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Solutions
®
A ProMariner Company
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A ProMariner Company
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8:30 - 5:00 Eastern Time
200 International Drive, Suite 195
Portsmouth, NH 03801
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Your Satisfaction is Important to us. Do Not return this Product to the Retailer or
Dealer for any service or warranty requirements. Please call our Customer Care
Department line at 1-800-824-0524 from 8 am to 5 pm (Eastern Time) for warranty,
service or installation assistance you may need. Thank you.
IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE - SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
Please save and read all safety, operating and installation instructions before
installing or applying DC power to your TruePower Inverter.
Customer Service & Warranty
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Customer Service & Warranty
We are committed to customer satisfaction and value your business. If at any time
during the warranty period you experience a problem with your new TruePower Inverter
simply call us at 1-800-824-0524 during standard business hours (8:30 AM – 5 PM
Eastern Time) for technical support.
TRUEPOWER
TWO YEAR LIMITED FACTORY WARRANTY
Each product is guaranteed against defects in material and workmanship to the original consumer in normal
use for two full years from the date of purchase. On Board Solutions and Professional Mariner, LLC at its
discretion will repair or replace free of charge any defects in material or workmanship. The following
conditions apply:
Table Of Contents
Safety and Precautions...
pages 1-2
Installation Preparations...
pages 2-3
Overview...
pages 3-4
Features...
page 5
Installation Guidelines...
pages 5-9
• Warranty is calculated from date of manufacture if not registered within two weeks of sale.
• Warranty void if damage occurs due to negligent repairs.
• Customer is responsible for returning the product to On Board Solutions and Professional
Mariner, LLC. inbound shipping costs must be prepaid.
• This warranty does not cover blemishes due to normal wear and tear or damages caused
by accidents, abuse alterations or misuse.
Purchase or other acceptance of the product shall be on the condition and agreement that On Board Solutions and
Professional Mariner SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND.
(Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of consequential damages, so the above limitations may not
apply to you.) This warranty is made in lieu of all other obligations or liabilities on the part of Onboard Solutions and
Professional Mariner. Additionally, On Board Solutions and Professional Mariner neither assumes nor authorizes
any person for any obligation or liability in connection with the sale of this product.
To make a claim under warranty, call Factory Service at 1-800-824-0524. Follow the company’s return policy, which
will be provided by the company. On Board Solutions and Professional Mariner will make its best effort to repair
or replace the product, if found to be defective within the terms of the warranty, within 30 days after return of the
product to the company. On Board Solutions and Professional Mariner will ship the repaired or replaced product
back to the purchaser.
The GFCI is covered by a 90 day warranty limitation, as the life of a GFCI in a harsh, humid, outdoor marine
environment cannot be guaranteed. The GFCI is a standard off the shelf serviceable / replaceable component
in the TruePower Inverter Series. Please contact Customer Service for additional assistance.
This warranty provides to you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights, which vary from state to
state. This warranty is in lieu of all other, expressed or implied.
Testing Your Inverter...
page 10
Operation...
pages 11-12
Optional Remote Installation...
pages 12-13
Trouble Shooting...
pages 14-17
Specification...
page 18
Customer Service & Warranty...
page 19
Introduction
Thank you from all of us at On Board Solutions, A ProMariner Company.
Congratulations on your recent purchase of a TruePower Inverter!
OBS & Professional Mariner, LLC.
Factory Service Center
200 International Drive, Suite 195
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Service Phone: 1-800-824-0524
Phone: (603) 433-4440
Fax: (603) 433-4442
Leading the Marine industry in Power Conversion for over 30 years, ProMariner’s On
Board Solutions division has designed a complete line of Power Inverters ranging from
200 to 3,000 watts specifically for Marine / Industrial use. TruePower Inverters will
convert your OnBoard 12Vdc Battery power to 110Vac Household Power to run TV’s,
Laptops, Gaming Systems, power tools, hairdryers, coffee makers, blender’s, large
appliances and more.
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Please save and read this manual carefully and fully understand the safety instructions
before installing your new TruePower Inverter.
Safety & Precautions
Specifications
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General Safety Instructions
Specifications
Before installing and using your new inverter, read all appropriate sections of this
guide and any cautionary markings on the inverter, batteries and on your appliances.
TruePower
1500W
1700W
Power (W)
Input Voltage
Continuous Power
Surge Power
Output Waveform
AC Output voltage
AC Output amps (up to)(continous)
1500W
12V
1500W
3000W
1700W
12V
24V
1700W
3400W
13.6
15.5
DC Input Voltage
DC Input Amps (up to)
10V-15V
150A
1. CAUTION: Do not operate the inverter if the carton or unit has significant damage
from being dropped or crushed, received a direct hit of force or is otherwise damaged.
