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Overview: The Duracell Pocket
Inverter 100 is a mini-inverter that utilizes advanced electronics to convert 12
volt DC battery power from a vehicle into 120 volt household AC electricity. You
can use the Pocket Inverter 100 to run your electronic devices, such as cell
phone, iPod, BlackBerry, video camera, laptop and more. It has one
3-prong AC outlet and a USB charge port (Type A connector).
Compatibility: Through its AC
outlet, the Pocket Inverter 100 is capable of powering most 120 volt AC products
that use 100 watts or less. The inverter can also power or charge most consumer
electronics that have USB power ports. The inverter's AC output waveform, called
"modified sine wave", is designed to function similarly to the sine wave shape
of utility power.
Operating Time: Operating time
will vary depending upon the charge level of the battery, its capacity, and the
power level drawn by the particular AC load, USB load, or combination of both.
With a typical vehicle battery and an 80-watt load, an operating time of 4 to 5
hours or more can be expected. It is recommended that the vehicle's engine be
started every hour or two to charge the battery before its capacity drops too
Safety Features: The Pocket
Inverter 100 has the following safety features:
- Overload Protection: When
the output power exceeds 160 watts, the Pocket Inverter will shut itself
- User-replaceable Fuse: The
cigarette lighter adapter cable has a user-replaceable 8-amp slow-blow fuse.
It can be easily replaced by unscrewing the tip of the lighter plug.
- Low Battery Shutdown: If
the vehicle's battery voltage becomes too low (nominal voltage: 10.5V), the
inverter will shut down.
- High-input Voltage Protection:
If the vehicle's battery voltage becomes too high (nominal voltage:
15.5V), the inverter will shut down.
- Overheat Protection: When
the Pocket Inverter gets too hot, due to insufficient ventilation or a
high-temperature environment, it will shut down.
- Short Circuit Protection:
To protect the unit, whenever a short circuit is detected at the output, the
Pocket Inverter will shut itself off.
Specifications: The Duracell
Pocket Inverter 100 has the following specifications:
- AC Power Output:
- AC Output Voltage
(nominal): 120 V AC
- Continuous AC Output
Power: 80 W
- Peak AC Output Power:
- Maximum AC Output Surge
Power: 160 W
- AC Output Frequency:
60 Hz (+/- 1 Hz)
- AC Output Waveform:
Modified Sine Wave
- USB Power Output:
- DC Output Voltage: 5 V
- DC Output Current: 0.5
- DC Power Specifications:
- DC Input Voltage Range:
10.5 - 15.5 V DC
- Battery Drain with no AC
load (at 12V input): 0.4 A
- Efficiency (Maximum):
- Low Battery Shutdown
Point: 10.5 V
- High Battery Shutdown
Point (nominal): 15.5 V