SK Series
Pure Sine Wave Inverter
User’s Manual
Table of Contents
1. Important Safety Information.………………………………………………
1
1-1
General Safety Precautions……………………………………………
1
1-2
Battery Precautions………………………..…………………………..
1
2. Features………………………………………………………………………...
2
2-1
Application……………………………………………………………….
2
2-2
Electrical Performance…………………………………………………
3~7
2-3
Mechanical Drawings…………………………………………………..
8~9
3. Introduction……………………………………………………………………
10
3-1
Front Panel operation….……………………………………………...
10~13
3-2
Rear Panel operation.…………………………………………………
14~15
3-3
Protections Features……………………………………………………
15
3-4
Installation……………………………………………………………….
16
3-5
Making DC Wiring Connections ……………………………………...
17~19
3-6
AC Safety Grounding…………………………………………………..
20
3-7
Inverter Operation………………………………………………………
21
4. Troubleshooting guide………………………………………………………
22
5. Maintenance……………………………………………………………………
23
6. Warranty………………………………………………………………………..
23
7. Appendices…………………………………………………………………….
7-1
CE (LVD EN60950-1) Declaration of Conformity……………………
7-2
FCC Declaration of Conformity………………………………………..
7-3
e-mark (e13) Declaration of Conformity…………………... ………...
7-4
UL (UL458) NOTICE OF COMPLETION…………………………….
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1. Important Safety Instructions
WARNING!
Before using the Inverter, you need to read and save the
safety instructions.
1-1. General Safety Precautions
1-1-1. Do not expose the Inverter to water, mist, snow, spray, or dust.
To reduce risk of hazard, do not cover or obstruct the ventilation
shafts. Do not install the Inverter in a zero-clearance compartment.
Overheating may occur.
1-1-2. To avoid a risk of fire and electronic shock, make sure that existing
wiring is in good electrical condition and not undersized.
Do not operate the Inverter with damaged or substandard Wiring.
1-1-3. There are some components in the inverter can cause arcs and sparks.
To prevent from fire or explosion, do not put batteries, flammable
materials, or anything should be ignition–protected around the inverter.
1-2. Precautions When Working with Batteries
1-2-1. If battery acid contacts skin or clothing, you shall wash it out with soap
and water immediately. If battery acid contacts your eyes, you shall
wash it out with cold running water for at least 20 minutes and get
medical attention immediately.
1-2-2. Never smoke or make a spark or flame in the vicinity of the battery or
the engine.
1-2-3. Do not drop a metal tool on the battery. The resulting spark or
short-circuit on the battery of other electrical part may cause an
explosion.
1-2-4. Remove personal metal items such as rings, bracelets, necklaces,
and watches when operating with a lead-acid batteries.
Doing so may cause short circuit and very high temperature, which can
melt metal items and even burn you.
1
2. Features
Pure sine wave output (THD < 3%)
Output frequency:50 / 60Hz switch selections
Input & output fully isolated design
Power Saving Mode to conserve energy
High efficiency 89~94%
Driving highly reactive & capacitive loads at start moment
Tri-Color indicators show input voltage & output load level
Loading controlled cooling fan
Advanced microprocessor
Protection:Input low voltage
Low battery alarm
Overload
Short circuit
Input over voltage
Over temperature
2-1. Application
2-1-1. Power tools – circular saws, drills, grinders, sanders, buffers, weed
and hedge trimmers, air compressors, etc.
2-1-2. Office equipment – computers, printers, monitors, facsimile machines,
scanner, etc.
2-1-3. Household appliances – vacuum cleaners, fans, fluorescent and
incandescent lights, shavers, sewing machines.
2-1-4. Kitchen appliances – coffee makers, blenders, ice markers, toasters,
etc.
2-1-5. Industrial equipment – metal halide lamp, high – pressure sodium lamp,
etc.
2-1-6. Home entertainment electronics – television, VCRs, video games,
stereos, musical instruments, satellite equipment, etc.
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2-2. Electrical Performance
Specification
Model No.
Item
SK700-112 SK700-124 SK700-148 SK700-212 SK700-224 SK700-248
Continuous Output Power
700W
Maximum Output Power (3Min.)
