The Xantrex PowerSource 400 is a durable power inverter that comes with five
outlets and can run multiple devices for up to eight hours when your electric
Continuous Output Wattage: This
product is limited to 320 watts total when supplying backup power from its
batteries. This limit applies to the total of all the items plugged into the
inverter. The output wattage is not sufficient to run the following items.
- Items producing heat such as
toasters, microwaves, heaters, pellet stove igniters.
- Motor loads with high startup
power surge requirements such as sump pumps, circular saws, larger power
tools, and refrigerators.
Installation: The PowerSource
400 should be used or stored in a temperature-controlled indoor area away from
direct sunlight, moisture or conductive contaminants. Always allow a minimums of
3 inches of space around the unit for optimal ventilation.
Note: The PowerSource 400
must be plugged directly into a wall outlet and not into a surge protector
or power strip.
Initial Use or Storage: The
PowerSource 400 must be charged immediately before storage or use. This will
protect the battery inside from damage and will ensure extended usage run time.
Fault LED: This light
illuminates red when the PowerSource 400 has an operation fault.
Power Button: This button turns
the PowerSource 400 on and off when pressed for at least 2 seconds.
- Unit On: Turning the unit
on activates the LED screen and the five AC outlets. When the unit is on,
the unit can charge itself, provide AC power when connected to utility
power, and provide backup power.
- Unit Off: Turning the unit
off removes power from the five AC outlets, even when the AC Power Cord is
connected to utility power.
AC Power/Battery LCD: This
light illuminates green when utility power is available and flashes amber when
the unit is running off its internal battery to provide backup power.
LED Screen: This screen
indicates the charging status and power draw from the PowerSource 400 or battery
capacity. The screen will also show error codes to aid in troubleshooting.
Select Button: This button
displays the PowerSource 400 battery level or output power.
Charged/Charging LED: This
light illuminates green when the unit is fully recharged and flashes while the
unit is recharging.
Blue LED: This light
illuminates the rear AC outlets when a power outage occurs.
15 A Circuit Breaker: The
breaker helps protect the unit's AC outlets and your equipment from overload
Five 120V AC Outlets: These
outlets can be used for powering office equipment and household appliances that
draw a maximum total of 400 watts. All the outlets are surge protected and back
up by the PowerSource 400 internal battery.
Stops When... |
Operation ||The unit
is on and supply utility power to the application. The internal
battery is charged. ||AC Power
LED and Charging LED are solid green. Screen shows "Full" ||None ||Not
Power ||The unit
supplies power from its internal battery. ||Battery
LED is flashing amber. ||One beep
when power outage occurs. ||Unit will
beep once when it returns to normal operation or turned off. |
Battery ||The unit
is supply power to the equipment connected to its AC outlets and the
battery is close to discharge. ||Battery
LED is flashing amber. ||Begins
beeping once every 10 seconds, 10 minutes before unit shuts down. ||Unit
returns to normal operation, or when it is turned off. |
normal operation or backup power operation and AC outlet over load
was detected. ||Fault LED
on. Screen shows Error code E03. ||One beep
per second. Unit shuts down after 5 seconds/beeps. ||Not
Under-Voltage Shutdown ||During
backup power operation the battery power has been completely
exhausted. No power is available at the AC outlets. ||No LED on. ||No sound. ||Not
applicable. Unit starts recharging the internal battery when utility
power is restored. Turn on the unit to restore normal operation. |
Over-Temperature Shutdown ||Unit has
shut down to protect its internal circuitry from high temperatures. ||Fault LED
on. Screen shows error code E04. ||One beep
per second for two minutes before shutdown, then sounds continuously
for five seconds up shutdown. ||The unit
is turned off or when the unit shut down. |
Internal Battery ||Unit is
recharging its internal battery after utility power has been
restored. ||AC Power
LED is green. Charging LED flashes amber. Screen shows "CHG"
alternating with battery capacity. ||No sound. ||Not
applicable. Screen show "Full" when unit is completely charged. |
AC Power Capabilities:
Operation with Utility Power ||Backup
Power Provided |
|Up to 320
W ||Yes. ||Yes,
|320 to 400
W ||Yes. ||Yes, up to
five minutes. |
1000 W ||Yes. ||No.
Overload shutdown. |
Overload shutdown. ||No.
Overload shutdown. |
Note: To check the total
power consumption of the products plugged in the PowerSource 400, press the
Select button and view the Output Power (W) on the screen.
Note: When you plug and
additional product into the PowerSource 400 and the new total power
consumption exceeds 400 W, the unit beeps five times to notify you that you
need to unplug or substitute one or more of the products connected.
Run Time on Typical Products:
|Product ||Watts ||Run
Products ||Watts ||Run
|Laptop ||25 ||15 h ||Table lamp ||40 ||9 h |
printer ||8 ||55h ||Desktop
computer ||67 ||5 h |
phone ||5 ||92 h ||17" LCD
monitor ||35 ||10 h |
|Cell phone ||5 ||92 h ||13" TV ||50 || 7 h |
modem ||6 ||81 h ||Clock
radio ||8 ||55 h |
Battery Replacement: The
battery pack consists of two 20 amp-hour batteries. When they come to the end of
their useful service life they may be replaced with equivalent sealed lead acid
batteries by a qualified battery technician. Suitable replacement batteries are
Panasonic #LC-X1220P or EnerSys #NPX-80 or visit
Note: Do not dispose of the
batteries and the PowerSource 400 with common household waste because the
internal batteries contain lead, which can be hazardous if exposed to the
environment. Please, visit your local recycling center.
Electrical Output Specifications:
- Output Power (Max.
Continuous): 320 W (650 VA)
- Output Power (5 minutes):
- Surge Power (Peak): 640 W
- Output Voltage (Nominal):
- Output Frequency: 60 Hz
+/- 1 Hz
- Output Wave Form: Modified
- Transfer Switch: 12 A/12
- Surge Suppression: Yes
- Inverter on (no-load current
draw): < 0.35 A (battery
- Charging Time: 20 hours
from 120 VAC
12 V DC Specifications:
- Internal Battery Type:
Sealed lead acid, AGM
- Internal Battery Capacity:
- Internal Battery Voltage:
12 VDC (nominal)
- Low Battery Alarm: 11.0 V
- Low battery shutdown: 10.5
- Internal Charger Charging
Current: 2 A DC maximum
- Operating: 32°F to 86°F
- Storage: 32°F to 104°F
Weight: 32 lbs.
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