The Xtorm Portable Power Station has a plug connection with a pure sine wave, but why is this important?
To prevent it from becoming too long and technical, we will try to keep it as simple as possible.
There are two terms that are important in this story:
1. Pure sine wave
2. Modified sine wave
The difference between these two is easiest to make clear by comparing it with water.
Pure water, as you expect from the tap at home, can be used for all kinds of things. For drinking, washing, cooking, cleaning, etc.
But what if the water were less pure? Then it is not useless, but it is less useful. For example, you can probably clean and wash with it, but not drink or cook food.
The difference between a pure and modified sine wave is similar. A pure sine wave works with all devices, but a modified “impure” sine wave will not. With a radio or television, you will notice that you hear a hum or get disturbances in your image. If you connect a device that contains a motor, it will probably not work at all.
All (old-fashioned) devices that contain a transformer also cause problems. A well-known example that can go wrong is the electric toothbrush chargers. In most cases, it breaks immediately.
Why then are there Power Stations with a modified sine wave? That's for one reason only: they're cheaper to make.
Xtorm consciously chooses the pure sine wave to guarantee quality and usability.