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Owner’s Guide
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About Xantrex
Xantrex Technology Inc. is a world-leading supplier of advanced power
electronics and controls with products from 50 watt mobile units to one MW
utility-scale systems for wind, solar, batteries, fuel cells, microturbines, and
backup power applications in both grid-connected and stand-alone systems.
Xantrex products include inverters, battery chargers, programmable power
supplies, and variable speed drives that convert, supply, control, clean, and
distribute electrical power.
Trademarks
DURACELL® is a registered trademark of The Gillette Company, used under
license. All rights reserved.
XANTREX is a registered trademark of Xantrex International.
Other trademarks, registered trademarks, and product names are the property of
their respective owners and are used herein for identification purposes only.
Notice of Copyright
Duracell® Powerpack 300 Owner’s Guide © 2007 Duracell. All rights reserved.
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(“XANTREX”)
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Date and Revision
June 2007 Revision B
Part Number
975-0338-01-01
Product Number
852-0307
Contact Information
Phone:
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Website: www.xantrex.com/support
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About This Guide
Purpose
The purpose of this Owner’s Guide is to provide explanations
and procedures for installing, operating, maintaining, and
troubleshooting the Duracell® Powerpack 300.
Organization
This guide is organized into five chapters and an appendix:
Chapter 1, “Introduction”, provides an overview of the main
features of the Duracell® Powerpack 300.
Chapter 2, “Features”, provides a detailed description of the
features of the Duracell® Powerpack.
Chapter 3, “Operation”, gives instructions for the main
operational procedures of the Duracell® Powerpack,
including operating AC and DC appliances, using the air
compressor, and jump-starting an engine.
Chapter 4, “Maintenance”, gives instructions for recharging
the Duracell® Powerpack and changing the built-in light
bulb.
Chapter 5, “Troubleshooting”, provides a troubleshooting
guide to the Duracell® Powerpack.
Appendix A, “Specifications”, provides the electrical and
physical specifications of the Duracell® Powerpack.
“Warranty and Return” at the end of this guide provides
detailed warranty information and instructions for getting
warranty service.
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About This Guide
Conventions Used
The following conventions are used in this guide.
WARNING
Warnings identify conditions that could result in personal injury or
loss of life.
CAUTION
Cautions identify conditions or practices that could result in
damage to the unit or to other equipment.
Important: These notes describe an important action item or an
item that you must pay attention to.
Abbreviations and Acronyms
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A
Ampere(s)
AC
Alternating Current
AGM
Absorbed Glass Mat
Ah
Amp-hours
DC
Direct Current
Hz
Hertz
mA
Milli-ampere
MHI
Metal halide arc
RMS
Root Mean Square
UPS
Uninterruptible Power Supply
V
Volt(s)
W
Watt(s)
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Important Safety Instructions
The Duracell® Powerpack 300 generates a type of AC power
similar to a normal household wall outlet. Operating the
Duracell® Powerpack incorrectly or misusing it may damage
the equipment or create hazardous conditions for the user.
Important: Before using your Duracell® Powerpack 300, be
sure to read and save these safety instructions.
Warnings and Cautions
WARNING: Shock hazard. Keep away from
children.
The Duracell® Powerpack 300 generates the same potentially
lethal AC power as a normal household wall outlet. Do not insert
foreign objects into the AC power outlet, the DC power outlet, or
the ventilation holes. Do not expose this product to water, rain,
snow, or spray.
Do not open the Duracell® Powerpack 300. There are no userserviceable parts inside the unit.
CAUTION
The unit will be damaged if connected to any AC load that has its
neutral conductor connected to ground. Such loads include AC
distribution wiring and house wiring.
CAUTION
Do not expose the Duracell® Powerpack 300 to temperatures over
40°C (104°F).
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Important Safety Information
WARNING: Explosion hazard
Do not use this product where there are flammable fumes or gases,
such as in the bilge of a gasoline-powered boat, or near propane
tanks. Do not use this product in an enclosure containing
automotive-type lead-acid batteries. These batteries, unlike the
sealed AGM battery in the Duracell® Powerpack 300, vent
explosive hydrogen gas which can be ignited by sparks from
electrical connections.
When working on electrical equipment, always ensure someone is
nearby to help you in an emergency.
WARNING: Heated surface
Ensure at least 2" (5 cm) air space is maintained on all sides of the
Duracell® Powerpack 300. During operation, keep away from
materials that may be affected by high temperatures such as
blankets, pillows and sleeping bags.
WARNING: Fire hazard
Never allow jump-start cables’ red and black clamps to touch each
other or another common metal conductor. This could cause
damage to the unit and/or create a sparking/explosion hazard.
Always store the clamps in the appropriate holder on each side of
the Duracell® Powerpack after use.
WARNING: Fire hazard
Jump-start cable clamps must be connected positive to positive (red
clamp to battery “+”) and negative to negative (black clamp to
battery “–”). A reverse polarity connection (positive to negative)
may cause damage to the unit and/or create a sparking/explosion
hazard.
WARNING: Limitations on use
Do not use this product in connection with life support systems or
other medical equipment or devices.
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Important Safety Information
WARNING: Fire hazard
The jump-start feature is designed for short term operation only—
less than 4 seconds. Operating the jump-start feature for more than
4 seconds may cause damage to the unit. Allow the Duracell®
Powerpack 300 to cool down for at least 3 minutes after each jumpstart.
WARNING: Fire hazard
Do not leave the compressor unattended while operating. The
compressor is designed for short term operation only. Operation of
the compressor over an extended period of time will cause the
compressor unit to overheat and may cause damage. Allow the
compressor to cool down for 10 minutes after each 10 minutes of
continuous operation.
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Important Safety Information
Precautions When Working With Your
Vehicle Battery
WARNING: Risk of Explosion, Fire or Burns
1. Follow all instructions published by the battery
manufacturer and the manufacturer of the equipment in
which the battery is installed.
2. Make sure the area around the battery is well ventilated.
3. Never smoke or allow a spark or flame in the vicinity of
the engine or batteries.
4. Be careful not to drop a metal object on the battery or
allow a metal tool to simultaneously touch the positive
and negative cable ends or battery terminals. It might
spark or short-circuit the battery or other electrical parts
and cause an explosion.
5. Remove personal metal items such as rings, bracelets,
necklaces, and watches when working with a lead-acid
battery. A lead-acid battery produces a short-circuit
current high enough to weld a ring or other similar
objects to metal, causing a severe burn.
6. If you need to remove a battery, always remove the
positive terminal from the battery first. Make sure all
accessories are off so you don’t cause an arc.
7. Someone should be within range of your voice, or close
enough to come to your aid when you work near a
lead-acid battery.
8. Have plenty of fresh water and soap nearby in case
battery acid contacts skin, clothing, and/or eyes.
9. Wear complete eye protection and clothing protection.
Avoid touching your eyes while working near batteries.
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Important Safety Information
10. If battery acid contacts skin or clothing, wash
immediately with soap and water. If acid enters your
eyes, immediately flood them with running cold water for
at least twenty minutes and get medical attention
immediately.
11. Keep a supply of baking soda on hand in the area of the
batteries. Baking soda neutralizes lead-acid battery
electrolyte.
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Important Safety Information
Precautions for Using Rechargeable
Appliances
CAUTION
The output of the Duracell® Powerpack 300 inverter is a nonsinusoidal modified sine wave, which is different from pure sine
wave utility-supplied electricity. Certain types of load equipment
may be damaged.
Most rechargeable battery-operated equipment uses a
separate charger or transformer that is plugged into an AC
receptacle and produces a low voltage charging output.
Some chargers for rechargeable batteries can be damaged if
connected to the Duracell® Powerpack 300.