800W
Surge Rating
1400W
Input voltage
Output Voltage
12V
24V
48V
100 / 110 / 120V
Frequency
+/- 3%
12V
24V
48V
220 / 230 / 240V
+/- 3%
50 / 60Hz +/- 0.05%
(Switch Selections)
Output Waveform
Pure Sine Wave ( THD < 3% )
Efficiency (full load) MAX
89.0%
91.0%
92.0%
91.0%
93.0%
94.0%
No Load Current Draw
1.25A
0.64A
0.31A
1.20A
0.60A
0.28A
Stand-By Current Draw
0.25A
0.15A
0.08A
0.25A
0.15A
0.08A
10.5-15
21.0-30
42-60
10.5-15
21.0-30
42-60
VDC
VDC
VDC
VDC
VDC
VDC
Input Voltage Regulation
Input Level Indicator
Red / Orange / Green
LED
Load Level Indicator
Failure Indicator
Protection
Remote Control Unit
Safety Cert.
EMC
Red LED
Overload, Short Circuit, Reverse Polarity (Fuse),
Over / Under Input Voltage, Over Temperature.
CR-6 / CR-7 / CR-8
Optional
Meet UL458
FCC Class A
EN60950-1
EN55022: 1997
EN55024: 1997
EN61000-3-2: 1998
EN61000-3-3: 1995
e13 022986
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 ℃
Storage Temperature Range
-30℃ to 70℃
Cooling
Loading controlled cooling fan
Dimensions
295(L)*180(W)*72(H)mm / 11.61(L)*7.09(W)*2.83(H) Inch
Weight
2.7kg / 5.4 Lbs.
Note: The specifications are subject to change without notice.
3
e-mark
Specification
Model No.
Item
SK1000-112 SK1000-124 SK1000-148 SK1000-212 SK1000-224 SK1000-248
Continuous Output Power
1000W
Maximum Output Power (3Min.)
1150W
Surge Rating
2000W
Input voltage
Output Voltage
12V
24V
48V
100 / 110 / 120V
Frequency
+/- 3%
50 / 60Hz
(Switch Selectable)
Output Waveform
12V
24V
48V
220 / 230 / 240V
+/- 3%
+/- 0.05%
Pure Sine Wave ( THD < 3% )
Efficiency (full load) MAX
89.0%
92.0%
93.0%
91.0%
94.0%
95.0%
No Load Current Draw
1.43A
0.75A
0.38A
1.25A
0.65A
0.35A
Stand-By Current Draw
0.25A
0.15A
0.09A
0.25A
0.15A
0.09A
10.5-15
21.0-30
42-60
10.5-15
21.0-30
42-60
VDC
VDC
VDC
VDC
VDC
VDC
Input Voltage Regulation
Input Level Indicator
Red / Orange / Green
LED
Load Level Indicator
Failure Indicator
Protection
Remote Control Unit
Safety Certification
EMC
Red LED
Overload, Short Circuit, Reverse Polarity (Fuse),
Over / Under Input Voltage, Over Temperature.
CR-6 / CR-7 / CR-8
UL458
FCC Class A
Optional
EN60950-1
EN55022: 1997
EN55024: 1997
EN61000-3-2: 1998
EN61000-3-3: 1995
e-mark
e13 022694
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 ℃
Storage Temperature Range
-30℃ to 70℃
Cooling
Loading controlled cooling fan
Dimensions
383(L)*182(W)*88(H)mm / 15.08(L)*7.17(W)*3.46(H) Inch
Weight
4 kg / 8.8 Lbs.
Note: The specifications are subject to change without notice.
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Specification
Model No.
Item
SK1500-112 SK1500-124 SK1500-148 SK1500-212 SK1500-224 SK1500-248
Continuous Output Power
1500W
Maximum Output Power (3Min.)
