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  1. dave1991 New Member

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    hi i was given a big unit enclosed in a box witch was used to power up a garage door if the power went,

    there is 2 batterys in the unit with a few circuit bords and an inverter with pro watt 800i on it, with a socket for a 2 pin plug

    does anybody have any idea what this is and is it worth any money to sell?
    how much is it worth?
    and were could i sell

    chers dave

    this may be the wrong forum but i cant find anywere else to get info on it
     
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    Black Panther Senior Moderatorâ„¢ Staff Member

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    It's a unit which converts alternating current to direct current at the correct voltage. Meaning that if your power were to go out you could hook this 'appliance' and power anything maximum 800W using it. It will get the power using the batteries.

    A quick ebay check told me the inverter could be worth anywhere between $25 and $50 depending on the quality of materials used and brand.

    Then there's the batteries - it makes a big difference on what type of batteries they are.

    I have a couple of inverters rated 1000W myself, I hook them up to an automobile's battery to power up a pc in case of emergencies.
     
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    the inverter had statpower pro watt 800 i on it
    and the batterys has yuasa on that is all the information i can seem to find
     
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    Nothing about the voltage and amperage of the batteries?

    Does this look familiar?
     
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    2 batterys 12v, 17ah each battery

    yes that looks the same there is a socket on the front for a 2 pin plug
     
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    A quick ebay / other used sellers found those batteries at around $20-$30.
    Do check it out yourself, you'll get plenty of results on google both for the inverter and for the batteries.

    Selling price would heavily depend on which country you're in and the condition of the products.

    So I guess you might take a chance at selling the whole unit (1 inverter and 2 batteries) for somewhere between $75 and $110? Try craigslist perhaps?

    (Btw don't double-post please. Use the edit button).
     
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    de.das.dude Pro Indian Modder

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    did you steal it?

    you know, you can use it yourself for power cuts.
     
  8. dave1991 New Member

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    haha no not stolen, was used to power a garage door if there was a power cut

    not really fussed in keeping it

    seems like the batterys are worth money just finding where to sell them
     

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