Audiovox POWER760 - 760 Watt Amplifier Owner`s manual

Power Inverter PID-760
Converts DC Battery Power to
AC Household Power
Includes Clamp Adapter with Cables
Read all Safety Rules and Operating Instructions,
and follow them with each use of this product.
Schumacher Electric Corporation
Mount Prospect, IL 60056 U.S.A.
Send Warranty Product Repairs to:
Customer Service Returns
P.O. Box 280, 1025 E. Thompson
Hoopeston, IL 60942-0280
Questions? Call Customer Service: 1-800-621-5485
important safety INSTRUCTIONS
save these instructions
Before using your PID-760, read and understand this
Owner’s Manual.
• Keep the inverter well ventilated in order to properly disperse heat generated while it is in use. Make sure there
are several inches of clearance around the top and sides
and do not block the slots of the inverter.
• Make sure the inverter is not close to any potential source
of flammable fumes, gases or clothing.
• Keep the inverter dry.
• DO NOT allow the inverter to come into contact with rain or
• DO NOT operate the inverter if you, the inverter, the device
being operated or any other surfaces that may come in
contact with any power source are wet. Water and many
other liquids can conduct electricity, which may lead to
serious injury.
• Do not place the inverter on or near heating vents, radiators or other sources of heat.
• Do not place the inverter in direct sunlight. The ideal air
temperature for operation is between 50° and 80°F.
• Do not use the inverter near an open engine compartment.
• Only connect the power inverter to a 12-volt battery accessory outlet or 12-volt battery. Make sure the AC plug
connection is tight.
• Do not modify the AC receptacle in any way.
• Use only 40-amp or 50-amp fuses. (Replaced by certified
technician only.)
• This device does not include an internal Ground Fault
Circuit Interrupter (GFCI). For GFCI protection, use a
Coleman Cable 02822 GFCI outlet.
WARNING: Handling the cord on this product or cords associated with accessories sold with this product, may expose
you to lead, a chemical known to the State of California to
cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Wash hands after handling.
Before Using PID-760 Power Inverter
It is important to know the continuous wattage of the device
you plan to use with the inverter. The PID-760 must be used
with devices drawing 760 watts or less. If the wattage is not
marked on the device, an estimate can be made by multiplying the AC input current (Amps) by the AC voltage (110V).
Devices like TVs, fans or electric motors require additional
power to start (commonly known as the “starting or peak
power”). The PID-760 can supply a momentary surge in
wattage; however even devices rated less than the maximum
760 watts can exceed the inverters surge capability and
cause an automatic overload shutdown.
Make sure the device you are using is compatible with a
modified sine wave inverter.
Connecting to a 12V Battery:
The PID-760 battery clamps allow quick hook-up to a 12V
battery. Make sure the PID-760 and the devices are turned
1. Unscrew the positive (red) and negative (black) plastic
connector knobs from the back of the inverter.
2. Slip the end of the red (positive) battery cable clamp
wire over the red (positive) threaded extension and then
screw on the connector knob and tighten so the wire is
firmly attached. Repeat the same process for the black
3. Connect the red (positive) battery cable to the positive
(+) battery terminal taking care to shield eyes, clothing
and hands from battery acid. Connect the black battery
clamp to negative (-) ground on the battery.
4. Plug the device into the Power Inverter 760 AC outlet.
NOTE: If using more than one device, the total combined
wattage of both devices must not exceed 760 watts.
5. Turn the inverter ON. To turn the inverter ON or OFF,
press and hold the button marked PRESS AND HOLD
FOR ON / OFF. The POWER OUT LED will glow and
the display will show 0.
6. Turn the device on. The display will now show the total
wattage used by the device. To change the display, press
the button marked PRESS TO CHANGE DISPLAY.
7. To disconnect the PID-760, reverse the above steps.
Note: If there is a short circuit or power surge in the
device, SC will display and the alarm will sound. To turn
off the alarm, press and hold the button marked PRESS
AND HOLD FOR ON / OFF. If the SC displays after
several attempts, there is a short circuit or the device
requires more surge power than the inverter is capable
of providing.
Your average automobile or marine battery at full charge
will provide an ample power supply to the inverter for approximately 3 hours when the engine is off. The actual length
of time the inverter will function depends on the age and
condition of the battery and the power demand being placed
by the device being operated with the inverter.
Turn OFF the device plugged into the inverter before starting
the engine. To maintain battery power, run the engine every
2 to 3 hours for approximately 10 minutes to recharge the
battery. While the PID-760 draws very low amperage when
not in use, it should be unplugged to avoid battery drain.
Device Type
Estimated Wattage
Cell Phones, MP 3 Players
10 watts
Portable CD
50 watts
Laptop Computers
90 watts
Video Games
100 watts
300 watts
Power Tools
375 watts
Small Appliances
525 watts
The LED readouts identify the current status of the
VOLTAGE IN: Voltage of vehicle’s battery or Portable Power
jump starter/DC power source.