1725W
Surge Rating
3000W
Input voltage
Output Voltage
12V
24V
48V
100 / 110 / 120V
Frequency
+/- 3%
12V
24V
220 / 230 / 240V
48V
+/- 3%
50 / 60Hz +/- 0.05%
(Switch Selectable)
Output Waveform
Pure Sine Wave ( THD < 3% )
Efficiency (full load) MAX
88.0%
91.0%
92.0%
90.0%
93.0%
94.0%
No Load Current Draw
1.45A
0.75A
0.40A
1.40A
0.70A
0.40A
Stand-By Current Draw
0.28A
0.15A
0.09A
0.28A
0.15A
0.09A
10.5-15
21.0-30
42-60
10.5-15
21.0-30
42-60
VDC
VDC
VDC
VDC
VDC
VDC
Input Voltage Regulation
Input Level Indicator
Red / Orange / Green
LED
Load Level Indicator
Failure Indicator
Protection
Remote Control Unit
Safety Certification
EMC
Red LED
Overload, Short Circuit, Reverse Polarity (Fuse),
Over / Under Input Voltage, Over Temperature.
CR-6 / CR-7 / CR-8
Optional
Meet UL458
EN60950-1
FCC Class A
EN55022: 1997
e-mark
EN55024: 1997
EN61000-3-2: 1998 e13 22876
EN61000-3-3: 1995
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 ℃
Storage Temperature Range
-30℃ to 70℃
Cooling
Loading controlled cooling fan
Dimensions
415(L)*191(W)*88(H)mm / 16.34(L)*7.52(W)*3.46(H) Inch
Weight
4.8 kg / 10.56 Lbs.
Note: The specifications are subject to change without notice.
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Specification
Model No.
Item
SK2000-112 SK2000-124 SK2000-148 SK2000-212 SK2000-224 SK2000-248
Continuous Output Power
2000W
Maximum Output Power (3Min.)
2300W
Surge Rating
4000W
Input voltage
Output Voltage
12V
24V
48V
100 / 110 / 120V
Frequency
+/- 3%
50 / 60Hz
(Switch Selectable)
Output Waveform
12V
24V
220 / 230 / 240V
48V
+/- 3%
+/- 0.05%
Pure Sine Wave ( THD < 3% )
Efficiency (full load) MAX
89.0%
92.0%
93.0%
91.0%
94.0%
95.0%
No Load Current Draw
2.8A
1.5A
0.7A
2.64A
1.32A
0.65A
Stand-By Current Draw
0.60A
0.30A
0.15A
0.60A
0.25A
0.15A
10.5-15
21.0-30
42-60
10.5-15
21.0-30
42-60
VDC
VDC
VDC
VDC
VDC
VDC
Input Voltage Regulation
Input Level Indicator
Red / Orange / Green
LED
Load Level Indicator
Failure Indicator
Protection
Remote Control Unit
Safety Certification
EMC
Red LED
Overload, Short Circuit, Reverse Polarity (Fuse),
Over / Under Input Voltage, Over Temperature.
CR-6 / CR-7 / CR-8
Optional
Meet UL458
EN60950-1
FCC Class A
EN55022: 1997
e-mark
EN55024: 1997
EN61000-3-2: 1998 e13 22846
EN61000-3-3: 1995
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 ℃
Storage Temperature Range
-30℃ to 70℃
Cooling
Loading controlled cooling fan ( 65℃ ON , 45℃ OFF)
Dimensions
422(L)*208(W)*166(H)mm / 16.6(L)*8.18(W)*6.53(H) Inch
Weight
9 kg / 19.8 Lbs.
Note: The specifications are subject to change without notice.
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Specification
Model No.
Item
SK3000-112 SK3000-124 SK3000-148 SK3000-212 SK3000-224 SK3000-248
Continuous Output Power
3000W
Maximum Output Power (3Min.)
3450W
Surge Rating
6000W
Input voltage
Output Voltage
12V
24V
48V
100 / 110 / 120V
Frequency
+/- 3%
50 / 60Hz
(Switch Selectable)
Output Waveform
12V
24V
220 / 230 / 240V
48V
+/- 3%
+/- 0.05%
Pure Sine Wave ( THD < 3% )
Efficiency (full load) MAX
88.0%
91.0%
92.0%
90.0%
93.0%
94.0%
No Load Current Draw
3.0A
1.6A
0.8A
2.8A
1.5A
0.7A
Stand-By Current Draw
0.55A
0.35A
0.19A
0.55A
0.35A
0.19A
10.5-15
21.0-30
42-60
10.5-15
21.0-30
42-60
VDC
VDC
VDC
VDC
VDC
VDC
Input Voltage Regulation
Input Level Indicator
Red / Orange / Green
LED
Load Level Indicator
Failure Indicator
Protection
Remote Control Unit
Safety Cert.
