Get power on the GO This heavy duty Power Inverter which plugs directly to a 12-Volt DC battery to power Hand Held Power Tools, Televisions, Gaming consoles, Home Electronics and small appliances in your vehicle. This unit also features an LED display, which shows the output Wattage or Input voltage. With this Power Bright Inverter, you will never be left without power when you need it.
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80%of customersrecommend this product16 of 20reviews
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80%of customersrecommend this product16 of 20reviews
rated for 1100 watts. Works fine at approx 500 watts. I haven't put it through it's paces yet. The battery cables are too short. The instructions say to install a switch on the positive connection to the battery and to ground the unit to the chassis of the vehicle. If that was to be done the switch and the grounding cable and clamp should have been included. They weren't. And it wasn't an oversight because the packaging list did not list them. At $80 (before tax) the price seemed good until I found a 2000 watt inverter at Harbor Freight for only 25% more money.
Pros: Sturdy, Good Size & Weight, Light Weight
Cons: did not include all neccessary parts
1out of1found this review helpful.
Review 2 for 12 Volt DC to AC 1100-Watt Power Inverter
Purchased to use small home appliances while camping. So, far have used 1500 watt blender. The wattage gauge tells you exactly what it is doing. Making a fruit smoothie without ice, it fluctuates predictably between 700 and 900 watts. The fluctuation and only one group 24, 550 amp hour battery caused me to have to run the engine to prevent low voltage shut off. Not a problem with something that only takes a couple minutes. Have plans for 1000 watt hot plate or 450 watt rice cooker but have not tried yet. Suspect might need 2nd battery in many situations. However, forget and leave it on with no load on it, it only uses a tenth of a volt all day.
Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, All In One, Strong, Good Size & Weight, watt/volt meter built in, fits under car seat, uses 8 gauge cable
Cons: had to return one for watt meter not working, made in china
So far I've not had this long enough to tell how it will last in the long run, nor have a tested the efficiency vs. others, since this is the only inverter I have, but I did test it with different load while hooked up to a deep cycle battery, and it performed as expected. I think the price is right and the built quality of the unit that I got seems to be good. It's not super light, but I don't expect it to be. So far I'm happy with this inverter and I think it provides good value.
4out of4found this review helpful.
Review 5 for 12 Volt DC to AC 1100-Watt Power Inverter
Ive only had it up for a week but works good so far. Im in Texas so we have plenty of sun. I have one 100 Watt Grape solar panel hooked up. I started with 12.9 volts on battery and leave invertor on 24/7. I have noticed that the input voltage from battery and solar panel is down to 11.4 volts in the morning. Still monitoring to see if I will need another panel. I do have two floresent lights (4x32w bulbs) and two 60 watt lights hooked up so far.
Pros: Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Light Weight
Cons: draw of power when left on
7out of7found this review helpful.
Review 6 for 12 Volt DC to AC 1100-Watt Power Inverter
I purchased this inverter mainly for my 650w microwave oven to heat up my leftover for lunch. I had it hook up to a large deep cycle battery with gauge 4 cable which also hooked up to the truck's battery, It displayed 12.7v on the build in meter, I was able to turn on the oven for the 1st day that I tried it out but the next day the oven stop in the mid way and the 3rd day . the oven would not start at all, The inverter took more than 45amp when it worked with the truck engine running . it displayed 680w on the display.. I than changed a new battery, same thing, the oven had power but it would not turn on .well, it is a nice made unit but it has to go back to Homedepot .too bad. The return experience was good. I think it is nice to purchase from Homedepot online it was simple and easy.
12out of16found this review helpful.
Review 10 for 12 Volt DC to AC 1100-Watt Power Inverter
using this inverter with the engine running to power a smart charger for my 2 agm 12v deep cycle house batteries and a 1000 watt hot plate for car camping. have an 8 foot run of 4 gauge cable from the car battery to the inverter on the floor under the dash with a 200 amp anl fuse within 6 inches of the battery and a cut-off switch on the positive cable. the charger uses max 7 amps 120 vac and runs great-no problems. the hot plate ( 8.33 amps,120vac) runs on low temp setting but med and high cause the inverter to begin beeping and will shut down after a few minutes . however, the inverter works great on all levels of heat if i use the 3 foot 8 gauge cables directly connected to the house batteries. Seems i should have run 2 gauge cable to overcome the resistance present in my cable system. The inverter is a great product though. setting it up properly to work for your particular application will most likely be the tricky part.
Pros: Easy to Use, Sturdy, Good Size & Weight, Light Weight
Cons: setting up properly
4out of5found this review helpful.
Review 14 for 12 Volt DC to AC 1100-Watt Power Inverter
I've only done one 2 hour test using it to power lights in Church Hall -- we often lose power during thunderstorms. I ran a 10 guage extenstion cable from the Truck through the window and powered two lamps -- only used 20 watts. Of course a higher wattage unit would even run the heater. Over all, I am impressed by its performance.
6out of11found this review helpful.
Review 15 for 12 Volt DC to AC 1100-Watt Power Inverter
Because of health issues, I have to sleep with a c-pap machine. Installing the power invertor in our motor home means I can go camping with my family and not worry! Easy to install. Easy to use! For less then $100, it's cheaper then a hotel room for me! Thank you!
Pros: Easy to Use
3out of5found this review helpful.
Review 16 for 12 Volt DC to AC 1100-Watt Power Inverter
I purchased this product because of the advertised specs. The 1100 / 2200 watt power ratings met my requirements and the addition of the Voltage and Wattage meters were perfect. I also liked the idea of the external fuses. The only problem was that the unit I received was defective. I initially noticed that the meters were not accurate. I then began to notice other problems with the unit. This is when I decided to return it to the store and exchange for another one.
Pros: great features
Cons: defective product
1out of2found this review helpful.
Review 17 for 12 Volt DC to AC 1100-Watt Power Inverter