Do not use the following with the Duracell® Powerpack 300:
• Small battery-operated appliances like flashlights, razors,
and night lights that can be plugged directly into an AC
receptacle to recharge.
• Some chargers for battery packs used in hand power
tools. These affected chargers display a warning label
stating that dangerous voltages are present at the battery
terminals.
Note: If you are unsure about using your rechargeable appliance
with the Duracell® Powerpack 300, contact the equipment
manufacturer to determine the rechargeable appliance’s
compatibility with the modified sine wave (non-sinusoidal) AC
waveform.
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Contents
1 Introduction
About the Duracell® Powerpack 300- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Comprehensive Protection - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Automatic Overload - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Overheating - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Low Battery Protection - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1
1
1
1
2
2 Features
Materials List - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Duracell® Powerpack Features- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Front Panel Detail - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Left Side View - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Accessories - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
3
4
4
6
7
3 Operation
Operating Conditions and Guidelines - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 9
Choosing a Location - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10
Using Duracell® Powerpack for the First Time - - - - - - - - - - - - 11
Recharging with the AC Charger - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 11
Using the Flashlight - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 13
Operating AC Appliances - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 15
Understanding AC Appliances - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 15
Run Time on Typical AC Appliances - - - - - - - - - - - - - 15
High Surge Appliances - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 16
Trouble Appliances - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 16
Operating Several Appliances at Once - - - - - - - - - - - - 17
Operating an AC Appliance - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 17
Operating 12 V DC Appliances - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 18
Jump-Starting a Vehicle’s Engine - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 19
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Using the Air Compressor - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Over-temperature Safety Protection - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Inflating Tires - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Inflating Small Sports Equipment - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Connecting to an External Battery- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
22
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25
4 Maintenance
Battery Maintenance - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Recharging the Duracell® Powerpack Battery - - - - - - - - - - - Recharging with the AC Charger- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Recharging with the DC Charging Cable - - - - - - - - - - - - Recharging with a Generator’s Regulated 12 V DC Outlet Recharging from a Solar Panel - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Recycling - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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30
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5 Troubleshooting
Common Problems - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Buzz in Audio Equipment - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Television Interference - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Troubleshooting Reference - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A
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38
Specifications
Electrical Specifications - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 43
Physical Specifications - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 45
Warranty and Return - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Introduction
About the Duracell® Powerpack 300
Easy-to-use and designed for years of reliable service, the
Duracell® Powerpack can run many AC appliances and
12 V DC appliances whenever you need power for work or
play, at home or on the road.
Duracell® Powerpack:
• Powers 120 V AC appliances
• Powers 12 V DC appliances
• Jump-starts vehicle engines
• Provides lighting for emergency use
• Inflates vehicle tires and small sports equipment
Comprehensive Protection
Automatic Overload
The Duracell® Powerpack has built-in protection against
output overload. If you connect an appliance that draws more
than 300 W to the AC power outlet on the Duracell®
Powerpack, or one which draws excessive surge power, the
power to the AC power outlet automatically shuts off.
Overheating
The Duracell® Powerpack is protected from overheating. If
the inverter exceeds a safe temperature, power to the AC
power outlet automatically shuts off.
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Comprehensive Protection
Low Battery Protection
Low battery protection protects the internal battery from
excessive discharge and possible damage. The unit
automatically turns off when the internal battery is
discharged to 10.5 Vdc.
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2
Features
Chapter 2 describes the main features of the Duracell®
Powerpack 300. We recommend that you familiarize yourself
with these features before operating the unit.
Materials List
Your Duracell® Powerpack package includes these items:
❐ Duracell® Powerpack
❐ Owner’s Guide
❐ AC charger
❐ DC charging cable
❐ Nozzle and needle adaptors for the compressor
❐ Detachable flashlight
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Duracell® Powerpack Features
Duracell® Powerpack Features
Front Panel Detail
1
2
3
5
4
6
7
8
9
Feature Description
4
1
DC power outlet:
• Powers 12 V DC auto, RV or marine appliances
• Recharges Duracell® Powerpack from a 12 V outlet in a vehicle
using the DC charging cable.
2
Battery Level LEDs illuminate to indicate the Duracell®
Powerpack battery charge level. All LEDs (two green, one yellow
and one red) are illuminated when the battery is fully charged
(Full), only the red LED is illuminated when the battery is
completely discharged (Empty).
3
Battery Level button triggers the Battery Level Full/Empty LED
indicators. Press to view the battery charge status.
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Duracell® Powerpack Features
Feature Description
4
Battery Status LED illuminates when the Duracell® Powerpack is
charging (when an AC charger is connected to the Duracell®
Powerpack’s AC charger input socket and plugged into the
household 120 V AC outlet).
5
Red Incorrect Jumpstart Connection LED illuminates and an
alarm sounds when the jump-starting clamps are improperly
connected to the vehicle battery.
6
Green Correct Jumpstart Connection LED illuminates when the
jump-starting clamps are properly connected to the vehicle battery.
7
AC power ON/OFF switch illuminates when the switch is turned
ON.
8
AC power outlets are standard 3-prong outlets that supply 120 Vac
power for running AC appliances when the AC power ON/OFF
switch is on.
9
Flashlight detaches and recharges from the Powerpack.
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Duracell® Powerpack Features
Left Side View
1
2
3
4
5
6
Feature
Description
1
Pressure gauge shows the PSI (lb/in2).
2
Jump-starting clamp
3
Jump-start power switch
4
AC charger input socket
5
Compressor ON/OFF switch
6
Nozzle packet compartment
Not shown Valve connector with connector hose
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Duracell® Powerpack Features
Accessories
1
2
Accessory
Description
1
AC charger lets you recharge the Duracell® Powerpack from a
standard AC wall outlet and can only be used to recharge the
internal battery of the Duracell® Powerpack.
2
DC charging cable lets you recharge the Duracell® Powerpack
from a 12 V system in a car, SUV, RV or a boat.
Not shown Nozzle packet containing nozzle adaptor and sports needle
adaptor.
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3
Operation
Chapter 3 explains how to operate the Duracell® Powerpack
300 efficiently. This chapter covers:
• Recharging the Duracell® Powerpack for first-time use
• Using the flashlight
• Operating AC appliances and 12 V DC appliances
• Jump-starting a vehicle’s engine
• Using the air compressor
• Connecting to an external battery for additional run time
Operating Conditions and Guidelines
CAUTION
Read all operating instructions before operating the Duracell®
Powerpack.
CAUTION
The Duracell® Powerpack is not intended for use as an
uninterruptible power supply.
Important: The Duracell® Powerpack is not suitable for use
with certain products and loads
The maximum output wattage of this product is limited to
300 watts total when supplying backup power from its
batteries. This limit applies to the total of all items plugged
into the product.
This output wattage is not sufficient to run the following
products:
• Items producing heat: examples include toasters,
microwaves, heaters, pellet stove igniters
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Choosing a Location
•
Motor loads with high startup power surge requirements:
Sump pumps, circular saws, larger power tools,
refrigerators.
Visit www.xantrex.com for higher power solutions.
Choosing a Location
WARNING: Fire or explosion
The Duracell® Powerpack contains components that tend to
produce arcs or sparks. To prevent fire or explosion, do not operate
the Duracell® Powerpack in compartments containing batteries or
flammable materials, or in locations that require ignition-protected
equipment.
The Duracell® Powerpack should be operated only in a
location that meets these requirements:
Dry
Do not allow water or other liquids to drop or splash on the
Duracell® Powerpack.
Cool
Ambient air temperature should be between 0 and 40ºC
(32 and 104ºF)—the cooler the better within this range.
