Now, through October 31, 2016, you can vote for Sensata Technologies as a Leader in Solar Energy. We are excited to have been nominated, and would appreciate your support.
Sensata Technologies is proud to support the efforts of The Physics Factory and the Physics Bus with the donation of a Magnum MS Series Inverter/Charger. The Inverter/Charger is part of a larger system that keeps the Physics Bus running around the country via renewable energy, including energy from solar panels.
Engineering.com has written an excellent article detailing the efforts of the Physics Bus and its renewable systems:
The Physics Bus: STEM on Wheels Powered by Renewable Energy
Here's just some brief thoughts on how your product is working for me. I have recommended it to other drivers looking at inverters for their trucks.
It's been installed since the truck show in May running a 900 watt microwave, 4.1 cubic foot refrigerator/freezer, 22" LCD tv and a DVR consistently without any concerns. There are the other occasional loads added onto this for charging, fans and air filters.
After spending 35 years in the trucking business as a owner/operator, I have learned that you get exactly what you pay for. I have purchased numerous inverters thru the years from each of the major truck stops, they all have one thing in common, they want you as a customer until there is a problem with the $250.00 dollar inverter, than you need to deal with the manufacture direct. I grew tired of this and decided I would buy from the manufacture direct and bypass the middle man.