VEHICLE POWER SYSTEM 200 WATT POWER INVERTER WITH USB CHARGING PORT INSTRUCTION MANUAL Catalog Number PI200AB BEFORE RETURNING THIS PRODUCT FOR ANY REASON PLEASE CALL 1-877-571-2391 BEFORE YOU CALL, HAVE THE CATALOG No AVAILABLE IN MOST CASES A REPRESENTATIVE CAN RESOLVE THE PROBLEM OVER THE PHONE.
GENERAL SAFETY WARNINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR ALL APPLIANCES READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS WARNING: Read all instructions before operating product. Failure to follow all instructions listed below may result in electric shock, fire and/or serious injury. • AVOID DANGEROUS ENVIRONMENTS Don’t use appliances in damp or wet locations. Don’t use appliances in the rain. •...
• EXTENSION CORDS. Make sure your extension cord is in good condition. When using an extension cord, be sure to use one heavy enough to carry the current your product will draw. An undersized cord will cause a drop in line voltage resulting in loss of power and overheating. The following table shows the correct size to use depending on cord length and nameplate ampere rating.
Review cautionary markings on these products and on engine. INTRODUCTION Thank you for purchasing the PI200AB 200 Watt Power Inverter with USB Charging Port. This inverter can be used to operate personal electronics such as: laptop computers, digital/video cameras, MP3 players, cell phones, PDAs, and more.
The 200 Watt Power Inverter with USB Charging Port 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 115 volts, 60 Hz AC.
CAUTIONS • Connect directly to power source using the included Battery Clips when operating above 100 watts. • Do not use with positive ground electrical systems. • Reverse polarity connection will result in a blown fuse and may cause permanent damage to the inverter. Notes: Most vehicle accessory outlet circuits have fuses rated at 15 to 20 amps or greater.
Resistive loads are the easiest for the inverter to run; however, it will not run larger resistive loads (such as electric stoves and heaters), which require far more wattage than the inverter can deliver. Inductive loads (such as TVs and stereos) require more current to operate than do resistive loads of the same wattage rating. For safety reasons, the unit will simply shut down if it is overloaded.
Operating Tips The inverter should only be operated in locations that are: DRY — Do not allow water or other liquids to come into contact with the inverter. COOL — Surrounding air temperature should ideally be 10-20°C (50-68°F). Keep the inverter away from direct sunlight, when possible.
Accessories Recommended accessories for use with your tool are available from your local dealer or authorized service center. If you need assistance regarding accessories, please call: 1-800-544-6986. WARNING: The use of any accessory not recommended for use with this tool could be hazardous. SPECIFICATIONS Maximum Continuous Power: 200 watts...