Troubleshooting - Black & Decker PI100LA Instruction Manual

Power inverter
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No power, no indicator.
The red LED indicator lights.
Inverter runs small loads but
not large loads
Water entered
Measured inverter output
is too low
Battery run time is less
than expected


Battery is defective
Blown fuse
Lose connections
AC products connected are rated
at more than 100W; overload
shutdown has occurred.
AC products are rated less than
100W, but high starting surge has
caused overload shutdown.
The voltage input is too low. Low
voltage shut off occurs.
Inverter is overheated due to poor
ventilation and has shut down.
Low voltage battery
Water entered the unit
Standard "average-reading" AC
voltmeter used to measure output
voltage, resulting in an apparent
reading 5 to 15V too low.
Battery voltage is too low
AC product power consumption is
higher than rated.
Battery is old or properly defective.
Battery is not being properly charged.
Replace battery
Check and replace fuse
Check connections, be sure the ports and
plugs come into contact with each other.
Reduce load, use a product with power rating
less than 100W.
Use a product with starting surge power within
the inverter's capability (≤ 200W).
Charge the battery
Unplug inverter from DC socket and allow to
be cooled for 15 minutes. Remove objects
covering unit. Move the inverter to a cooler
place. Reduce load if continuous operation is
required. Restart.
Charge the battery
Disconnect the inverter and wipe immediately
with a dry cloth, or permanent damage can
occur with liquid ingress.
Inverter's "modified sine wave" output
requires "true RMS" voltmeter for accurate
Recharge battery
Use a larger battery to make up for increased
power requirement.
Replace battery
Some chargers are not able to fully
recharge a battery. Make sure you us
e a powerful charger.


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