Ventilated
Leave at least 2" (5 cm) clearance around the Duracell®
Powerpack for air flow. Ensure that the ventilation openings
are not obstructed.
Safe
Do not operate the unit in the same compartment as
batteries or in any compartment capable of storing
flammable liquids like gasoline.
Protected
from battery
gases
Do not operate the Duracell® Powerpack where it will be
exposed to battery gases. These gases are very corrosive,
and prolonged exposure will damage the Duracell®
Powerpack.
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Using Duracell® Powerpack for the First Time
Using Duracell® Powerpack for the First
Time
Important: Prior to operating your AC appliance or 12 V DC
appliance, ensure that the battery of the Duracell® Powerpack is
fully charged. If the battery has been fully discharged, recharging
with the AC charger may take up to 24 hours.
Recharging with the AC Charger
Note: The Duracell® Powerpack battery level LEDs are only
accurate when the Duracell® Powerpack has been disconnected
from all appliances and all charging sources for fifteen minutes.
Recharging with the AC charger is a true “plug-in-andforget” charging method. We recommend leaving the AC
charger connected when the Duracell® Powerpack is not in
use.
CAUTION
Do not operate AC or DC appliances with the Duracell®
Powerpack while the Duracell® Powerpack is being recharged
with the AC charger.
The AC charger may be permanently damaged if AC appliances or
12 V DC appliances are operated while the AC charger is
connected.
To recharge with the AC charger:
1. Disconnect any 12 V DC appliances from the DC power
outlets.
2. Disconnect any AC products from the Duracell®
Powerpack and turn the AC Power ON/OFF switch to OFF.
3. Insert the AC charger cable end into the AC charger input
socket located under the red jump-starting clamp (see
figure on page 6).
4. Plug the AC charger into a standard AC wall outlet.
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Recharging with the AC Charger
The Battery Status LED changes from red to green when
charging is complete (about 24 hours if the battery is
completely discharged).
Important: The 24-hour charging time for the Duracell®
Powerpack assumes that there is 120 V AC at the AC wall outlet.
If the voltage is less than 120 V AC, it may take more than 24
hours to fully recharge the Duracell® Powerpack. If, after 24
hours of charging, the Battery Status LED remains red, continue
to charge the unit for another 12 hours. The unit will be ready for
use even if the Battery Status LED remains red.
Important: If you keep the Duracell® Powerpack in storage, the
battery will self-discharge over time. Remember to recharge the
battery every three months to keep the Duracell® Powerpack
operational.
Note: Once fully charged, the charging current automatically
reduces to a maintenance charge mode, and the Duracell®
Powerpack may be left permanently connected to the AC charger.
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Using the Flashlight
Using the Flashlight
The Duracell® Powerpack has a detachable flashlight that
operates for up to 6 hours before needing to be recharged.
To detach the flashlight, push the rim of the flashlight lens
straight back, then swing the light away from the unit.
To replace the flashlight, insert the flashlight base first,
aligning the arrow on the flashlight base with the arrow on
the Powerpack, then click the front of the flashlight into place
(see Figure 3-1).
If the flashlight is difficult to replace and makes a
“chattering” sound or doesn’t recharge as expected, check the
metal contacts on the flashlight and in the flashlight
compartment of the Duracell® Powerpack for dirt, corrosion
or debris.
WARNING: Shock hazard
Ensure the Duracell® Powerpack is unplugged from all AC
and DC power before checking the metal contacts in the
flashlight compartment.
The contacts may be cleaned using an alcohol swab.
To replace, align
the arrows and
insert the base first.
Charge Flashlight
button
Figure 3-1 Removing and Replacing the Flashlight
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Using the Flashlight
The flashlight is made up of four small LEDs, rather than one
large LED. When the flashlight needs recharging, it will
conserve power and maximize the illumination by shutting
off one LED at a time, rather than dimming all the LEDs.
The flashlight recharges whenever the Duracell® Powerpack
is charging with the AC charger or DC charging cable.
When a source of charging power is not available, you can
recharge the flashlight from the Duracell® Powerpack
internal battery. This is intended for emergency use only.
To recharge the flashlight from the Duracell®
Powerpack:
• Press and hold the Charge Flashlight button for two
seconds.
While the flashlight recharges, the green Status LED turns
on. When the flashlight is ready to use, the Status LED turns
off.
A fully discharged flashlight takes 15 hours to recharge from
the Duracell® Powerpack.
Note: Keep the flashlight in the flashlight holder after each use.
The internal circuitry will maintain the flashlight battery in fully
charged status and in good condition.
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Operating AC Appliances
Operating AC Appliances
Understanding AC Appliances
AC appliances are rated by how much electrical power (in
watts) they consume. Duracell® Powerpack can power most
appliances within its continuous power rating (240 W, 2 A).
Some appliances may be difficult or impossible to operate
from the Duracell® Powerpack. They may have high surge
requirements or should not be run from the Duracell®
Powerpack. See “High Surge Appliances” on page 16 and
“Trouble Appliances” on page 16.
Run Time on Typical AC Appliances
Note: The fewer watts an AC appliance uses, the longer the
Duracell® Powerpack will operate before recharging is required.
Typical AC appliances that can be used on the Duracell®
Powerpack are listed in Table 3-1.
Table 3-1 AC Appliances and Run Times
AC Appliance
Wattsa
Timeb
Cordless phone
5
10 hrs.
Portable stereo
10
7 hrs.
Laptop computer
20
2 hrs. 30 min.
Fan
100
25 min.
36” TV
133
20 min.
3/8” drill
300
5 min.
a. Represents actual power consumption as measured on sample appliances.
b. Operating times assume a fully charged 12 Ah battery and may vary based
on model/brand of appliance.
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Operating AC Appliances
High Surge Appliances
The wattage rating of AC appliances is the average power
used by the appliance. Appliances such as televisions and
appliances with motors consume much more power than their
average rating when they are first switched on.
Although the Duracell® Powerpack can supply momentary
surge power up to 480 W, some appliances may exceed the
capabilities of the Duracell® Powerpack and trigger the
safety overload shutdown circuit.
Trouble Appliances
CAUTION
The output of the Duracell® Powerpack’s inverter is a nonsinusoidal modified sine wave. Some equipment may be damaged
by the Duracell® Powerpack’s inverter modified sine wave (nonsinusoidal) output.
Some appliances, including the types listed below, may be
damaged if they are connected to the inverter:
• Electronics that modulate RF (radio frequency) signals
on the AC line will not work and may be damaged.
• Speed controllers found in some fans, power tools,
kitchen appliances, and other loads may be damaged.
• Some chargers for small rechargeable batteries can be
damaged. See “Precautions for Using Rechargeable
Appliances” on page viii for details.
• Metal halide arc (MHI) lights can be damaged.
Note: If you are unsure about powering any device with the
inverter, contact the manufacturer of the device.
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Operating AC Appliances
Operating Several Appliances at Once
You can run several AC appliances if the total rating of all the
appliances (in watts) does not exceed 240 W. Run time,
however, will decrease accordingly with the number of
appliances being operated and the AC power being
consumed.
Operating an AC Appliance
Before operating your AC appliance, ensure that the battery
of the Duracell® Powerpack is fully charged. See
“Recharging with the AC Charger” on page 11 for details.
To operate an AC appliance:
1. Turn the AC Power ON/OFF switch to the ON position.
The switch illuminates to indicate AC power is available
at the AC power outlets.
2. Open the protective cover on the AC power outlets.
3. Plug the AC appliance into an AC power outlet and turn
the appliance on. Duracell® Powerpack will operate
most devices rated up to 240 W.
4. Recharge the Duracell® Powerpack as soon as possible
after each use.
