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Cobra PRO 2500W DC to AC power inverter with 2500-watt continuous power output

Item # 036I2500W

Convert your vehicle's DC voltage to safely power or charge AC accessories.

Convert your vehicle's DC voltage to safely power or charge AC accessories.

Item # 036I2500W

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$299.95

About the Cobra PRO 2500W

Dave Delamere

Safe and reliable power from your vehicle

You want to use your household AC-powered devices in your vehicle, but cars, vans, and trucks use DC power. Cobra's PRO Series power inverters safely convert your vehicle's DC power to AC power, allowing you to run your household devices from your vehicle power supply — perfect for tailgating, camping, and light-duty work sites.

Safe and reliable power from your vehicle

You want to use your household AC-powered devices in your vehicle, but cars, vans, and trucks use DC power. Cobra's PRO Series power inverters safely convert your vehicle's DC power to AC power, allowing you to run your household devices from your vehicle power supply — perfect for tailgating, camping, and light-duty work sites.

2500 watts of continuous AC power

The rugged PRO 2500W inverter draws power from your vehicle's battery, then delivers up to 2500 watts of continuous AC power to four Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter-protected (GFCI) 3-prong AC outlets, so you can run your tablet, laptop, video game console, power tool battery charger, appliances, and many other devices. This inverter also has two USB power ports, so you can charge or run devices that don't require an AC connection, like a smartphone.

Cobra Pro 1500W DC-to-AC power inverter

You can stow this Cobra when not in use, or install it remotely and use the Cobra Remote Controller to power it up.

Connections and placement

You connect the PRO 2500W inverter directly to your vehicle's battery terminals using its 48" power and ground cables. Mounting tabs on either side of the chassis let you secure the PRO 2500W in place for a permanent charging station in your vehicle.* For added convenience, this inverter is compatible with Cobra's optional Remote On/Off Controller that includes built-in Fast-Charging USB ports, an on/off switch, and an informative display so can you tuck the inverter out of sight.

Safe power for your gear

Cobra's Pentagon Protection® safety features include over-temperature, reverse polarity, and overload protection, plus high/low voltage shutoff — designed to protect your connected devices and your vehicle's electrical system. This inverter's two high-speed fans also keep it cool.

*Note: Cobra advises not to permanently install the inverter in your vehicle's engine compartment.

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Product highlights:

  • portable DC to AC power inverter
  • 2500 watts of continuous AC power (5000 watts surge)
  • 90% efficient modified sine wave output
  • outputs:
    • four 3-prong GFCI AC outlets
    • one Fast Charge USB-C port, one Fast Charge USB-A port
  • Pentagon Protection circuitry protects from over-temperature, reverse polarity, and overload protection
    • includes high/low voltage shutoff and dual cooling fans
    • cETL certified
  • two 48" detachable #4 AWG power cables, two detachable #4 AWG ground cables for direct connection to vehicle battery (terminated by power rings)
  • LED display shows voltage, kilowatts. watts, and error codes
  • compatible with Cobra On/Off Remote with Fast Charging USB ports (sold separately)
  • dimensions: 11.64"W x 3.80"H x 8.92"L (without cables)
  • weight: 5.73 lbs
  • warranty: 2 years
  • MFR # CPI2500W

What's in the box:

  • 2500W Power inverter
  • Two 4' Power cables (red) terminated in ring terminals
  • Two 4' ground cables (black) terminated in ring terminals
  • 2 Terminal boots (red & black)
  • Quickstart guide (En/Sp/Fr)
  • Registration and warranty information
  • Important safety notice

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Features

2500 Watt Power Inverter: The Cobra PRO 2500W (CPI2500W) power inverter can provide up to 2500 watts of continuous AC power, with a high-surge capacity of up to 5000 watts, from a connected 12V electrical system. Outputting a 90% efficient modified sine wave, the power inverter can provide longer run times for your connected devices while extending your vehicle battery life. The PRO 2500W features four GFCI AC outlets along with USB-A and USB-C Fast Charge ports for charging portable devices.

Note: The Cobra PRO 2500W is designed to work with 12V batteries and is not compatible with 6V or 24V electrical systems.

Applications: The PRO 2500W power inverter is perfect for providing power for a multitude of devices such as fans, power tools, entertainment devices, kitchen/bath appliances, LCD TVs, and more.

