of 230 V cannot be used on board. If the boat trip is to be extended to several days, it is not possible to charge a mobile phone or use any other electrical device. A voltage converter is useful here, because it converts the battery voltage into alternating voltage. In this way, the voltage is optimised for electrical appliances so that they can be used on boats and yachts.
Tested safety is important
When purchasing, you should make sure that it is a GS certified inverter. It should also have a thermal overload cut-off, automatic reverse polarity protection and an electronic overload and short-circuit protection. These serve the safety of the voltage transformer.
Additional equipment features
In most versions, inverters have a over- and undervoltage cut-off. Lightweight inverters are not only suitable for use on boats, but also for camping or in the garden shed when no conventional power source is available. A charging converter generates an alternating voltage so that normal appliances can be operated on it. The variety of connections for electrical appliances is much greater with voltage converters. They should never be missing on long journeys.