2. CAUTION: Do not dismantle the inverter. Call the factory directly when service or
repair is required. Incorrect assembly may result in risk of electrical shock or fire.
3. CAUTION: To reduce the risk of electrical shock, disconnect both AC and DC power
from the inverter prior to any maintenance or cleaning.
4. CAUTION: Protect the inverter from rain, snow water and spray.
5. CAUTION: Internal inverter components remain charged after power is disconnected.
6. CAUTION: As a precaution - Keep Children away from the inverter and its components!
The same potentially hazardous or lethal AC power that is found in a normal household
110AC power outlet can be found in the TruePower inverter.
7. CAUTION: Under no circumstance should the user connect live AC (household) power
to the inverter’s AC receptacles. The inverter will become damaged even if it is switched
off. This unit can only take 12V DC battery power and invert it to 110V AC household
power. This unit is not a battery charger!
8. CAUTION: For an ABYC E-11 compliant installation, this Inverter must be installed
with an inline fuse in the positive (+) cable on the DC side of the inverter (between the
battery and the inverter) at a distance of seven inches from the battery connection
(Please see Specifications Table in this Manual for correct sizing).
Personal Safety Precautions
Low battery Alarm
Operating environment temperature
Internal Fuse
>85%
4. Never smoke or allow a spark or a flame in the vicinity of a battery or engine.
3000W
12V
24V
3000W
6000W
27.3
90% max
15.0 ±
1VDC
10.5 ±
0.5 VDC
35A *
6pcs
15.0 ± 30.0 ± 15.0 ± 30.0 ± 15.0 ± 30.0 ± 15.0 ± 30.0 ±
1VDC 1.5 VDC 1VDC 1.5 VDC 0.5 VDC 0.5 VDC 1VDC 1.5 VDC
10.5 ± 21.0 ± 10.5 ± 21.0 ± 10.5 ± 21.0 ± 10.5 ± 21.0 ±
0.5 VDC 1 VDC 0.5 VDC 1 VDC 0.5 VDC 1 VDC 0.5 VDC 1 VDC
-15 to 50° Celsius or 5 to 122° Degrees Fahrenheit
35A * 20A * 25A * 15A * 30A * 15A * 35A * 20A *
6pcs 6pcs 12pcs 12pcs 12pcs 12pcs 12pcs 12pcs
ANL Ignition Protected Fuses for 12V TruePower Models
ProMariner Part No. for
Recommended User Supplied
ABYC E-11 Compliant Fuse
Amperage
3. If battery acid comes in contact with skin or clothing, wash immediately with soap
and water. If acid enters the eye (s) flood eye (s) with running water for at least 10
minutes and get medical attention immediately.
3000W
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Single Position ANL
High Amperage
Fuse Holder
1500 Watt
1700 Watt
2000 Watt
2500 Watt
3000 Watt
88120
88200
88200
88300
88425
88425
100-425 amps
200 amp
200 amp
300 amp
425 amp
425 amp
1. Someone should be within the range of your voice or close enough to come to
your aid when installing power inverters or working near lead acid batteries.
2. Wear complete eye protection and protective clothing. Avoid touching eyes while
working on or with batteries. Have plenty of soap and water nearby in case of battery
acid comes in contact with skin, clothing or eyes.
2500W
2000W
2500W
12V
24V
12V
24V
2000W
2500W
4000W
5000W
Modified Sine Wave
115V +/- 10%
18.2
22.7
10V-15V 20V-30V 10V-15V 20V-30V 10V-15V 20V-30V 10V-15V 20V-30V
170A 85A
200A 100A 250A 125A 300A 150A
Efficiency
Cooling Fan
Short Protection
Soft- Start
High Voltage Protection
Reverse Polarity Protection (by fuse)
High Battery Shutdown
2000W
ANL Ignition Protected Fuses for 24V TruePower Models
Single Position ANL
High Amperage
Fuse Holder
ProMariner Part No. for
Recommended User Supplied
ABYC E-11 Compliant Fuse
Amperage
1700 Watt
2000 Watt
2500 Watt
3000 Watt
88120
88100
88200
88200
88300
100-425 amps
100 amp
200 amp
200 amp
300 amp
Tr o u b l e s h o o t i n g
Safety & Precautions / Installation Preparations
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Power tool operates at incorrect speed
Possible Cause:
- Caused by the purely inductive load
Solution:
- Operate a small lamp or a similar non-inductive load at the same time as the tool.