EMC
Red LED
Overload, Short Circuit, Reverse Polarity (Fuse),
Over / Under Input Voltage, Over Temperature.
CR-6 / CR-7 / CR-8
Optional
Meet UL458
EN60950-1
FCC Class A
EN55022: 1997
e-mark
EN55024: 1997
EN61000-3-2: 1998 e13 22845
EN61000-3-3: 1995
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 ℃
Storage Temperature Range
-30℃ to 70℃
Cooling
Loading controlled cooling fan
Dimensions
452(L)*208(W)*166(H)mm / 17.80(L)*8.18(W)*6.53(H) Inch
Weight
9.8 kg / 22 Lbs.
Note: The specifications are subject to change without notice.
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2-3. Mechanical Drawings
REVERSE POLARITY
WILL DAMAGE UNIT
CHASSIS
GROUND
REMOTE
PORT
POS(+)
NEG(-)
Pure Sine Wave Power Inverter
196.00 [7.72]
PURE SINE WAVE INVERTER
1000W
INPUT
LEVEL
ON
I
0
LOAD
LEVEL
OFF
STATUS
REMOTE
FREQ.
S4
S3
S2
S1
PWR.
SAV.
O
AC OUTPUT
I
SK700 71.50[2.83]
SK1000 88.00[3.46]
SK1500 88.00[3.46]
SK700 273.00 [10.75]
SK1000 340.00 [13.39]
SK1500 370.00 [14.57]
DC INPUT
SK700 151.00[5 94]
SK1000 154.00 [6.06]
SK1500 163.00[6.42]
SK700 179.00[7.05]
SK1000 182.00[7.17]
SK1500 191.00[7.52]
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SK2000 368.00 [14.49]
SK3000 398.00 [15.67]
245.00 [9.65]
Pure Sine Wave Power Inverter
2000W
3000W
165.25 [6.51]
177.00 [6.97]
PURE SINE WAVE INVERTER
ON
I
0
OFF
REMO.
INPUT
LEVEL
LOAD
LEVEL
STATUS
FREQ.
PWR.
SAV.
S4
S3
S2
S1
O
I
AC OUTPUT
209.00 [8.23]
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3. Introduction
This power inverter series is one of the most advanced line of mobile AC power
systems.
To get the most effective power inverter, it must be installed and used properly.
Please read the instructions of this manual before you install and operate this
model.
3-1. Front Panel Operations:
3-1-1. Front view:
PURE SINE WAVE INVERTER
INPUT
LEVEL
ON
I
0
LOAD
LEVEL
OFF
STATUS
REMOTE
FREQ.
S4
S3
S2
S1
PWR.
SAV.
O
I
SK700
SK1000
SK1500
AC OUTPUT
PURE SINE WAVE INVERTER
ON
I
0
OFF
SK2000
SK3000
REMO.
INPUT
LEVEL
LOAD
LEVEL
STATUS
FREQ.
PWR.
SAV.
S4
S3
S2
S1
O
I
AC OUTPUT
3-1-2. ON / OFF/ REMOTE (Main) switch:
a.
b.
Before installing the inverter, you need to ensure the main switch
must be “OFF”.
Before using the remote unit, you need to ensure the main switch
must be “ REMOTE”.
