Looking for help since I have no clue when it comes to electronics and inverters.
What I do know is Alien Bees require a pure sine inverter....or so the rumor goes.
Long story short (I deleted my long story, so you can thank me later for not putting you through that misery), I will be building my own power pack for my Alien Bees. It will be a cart style system and will be heavy but will also tote most of our gear. Within in will be a stereo system and some other household current electronics outside the equipment we use.
I have access to an endless supply of 75ah sealed batteries so the battery source is not an issue.
Here is my question taking into consideration AB's require a pure sine inverter.
I was given a Tripp lite 1000w PWM inverter. Looking it up it says it delivers a PWM sine wave. I of course figured the P stood for Pure.....but that is not what PWM stands for. While searching for what PWM stands for, I found where this style inverter delivers a pure sine wave, but the inverter page itself does not say pure sine wave.
So what is PWM and is it usable with a Alien Bee strobe?
If it won't work, it won't work. I guess why I am confused is a normal modified wave inverter costs 30-50 bucks. This one shows costing upwards of $200 with a msrp of around $285.....way more than a modified wave and slightly less than top of the line pure sine wave. Also, I see on tripp lite site that they sell pure sine inverters so I guess that answers my question.
But, the issue of a PWM sine inverter hasn't been brought up that I can fine, only don't use a modified wave inverter...aka el cheapo.
Thanks in advance. Below is the information from the manufacturer about the inverter I have.