Note about Modified Sine Wave Inverters
A modified sine wave inverter has a waveform more like a square wave, but with
an extra step or so. A modified sine wave inverter will work fine with most equipment,
although the efficiency or power will be reduced with some.
Motors, such as refrigerator motor, pumps, fans etc will use more power from the
inverter due to the fact that a modified sine wave has a lower efficiency than that
of pure sine wave. Most motors will use about 20% more power.
Some fluorescent lights may not operate quite as bright, or may buzz.
Electronic timers and/or digital clocks will often not operate correctly. Many
appliances get their timing from the line power, and because the timing of a modified
sine wave signal may be slightly different than that of a pure sine wave, clocks and
timers may run faster or not work at all.
Note: Some stereo systems and radios may emit a buzzing sound from their speakers
when operated from the inverter. This buzzing occurs because the radio or electronic
device does not filter the modified sine wave produced by the inverter adequately.
Television interference may occur with some TV signals, even though this inverter
is designed to minimize such interference. If a disturbance occurs in a weak TV
signal, you may try the following to correct the problem:
- Place the TruePower inverter far away as possible from the television, the antenna
cables and the antenna as well. Use an extension cable from the inverter to the
TV if necessary.
- Make sure the TV antenna provides a snow free signal when operated on a source
other than the inverter. Additionally, we recommend the use of a high quality,
shielded antenna cable.
- Coil the TV power cord as well as the input power cables running from the battery
to the inverter.
- Attach an AC interference filter or similar filter product between the inverter
and televisions power cord. This type of filter is available at most electronic
supply stores.
- Try a different Television set as different models and manufacturers vary in their
vulnerability to interference.
Personal Safety Precautions Continued
5. Be extra cautious to reduce the risk of dropping a metal tool onto a battery. It may
spark or short-circuit the battery or other electrical parts that may cause an explosion.
6. Remove all personal metal items such as rings, bracelets, necklaces, watches and
jewelry when working near a battery. A battery can produce a short circuit high enough
to weld a ring or any metal, causing serious burns.
7. Never charge or invert power from a frozen battery.
*WARNING: Restrictions on Use- The TruePower inverter shall not be used in connection
with life support systems or other medical equipment devices.
Preparing for Installation
Read this entire installation section if you plan a hardwire installation from
beginning to end.
WARNING: This devise is not Ignition Protected
Avoid serious injury or death from or explosion. Do not install in compartments
containing gasoline fueled engines or gasoline tank, or in areas where ignition
protected equipment is required.
WARNING: Do not mount the inverter above or below your batteries.
WARNING: Electrical shock and fire hazards
On Board Solutions, a ProMariner Company recommends all wiring be done by
qualified personnel. Disconnect all AC and DC power sources to prevent accidental
shock. Disable and secure all AC and DC disconnect devices and automatic generator
starting devices. It is the installer’s responsibility to ensure compliance with all the
applicable installation codes and regulations.
WARNING: Installation Precaution
The TruePower inverter should be mounted on a flat horizontal surface or a vertical
surface with the front panel and label facing the user. In no case should the front or
rear endcaps be facing in an upward or downward position. This allows proper ventilation
and product safety of the unit as intended by design.
WARNING: Fire Hazard
Do not cover or obstruct the ventilation openings. Do not install this equipment in a
compartment with limited airflow; Overheating may result.
Installation Preparations / Overview
Tr o u b l e s h o o t i n g
3
Preparing for Installation Continued
WARNING: Risk of Fire or Explosion
This equipment contains components that could produce arcs or sparks. To reduce the
risk of fire or explosion, do not install this equipment in compartments containing
batteries, flammable materials or fumes, or in a location containing gasoline-powered
machinery, or joints, fittings, or other connections between components of the fuel
system.
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Fan does not turn on.
Possible Cause:
- The power rating of the appliance may be too low or the ambient temperature
is too cool.
Solution:
- No action. The fan will run at full speed when the inverter is powering a higher
rated appliance.
WARNING: Keep Children away from the inverter and its components!
The same potentially hazardous or lethal AC power that is found in a normal household
110AC power outlet can be found in the TruePower inverter.
WARNING: Low Voltage - Electrical burn and spark hazard.
Disconnect battery power before servicing.
WARNING: Restrictions on Use
The TruePower inverter shall not be used in connection with life support systems or
other medical equipment or devices.
Installation Recommendations & Requirements include the following:
American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC)
The Canadian Electrical Code (CEC)
Canadian Standards Association (CSA)
The U.S. National Electrical Code (NEC)
RV Industry Association (RVIA)
Fan runs all the time.
Possible Cause:
- The power rating of the appliance is too high.
Solution:
- No action. The fan will run at full speed when the inverter is powering a higher
rated appliance.
