How This Inverter Works; Protective Features - Black & Decker PI500P Instruction Manual

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INTRODUCTION
Congratulations on purchasing your new Black & Decker 500 Watt Power Inverter. Read this
Instruction Manual and follow the instructions carefully before using your new inverter.
This power inverter is configured to supply continuous power in the form of two 120 volt AC outlets
and a 5 volt USB charging port to run most household or electronic appliances.
Controls and Functions
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hAnGInG hook
DC DouBLE-BArrEL

HOW THIS INVERTER WORkS

This inverter is an electronic device that converts low voltage DC (direct current) electricity from a
battery to 120 volts AC (alternating current) household power. It converts power in two stages. The
first stage is a DC-to-DC conversion process that raises the low voltage DC at the inverter input to
145 volts DC. The second stage is a MOSFET bridge stage that converts the high voltage DC into 120
volts, 60 Hz AC.
Power Inverter Output Waveform
The AC output waveform of this inverter is known as a modified sine wave. It is a stepped waveform
that has characteristics similar to the sine wave shape of utility power. This type of waveform
is suitable for most AC loads, including linear and switching power supplies used in electronic
equipment, transformers, and small motors.
CAUTION – Rechargeable Devices
• Certain rechargeable devices are designed to be charged by plugging them directly into an AC
receptacle. These devices may damage the inverter or the charging circuit.
• When using a rechargeable device, monitor its temperature for the initial ten minutes of use to
determine if it produces excessive heat.
• If excessive heat is produced, this indicates the device should not be used with this inverter.
• This problem does not occur with most battery-operated equipment. Most of these devices use a
separate charger or transformer that is plugged into an AC receptacle.
• The inverter is capable of running most chargers and transformers.
CAUTION: incompatible products: Certain products contain power supplies or circuits that are not
compatible with a inverter using a modified sine wave output (such as this inverter) and may be
damaged by using this inverter.
If your product requires pure sine wave AC input power to function properly, the instruction manual
for your product could state this. If in doubt, you should contact your product manufacturer PRIOR
TO USE.
Some products must be powered from a pure sine wave power source, such as standard household
power, or a "pure sine wave" inverter in order to function properly.
Your product could be damaged by this inverter if it contains:
• Microwave ovens;
• Transformerless battery chargers
• Capacitive coupled power supplies
If an incompatible product is used with this inverter:
• The product might not operate at all, with no indication of failure. The product fuse might open as a
result of trying to use it with the inverter.
• The product might exhibit unusual operation (such as, intermittent operation, buzzing, and the like.)
WARNING: If the product does not operate normally, to reduce the risk of injury or property
damage, turn the product off immediately and unplug it from the inverter.

PROTECTIVE FEATURES

The inverter monitors the following conditions:
Low Battery Voltage — This condition is not harmful to the inverter, but could damage the power
source, so the inverter will automatically shut down when input voltage drops below 10.5 ± 0.5 volts
DC.
BATTEry CLIPS wITh CABLES
AnD SLIDE-In ConnECTorS
ConnECTor
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