Overview: The Cobra CPI 480 power inverter provides
household (AC) power from a DC power source, such as your vehicle's battery,
cigarette lighter, or power port. The inverter has two 3-pronged AC outlets to power
small appliances or a laptop, as well as a USB charging port (Type A) for your
mobile phone, tablet, iPod, or other USB devices.
Typical Uses: The CPI 480 provides 400 watts of continuous
power, and is recommended for powering small appliances and office equipment. It
comes with a cigarette lighter cable for use inside of your vehicle, and a
direct-to-battery cable with terminal clamps, so you can use the inverter
outside of the vehicle.
Protection Circuits: The CPI 480 has a number of protection
circuits for safe operation. These circuits include: overload, short-circuit,
over-temperature, reverse polarity, and under/over voltage. The inverter has a
cooling fan that increase speed as the load increases and stops when there is no
Alarm: The inverter has a built-in alarm that will sound
when the DC input voltage is getting low (10.2-10.8V). The inverter will shut
down when the voltage gets down to 9.2-9.8V.
- Output Voltage: 109-120 Volts AC; 60 Hz (+/- 2 Hz)
- Output Power: 400 Watts maximum continuous
- Surge Rating Power: 800 Watts peak (0.1 second) (startup
- Peak Efficiency (12V--1/2 Load): 88%
- Efficiency (12V--full load): 83%
- Output Waveform (resistive load): Perfect modified sine
- USB Output: 5 Volts DC continuous
- Input Voltage: 10.4 to 14.4 Volts DC
- Shutdown Voltage: 9.2-9.8 Volts DC
- Operating Temperature: 32°F
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