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3-1-3. Input Level:Display Input Voltages
LED Status
DC 12V
DC 24V
DC 48V
RED Slow Blink
10.5~10.9
21.0~21.8
42.0~43.6
RED
10.9~11.3
21.8~22.6
43.6~45.2
ORANGE
11.3~12.0
22.6~24.0
45.2~48.0
GREEN
12.0~14.0
24.0~28.0
48.0~56.0
ORANGE Blink
14.0~14.7
28.0~29.4
56.0~58.8
OVER RED Blink
14.7q
29.4q
58.8q
3-1-4. Load Level:Display AC Loads (Watts)
LED status
DARK
GREEN
ORANGE
RED
RED BLINK
SK700
0 ~ 35W
35 ~ 230W
230 ~ 525W
525 ~ 672W
Over 672W
SK1000
0 ~ 50W
50 ~ 330W
330 ~ 750W
750 ~ 960W
Over 960W
SK1500
0 ~ 75W
75 ~ 495W
495 ~ 1125W 1125 ~ 1450W
Over 1450W
SK2000
0 ~ 100W
100 ~ 660W
660 ~ 1500W 1500 ~ 1920W
Over 1920W
SK3000
0 ~ 150W
150 ~ 990W
990 ~ 2250W 2250 ~ 2880W
Over 2880W
3-1-5. AC Frequency:Selected by “S4” Dip Switch
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Frequency
S4
50 HZ
OFF
60 HZ
ON
3-1-6. Status:Display Power & Fault Status
Green LED
LED Signal
Status
Solid
Power OK
Slow Blink
Power Saving
Red LED
LED Signal
Status
Fast Blink
OVP
Slow Blink
UVP
ŽŽ
Intermittent Blink
ŽŽ
ŽŽ
OTP
Solid
OLP
3-1-7. Power Saving Mode: Power Saving Mode is adjustable and
set by the Dip Switches, S1, S2 and S3 on the front panel.
Example: With the watt setting at 15W, a 15W↑ load will make the
inverter operate normally, a 15W↓ load will enter into the Power
saving mode.
SK700
SK1000
SK1500
SK2000
SK3000
S1
S2
S3
DISABLE
DISABLE
DISABLE
OFF
OFF
OFF
15W
20W
40W
ON
OFF
OFF
30W
40W
80W
OFF
ON
OFF
40W
50W
100W
ON
ON
OFF
56W
60W
120W
OFF
OFF
ON
70W
80W
160W
ON
OFF
ON
84W
90W
180W
OFF
ON
ON
100W
110W
220W
ON
ON
ON
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3-1-8. AC outlets (available):
North America (GFCI)
NEMA 5-15R
Australia / New Zealand
13
NEMA 5-20R
Continental European
United Kingldom
Universal
IEC-1
IEC-2
HARD WIRE
3-2. Rear Panel Operations:
DC INPUT
POS(+)
NEG(-)
SK700
SK1000
SK1500
REMOTE
PORT
CHASSIS
GROUND
REVERSE POLARITY
WILL DAMAGE UNIT
SK2000
SK3000
3-2-1. Remote Port:
The SK Series Inverter is compatible with any of the remote controllers,
CR-6, CR-7 or CR-8.
Before using the remote unit, you need to ensure the main switch is in
the “ REMOTE” position and the input voltage of the power inverter is
the same as it of the remote unit.
3-2-2. Fan Ventilation:
Be sure to keep it a distance (at least 1 inch) form surrounding things.
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3-2-3. DC Input Terminal:
Connect DC input terminal to 12V / 24V / 48V battery or the other
power sources.
【+】represents positive, and【-】represents negative. Reverse
polarity connection will blow the internal fuse and may damage the
inverter permanently.
DC Input Voltage
Minimum
Maximum
Model
12 V
10.5
15.0
24 V
21.0
30.0
48 V
42.0
60.0
3-2-4. Use wire # 8 AWG to connect Chassis ground with vehicle chassis.
WARNING!
Operating the inverter without a proper ground
Connection may cause an electrical hazard.
3-3. Protections Features:
DC Input (VDC)
Model
Over Voltage
ShutRestart
down
15
Over Temperature Protection
Under
Under
INTERIOR
HEAT SINK
Voltage
Voltage
ShutShutShutAlarm
Restart
Restart
Restart
down
down
down
12 V
15.3
14.2
11.0
10.5
12.5
24 V
30.6
28.4
22.0
21.0
25.0
48V
61.2
56.8
44.0
42.0
50.0
70℃
45℃
90℃
60℃
3-4. Installation:
The power inverter should be installed in an environment that meets the
following requirements:
3-4-1. Dry – Do not allow water to drip on or enter into the inverter.