In the event of an overload, low battery voltage or
overheating, the Duracell® Powerpack automatically shuts
down.
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Operating 12 V DC Appliances
Operating 12 V DC Appliances
The Duracell® Powerpack can operate 12 V DC auto, RV,
marine, or other portable appliances that draw 12 A or less
from a 12 V DC power outlet or from a vehicle’s lighter
socket.
CAUTION: Equipment damage
The DC power outlet does not automatically switch off when the
internal battery is discharged. Check the battery status periodically
to prevent total battery discharge.
Note: The fewer watts a 12 V DC appliance draws, the longer
the Duracell® Powerpack will operate before recharging is
required.
Typical 12 V DC appliances that can be used with the
Duracell® Powerpack are listed in Table 3-2.
Table 3-2 12 V DC Appliances and Run Times
12 V DC Appliance
Wattsa
Hoursb
Cellular telephonec
6
15
Stereo/CD player
10
7.5
Portable Cooler
30
2.3
a. Represents actual power consumption as measured on sample appliances.
b. Operating times assume a fully charged 12 Ah battery and may vary based
on model or brand of appliance.
c. Represents talk time available from 5 recharge cycles.
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To operate a 12 V DC appliance:
1. Open the protective cover on the DC power outlet of the
Duracell® Powerpack.
2. Plug the 12 V DC appliance into the DC power outlet on
the left side of the unit, and turn the 12 V DC appliance
on (if required).
If the 12 V DC appliance draws more than 12 A (or has a
short-circuit defect), the internal circuit breaker of the
Duracell® Powerpack shuts off the power to the 12 V
DC appliance. If this occurs, unplug the 12 V DC
appliance. The internal circuit breaker automatically
resets after a few seconds.
3. Fully recharge the Duracell® Powerpack as soon as
possible after each use.
As the DC power outlet is internally wired directly to the
Duracell® Powerpack’s battery, extended operation of a
12 V DC appliance may result in excessive battery
discharge. See Caution for Equipment damage on
page 18.
Jump-Starting a Vehicle’s Engine
You can use the Duracell® Powerpack to jump-start a vehicle
or boat engine (all 4 cylinder and most 6 cylinder engines)
that has a 12 V starting battery.
WARNING: Fire hazard
Never allow jump-start cables’ red and black clamps to touch each
other or another common metal conductor. This could cause
damage to the unit and/or create a sparking/explosion hazard.
Always switch OFF the Jump-Start power switch and store the
jump-start clamps in the appropriate holder on each side of the
Duracell® Powerpack after use.
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Jump-Starting a Vehicle’s Engine
WARNING: Fire hazard
Jump-start cable clamps’ connection to the vehicle’s battery
terminals must be positive to positive (red clamp to battery “+”)
and negative to engine block. A reverse polarity connection
(positive to negative) may cause damage to the unit and/or create a
sparking/explosion hazard.
Important: Closely follow these instructions for jump-starting
your vehicle as they may be different from the instructions
supplied with other jump-starting products or jump-start cables.
To jump-start a vehicle or boat engine:
1. Turn off the vehicle or boat ignition and all accessories.
2. Engage the park or emergency brake and place the
transmission in park for an automatic or neutral for a
manual.
3. If jump-starting a boat engine, purge the engine
compartment and bilge of all fumes before jump-starting.
4. Position the Duracell® Powerpack on a flat, stable
surface near the battery and away from all moving parts
of the engine.
Ensure that the jump-starting power switch is OFF.
5. Connect the red positive (+) clamp of the cables to the
positive (+) terminal of the engine battery.
The battery’s positive terminal is usually larger in
diameter than the negative terminal. In most vehicles, the
battery’s positive terminal has a red wire connected to it.
6. Connect the black negative (–) clamp of the cables to the
engine block, cylinder head, or other stationary heavy
metal part of the motor.
If the Red Jumpstart Connection LED illuminates and the
Duracell® Powerpack’s alarm sounds, then reverse
polarity has been detected. Correct polarity must be
established before proceeding. Disconnect the jump-start
clamps from the vehicle’s battery and redo steps 5 and 6
in this procedure.
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Jump-Starting a Vehicle’s Engine
If no alarm sounds, and the Green Jumpstart Connection
LED is illuminated, then proceed to the next step.
7. Switch ON the jump-starting power switch.
Before starting the engine, make sure the Duracell®
Powerpack and the cables are clear of belts and fans.
8. Crank the engine for 4 seconds or until it starts,
whichever is first.
WARNING: Fire hazard
Do not crank the engine for more than 4 seconds. The jump-start
feature is designed for short term operation only. Operating the
jump-start feature for more than 4 seconds may cause damage to the
unit. Allow the Duracell® Powerpack to cool down for at least 3
minutes after each jump-start.
9. Switch OFF the jump-starting power switch.
10. Remove the red positive (+) clamp and then the black
negative (–) clamp from the vehicle.
11. Store the jump-start clamps in the appropriate holder on
each side of the Duracell® Powerpack.
Important: Recharge the Duracell® Powerpack as soon as
possible after each use. See “Recharging the Duracell®
Powerpack Battery” on page 29.
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Using the Air Compressor
Using the Air Compressor
WARNING: Fire hazard
The compressor is designed for short term operation only.
Operating the compressor over an extended period of time will
cause the compressor unit to overheat which could lead to fire.
Allow the compressor to cool down for 10 minutes after each
10 minutes of continuous operation.
WARNING: Risk of personal injury or
damage to equipment
Never leave the compressor unattended while in operation. Keep
out of reach of children. The compressor is capable of inflating to
250 PSI. Do not exceed the recommended pressure of either the
compressor or the object being inflated. If either recommended
pressure is exceeded, an explosion may result.
WARNING: Risk of personal injury or
damage to equipment
Never leave the compressor unattended after it has switched itself
off due to overheating. It will turn on again and continue inflating
when its internal temperature drops.
Turn the compressor off at the power switch after each use or any
time the compressor turns off automatically.
Over-temperature Safety Protection
It is recommended that you follow the warnings and turn the
compressor off for 10 minutes after every 10 minutes of
operation. However, the Duracell® Powerpack 300 is
equipped with an over-temperature safety protection feature
that automatically turns the compressor off if it begins to
overheat. Once the compressor cools down to its normal
operating temperature it will automatically turn on again and
continue inflating. You should turn the compressor off at the
power switch if this safety feature engages, and allow the
compressor to cool for 15 minutes before restarting.
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Using the Air Compressor
Inflating Tires
Table 3-3 Pressure Specifications for Common Items
Tires
PSI
Other Inflatables
PSI
520-13
26
Football
13
A-78-14
26
Basketball
9
E78-14
30
Volleyball
5
H-78-14
24
Lawn Tractor Tire
22
HR-78-15
28
Bicycle Tires
27 x 1 ¼
85
20 x 1 ½
40
Note: The information in the table is for reference only. For
precise pressure specifications, refer to the information supplied
with the item to be inflated.
CAUTION
If the pressure gauge on the compressor indicates more than twice
the recommended pressure for the object you are inflating, and you
have only started to inflate the object, the valve connector is
incorrectly connected to the valve stem. This may damage the
Duracell® Powerpack 300. Remove and reattach the valve
connector to the valve stem.
To inflate your vehicle, motorcycle, or bicycle tires:
1. Place the valve connector securely on the tire valve stem,
push it as far as possible to allow normal airflow, and
close the thumb latch. If necessary, use a supplied nozzle
adaptor.
2. Turn the compressor on, and inflate your tire to the
recommended pressure. Use Table 3-3 as a guide only.
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3. Turn the compressor off after appropriate pressure is
reached.