Possible Cause:
- The ambient temperature is high.
Solution:
- No action. The fan will run at a higher ambient temperature to keep the
inverter cool.
Guide to Operation
General Advisory
Low Battery alarm sounds continuously
Install your TruePower Inverter to the guidelines recommended in this manual. The
TruePower Inverter is designed to meet UL 458, CE and ABYC standards.
Possible Cause:
- Bad wiring or connection
Solution:
- Tighten and clean all DC connections
General Operation
The TruePower Inverters series are modified sine wave inverters which convert
12 volt direct-current (DC) power from your batteries to 120 volts alternating current
(AC) power. The inverter allows you to have AC power when and where you need
it. The TruePower Inverter comes equipped with numerous protection features to
provide you safe and worry-free operation. Please see the following sections of
the manual for Inverter Features, Installation instructions, Testing instructions,
Operation and Troubleshooting.
Power tool will not start
Possible Cause:
- Large start-up (surge) current demand.
Solution:
- If power tool will not start, then proper sized inverter should be used.
Overview
Tr o u b l e s h o o t i n g
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15
No AC output voltage. Red Fault LED light is illuminated.
Possible Cause:
- Inverter may be overloaded.
Solution:
- Disconnect all appliances connected to the inverter and reset the inverter by
turning the ON/Off switch to Off then back to ON.
Possible Cause:
- Battery voltage may be too high.
Solution:
-The inverter will restart if the battery voltage drops below 15.5 volts DC.
Possible Cause:
- Battery voltage may be too low.
Solution:
- Battery voltage becoming low, recharge battery and resume inverting power.
Possible Cause:
- Over temperature.
Solution:
- Allow the inverter to cool down. The inverter will start automatically.
Possible Cause:
- Unit may be defective
Solution:
- Call Factory Service 800 number.
TruePower Overview
2
5
3
5
On Board
Solutions
Power Fault
A ProMariner Company
GFCI 110 VAC Output
7
Power
Remote Port
On
6
4
Over Load
Off
1
Over Temp
9
2
5
On Board
Power Fault
4
3
8
1
13
Deluxe Inverter Remote
Solutions
A ProMariner Company
DC
Input Voltage
100%
GFCI 110 VAC Output
GFCI PROTECTED 110 VAC Output
Inverter
Output Current
100%
On
4
Off
0
Power
Over Load
0
Over Temp
The above picture outlines the front of the TruePower Inverter with bullets pointing out digital
bar graph display, on/off switch, led locations etc. Please Reference Table below for features:
1. ON/Off Switch turns the inverter to ON, OFF
2. Power light illuminates when inverter is on.
3. Fault Light illuminates Red for fault conditions such as over temperature, output
overload, or battery low voltage.
4. Two GFCI Protected AC Outputs to power connected appliances, Reset and Test
monthly capabilities.
5. Ventilation Openings provide air circulation for peak performance.
(front and rear panel)
6. Remote Port for optional simple remote with on / off switch and power and fault led
7. Main Breaker
8. Outlet Breaker
12
9. Terminal Strip
10
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No AC output voltage. NO Lights are illuminated.
Possible Cause:
- Battery voltage is too low.
Solution:
- Recharge the batteries. Restart the inverter with recharged batteries.
Possible Cause:
- Poor DC wiring.
Solution:
- Turn the inverter to Off. Disconnect the DC wiring. Use proper wiring and ensure
all connections are secure.
DC Input
AC Output
10V-15VDC
TruePower1500
Up to 150Amps Continuous
P/N: 05150
110V - 120VAC 60Hz
1500 Watts Continuous
12.5 Amps Continuous
3000 Watts Peak
POS
POS
11
12
NEG
13
14
NEG
11
The picture outlines the back of the TruePower
Inverter with bullets pointing out DC connections,
fuse holder locations etc. The Table below references
the above numbered features of the back panel
10. DC Input Cable (Positive +)
11. DC Input Cable (Negative -)
12. Fan Housings
DC Input
AC Output
10V-15VDC
Up to 200Amps Continuous
110V - 120VAC 60Hz
Up to 18.2 Amps Continuous
TruePower 2000 (12V)
P/N: 05200
2000 Watts Continuous
4000 Watts Peak
10
15
14
13. Ground Stud
14. Mounting flanges (Side)
15. Tech Spec Label
Features / Installation Guidelines
Tr o u b l e s h o o t i n g
14
5
Inverter Features
Troubleshooting
The TruePower inverter comes standard with a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter
(GFCI) protected Dual AC outlet which can protect the user against hazardous
electrical shock that could be caused by dampness, water spray, or worn cables.
