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PowerDrive PD1500

DC to AC power inverter with 1500-watt continuous power output

Item # 996PD1500

You want to use your household AC-powered devices in your vehicle, but you've run into a basic problem: cars, vans,...

You want to use your household AC-powered devices in your vehicle, but you've run into a basic problem: cars, vans,...

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About the PowerDrive PD1500

Use household devices in your vehicle

You want to use your household AC-powered devices in your vehicle, but you've run into a basic problem: cars, vans, and trucks use DC power. PowerDrive's power inverters convert your vehicle's DC power to AC power, allowing you to run your household devices from your vehicle's power supply.

Use household devices in your vehicle

You want to use your household AC-powered devices in your vehicle, but you've run into a basic problem: cars, vans, and trucks use DC power. PowerDrive's power inverters convert your vehicle's DC power to AC power, allowing you to run your household devices from your vehicle's power supply.

1500 watts of continuous AC power

PowerDrive's PD1500 inverter connects directly to your vehicle's battery, delivering up to 1500 watts of continuous AC power. The inverter features four 3-prong AC outlets and two USB power ports, so you can charge or run multiple devices simultaneously, including everything from from phones and laptops to small refrigerators and microwave ovens. Safety features include over-temperature and overload protection, plus high/low voltage shutoff. 

Remote control

The PD1500's Bluetooth capability allows the inverter to connect to Android and iOS smartphones. PowerDrive's free app lets you remotely access features and settings. The inverter also features a removable control panel with a 9' cord which allows you to locate the control panel away from the inverter. 

Note: When connecting this inverter to your vehicle's battery, you should use suitable power and ground cables of the shortest possible length — see the Owner's Guide for recommended gauges. The package includes 3-foot cables for testing.

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Product highlights:

  • portable DC to AC power inverter
  • 1500 watts of continuous AC power (3000 watts surge)
  • Bluetooth control with free app
  • removable control panel with 9' cord
  • four 3-prong AC outlets and two USB ports
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # PD1500
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What's in the box:

  • 1500W Power inverter
  • Display module (pre-installed)
  • 12' Display cable
  • 36" Power cable (terminated by a ring-terminal on each end)
  • 36" Ground cable (terminated by a ring-terminal on each end)
  • 2 Protective caps (pre-installed)
  • Owner's Guide
  • General Information

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PowerDrive PD1500

EVERETT from Indianapolis, IN on 1/1/2019

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WORKED GREAT FOR THE 3 TIMES I USED IT THEN WITHIN 3 MONTHS IT WAS DEAD I USE IT IN MY SEMI FOR MY COFFEE MAKER AND MICROWAVE DID I MENTION IT WAS USED 3 TIMES AND THEN POOF NO MORE WORKING OK TIME FOR A REFUND

Pros: BLUE TOOTH

Cons: LASTED 3 MONTHS

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Crutchfield customer from N Chesterfld, VA on 7/30/2018

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Has worked great, I have 3 cordless drill chargers on van and runs the with no problems. The Bluetooth is good when I forget to turn off I can turn it off from inside house

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Went bad fast

Ken from Searcy, AR on 2/28/2018

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Used this to power a fridge and some other stuff in my semi. I was pretty happy with it for the first two weeks, but then I was driving down the road and for no apparent reason I hear a snap and a big puff of smoke came out from the unit. I had it professionally installed and then checked out after the incident. I could find know reason why this happened. The only thing plugged in was a small fridge that it had ran for two weeks. I'll be taking it back and hope it can be replaced. Pretty scary though.

Pros: Worked really well for two weeks

Cons: Something caused it to blow for no apparent reason.

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Crutchfield customer from Staten Island, NY on 12/12/2017

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Purchased to run a fridge in our rv. It works like a charm!! Small enough to tuck into a corner space and has its own internal fans!

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Great Device for Emergencies

Ramon from Canovanas, PR on 11/6/2017

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Easy to connect and use. Bluetooth app is a plus. Very satisfied with device that was useful in aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

Pros: Easy to use and connect.

Cons: None so far.

