I am building an 'Off Grid' tiny home, with my primary energy supply from solar + battery storage. I intend to utilise low voltage everything possible with the exception of a standard home washing machine and a chest freezer converted to chest refrigerator, which I intend to power via inverter.
- Is using inverters in this way an efficient use of power, and will I run into reliability issues with either the appliance or inverter? (or does this come down to purchasing quality products?)
- Also, what rating inverter should I purchase with respect to the rated draw of the appliance? (I am aware these appliances have high startup current.)