Protective Features; Operating Tips; Connection To Load; Rated Versus Actual Current Draw Of Equipment - Black & Decker PI400LA Instruction Manual

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Connection to load

The Power Inverter is equipped with dual standard three-
prong type outlets. Plug the cord from the equipment you
wish to operate into the AC receptacle(s). Make sure the
combined 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 400W. If the
power consumption is rated in amps AC, simply multiply by
the AC volts (220) to determine the wattage.
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. To restart the unit, simply unplug all devices
plugged into the unit; disconnect the unit from any 12V DC
power source; then reconnect the unit BEFORE plugging the
appliance back in.
Operation of the AC Outlets
1. Connect the inverter to a functioning 12V DC power
source as described in this Instruction manual. If using
the 12V DC vehicle accessory adapter, rotate the
vehicle accessory plug slightly to make sure there is
good contact. Make sure there is adequate space for
proper ventilation of the inverter.
2. Press the power pushbutton to turn the unit ON.
3. The green power LED Indicator will light, indicating a
proper connection. If 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.
4. If the Inverter does not work, make sure the ignition/
accessory switch is actually powering the accessory
outlet. Some vehicles require the ignition switch to be
turned on.
5. Plug the (220V AC) appliance into one of the inverter's
three-prong AC outlet and operate normally.
Note: The Inverter will not operate appliances and equipment
that generate heat, such as hair dryers, electric blankets,
microwave ovens and toasters. Remember to disconnect the
inverter from any power source when not in use.
Operation of the USB Charging port
1. Connect the inverter to a functioning 12V DC power
source as described in this Instruction manual. If using
the 12V DC vehicle accessory adapter, rotate the
vehicle accessory plug slightly to make sure there is
good contact. Make sure there is adequate space for
proper ventilation of the inverter.
2. Press the power pushbutton to turn the unit ON.
3. The green power LED Indicator will light, indicating
a proper connection. If 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.
4. If the Inverter does not work, make sure the ignition/
accessory switch is actually powering the accessory
outlet. Some vehicles require the ignition switch to be
turned on.
5. Plug the USB-powered device into the inverter's USB
charging port and operate normally.
Note: Some mobile phones are provided with a data
cable rather than a charging cable. This may result in your
mobile phone not charging via the USB. Please check with
the mobile phone manufacturer.
Note: This unit's USB charging port does not support data
communication. It only provides 5V/500mA DC power to an
external USB-powered device. Remember to disconnect
the inverter from any power source when not in use.

PROTECTIVE FEATURES

The inverter monitors the following conditions:
a. 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 10.5V ± 0.3V DC.
b. Input voltage too high: The inverter will automatically
shut down when DC input voltage exceeds 15.5V ± 0.5V,
as this can harm the unit.
c. Thermal shutdown protection: The inverter will
automatically shut down when the unit becomes overheated.
d. Overload/Short circuit protection: The inverter will
automatically shut down when a short circuit occurs.

OPERATING TIPS

The inverter should only be operated in locations that are:
a. Dry: Do not allow water or other liquids to come into
contact with the inverter.
ENGLISH • 15

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