VOLTAGE OUT: Voltage supplied to device through AC
POWER OUT: Power or wattage supplied to device plugged
into the inverter.
An audio alarm will sound when the following codes display. To stop the alarm, press the ON/OFF LED Selector
bAd – Inverter is not functional. See warranty and call
Customer Service 800-621-5485 (Hours: 7 a.m. – 4:30
p.m. CST).
Hi b – Vehicle’s battery voltage is more than 15.5 volts.
Inverter will automatically restart after the voltage drops
below 15.5 volts.
hi p – The continuous load demand from the device
exceeds 760 watts.
HoT – Inverter is overheated and automatically turns off
for a period of 1 – 3 minutes to cool. Make sure inverter is
well ventilated. It will automatically restart after it cools.
Lo b – Vehicle’s battery voltage is less than 10.5 volts.
SC – Short circuit, power surge or overload in the
PROBLEM: Alarm is On
1. Display shows SC. Device has a short circuit or
demands too much surge power.
Cycle inverter power OFF and ON.
If problem persists, use a larger inverter or a smaller
Remove defective device.
See warranty and call Customer Service 800-621-5485
(Hours: 7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CST).
2. Display shows Lo b. 12 Volt battery too low.
Recharge/replace low battery.
3. Display shows Voltage In between 10.5 and 11.0
12 Volt battery is low.
Recharge/replace low battery.
Inverter will automatically shut off after battery voltage
reaches 10.5 Volts.
4. Display shows Hi b. 12 Volt voltage is too high.
If in a vehicle, repair/replace the alternator or charging
Use a properly sized and rated 12 Volt battery.
If input voltage returns to 15 Volts or less, the inverter
will automatically restart.
5. Display shows HiP. Device demands more than
760 Watts continuous power.
Cycle inverter power OFF and ON.
If problem persists, use a larger inverter or a smaller
Display shows HoT. Inverter is too hot.
Increase ventilation to inverter.
Move inverter to a cooler area.
Reduce the power consumption of the device.
Inverter will automatically reset after cooling.
PROBLEM: Inverter Does Not Turn On
1. Poor contact at terminals.
Unplug and reinsert PID-760.
2. Fuse is blown.
A blown fuse is usually caused by reverse polarity or
a short circuit within the inverter. To replace, contact
a qualified service technician who will diagnose the
inverter and replace the fuse(s) with the appropriate
3. Inverter may be defective.
See warranty and call Customer Service 800-621-5485
(Hours: 7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CST).
Maximum Continuous Power...............................760 Watts
Surge Capacity (Output Wattage)...................... 1520 Watts
No Load Current Draw........................................<0.6 Amps
Wave Form........................................... Modified Sine Wave
Input Voltage Range.................................. 10.5 – 15.5V DC
Low Battery Alarm....................................10.7V – 11.3V DC
Output Voltage...........................................110V – 125V AC
Low Battery Shutdown............................ 10.2V – 10.8V DC
High Battery Shutdown........................... 15.0V – 16.0V DC
Optimum Efficiency.....................................................>85%
Dimensions........................................... 8.5”L x 4”W x 2.2”H
Weight.............................................. Approximately 3.5 lbs.
AC Outlets....................................... Two, 110V AC 3-Prong
Fuse........................... Two, 50 amp or 40 amp (spade type)
accessories and REPLACEMENT PARTS
(1) Clamp Adapter with Cables
Limited Warranty
Schumacher Electric Corporation warrants your inverter to be free
from defects in material and workmanship, excepting abuse or misuse, for a period of two years from the date of sale to the original
user or consumer purchaser. If your inverter malfunctions or fails
within the 24-month warranty period because of a defect in material
or workmanship, we will repair it without charge or replace it.
This warranty is in lieu of all other express warranties. The duration
of any implied warranty, including but not limited to, any implied
warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose
made in respect to your unit, is limited to the period of the express
warranty set forth above.
For warranty service, return your inverter as well as proof of
purchase to the factory or a designated agent:
Schumacher Electric Corporation
Warranty Service Department
1025 E. Thompson, P.O. Box 280
Hoopeston, IL 60942-0280
Phone: 800-621-5485 (Hours: 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. CST)
You will be responsible for all insurance and freight or other transportation charges to the factory or point of repair. We will return
your inverter freight prepaid if repair is covered under warranty.
Your inverter should be properly packed to avoid damage in transit
since we will not be responsible for any such damage.
In no event shall Schumacher Electric Corporation be liable for
consequential damages. Some states do not allow limitations on
the length of the implied warranty or the exclusion or limitations of
incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or
exclusions may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific
legal rights and you may also have other rights which may vary
from state to state.