4. Open the thumb latch and remove the valve connector
from the valve stem.
5. Check air pressure with a pressure gauge.
Note: Leave the thumb latch in the open position for storing to
relieve pressure on the internal mechanisms.
Inflating Small Sports Equipment
You can use the compressor to inflate small sports equipment
such as soccer balls and footballs.
CAUTION
The Duracell® Powerpack 300 cannot be used to inflate large
capacity inflatables such as float tubes, large air mattresses, and
inflatable boats. These types of products require extended inflating
times that may damage the compressor.
To inflate small sports equipment:
1. Place the valve connector fully on or into the valve
receptacle on the item. Go to Step 4.
OR
If necessary, use a supplied nozzle adaptor.
2. Choose the appropriate nozzle adaptor, insert the nozzle
adaptor into the valve stem and close the thumb latch.
3. Insert nozzle adaptor into the valve receptacle of the item.
4. Turn the compressor on and inflate to appropriate
pressure.
WARNING: Fire hazard
Allow the compressor to cool down for 10 minutes after each 10
minutes of continuous operation.
5. Turn the compressor off before removing nozzle adaptor
from valve stem.
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Connecting to an External Battery
6. Remove nozzle adaptor from valve connector and store
in storage compartment.
Note: Leave the thumb latch in the open position for storing to
relieve pressure on the internal mechanism.
Connecting to an External Battery
You can extend battery operating times by connecting the
Duracell® Powerpack to a larger external battery.
For example, an external 60 Ah battery gives approximately
five times the operating time of the Duracell® Powerpack
internal 12 Ah battery.
WARNING: Fire hazard
Never allow jump-start cables’ red and black clamps to touch each
other or another common metal conductor. This could cause
damage to the unit and/or create a sparking/explosion hazard.
WARNING: Fire hazard
Jump-start cable clamps must be connected positive to positive (red
clamp to battery “+”) and negative to negative (black clamp to
battery “–”). A reverse polarity connection (positive to negative)
may cause damage to the unit and/or create a sparking/explosion
hazard.
WARNING: Acid spills
Use a sealed, non-spillable battery for indoor use. Common auto
and marine batteries are not suitable for indoor use unless their
fumes are vented outdoors. Common auto and marine batteries
contain acid, which is hazardous if spilled. Wear eye protection and
protective clothing when connecting the Duracell® Powerpack to
an external battery.
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Connecting to an External Battery
To connect the Duracell® Powerpack to an external
battery using the jump-start cables:
1. Ensure that the jump-start power switch is OFF.
2. Connect the red positive (+) clamp of the cables to the
red positive (+) terminal of the external battery.
3. Connect the black negative (–) clamp of the cables to the
black negative (–) terminal of the external battery.
If the Red Jumpstart Connection LED illuminates and the
alarm sounds, then reverse polarity has been detected.
Correct polarity must be established before proceeding.
Disconnect the jump-start clamps from the battery and
redo steps 2 and 3 in this procedure.
If no alarm sounds, and the Green Jumpstart Connection
LED is illuminated, then proceed to the next step.
4. Switch ON the jump-start power switch.
To disconnect the cables from an external battery and
from the Duracell® Powerpack:
1. Ensure that the jump-start power switch is OFF.
2. Remove the red positive (+) clamp, and then remove the
black negative (–) clamp from the external battery
terminals.
3. Store the jump-start clamps in the appropriate holder on
each side of the Duracell® Powerpack.
4. Recharge the Duracell® Powerpack as soon as possible
after use.
CAUTION
Do not recharge the Duracell® Powerpack when an external battery
is connected. The AC charger may be damaged.
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4
Maintenance
Chapter 4 provides information on maintaining your internal
battery, recharging options for the internal battery, and
replacing user-replaceable parts.
Routine maintenance is required to keep your Duracell®
Powerpack 300 operating properly. Occasionally clean the
exterior of the unit with a damp cloth to remove the
accumulated dust and dirt.
WARNING: Shock hazard
Disconnect all sources of AC power and DC power before
performing any type of maintenance.
Battery Maintenance
All rechargeable batteries gradually discharge when left
standing, and you need to recharge them periodically to
maintain maximum battery capacity. The AC charger
supplied with the Duracell® Powerpack is designed to
regulate the charging process, ensuring that the battery is
always fully charged but never overcharged. To ensure safe
recharging and maximum battery life, recharge the
Duracell® Powerpack only with the supplied charger or
approved battery chargers.
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Battery Maintenance
CAUTION
Due to inherent self-discharge, lead acid batteries must be charged
at least every 3 months, especially in a warm environment. Leaving
a battery in a discharged state, or not recharging every 3 months,
may result in permanent battery damage and poor jump-starting
performance.
CAUTION
Do not attempt to recharge the Duracell® Powerpack battery if it is
frozen. Gradually warm the frozen battery to 0°C (32°F) before
recharging.
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Recharging the Duracell® Powerpack Battery
Recharging the Duracell® Powerpack
Battery
To check the Duracell® Powerpack’s charge level, press the
Battery Level button.
Note: The Duracell® Powerpack Battery Level LEDs are only
accurate when the Duracell® Powerpack has been disconnected
from all appliances and all charging sources for 15 minutes.
You can recharge the battery using:
• the fully automatic “plug-in-and-forget” AC charger.
• the DC charging cable to recharge from your vehicle as
you drive.
• a generator equipped with a regulated 12 V battery
charging outlet.
• a solar panel.
Recharging with the AC Charger
Recharging with the AC charger is a true “plug-in-andforget” charging method.
CAUTION
Do not operate AC or DC appliances with the Duracell®
Powerpack while the Duracell® Powerpack is being recharged
with the AC charger.
The AC charger may be permanently damaged if AC appliances or
12 V DC appliances are operated while the AC charger is
connected.
To recharge with the AC charger:
1. Disconnect any 12 V DC appliances from the DC power
outlets.
2. Disconnect any AC products from the Duracell®
Powerpack and turn the AC Power ON/OFF switch to OFF.
3. Insert the AC charger cable end into the AC charger input
socket located under the red jump-starting clamp.
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4. Plug the AC charger into a standard AC wall outlet.
5. While the Duracell® Powerpack is recharging, the
Battery Status LED is red. If the Duracell® Powerpack is
completely discharged, a typical recharge may take up to
24 hours. When fully charged, the Battery Status LED
changes to green and the Duracell® Powerpack is ready
to use.
Important: The 24-hour charging time for the Duracell®
Powerpack assumes that there is 120 V at the AC wall outlet. If
the voltage is less than 120 V AC, it may take more than 24 hours
to fully recharge the Duracell® Powerpack. If, after 24 hours of
charging, the Battery Status LED is still red, continue to charge
the unit for another 12 hours. The Duracell® Powerpack will be
ready for use even if the Battery Status LED remains red.
Once the Duracell® Powerpack is fully charged, the charging
voltage and current automatically reduces to a maintenance
level and the Duracell® Powerpack may be left permanently
connected to the AC charger. If your utility power is
interrupted, the charging process automatically restarts when
power returns.
Recharging with the DC Charging Cable
Using the DC charging cable, the Duracell® Powerpack can
be recharged while you drive your vehicle.
Important: Although the charge regulation circuitry in the
Duracell® Powerpack does not operate with this charging method,
most vehicle voltage regulators will ensure that the Duracell®
Powerpack is not overcharged.
Note: The Battery Status LED will not illuminate when the
Duracell® Powerpack is recharged using the DC charging cable.
WARNING: Fire and explosion hazard
Do not use this recharging method if your vehicle has abnormally
high voltage electrical systems that operate above 15 V DC. This
may lead to accumulations of hydrogen, causing exposure to fire
and explosion hazard.