This section is designed to accommodate you in identifying and troubleshooting
common problems that may result with an inverter. Review this section before
contacting customer service. If you can not resolve the problem, record the data
of the instance based on information provided here with in this manual.
Soft Start, Noise Filtered Technology- progressively increases the output voltage to
start heavy loads, with minimal or no interference.
Deluxe Removable Remote- for 1500 watt to 3000 watt models comes with a removable
deluxe dual bar graph remote that can be surface or flush mounted. Please see optional
installation of deluxe remote later in this manual.
TruePower performance features include:
- Internal Conformal Coating for Anti-Corrosion
- Soft Start and Noise Filtered Technology
- Bat’ Saver Mode – 200 to 1200 watt Models
- True Rated Continuous Power
- Hi-Surge Ratings for Demanding Loads
- Heavy Duty Marine/Industrial Construction
- Constructed to UL 458
- Meets the Requirements of ABYC E-11 Marine
- Highly Visible Power & Fault LED Indicators
TruePower Inverters are protected by a variety of features including:
- GFCI AC Outlet Safety Protected
- Input Polarity Protection
- Low Battery Alarm
- Low Battery Shutdown
- Overload Protection
- Output Short Circuit Protection
- Thermal Protection
- Over Voltage (15 VDC) Protection
Note: These inverters may not be suitable for use with some fluorescent lighting, halogen lights or
other inductive loads. If you wish to run such an item, plug it in to one of the inverter outlets and plug
in a small non-inductive load bearing item such as a low wattage light bulb into the other outlet.
Mounting your Inverter
IMPORTANT: ALWAYS PLACE THE INVERTER IN AN ENVIRONMENT WHICH IS:
(A) WELL VENTILATED
(B) NOT EXPOSED TO DIRECT SUNLIGHT OR HEAT SOURCE
(C) OUT OF REACH FROM CHILDREN
(D) AWAY FROM WATER / MOISTURE, OIL OR GREASE
(E) AWAY FROM ANY FLAMMABLE SUBSTANCE
(F) DO NOT INSTALL DIRECTLY ABOVE OR BELOW BATTERIES
This troubleshooting section will aid you in identifying the source of common problems
you may encounter. If you are unable to resolve the problem from the troubleshooting
reference table, contact customer service.
No AC output voltage. No indicator lights are illuminated.
Possible Cause:
- The switch is in Off position.
Solution:
-Turn the ON/Off switch to the ON position.
Possible Cause:
- No input power to the inverter.
Solution:
-Check the DC wiring to the inverter for loose connections or frayed wiring.
Possible Cause:
- DC fuse is blown.
Solution:
-Check user installed ABYC compliant fuse.
-Have a qualified service technician check and replace internal fuse.
No AC output voltage. Inverter light is illuminated.
Possible Cause:
- Circuit breaker has tripped.
Solution:
- Disconnect all appliances to reduce the overload, check the AC wiring, and reset
the breaker by turning the ON/Off switch to Off and then back to ON.
Possible Cause:
- GFCI has tripped.
Solution:
- Clear the ground fault, and reset the GFCI by pressing the reset on the GFCI button.
No AC output voltage. Red Fault LED light is illuminated.
Installation Guidelines
Optional Remote Installation
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Optional Installation of Deluxe Remote
Mounting your Inverter Continued
Step 3 - Use photocopy of the drill template below to mark (4) mounting holes and (2)
cable thru holes. See illustration No. 1 for surface mount application.
- or Use drill template to mark and cut a 2-5/8" x 2-1/8" opening and (4) mounting holes.
See illustration No. 2 for flush mount application.
Fuses: As stated in this manual, for an ABYC E-11 compliant installation, this Inverter
must be installed with an inline fuse in the positive (+) cable on the DC side of the
inverter (between the battery and the inverter) at a distance of seven inches from the
battery connection (Please see Specifications Table in this Manual for correct sizing).
Note: Use caution prior to drilling or cutting to ensure proper clearance from
existing wiring and hardware.
Step 4- Assemble remote panel without snap on mounting covers. Place cable in socket
on the back of remote and then thru the holes, align mounting holes and using a hand
screwdriver, install the 4 stainless steel screws provided. Snap on mounting ear covers
to complete installation.
If this external fuse blows, or if the breaker trips on the larger models, there is a short
or overload in the DC wiring. Find and fix the problem before replacing the fuses or
resetting the breaker. After replacing the fuse, reconnect the inverter.
Step 5- Run the remote cable, to the inverter- be careful of sharp objects.
The 2000 to 3000 watt True Power inverters are equipped with a magnetic breaker for
the hardwired connection and a thermal breaker for the additional GFCI outlet on the
unit. Again, all units should be serviced only by a professional qualified electrician, or
more preferably by our factory service department. For any service issues, please call
toll free 1-800- 824-0524.