3-4-2. Cool – Ambient air temperature should be between 0℃ and 40℃, the
cooler the better.
3-4-3. Safe – Do not install the inverter in a battery compartment or other
areas where flammable fumes may exist, such as fuel storage areas or
engine compartments.
3-4-4. Ventilated –Keep the inverter a distance (as least 1 inch) away from
surrounding things. Ensure the ventilation shafts on the rear and the
bottom of the unit are not obstructed.
3-4-5. Dust – Do not install the Inverter in a dusty environments
The dust can be inhaled into the unit when the cooling fan is working.
3-4-6. Close to batteries – Avoid excessive cable lengths. Do not install the
Inverter in the same compartment as batteries.
Use the recommended wire lengths and sizes (see section 3-5).
Do not mount the Inverter where it will be exposed to the gases
produced by the battery. These gases are very corrosive, and
prolonged exposure will damage the Inverter.
WARNING!
Shock Hazard. Before proceeding further, carefully
check that the Inverter is NOT connected to any
batteries, and that all wiring is disconnected from any
electrical sources. Do not connect the output terminals
of the Inverter to an incoming AC source.
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3-5. DC Wiring Connections:
Follow this procedure to connect the battery cables to the DC input terminals
of the Inverter. The cables should be as short as possible (less than 10 feet
/ 3 meters ideally) and large enough to handle the required current in
accordance with the electrical codes or regulations applicable to the
installation.
Cables that are not an adequate gauge (too narrow) or too long will
deteriorate inverter performance such as poor surge capability and frequent
low-input voltage warnings and shutdowns.
These low input voltage warnings are due to DC voltage drop across the
cables from the inverter to the batteries.
The longer and narrower the cables, the greater the voltage drop.
Increasing DC cable size helps improve the situation.
COTEK recommends the following cables for optimum inverter performance.
(Apply both 120V and 230V versions )
Model No
17
Wire AWG
Inline Fuse
SK700-112 / 212
#4
100 A
SK700-124 / 224
#6
50 A
SK700-148 / 248
#8
30 A
SK1000-112 / 212
#2
150 A
SK1000-124 / 224
#4
80 A
SK1000-148 / 248
#6
40 A
SK1500-112 / 212
#2
200 A
SK1500-124 / 224
#4
100 A
SK1500-148 / 248
#6
50 A
SK2000-112 / 212
# 2/0
250 A
SK2000-124 / 224
# 1/0
125 A
SK2000-148 / 248
#2
SK3000-112 / 212
# 4/0
400 A
SK3000-124 / 224
# 2/0
200 A
SK3000-148 / 248
# 1/0
100 A
70 A
3-5-1. Connect the cables to the power input terminals on the rear panel of
the inverter. The red terminal is represents positive (+) and black
terminal represents negative (-). Insert the cables into the terminals
and tighten the screw to clamp the wires securely.
WARNING!
Ensure all the DC connections are tight (torque
to 9 – 10 ft-lbs, 11.7 – 13 Nm). Loose connections
may cause overheat and fire.
WARNING!
The installation of a fuse must be on a positive cable.
Failure to place a fuse on “+” cables running between
the inverter and battery may cause damage to the
inverter and will void warranty.
Also, use only high quality copper wire and keep cable length short, a
maximum of 3 - 6 feet.
Battery to inverter cable connection
AWG#2 - #6
Do not place anything between
battery cable lug and terminal surface.
Assemble exactly as shown.
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SK1000
SK1500
DC INPUT
POS(+)
NEG(-)
REMOTE
PORT
CHASSIS
GROUND
INLINE FUSE
SK2000
SK3000
DC INPUT
POS(+)
NEG(-)
WARNING:
REVERSE POLARITY
WILL DAMAGE UNIT
SHOCK HAZARD.
DO NOT OPEN. NO
USER SERVICEABLE
PARTS INSIDE.
Battery to inverter cable connection
REMOTE
PORT
CHASSIS
GROUND
SPRING WASHER
INLINE FUSE
PVC WIRE
Do not place anything between
battery cable lug and terminal surface.