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Recharging the Duracell® Powerpack Battery
CAUTION
Do not operate AC or DC appliances while the Duracell®
Powerpack is being recharged with the DC charging cable from
your vehicle.
To recharge the Duracell® Powerpack while you drive
using the DC charging cable:
1. While the vehicle engine is running, plug one end of the
DC charging cable into a DC power outlet on the
Duracell® Powerpack.
2. Plug the opposite end of the DC charging cable into the
vehicle’s lighter socket or 12 V accessory outlet.
3. Once the Duracell® Powerpack is fully charged or if
your vehicle’s engine is not running, disconnect the DC
charging cable from both sockets.
Most of the Duracell® Powerpack’s capacity will be
restored in 2 ½ hours while the vehicle engine is running.
Note: The Battery Level LEDs are only accurate when the
Duracell® Powerpack has been disconnected from all appliances
and all charging sources for 15 minutes.
Important:
Do not leave the Duracell® Powerpack permanently connected to
the vehicle’s lighter socket or 12 V accessory outlet.
Do not solder or hard wire the DC charging cable from the
Powerpack to an external electrical system. The charging cable is
designed for temporary use only to recharge the Powerpack
battery.
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Recharging the Duracell® Powerpack Battery
Recharging with a Generator’s Regulated 12 V DC
Outlet
WARNING: Fire and explosion hazard
The generator output must be intended for battery charging and
have an output of 15 V or less. An unregulated output or one that
exceeds 15 V DC can damage the battery.
This may lead to accumulations of hydrogen, causing exposure to
fire and explosion hazard.
Refer to the Owner’s Guide accompanying your generator for
detailed instructions on connecting the generator to a unit like
the Duracell® Powerpack.
You can recharge the Duracell® Powerpack using a
generator in several ways:
• Using a generator that has an auxiliary regulated
12 V DC output designed for charging 12 V DC
batteries. Most generators are equipped with them. Use
this power source for faster charging.
• Using a generator with a regulated 12 V DC lighter
socket. Follow the connection instructions in
“Recharging with the DC Charging Cable” on page 30.
Using the AC charger to recharge the Duracell® Powerpack
from a generator is possible, but would require extended
generator running time.
Most of the Duracell® Powerpack’s battery capacity will be
recharged in a few hours.
Note: The Battery Level LEDs are only accurate when the
Duracell® Powerpack has been disconnected from all appliances
and all charging sources for 15 minutes.
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Recharging the Duracell® Powerpack Battery
Recharging from a Solar Panel
Small, unregulated 12 V solar panels rated to produce a
maximum of 2.5 A (or 30 W) can be used to charge the
Duracell® Powerpack through the AC charger Input socket.
You will need to purchase a standard 5.5 mm OD × 2.5 mm
ID (0.217 × 0.10") coaxial DC (barrel type center positive)
connector to mate with the AC charger input socket.
To wire the coaxial DC connector:
1. Connect the solar panel’s red positive (+) wire to the
coaxial plug’s inner or center contact.
2. Connect the solar panel’s black negative (–) wire to the
plug’s outer contact. See Figure 4-1.
Figure 4-1 Typical DC Coaxial Connector Connection
Once the connector is inserted into the AC charger input
socket and the solar panel is placed in the sun, the Duracell®
Powerpack charges automatically just as with the AC
charger. See “Recharging with the AC Charger” on page 29.
It takes about six hours in direct sunlight to recharge the
Duracell® Powerpack from a 2.5 A solar panel.
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Recycling
Recycling
If it’s rechargeable, it’s recyclable!
Xantrex recognizes its responsibility as a global citizen and is
continually striving to reduce the environmental impact of the
work we do and the products we create. We have taken a step
forward to limit our impact on the natural environment by
initiating a battery recycling program. Xantrex is a licensee
of the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation
(“RBRC”), a non-profile public service organization
dedicated to recycling used rechargeable batteries. Through
RBRC’s national program and the availability of recycling
depots for Pb batteries, Xantrex customers can recycle
rechargeable batteries in a convenient and environmentally
friendly way.
If one of your Xantrex battery-integrated products has
reached the end of its useful life, we urge you to dispose of
the product correctly and safely. Xantrex recommends taking
the following steps to recycle your product depending on
battery chemistry and size.
Ni-MH, Li-ion or small Pb Batteries (up to 2 lbs. or 1 kg)
If you are recycling a product that contains a Ni-MH, Li-ion
or small Pb battery (up to 2 lbs. or 1 kg) then you can simply
drop it off at the battery drop-box located at any one of the
following major retailers.
In Canada: Battery Experts, Battery Plus, Bell World, FIDO,
Future Shop, The Home Depot, Home Hardware, London
Drugs, Makita Factory Service Centers, Personal Edge, Revy,
Sears, The Sony Store, The Source by Circuit City, TELUS
Mobility and Zellers
In the USA: Alltel, Batteries Plus, Black & Decker, Cingular
Wireless, Circuit City, The Home Depot, Lowe's, Milwaukee
Electric Tool, Office Depot, Orchard Supply, Porter Cable
Service Centers, RadioShack, Remington Product Company,
Sears, Staples, Target, US Cellular and Verizon Wireless
If you are not sure of the drop-box nearest you, simply call 1877-2-RECYCLE to find the retail collection nearest you.
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Recycling
Pb Batteries (larger than 2 lbs. or 1 kg)
If you need to recycle a Pb battery that is larger than 2lbs.
(1kg) then you may take one of the following three steps to
recycle your battery:
• dispose of your battery product 'as is' at a battery disposal
location or waste disposal location nearest you.
• send your battery product 'as is' back to Xantrex for
proper recycling of the battery (see address below).
Xantrex Technology Inc.
Attn: Battery Recovery
5917 195th Street NE
Arlington, WA
USA, 98223
• dispose of the battery inside your product, by first
removing it (simple disassembly may be required) and
then taking it to a Sears Automotive Facility in your area
where it can be dropped off for proper recycling.
* If you are not sure of a Sears Automotive Facility
nearest you simply go to www.Sears.com and select store
locator.
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5
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting will help you identify the common problems
than can occur with the Duracell® Powerpack 300.
If you cannot solve the problem with the Duracell®
Powerpack, record the information asked for on “Information
About Your System” on page 50 and then contact your
dealer.
Common Problems
Buzz in Audio Equipment
Some inexpensive stereo systems have inadequate internal
power-supply filtering and may buzz slightly when powered
by the Duracell® Powerpack. The best solution to eliminate
the buzzing is to use an audio system with a good quality
filter.
Television Interference
The Duracell® Powerpack is shielded to minimize
interference with TV signals. If TV signals are weak, you
may see interference in the form of lines scrolling across the
TV screen. Try one of the following suggestions to minimize
or eliminate the interference:
• Increase the distance between the Duracell® Powerpack
and the TV, antenna, and cables.
• Adjust the orientation of the Duracell® Powerpack,
television, antenna, and cables.
• Maximize TV signal strength by using a better antenna.
Use a shielded antenna cable where possible.
• Try a different TV. Different models vary considerably in
their susceptibility to interference.
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Troubleshooting Reference
Troubleshooting Reference
WARNING: Electric shock hazard
Do not remove the cover of the Duracell® Powerpack or
disassemble the Duracell® Powerpack. The Duracell® Powerpack
does not contain any internal user-serviceable parts and attempting
to service the unit yourself could result in electrical shock or burn.
Table 5-1 Troubleshooting reference
Problem
Possible Cause
Solution
AC appliance
will not
operate.
AC appliance rated more
than 300 W: the safety
overload has tripped.
Use an AC appliance with a
power rating less than 300 W.