Step 6- Plug the remote cable into the socket found on the previously installed backing
plate. Your remote is now ready for use.
To Mount the TruePower Inverter:
1. Turn the On/Off switch on the front panel of the inverter to Off position.
No.1 Surface Mount Installation
No. 2 Flush Mount Installation
2. Select an appropriate mounting location and orientation.
2-5/8
On Board
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Deluxe Inverter
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DC
Input Voltage
On
100%
On Board
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Remote
Deluxe Inverter
A ProMariner Company
Inverter
Output Current
DC
Input Voltage
100%
On
100%
Off
Power
Over Load
0
0
Over Temp
Power
Over Load
Remote
Inverter
Output Current
100%
Off
0
3. Hold the inverter against the mounting surface, mark the position of the mounting
screws, and then remove the inverter.
2-1/8
4. Drill pilot holes for the four mounting fasteners ( Use caution prior to drilling or cutting
to ensure proper clearance from existing wiring and hardware).
0
Over Temp
5. Fasten the inverter to the mounting surface with four hardware fasteners.
Note: For the best load starting performance, the DC cables should be short and
large as possible. A solid, low resistance connection to the DC power source is
important for proper operation of the TruePower Inverter. Using a smaller cable may
cause the inverter to shut down under a heavy load.
Note: A ground stud can be found on the rear panel of the TruePower inverter as illustrated
in “TruePower Overview” earlier in this manual. The ground stud must be connected to
a grounding point, which will vary depending on where the TruePower inverter is installed.
We recommend an #8 gauge AWG or larger copper wire. In a vehicle, please secure a
ground wire from this stud to the chassis of your vehicle, keeping the distance of the
ground as short as possible. In a boat, connect to the boat’s grounding system. In a fixed
location connect the inverter’s ground stud to earth by connecting to a ground rod (a metal
rod pounded into the earth) or other proper service entrance ground.
Drill Template
2-5/8
2-1/8
cut along line for flush mounting
Operation / Optional Remote Installation
Installation Guidelines
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Battery Operating Time
Operation Continued
Operating time of your inverter is determined by the size and type of battery you use,
but more specifically it is determined by how much power you will draw. Follow the
below steps to calculate roughly the battery ampere-hour capacity you may require.
Resetting the Inverter:
1. Establish how many watts each piece of equipment you will use consumes. This
usually can be found on the label of your power products. If only current draw is given,
you can estimate the watt consumption by multiplying current draw by 115.
Resetting the Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI):
Function- The GFCI receptacle protects the receptacle output against a ground fault.
Correcting a Ground - When a ground fault condition is detected, the Reset button on the
GFCI receptacle Fault will trip and the power to an appliance is interrupted. To resume
normal operation, determine and correct the ground fault, then press the Reset button.
Monthly Testing- Once a month, with the TruePower turned ON, press the Test button
on the GFCI receptacle. The Rest button should pop out. Press it to reset the GFCI and
to continue with normal operation. If the Rest button does not trip, the GFCI may have
failed. Contact Customer Service to have a qualified technician inspect the unit.
Resetting as the Result of an Overload:
The TruePower has a high surge capacity of double the stated model power rating for
5 seconds. If the appliance(s) connected to the unit try to draw excess power for more
than 5 seconds, the TruePower will shut down and the Red Fault light will illuminate.
After removing the overload condition, the TruePower will cycle through a 15 second
self check and automatically reset to operating levels.
Operating Several Appliances at the Same Time:
If you are going to operate several appliances at the same time, turn them on
independently, after you have powered up the inverter. This action ensures that the
TruePower does not have to deliver the starting current for all of the appliances at
once. The TruePower can accommodate several appliances at once as long as they
do not exceed more than a combined total of the stated wattage of the inverter.
Recharging Your Batteries:
We recommend you recharge your batteries before they are fully discharged. This will
provide a much longer life cycle than recharging them when they are almost completely
discharged. It is recommended to use a Remote Battery Status indicator to monitor
the battery levels and determine optimum recharge times and cycles.
2. Estimate the time in hours you will be running each power product between charging
your battery source
3. Calculate the total watt hours of energy consumption (power x operating time) using
the average power consumption and the total estimated running hours. (Power x
Operating hours = Watt Hours)
4. Now Divide the Watt Hours by 10 to determine how many 12volt ampere-hours will
be used. You need to have a battery or a bank of batteries with same ampere-hours you
demand.
