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Xantrex XPower Pocket Inverter 175

DC to AC pocket power inverter

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by Ken Nail

It's tough to keep your electronic devices charged up while you're traveling. The Xantrex XPower Pocket Inverter 175 provides the perfect solution, whether you're in the car or on a plane. With the Pocket Inverter 175, you can conveniently recharge and run electronic devices such as cell phones, camcorders, laptop computers, and PDAs — even a 13" TV/VCR.

The compact Pocket Inverter stores easily in your glove compartment or in the pocket of your carry-on luggage, and it plugs directly into car cigarette lighters or 12-volt DC power outlets. For added convenience, you'll appreciate the included soft-sided carrying case.

If you're a frequent flyer, you'll appreciate the integrated airline connector which allows you to plug into the DC power outlets available on many flights. There's a handy USB power port — perfect for charging up your iPod or Blackberry — in addition to a 3-pronged AC outlet.

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Highlights:

  • portable power inverter
  • connects to cigarette lighter or DC power outlet
  • integrated airline connector allows connection to DC power ports available on many flights
  • USB power port and 3-prong 115V AC outlet
  • 140-watt continuous power output (280-watt surge rating)
  • soft-sided carrying case
  • LED power light
  • over-temperature, low-battery, and overload protection circuits
  • 10A external fuse
  • 5-9/16"W x 1-1/16"H x 3-3/16"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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  • DC-to-AC Power Pocket inverter
  • Padded carrying case
  • Cigarette lighter adapter
  • 23.5" DC cable
  • "Important" sheet
  • Owner's Manual

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Features

Carrying Case: This power inverter comes with a padded vinyl case that allows you to carry the inverter, the DC cable, the cigarette lighter adapter, and the owner's manual. There is a Velcro strip that will hold the inverter in place, and another one to secure the DC cable and cigarette lighter adapter.

Low Battery  Shutdown: As the battery discharges, its voltage decreases. When the power inverter senses that the voltage at its DC input has dropped to 10.5 volts, the inverter shuts down.

3-prong AC Outlet/ USB Outlet: Through its AC outlet, the XPower inverter is capable of powering most 120 V AC products that use 140 W (about 1.15 amps) or less. The XPower can also power or charge most consumer electronics that have USB power.

Overload Shutdown: If you connect an AC load that is rated too high or a load that draws excessive surge power, the inverter shuts down.

Over Temperature Shutdown: The inverter shuts down automatically if it exceeds its safe operating temperature.

High Input Voltage Shutdown: If a defective battery charging system causes the battery voltage to rise to a dangerously high level, the inverter shuts down

Using the DC Cable with Airplane Power Plug: The supplied DC Cable that comes allows you to use inverter on certain airlines and aircrafts. The current list of airlines, aircrafts, and passenger class that are compatible with this cable is as follows:

Airline Aircraft Passenger Class
Air Canada A330, A340 Business Class
Air China 747-400 Business Class
Air France A330-200 1st Class, Business Class
American DC-10 1st Class, Business Class
American 727-200, 737-800, 767-300, MD-80,MD-11 All Classes
Cathay Pacific 747-400, 777-200, A330 All Classes
Continental 767-200, 767-400 Business Class
Delta 737-800, 767-400 All Classes
Qantas 747-400 1st Class, Business Class
Swiss Air MD-11 1st Class, Business Class
United 767-300 1st Class
Virgin 747-200, A340-300 1st Class

Specifications

AC Power Output

  • Output Voltage (nominal): 120V
  • Continuous AC output power: 140W
  • 5 Minutes AC output power: 175W
  • Maximum AC output surge power: 280W

USB Power Output

  • DC Output voltage: 5V DC
  • DC output current (maximum): 0.5A DC

DC Power Specifications

  • DC Input Voltage Range: 10.5-15.5 VDC
  • Battery Drain with no AC load: 0.25 A
  • Efficiency (maximum): 90%
  • Low Battery shutdown point: 10.5 V
  • High Battery Shutdown point: 15.5 V
 
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Xantrex XPower Pocket Inverter 175

Written By Bryan, Athens, OH on Thursday, February 16, 2006
 
I use one of these for a carpc installation in my '98 Honda CR-V. It works great, doesn't introduce noise into the system, withstands extreme heat and cold, and is capable of putting out more than enough power to make sure my computer boots up correctly every time.
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