Assemble exactly as shown.
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3-6. AC Safety Grounding:
The AC output ground wire should go to the grounding point for your loads
( for example, a distribution panel ground bus ).
3-6-1. Neutral Grounding (GFCI’S):
3-6-1-1. 120V models:The neutral conductor of the AC output circuit
of the Inverter is automatically connected to the safety
ground during inverter operation. This conforms to National
Electrical Code requirements that separately derived from AC
sources (such as inverters and generators) which have their
neutral conductors tied to ground in the same way as the
neutral conductors from the utility tied to ground at the AC
breaker panel. For models configured with a transfer relay,
while AC utility power is present and the Inverter is in bypass
mode, this connection (the neutral of the Inverter’s AC output
to input safety ground) is not present so that the utility
neutral is only connected to ground at your breaker panel,
as required.
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCI):
Installations in Recreational Vehicles (for North American approvals) will
require GFCI protection of all branch circuit connected to the AC output of
the hardwire terminal equipped with Inverter. In addition, electrical codes
require GFCI protection of certain receptacles in residential installations.
While the pure sine wave output of the Inverter is equivalent to the
waveform provided by utilities, compliance with UL standards requires us to
test and recommend specific GFCI.
Cotek has tested the following GFCI – protected 20A receptacles and found
that they functioned properly when connected to the output of the Inverter.
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3-7. Inverter Operation:
To operate the power inverter, use the ON / OFF switch on the Front panel to
turn the power on. Then the power inverter is ready to deliver AC power to
your loads. If there is several loads use, turn them on separately after the
inverter is “ON” in order to prevent OVP resulted from the surge power.
3-7-1. Set the power switch to “ON” position and the buzzer will send out
“Beep” sounds at the moment. Then the inverter will make selfdiagnosis, and the LED’s indicators will also appear various colors.
Finally the buzzer will “Beep” again and the Input Level and Status
LED indicators will turn to “Green” color, then the inverter starts to
work successfully.
3-7-2. Set the power switch to the OFF position, then the inverter stops and
all the lights go Off.
3-7-3. Set the power inverter switch to ON position and turn the test load On.
The inverter should supply power to the load. If you plan to
accurately measure the true output r.m.s. voltage of the inverter, a
meter such as FLUKE 45 BECKMAN 4410 or TRIPLETT 4200 must be
used.
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4. Troubleshooting:
WARNING!
Do not open or disassemble the Inverter.
Attempting to service the unit yourself may cause the
risk of electrical shock or fire.
Problems and Symptoms
Possible Cause
Solutions
a. Blinking fast
Over input voltage.
( OVP )
Check input voltage.
Reduce input voltage.
b. Blinking slowly.
Low input voltage.
( UVP )
Recharge battery.
Check connections
and the cable.
c. Blinking Intermittently.
Thermal shutdown.
( OTP )
Improve ventilation.
Make sure ventilation
shafts in the inverter
are not obstructed.
Lower ambient
temperature.
d. Solid ON.
Short circuit or Wiring Check AC wiring for
error.
short circuit.
Overload.(OLP)
Reduce the load.
“No AC Power Output”
STATUS illuminates the red LED
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5. Maintenance:
To keep your inverter operating properly, there is very little maintenance required.
You should clean the exterior periodically with a damp cloth to prevent
accumulation of dust and dirt. At the same time, tighten the screws on the DC
input terminals.
6. Warranty:
We guarantee this product against defects in materials and workmanship for a
period of 24 months from the date of purchase and will repair or replace any
defective power inverters if you directly returned them to us with postage paid.
Please note that Cotek is only responsible for ensuring our products are
operational before delivering. This warranty will be considered void if the unit has
been misused, altered, or accidentally damaged. Cotek is not liable for anything
that occurs as a result of the user’s fault.
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No. 33, Rong Hsin Rd., Pa Teh City, Tao Yuan County, Taiwan
Phone:886-3-3661581
FAX:886-3-3676029
E-mail:sales@cotek.com.tw
http:// www.cotek.com.tw
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