AC appliance is rated less
than 300 W: high starting
surge has tripped the
safety overload.
AC appliance may exceed the
Duracell® Powerpack’s surge
capability. Use an AC appliance
with a starting surge within the
Duracell® Powerpack surge
rating.
Battery has discharged to
10.5 V.
Duracell® Powerpack has
overheated due to poor
ventilation or excessively
warm environmental
conditions.
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Turn OFF the AC Power ON/OFF
switch and recharge the
Duracell® Powerpack.
Turn the AC Power ON/OFF
switch OFF and allow the
Duracell® Powerpack to cool for
15 minutes or more. Clear
blocked opening or remove
objects covering the unit, then
restart the Duracell® Powerpack
and move it to a cooler
environment.
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Troubleshooting Reference
Table 5-1 Troubleshooting reference
Problem
Possible Cause
Solution
Overload
shutdown
Appliance power
requirements exceed the
capability of the
Duracell® Powerpack.
Unplug the appliance and
confirm that the appliance’s
power requirement is 300 W or
less before attempting to restart
the appliance.
Run time is
less than
expected.
Duracell® Powerpack
battery is not fully
charged.
Recharge using the AC charger,
until Battery Status LED is
green.
AC appliance power
consumption is higher
than expected.
Check AC appliance power or
wattage rating (or current draw
for 12 V DC appliances) and
compare with Table 3-1 on
page 15 and Table 3-2 on
page 18.
Environmental
temperature is less than
0°C (32°F) or more than
40°C (104°F)
Operate within correct
temperature range.
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Table 5-1 Troubleshooting reference
Problem
Possible Cause
Solution
Measured AC
output voltage
is too low.
Using an average-reading
AC voltmeter to read
output voltage.
The modified sine wave output
of the Duracell® Powerpack
requires a true RMS reading
meter, such as the Fluke 87
series, for accurate
measurement.
Duracell® Powerpack
battery is almost fully
discharged.
Press Battery Level button to
verify battery status and recharge
the Duracell® Powerpack as
necessary. Battery Level LEDs
are only accurate when the unit
has been disconnected from all
appliances and all charging
sources for 15 minutes.
Battery Status
LED is OFF
when AC
charger is
connected
No AC power at the AC
wall outlet.
Ensure power is available at the
AC wall outlet.
AC charger is faulty.
Replace the AC charger.
Battery Status
LED is red and
Battery Level
LEDs show
the battery is
full when the
Battery Level
button is
triggered.
Battery Level lights are
only accurate when the
Duracell® Powerpack has
been disconnected from
all appliances and all
charging sources for 15
minutes.
Unplug the charging sources and
any appliances and let the
Duracell® Powerpack rest for 15
minutes to obtain an accurate
reading.
Battery Status The voltage at the AC wall
LED is red and outlet is less than
120 V AC.
has not
changed to
green after 24
hours of
charging.
Use AC wall outlet that supplies
120 V AC.
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Continue to charge the unit for
another 12 hours; the unit will be
ready to use even if the Battery
Status light remains red.
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Troubleshooting Reference
Table 5-1 Troubleshooting reference
Problem
Possible Cause
Duracell® Powerpack
The engine
battery is not fully
being jumpstarted will not charged.
start.
The engine condition is
poor.
The engine start capacity
exceeds the Duracell®
Powerpack jump-start
capability.
Solution
Recharge the Duracell®
Powerpack battery.
Have the engine serviced.
Use a higher power Duracell®
Powerpack.
The jump-start Jump-start power switch is Turn the jump-start power
clamps
switch ON.
OFF.
measure zero
volts.
Duracell® Powerpack
battery needs to be
recharged.
The valve connector may
The
not be securely placed on
compressor
runs, but won’t the valve stem.
inflate.
The item being inflated
may have a leak.
The
compressor
runs slowly.
Make sure the valve connector is
securely placed on the valve
stem before closing the thumb
latch.
Make sure the item being
inflated doesn’t have a leak.
Check the compressor hose for
any breaks or leaks.
The compressor may have Turn off the compressor and let it
overheated from excessive cool down.
use.
Battery voltage is too low.
Check the condition of the
internal battery. The battery may
need to be recharged or replaced.
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Troubleshooting Reference
Table 5-1 Troubleshooting reference
Problem
Possible Cause
Solution
An LED in the
flashlight is
not lit.
Flashlight is reaching the
end of internal battery
power.
Plug the Duracell® Powerpack
into an AC or DC power source
and place the flashlight back in
the flashlight compartment for
recharging.
Flashlight run
time less than
expected.
Flashlight was recharged
from internal battery when
Duracell® Powerpack was
not connected to a power
source.
For longest run time, ensure the
Duracell® Powerpack is
connected to the AC charger
before recharging the flashlight.
Duracell®
Powerpack
makes a
“chattering
sound when
flashlight is
inserted into
compartment.
Metal contacts on the
flashlight or in the
flashlight compartment
are obstructed with dirt,
corrosion or debris.
Unplug the Duracell®
Powerpack from all AC or DC
power sources and clean the
contacts using an alcohol swab.
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Specifications
Electrical Specifications
\
12 V DC Section
Internal battery type
Sealed/non-spillable, AGM
(Absorbed Glass Mat) leadacid
Internal battery voltage (nominal)
12 V DC
Internal battery capacity (minimum)
12 Ah
Internal battery CCA rating
120 CCA
Internal battery CA rating
180 CA
DC power outlet (maximum continuous load)
12 A with automatic reset
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Electrical Specifications
AC Power Section
Output power
• Continuous output power
• Peak output power
• Peak AC output surge capacity
240 W
300 W
480 W
Output voltage
120 ± 10 V AC RMS
Output frequency
60 Hz
Output wave form
modified sinewave
No load current draw
<0.30 A DC
Input voltage range
10.5 to 15.5 V DC
Low battery alarm
10.8 V DC
Low battery shutdown
10.5 V DC
High battery voltage shutdown
Yes, automatic reset
Over temperature shutdown
Yes, automatic reset
Overload shutdown
Yes, automatic reset
AC output short circuit protection
Yes, automatic reset
Fuse (internal)
40 A
Operating temperature range
0–40 ºC (32–104 ºF)
Storage temperature range
0–30 ºC (32–86 ºF)
Internal Battery Charging Controller System
AC charger bulk charging current
500 mA
Peak charging voltage (nominal)
14.2 V
Charge restart voltage (nominal)
12.9 V
Float charge after full charge is completed
(nominal)
1 mA
AC charger input socket maximum current
2.5 A
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Physical Specifications
Air Compressor
250 PSI (lb/in2)
Pressure
Accessories
DC charge cable
39" (1 m) 18 AWG with male to male
lighter plugs (part # 449-0187-01-01)
AC charger
Input: 120 V AC, 60 Hz, 11 W
Output: 13.5 V DC, 500 mA
(part # 074-1003)
Flashlight
Part # 808-7130
Compressor nozzles
Part # 160-0015-01-01
Physical Specifications
Physical specifications
Duracell® Powerpack
Length
12.5" (31.7 cm)
Width
9.25" (23.4 cm)
Height
8.0" (20.3 cm)
Weight
14.3 lb (6.48 kg)
Important: All specifications are subject to change without
notice.
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Warranty and Return
Warranty
What does this warranty cover? This Limited Warranty is provided by Xantrex
Technology Inc. ("Xantrex") and covers defects in workmanship and materials in your
Duracell® Powerpack 300. This warranty period lasts for 6 months from the date of
purchase at the point of sale to you, the original end user customer. You require proof of
purchase to make warranty claims.