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Domingo from Puerto Rico on 10/20/2017

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excellent

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Thaison from San Leandro, CA on 9/27/2017

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I installed this on my Newport 28 sailboat. Super easy install, powers my TV, fans, & coffee maker without a hitch. The app also makes for a convient way to monitor the inverter. Just don't forget to order a fuse when u pick this up.

Pros: Has a working app. The mountable control panel.

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Great unit for the price

Crutchfield customer from New Hope, Mn. on 7/13/2017

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Very compact and easy to control. Installation was a snap and powered it up on the first try. The only thing is the unit should come with the fuse holder that has to be mounted between it and the Battery. Was able to secure a fuse holder and fuse at a supply house near our shop. If I need another piece of equipment of this type Crutchfield will be the first place I'll check for availability. Price was right and the shipping got it hear in record time

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Curt from Central MA on 6/18/2017

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Nice product for reasonable money. I'm using the inverter to run a small compressor. The inverter can be run by an app via Bluetooth.

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Arrived on time works great

Kade from Bozeman Montana on 6/12/2017

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Used this mainly for light on our wedding, took it camping and used it to make coffee and run my CPap. Worked like a charm. Would recommend this light weight little guy.

Pros: Does exactly what it was intended to do, works great for my camping needs.

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Features

1500 Watt Power Inverter: The powerful PD1500 power inverter supports AC devices rated up to 1500 watts delivering 1500 watts of continuous AC power with a high surge capacity for devices that require up to 3000 watts to start.

Applications: The PD1500 power inverter is perfect for providing power to your laptop/computer, TV, video game console, DVD player, fan, drill, blender, coffee pot, or mini-fridge. Click here to help you determine which PowerDrive power inverter is right for your application.

36" Power/Ground Cables: 36" power & ground cables are included. Both are terminated by a ring-terminal on each end. The ring-terminal measures 0.375" (inner diameter) and 0.75" (outer diameter).

Multiple Power Outlets: Convenient outlet options include four 3-prong AC outlets (115V normal) and two USB-A power ports (5V / 2.4A shared).

Display Module: There is easy-to-read digital LED screen that displays power status & error indicators. The display can be detached and connected via the included 12' display cable to remotely monitor and test the power inverter.

Mobile App: Download the free PowerDrive app for Apple iOS 7.1+ & Android OS 4.0.4+ to remotely access features and settings of the power inverter from your compatible smartphone or tablet over a Bluetooth wireless connection.

  • Help to check and keep you updated on the battery voltage, output power and product temperature of the inverter.
  • Set up the protection alarms: under voltage, over voltage, overload and over-temperature at a distance.
  • Make personal settings and battery testing with a more user friendly experience.

Protection Circuitry: Reliable safety features include audible alarms and safety shut-off triggers for temperature, voltage, and overload protection.

  • High Battery Shut Down Point: 15.5 ± 0.5V DC
  • Low Battery Shut Down Point: 10.5 ± 0.3V DC
  • Recovering Voltage after Under Voltage Turn-off: 12 ± 0.3V

Rugged Housing: The durable ABS PVC composite housing is tough and rigid to protect electronic components from abrasion and damage. The rugged housing features integrated mounting brackets.

Fuse Rating: 30A x 7

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for an emergency [ Domingo  Oct 06, 2017 ]

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If I run this in the cabin of my truck is there any noise to it while it's running?
[ NICHOLAS  Oct 13, 2017 ]
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We don't have information on the noise levels of this unit, but I was able to see that there is a "low noise mode" that can be turned on when using the smartphone controller app for this so there is a way to turn it down if it is noisy. HTH! My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=101
[ Paul  Oct 19, 2017 ]  Staff
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Little to no noise. I have mine on a sailboat, and dont hear a thing. If the fan does kick in it sounds like a computer fan.
[ 10 Speed  Oct 18, 2017 ]
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What gauge wiring does this use for the power and ground?
[ Dave  Apr 06, 2017 ]
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I'm afraid the gauge of the included power and ground cables is not provided from the manufacturer. You may want to try contacting PowerDrive directly for more details. You can reach their support department at 866-622-7979. If you would like to discuss further, feel free to contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
[ Larry  Apr 11, 2017 ]  Staff

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