If the user has TruePower running off the start battery of your vehicle, we recommend
the user to start the vehicles engine very 30 minutes to recharge the battery. This will
help prevent any automatic shutdown of the inverter due to low battery voltage and help
ensure enough battery capacity to start the vehicle’s engine. The inverter’s low battery
alarm will sound when the battery drops to 10.5 volts and shut down at 10v.
The TruePower inverter can be used with or without the vehicle’s engine running. The
inverter may not be able to operate while the engine is starting as battery voltage drops
substantially during engine cranking. The best battery setup we can recommend for
providing sufficient inverter capacity while protecting the engine start battery from being
overdrawn is to have a separate battery for starting the vehicle and to have a deep
discharge type battery or several batteries in parallel for powering the inverter if you
plan on running electrical products for extended periods of time on a frequent basis.
DC Wiring Options
Figure 1) This wiring setup
displays an inverter
connected directly to
the engine battery for
light-duty applications.
*For an ABYC E-11 compliant installation,
customer supplied fuse, 7" from battery
TruePower
POS
To reset the TruePower Inverter, turn the ON/Off switch to Off and then back to ON.
Optional Installation of Deluxe Remote
Boat/ Vehicle Battery
NEG
*fuse
The Deluxe Remote may be removed from the inverter and mounted elsewhere in your vehicle.
Follow the steps below to mount the Deluxe Remote in the most convenient location for you.
Step 1- Locate display in a visible location that allows for access to the On / Off button. (We
recommend the area should be out of direct exposure to the sun, rain or spray if possible
to increase the life of the remote. The console/helm of your boat is a good example)
Step 2 - Remove Deluxe Remote from Inverter by slipping off the 2 mounting ear
covers and removing the 4 screws. Unplug cable from remote, and reattach this
cable into the remote backing plate found included with this inverter. Fasten remote
plate on the inverter with the 4 screws.
Installation Guidelines
Operation
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DC Wiring Options Continued
The ON/Off switch turns the TruePower Inverter to ON or to Off.
Figure 2) This wiring diagram
displays a battery configuration
for Medium- Duty applications.
This configuration allows the
inverter to only draw power
from the auxiliary battery and
keeps the vehicle start battery
from being drawn upon.
Some appliances and tools operate using larger electric motors, tubes or capacitors
require an initial surge of power to start up. This extra surge of power required is often
called the “peak load”, “starting load” or “surge capacity”. Once such a tool or appliance
is started, it requires significantly less power to continue operation. This is commonly
referred to the “continuous load” of power.
As a rule of thumb, most often the start up or surge load of the appliance or tool will
determine if your TruePower inverter has the capability of running it. If the appliance or
tool does not start the first try, attempt switching the appliance on every 2 seconds until
the appliance turns on. If the appliance does not start after the 5th or 6th attempt, it may
require a larger surge than your inverter provides.
LED Indicators:
The two indicator lights on the front panel of the inverter illustrate the operating status
of the TruePower Inverter. See table 4 below.
Status of Indicator Lights Table
Light
Color
Status
Result
Power
Green
When the TruePower unit is on,
the Inverter light illuminates.
Can run your appliances through the
Inverter from the battery.
Fault
Red
The Fault light illuminates
whenever there is a battery
over-voltage fault condition (in
excess of 15volts +/- 1volt), a
low battery protection indicator
(below 10volts +/- .5volts), an
output overload condition
Can not run appliances as the AC output
is disabled in the inverter mode. Clear
the fault condition. Reset the unit by
turning the ON/Off switch to Off and then
back to ON.
The inverter is over a safe
operating temperature.
The inverter may need to cool off for a
period. Reduce load, duration of use if
you have been using for a longer period
of time. If it continues to be a problem,
you may need to properly size your
inverter to your application. Call our 1800 Service line for additional help or
service if problem persists.
POS
NEG
deep
cycle
auxiliary battery
In the ON position, the Inverter /Fault LED light will illuminate Green. The TruePower begins
inverting and provides modified sine wave power.
to ground
TruePower
boat/vehicle battery
Operation
*fuse
*For an ABYC E-11 compliant installation,
customer supplied fuse, 7" from battery
isolator
from alternator or charger
To obtain sufficient battery capacity, you may need to use more than one battery. Two
identical batteries can be connected + to + and – to – in a parallel system, doubling capacity.
We recommend that you do not connect batteries from different manufacturers, or with
different amp-hour ratings in parallel as decreased battery life may result. See figure 3 below.