What will Xantrex do? Xantrex will, at its option, repair or replace the defective
product free of charge, provided that you notify Xantrex of the product defect within the
Warranty Period, and provided that Xantrex through inspection establishes the existence
of such a defect and that it is covered by this Limited Warranty.
Xantrex will, at its option, use new and/or reconditioned parts in performing warranty
repair and building replacement products. Xantrex reserves the right to use parts or
products of original or improved design in the repair or replacement. If Xantrex repairs or
replaces a product, its warranty continues for the remaining portion of the original
Warranty Period or 90 days from the date of the return shipment to the customer,
whichever is greater. All replaced products and all parts removed from repaired products
become the property of Xantrex.
Xantrex covers both parts and labor necessary to repair the product, and return shipment to
the customer via a Xantrex-selected non-expedited surface freight within the contiguous
United States and Canada. Alaska and Hawaii are excluded. Contact Xantrex Customer
Service for details on freight policy for return shipments outside of the contiguous United
States and Canada.
How do you get service? If your product requires troubleshooting or warranty
service, contact your dealer.
If you are unable to contact your dealer, or the dealer is unable to provide service, contact
Xantrex directly at:
Phone:
1 408 987 6359
Website:
www.xantrex.com/support
Direct returns may be performed according to the Xantrex Return Material Authorization
Policy described in your product manual. For some products, Xantrex maintains a network
of regional Authorized Service Centers. Call Xantrex or check our website to see if your
product can be repaired at one of these facilities.
What proof of purchase is required? In any warranty claim, dated proof of purchase
must accompany the product and the product must not have been disassembled or
modified without prior written authorization by Xantrex.
Proof of purchase may be in any one of the following forms:
• The dated purchase receipt from the original purchase of the product at point of sale to
the end user, or
• The dated dealer invoice or purchase receipt showing original equipment
manufacturer (OEM) status, or
• The dated invoice or purchase receipt showing the product exchanged under warranty
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What does this warranty not cover? This Limited Warranty does not cover normal
wear and tear of the product or costs related to the removal, installation, or troubleshooting
of the customer's electrical systems. This warranty does not apply to and Xantrex will not
be responsible for any defect in or damage to:
a) the product if it has been misused, neglected, improperly installed, physically
damaged or altered, either internally or externally, or damaged from improper use or
use in an unsuitable environment;
b) the product if it has been subjected to fire, water, generalized corrosion, biological
infestations, or input voltage that creates operating conditions beyond the maximum or
minimum limits listed in the Xantrex product specifications including high input voltage from generators and lightning strikes;
c) the product if repairs have been done to it other than by Xantrex or its authorized service centers (hereafter "ASCs");
d) the product if it is used as a component part of a product expressly warranted by
another manufacturer;
e) the product if its original identification (trade-mark, serial number) markings have
been defaced, altered, or removed.
Disclaimer
Product
THIS LIMITED WARRANTY IS THE SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE WARRANTY PROVIDED BY
XANTREX IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR XANTREX PRODUCT AND IS, WHERE
PERMITTED BY LAW, IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, CONDITIONS,
GUARANTEES, REPRESENTATIONS, OBLIGATIONS AND LIABILITIES, EXPRESS OR
IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE IN CONNECTION WITH THE PRODUCT,
HOWEVER ARISING (WHETHER BY CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, PRINCIPLES OF
MANUFACTURER'S LIABILITY, OPERATION OF LAW, CONDUCT, STATEMENT OR
OTHERWISE), INCLUDING WITHOUT RESTRICTION ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OR
CONDITION OF QUALITY, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE. ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE TO THE EXTENT REQUIRED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW TO
APPLY TO THE PRODUCT SHALL BE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE PERIOD
STIPULATED UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY.
IN NO EVENT WILL XANTREX BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL
OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOSSES, COSTS OR EXPENSES HOWEVER ARISING
WHETHER IN CONTRACT OR TORT INCLUDING WITHOUT RESTRICTION ANY
ECONOMIC LOSSES OF ANY KIND, ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE TO PROPERTY, ANY
PERSONAL INJURY, ANY DAMAGE OR INJURY ARISING FROM OR AS A RESULT OF
MISUSE OR ABUSE, OR THE INCORRECT INSTALLATION, INTEGRATION OR
OPERATION OF THE PRODUCT.
Exclusions
If this product is a consumer product, federal law does not allow an exclusion of implied
warranties. To the extent you are entitled to implied warranties under federal law, to the
extent permitted by applicable law they are limited to the duration of this Limited
Warranty. Some states and provinces do not allow limitations or exclusions on implied
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warranties or on the duration of an implied warranty or on the limitation or exclusion of
incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation(s) or exclusion(s) may not
apply to you. This Limited Warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may have other
rights which may vary from state to state or province to province.
Warning: Limitations On Use
Please note that the Duracell® Powerpack 300 is not intended for use as an uninterruptible
power supply and Xantrex makes no warranty or representation in connection with any
use of the product for such purposes.
Return Material Authorization Policy
Before returning a product directly to Xantrex you must obtain a Return Material
Authorization (RMA) number and the correct factory "Ship To" address. Products must
also be shipped prepaid. Product shipments will be refused and returned at your expense if
they are unauthorized, returned without an RMA number clearly marked on the outside of
the shipping box, if they are shipped collect, or if they are shipped to the wrong location.
When you contact Xantrex to obtain service, please have your instruction manual ready
for reference and be prepared to supply:
• The serial number of your product
• Information about the installation and use of the unit
• Information about the failure and/or reason for the return
• A copy of your dated proof of purchase
Record these details in “Information About Your System” on page 50.
Return Procedure
1. Package the unit safely, preferably using the original box and packing materials.
Please ensure that your product is shipped fully insured in the original packaging or
equivalent. This warranty will not apply where the product is damaged due to
improper packaging.
2. Include the following:
• The RMA number supplied by Xantrex Technology Inc. clearly marked on the
outside of the box.
• A return address where the unit can be shipped. Post office boxes are not
acceptable.
• A contact telephone number where you can be reached during work hours.
• A brief description of the problem.
3. Ship the unit prepaid to the address provided by your Xantrex customer service
representative.
If you are returning a product from outside of the USA or Canada In addition to the
above, you MUST include return freight funds and are fully responsible for all documents,
duties, tariffs, and deposits.
If you are returning a product to a Xantrex Authorized Service Center (ASC) A
Xantrex return material authorization (RMA) number is not required. However, you must
contact the ASC prior to returning the product or presenting the unit to verify any return
procedures that may apply to that particular facility.
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Out of Warranty Service
If the warranty period for your Duracell® Powerpack 300 has expired, if the unit was
damaged by misuse or incorrect installation, if other conditions of the warranty have not
been met, or if no dated proof of purchase is available, your unit may be serviced or
replaced for a flat fee.
To return your Duracell® Powerpack 300 for out-of-warranty service, contact Xantrex
Customer Service for a Return Material Authorization (RMA) number and follow the
other steps outlined in “Return Procedure” on page 49.
Payment options such as credit card or money order will be explained by the Customer
Service Representative. In cases where the minimum flat fee does not apply, as with
incomplete units or units with excessive damage, an additional fee will be charged. If
applicable, you will be contacted by Customer Service once your unit has been received.
Information About Your System
As soon as you open your Duracell® Powerpack 300 package, record the following
information and be sure to keep your proof of purchase.
❐ Product Number
852-0307
❐ Serial Number
_______________________________
❐ Purchased From
_______________________________
❐ Purchase Date
_______________________________
If you need to contact Customer Service, please record the following details before
calling. This information will help our representatives give you better service.
❐ Warning, Error or Panel
Fault Message
_________________________________
❐ Appliances operating when
problem occurred
_________________________________
❐ Description of problem
_________________________________
______________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________
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