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Cobra CPI 1575 Operating Instructions Manual

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1500 WATT POWER INVERTER
CPI 1575
www.cobra.com
Nothing Comes Close To A Cobra
Thank you for purchasing the Cobra CPI 1575
inverter. Properly used, this Cobra product
will give you many years of reliable service.
How Your Cobra Power Inverter Works
Operating Instructions
The Cobra power inverter is an electronic product that has
been designed and built to take low voltage DC (Direct
Current) power from your automobile or other low voltage
power supplies and convert it to standard 115 volt AC
(Alternating Current) power like the current you have in
your home. This conversion process thereby allows you
to use many of your household appliances and electronic
products in automobiles, RVs, boats, tractors, trucks and
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virtually anywhere else.
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Customer Assistance
Should you encounter any problems with this product,
or not understand its many features, please refer to this
owner's manual. If you require further assistance after
reading this manual, Cobra Electronics offers the
Installation
following customer assistance services:
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24 hours a day, 7 days a week 773-889-3087 (phone).
Customer Assistance Operators English and Spanish.
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Our Thanks to You

Introduction
Intro
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Customer
Warranty
Assistance
Installation
Notes
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Notice
Caution
Warning
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Warranty
Assistance
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  • Page 1: Our Thanks To You

    Introduction Intro Operation Customer Warranty Thank you for purchasing the Cobra CPI 1575 Assistance inverter. Properly used, this Cobra product will give you many years of reliable service. How Your Cobra Power Inverter Works The Cobra power inverter is an electronic product that has...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Main Icons Product Features Introduction Intro Operation Customer Warranty Features Assistance Main Icons • Three AC Receptacles • Reverse Polarity Protection • Voltage & Power Meter • Low Battery Alarm • Remote On/Off Capable • Low Battery Shutdown • Automatic Thermal Installation Notes Protection/Shutdown...
  • Page 3: Customer Assistance

    Main Icons Important Safety Information Introduction Intro Operation Customer Warranty Important Safety Information Assistance Before installing and using your Cobra power inverter, please read these general precautions and warnings. Customer Warranty Assistance Caution and Warning Statements Installation Notes To make the most of this inverter, it must be installed and used properly.
  • Page 4 Operation Customer Warranty Assistance Main Icons Installation Notes Important Safety Information Introduction Intro Operation Customer Warranty Assistance WARNING Power inverters contain components that tend to produce arcs or sparks. To prevent fire or explosion, do not install the inverter in Notice Caution Warning...
  • Page 5: Operation Customer Assistance

    Main Icons Quick Evaluation Before Installation Introduction Intro Operation Customer Warranty Quick Evaluation Before Installation Assistance • This section provides you with basic information about the inverter and how to check its performance before installation. Be sure to have on hand: Installation Notes A 12 volt DC power source (such as a vehicle battery).
  • Page 6: Installation Requirements

    Mounting To mount your inverter: 1. Place the inverter on a flat surface with the mounting bracket against the mounting surface. CPI 1575 DC TO AC INVERTER DC TO AC INVERTER • 1500 watts continuous Mounting Brackets •...
  • Page 7: Connecting Cables

    Intro Operation Customer Warranty Assistance Connecting Cables Installation Installation Notes Connecting Cables (not included) Power wire and wiring are very important to the Secondary Icons performance of the inverter. Because the inverter has a low voltage, high current input, low resistance wiring is essential between the battery and inverter.
  • Page 8 Intro Intro Operation Customer Warranty Assistance Connecting Cables Installation Secondary Icons Installation Notes b. Connect the cable from the Positive (Red) Terminal of the inverter to the Positive Terminal of the power Secondary Icons source (the battery’s main fuse or the battery selector switch, if you are using one).
  • Page 9: Power Consumption

    Intro Operation Customer Warranty Assistance Power Consumption Installation Installation Notes Power Consumption For each piece of equipment you will be operating from Secondary Icons the inverter, you must determine the battery’s reserve capacity (how long the battery can deliver a specific amount of current –...
  • Page 10: Notice

    Main Icons Power On and Off Operation Intro Operation Customer Warranty Turning Your Inverter On or Off Assistance Main Icons Be sure to have your power inverter properly installed before attempting to turn the unit on (see installation page 6). Installation To turn the power inverter on: Notes...
  • Page 11: Operating Indicators

    Main Icons Operating Indicators Operation Intro Operation Customer Warranty Operating Indicators Assistance Indicators at the Output End of the unit show the unit’s power status and alarms for conditions that could cause it to shut down. Installation Notes Secondary Icons Output Watts Notice Caution...
  • Page 12: Customer Assistance

    Main Icons Operating Indicators Operation Intro Operation Customer Warranty Over Temperature Protection – Assistance High Temperature Main Icons If the internal inverter temperature rises above the alarm threshold, the meter will flash as shown, an alarm will sound to indicate Over Installation Notes Temperature Protect, and the unit...
  • Page 13: Troubleshooting Guide

    Main Icons Troubleshooting Guide Operation Intro Operation Customer Warranty Troubleshooting Guide Assistance Problem/Symptom Possible Causes Solution Low output voltage Overload Reduce the load. No output voltage Low input Recharge battery. Installation Notes voltage Check connections and cable. Secondary Icons No output voltage Thermal Allow inverter after prolonged use...
  • Page 14: Warranty Warranty

    Limited Two-Year Warranty Assistance For Products Purchased in the U.S.A. Cobra Electronics Corporation warrants that its Cobra power inverter, and the component parts thereof, will be free of defects in workmanship and materials for a period of two years from the date...
  • Page 15 Remote On/Off Assistance Switch (CPI A20) connected to the Remote Jack allowing you to turn the Cobra CPI 1575 inverter on or off from a convenient location when the inverter is installed in an out of reach location. Installation Notes...