Figure 3) Displays 2 x 12volt batteries connected
in a parallel system that doubles the capacity
and maintains the 12v voltage requirement of
your inverter. This battery bank requires a
battery charging system.
positive
negative
If you are using different batteries, or need to use more that two batteries, we recommend
that you set up two separate battery banks and use them alternately. Battery selector
switches are available from Marine and RV Dealers which allow the user to select
between two banks of batteries, or use both in parallel, or disconnect both banks from
the load. Please see figure 4 below.
from alternator or charger
NEG
bank #2
POS
isolator
TruePower
battery selector switch
vehicle
battery
*fuse
bank #1
Figure 4) Recommended Battery
Configuration for Heavy-Duty
Applications
*fuse
to ground
Installation Guidelines
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Connecting the DC Cables
Performing Checks Prior to Operation
DC connections must be securely fastened and all connections must be tight to avoid risk
of fire. Connect the DC cables from the inverter to the battery as noted in the following steps:
Before starting up your inverter, ensure these conditions are met:
1. Switch the On/Off switch to the Off position.
Verify the Positive (+) battery cable is connected to the positive (+) battery terminal.
2. Route the DC cables from the inverter toward the battery.
Verify the Negative (-) battery cable is connected to the negative (-) battery terminal.
3. For an ABYC E-11 compliant installation, connect a customer supplied DC fuse or
circuit breaker in the positive side of the circuit within 7 inches of the battery. This
protects your battery and wiring in case of an accidental shorting (Please see
Specifications Table in this Manual for correct sizing).
Verify the battery voltage is within the proper range for this unit (roughly 10-15.5 volts DC).
Verify the On/Off switch is in the Off position
Verify the DC fuse is in tact.
4. Open the DC fuse or turn off the circuit breaker.
Testing Installation
5. Install one connector on the POSITIVE (+) cable to the POSITIVE DC terminal on the inverter.
When you are ready to test your installation and operate the TruePower Inverter, close
the DC fuse or the DC circuit breaker to supply DC power to the TruePower inverter.
6. Install the other connector to the POSITIVE (+) terminal DC fuse or DC circuit breaker. Use
a wrench to tighten the connection. Test that the cable is secure and the connection is tight.
7. Attach a short DC cable from the unconnected end of the DC fuse or DC circuit
breaker. Tighten appropriately.
8. Observing polarity carefully, connect the end of the fused cable to the POSITIVE (+)
terminal of the battery. Tighten this connection to the battery manufacturer’s recommended
torque. You may replace the fuse now or turn the DC circuit breaker on.
9. Connect one connector on the NEGATIVE (-) cable to the NEGATIVE (-) battery terminal.
Tighten the connection and assure the cable is secure.
10. Check that the polarity of the DC connection is correct: positive (+) on the inverter is
connected to the positive (+) on the battery and negative (-) is connected to the negative (-).
IMPORTANT: The next step is the last cable connection you will need to make in mounting
the TruePower inverter. A spark is normal when this connection is made!
11. Connect the other connector of the NEGATIVE (-) cable onto the NEGATIVE (-) terminal
on the TruePower Inverter.
12. Use a wrench to tighten the nut. Test that all cable connections are tight.
Connecting The AC Hardwire
The 2000, 2500 and 3000watt models have a Terminal strip, located on the front panel,
allow a qualified electrician or professional installer to bring in 1 or 2 AC hardwires
consisting of a line, neutral and ground wire (L,N,G). The 2000 and 2500 watt models
require a 12 gauge hardwire, while the 3000w model requires a 10 gauge wire. All
outlets installed remotely to this hardwire connection must be GFCI receptacles,
or remotely GFCI protected.
Display Functions of the LED Light Pattern:
The ON/OFF switch turns the TruePower inverter to ON or to OFF:
- In the On position, the Inverter Power LED light illuminates Green. The TruePower begins
inverting and provides AC power.
- In the Off position, the TruePower Inverter draws no current from the battery. None of
the front panel LED lights are illuminated.
- The Fault Light Illuminates Red when a fault conditions such as over temperature, output
overload, or battery low voltage occurs.
To test the TruePower Inverter:
1. Turn the On/Off switch to the ON position.
The Inverter/Fault LED light illuminates Green.
2. Plug an appliance of equal watts or less into the AC outlet.
3. Turn the appliance ON to verify that it operates.
If the Inverter/Fault light illuminates Red, see the TruePower Inverter “Troubleshooting”
section.
Testing of the GFCI
1. Turn the On/Off switch to the ON position.
2. Plug a test lamp into the GFCI outlet.
3. Press the “test” button located on the GFCI outlet.
4. The “reset” button should pop out and the power to the test lamp should turn off. If the lamp
does not shut off and remains on, or if the reset button does not pop out, the GFCI receptacle
is defective. Please call factory service at 1-800-824-0524 for replacement or service.
5. To resume regular operation, push the “reset” button to return to regular operation.