PowerBright PW400-12 12V DC to 120V AC Power Inverter (400 Watt Capacity)

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Power your laptops, tablets, smartphones and small household appliances in a car, truck or RV. This inverter plugs into a 12 volt automotive auxiliary power socket (formerly known as a "cigarette lighter socket" if you're of a certain age) and converts the 12 volt direct current (DC) power supplied by the car battery to standard 110-120 volt alternating current (AC) power.

These extremely advanced, microprocessor controlled units run cooler and more reliable than any in their class. They also boast the highest efficiency available (up to 90%), which translates into longer running time and extended battery life.

  • 400 watts continuous / 800 watts peak power
  • Provides 3.3 Amps
  • Built-in Cooling Fan
  • Overload Indicator
  • External, Replaceable 40 Amp spade-type Fuse
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Power your laptops, tablets, smartphones and small household appliances in a car, truck or RV. This inverter plugs into a 12 volt automotive auxiliary power socket (formerly known as a "cigarette lighter socket" if you're of a certain age) and converts the 12 volt direct current (DC) power supplied by the car battery to standard 110-120 volt alternating current (AC) power.

A power inverter is an electronic device that converts direct current (DC) electricity to alternating current (AC). These inverters are intended to be connected to a 12 volt DC power source, such as a car cigarette lighter or marine battery source. The inverter converts the 12 volts DC provided by the source, to 110-120 volts AC for consumption by small household 110-120 volt AC appliances which consume less than 400 watts. The inverter is wired with a 12V car cigarette lighter plug, and provides two North American standard NEMA 5-15 household AC electrical outlets. The 400 watts max power rating applies to both outlets combined, not per outlet. If two appliances are plugged in, the total combined load must be less than 400 watts.

PowerBright, an innovator in portable inverter design, has developed a new line of super-efficient power inverters with the highest surge capability in the industry. These extremely advanced, microprocessor controlled units run cooler and more reliable than any in their class. Their superior surge capability allows them to start even the most difficult loads, including color televisions, TV/VCR combinations, microwaves, refrigeration units, and even small air conditioners! They also boast the highest efficiency available (up to 90%), which translates into longer running time and extended battery life.

PowerBright Inverters convert low voltage, direct current (DC) to 110 volt alternating current (AC). Depending on the model and its rated capacity, the inverters draw power either from standard 12 volt automobile and marine batteries or from portable high power 12 volt sources.

INVERTER PROTECTION FEATURES:
The RED LED Indicator light will turn on and the inverter will turn itself off automatically when:
1. The power input from the battery drops to 9.5 volts. (When the power input drops to 10.5 volts, an alarm will sound for an extended period).
2. The power input from the battery exceeds 15.5 volts.
3. The continuous draw of the equipment or appliance being operated exceeds 400 watts.
4.The surge draw of the equipment or appliance being operated exceeds 800 watts.
5. The circuit temperature exceeds 165°F

The inverter is equipped with a thermal fan which is designed to run if the inverter should need to be cooled while the inverter is operation. Automatic shut down caused by high circuit temperatures will occur when the cooling fan is unable to maintain a cool enough temperature for safe operation of the inverter.

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Output Wave Form Modified Sine Wave
No-load draw < 0.16 amp (12V)
Efficiency Up to 90%
Input Voltage Range 10-15 VDC
Over voltage shutdown > 15 VDC
Under voltage shutdown < 10 VDC
Low voltage alarm Audible at 10.6 VDC
Overload shutdown Yes
Thermal shutdown Yes
Short circuit shutdown Yes
AC receptacles Two (2) NEMA 5-15R
Warranty 1 Year
Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions (W x H x D) 5 x 2 x 7.4 in.