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Connection To Load; Rated Versus Actual Current Draw Of Equipment - Black & Decker 200 WATT Instruction Manual

Vehicle power system 200 watt power inverter with usb charging port
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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. To operate at full
wattage, either use the battery clip cable (supplied) or directly wire to the power source with user-
supplied wire and fuse. The majority of modern automobiles, RVs and trucks are negative ground.
Once properly connected to a 12 volt DC power source, the green Power LED Indicator lights indicating that the
Inverter is functioning properly. If the either the yellow Input Fault LED Indicator or red Output Fault LED Indicator
lights, indicating a fault condition exists, refer to the "Troubleshooting" section of this Instruction Manual.
Connecting to a Power Source Using the Provided Battery Clips
Use the provided Battery Clips (with cables) to connect the Power Inverter directly to the 12 volt power source
as follows:
1. Check to make sure the inverter's Power Pushbutton has been pressed OFF (no LEDs are lit) and that no
flammable fumes are present in the installation area.
2. Connect the RED cable to the RED post marked (+) on the back of the inverter . Connect the RED Battery Clip
to the POSITIVE terminal of the battery.
3. Connect the BLACK cable to the BLACK post marked (–) on the back of the inverter. Connect the Black
Battery Clip to the NEGATIVE terminal of the battery.
4. Make sure that all connections between cables and terminals are secure.
Direct Hardwiring to Power Source (optional connection method; hardware not
included)
Use #10 AWG wire if the inverter to power source connection is 6 feet or less. For longer cable lengths use #8
AWG wire. In either case, protect the positive (+) wire from shorts by installing a 35 amp fuse or circuit breaker
close to the DC power source (battery) terminal.
1. Check to make sure the inverter's Power Pushbutton has been pressed OFF (no LEDs are lit) and that no
flammable fumes are present in the installation area.
2. Identify the POSITIVE (+) and NEGATIVE (–) DC power source (battery) terminals.
3. Install a fuse holder or breaker close to the POSITIVE (+) terminal of the DC source (battery).
4. Connect a length of wire on one side of the fuse holder or circuit breaker. Connect the other end of the wire
to the POSITIVE (+) terminal of the inverter.
5. Connect a length of wire between the inverter's NEGATIVE (–) terminal and the DC power source NEGATIVE
(–) terminal.
6. Connect a short length of wire to the other terminal of the fuse holder or circuit breaker. Mark it "POSITIVE"
or "+".
7. Connect the free end of the fuse or breaker wire to the POSITIVE (+) terminal of the DC power source
(battery).
8. Insert a fuse appropriate to the inverter in the fuse holder.
9. Test the inverter by turning it on and plugging in a 100 watt lamp or equipment.
10. If the inverter is not properly operating, then refer to the Troubleshooting section of this manual.
CAUTION
• Loose connectors may cause overheated wires and melted insulation.
• Check to make sure you have not reversed the polarity. Damage due to reversed polarity is not covered
by our warranty.

Connection To Load

The Power Inverter is equipped with a standard North American three-prong type outlet. Plug the cord from the
equipment you wish to operate into the AC receptacle. Make sure the load requirement of your equipment does
not exceed maximum continuous power.
The Power Inverter is engineered to be connected directly to standard electrical and electronic equipment in the
manner described above. Do not connect the Power Inverter to household or RV AC distribution wiring. Do not
connect the Power Inverter to any AC load circuit in which the neutral conductor is connected to ground (earth)
or to the NEGATIVE of the DC (battery) source.
WARNING: Do not connect to AC distribution wiring!

Rated Versus Actual Current Draw of Equipment

Most electrical tools, appliances, electronic devices and audio/visual equipment have labels that indicate the power
consumption in amps or watts. Be sure that the power consumption of the item to be operated is below 200 watts.
If the power consumption is rated in amps AC, simply multiply by the AC volts (115) to determine the wattage.
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