12V Battery Power: The Cobra PRO 2500W includes two sets of 4' power and ground wires (4-gauge) for connecting to your 12V battery terminals. Both sets of cables are terminated in 0.25" ring-terminals for connection to the inverter and the battery. Protective rubber boots are provided for the inverter's terminals. The PRO 2500W can operate on DC input voltage from 10-15 V.

Note: It is recommended to install a 150 Amp fuse or circuit breaker (sold separately) in-line on each of the two positive battery wires approximately 12" from the battery terminal. Two circuit breakers or fuse holders will be required.

AC & USB Power: The PRO 2500W features four GFCI protected AC outlets and two USB power ports.

  • DC Input Voltage Range: 10-15 VDC
  • Output Voltage (Nominal): 115 VAC, 60 Hz, 21.7 A, 2500 W (maximum)
  • USB Outputs:
    • USB-A: 5V/3A, 9V/1.67A (Fast Charge)
    • USB-C: 5V/3A, 9V/1.67A (Fast Charge)

Notes:

  • Some chargers for small nickel cadmium batteries can be damaged if connected to the Cobra PRO 2500W inverter, including small flashlights, razors, and night lights that can plug directly into an AC outlet. This also includes some chargers for hand power tool battery packs that warn of dangerous voltages present at the terminals.
  • The Cobra PRO 2500W outputs a "modified sine wave" (stepped waveform) that's suitable for most AC loads including linear and switching power supplies used in most electronic equipment, transformers and motors. However, some very sensitive electronics and medical equipment may not operate properly on a modified sine wave. In these cases, the Cobra PURE SINE 400W may be an ideal alternative.

Battery Operating Time: The operating time of your connected equipment will vary depending on the charge level of the vehicle battery, its capacity and power level drawn by the particular AC load. Care should be taken to calculate the total amperage draw of your connected equipment in order to determine the amp-hour rating for the battery (how long the equipment can run without draining the battery). The PRO 2500W user manual provides step-by-step instructions for calculating the amp-hours, including the Starting Load surge. When using a vehicle battery as a power source, it's recommended to start the vehicle every 1-2 hours to recharge the battery before its capacity drops too low. A selectable low-voltage alarm will let you know when the battery drops to approximately 11.5 or 10.5 V and will cut off power consumption completely at 10.5 or 9.5 V (selectable).

Optional Remote Controller: The Cobra PRO 2500W can be remotely controlled using the optional Cobra Remote Controller (sold separately). The Remote Controller connects to the PRO 2500W's RJ-45 socket using the 15' cable that's included with the remote. It can then be mounted in a convenient location, letting you power the inverter on/off remotely. A 2-line LCD on the remote will display an error message if a problem with the inverter should arise, and USB-A and USB-C ports provide convenient device charging.

Power Switch, Display & Indicators: The inverter control panel includes a Power button for activating it along with a 3-character 7-segment LED readout that can show you the Battery Voltage, Output Power in kilowatts (kW), Output Power in Watts (W), along with any error messages. Corresponding Green, Yellow, and Red indicators above the readout will light to show which of the three values is being displayed on the readout.

Fan Cooled: Two built-in high-speed cooling fans help protect the inverter from over-heating.

Pentagon Protection & Safety Shut-Off: The Cobra PRO 2500W inverter provides 5 levels of protection and will shut down and/or sound an audible alarm if it detects one of the following: Over-Temperature, Reverse Polarity, Over-Voltage, Low-Voltage Alarm, and Low-Voltage Cutoff. The LED readout will also display a corresponding error code when a fault is detected. The inverter can provide 2500 watts for approximately 60 minutes before needing to cool down. A 15 minute cool-down will be required to resume operation at 2500 watts.

Specifications:

  • Input Voltage: 10-15 VDC
  • Output Voltage: 115 VAC, 60 Hz, 21.7 A (2500 W)
  • Output Waveform: Modified sine wave (MSW)
  • Continuous Output Power: 2500 W
  • Surge Power: 5000 W
  • Effeciency: 90% (maximum)
  • No-Load Current Draw: <0.6 A
  • Low Voltage Alarm: 11.5 V / 10.5 V (selectable)
  • Low Voltage Cutoff: 10.5 V / 9.5 V (selectable)
  • USB-A Output: 5V/3A, 9V/1.67A (Fast Charge)
  • USB-C Output: 5V/3A, 9V/1.67A (Fast Charge)
  • AC Output Sockets: 4 Standard North American 3-prong sockets
  • Operating Temperature: 14° F to 104° F
  • Dimensions: Width: 8.92", Height: 3.80", Depth: 11.64"
  • Weight: 5.73 lbs.

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