Voltec | 10-00474 | Owner`s manual | Voltec 10-00474 Owner`s manual

Voltec
Power Inverter Owner’s Manual
100W
(Model 10-00474 )
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Thank you for purchasing this VOLTEC product. All VOLTEC
products are produced to the highest quality. To reduce the risk
of injury, please read this instruction manual and retain for
future reference.
Should you have any questions or need any support, please
contact us at www.voltec-industries.com
Copyright 2009 VOLTEC Products
CONTENTS
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3.
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6.
Introduction............................................................3
Safety Information.................................................3
Features...................................................................5
Connecting/Operating the inverter ......................6
Troubleshooting .....................................................7
Specifications........................................................ 11
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1. Introduction
Thank you for purchasing this VOLTEC power inverter, a high
performance solution to using household power while on the road. Connected
to a 12V volt outlet, the inverter efficiently and reliably supplies 115V/60Hz
AC power for a wide variety of loads, such as TV sets, gaming systems, cell
phones and portable entertainment devices. Our line of power inverters are
designed to meet and exceed your quality expectations with ETL certification.
With proper care and appropriate usage, this inverter will give you years of
dependable service in your car, truck, RV and boat.
2. Important Safety Information
For safe and optimum performance, the inverter must be installed and
used properly. Carefully read and follow the guidelines below:
Warning
The inverter produces the same AC power as normal household outlets and
thus has a shock hazard. Please do not allow children to use the inverters
unattended
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Be sure that there is at least 2 in (5cm) of unobstructed air space
around the entire surface (top and sides) of the inverter at all times.
During use, do not place materials that could be damaged by heat
near the unit.
Do not operate the unit near flammable fumes or gases, such as near
propane tanks
Do not operate the unit in an enclosed area that contains lead-acid
batteries. This type of battery emits explosive hydrogen gas which
can be ignited by spark.
Connect AC devices before DC ones or the components built into
the inverter can become energized producing an electrical shock
hazard.
Do not connect the unit to live AC power circuits or there would be
damage to the inverter.
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Connect the unit to only to 12V DC power supplies (6V is too low,
and 24V will damage the unit).
Do not insert any foreign objects into the unit outlets, vents or fan
openings.
Do not expose the unit to rain, water or any other liquid.
Do not connect the unit to any utility power distribution systems or
branch circuits.
Do not use the inverter in temperatures over 104(40 ) or under
32(0 ).
Caution
Do not use the unit on the following items:
y Small nickel-cadmium battery-operated appliances such as flashlights,
razors and nightlights
y Battery chargers for battery packs used in hand power tool that have a
warning label indicating dangerous voltages are present at the battery
terminals.
Failure to follow these safety guidelines may result in personal injury
and/or the damage to the unit. It may also void the warranty.
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3. Features
Figure 1
1. Cooling Fan and Ventilation Openings— The high speed cooling fan
protects the inverter from over-heating. And the ventilation openings
should be kept clear!
2. LED Indicator—When there is DC power input, the green LED Indicator
is on; a Red light indicates that the inverter has shut down because of low
or high input voltage.
3. USB Port— Offer 5V power to USB equipment.
4. AC Outlets— receptacles for 120V AC products with a total continuous
power equal to the wattage (W) of your inverter.
5. Lighter Plug—Insert this end into a 12V DC receptacle
6. Replaceable Fuse—10A Mini Slip Fuse.
7. Cooling Fan and Ventilation Openings— The high speed cooling fan
protects the inverter from over-heating. And the ventilation openings
should be kept clear!
8. Replacing the fuse - Remove the blown fuse from the plug by gently
unscrewing the tip of the lighter plug, and replace the fuse with a 10A
Mini Slip Fuse.
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4. Connecting and operating the inverter
When connecting the unit, please be sure to follow the guideline,
cautions and warnings mentioned in this manual. The inverter should be
connected to your vehicle’s 12 V battery or power outlet socket. No devices
should be plugged into the inverter until the inverter is properly connected and
the inverter’s power indicator is active.
Please follow the following to connect your inverter:
1) Plug the inverter directly into a 12 Volt Cigarette or Power Outlet
Socket.
2) Plug the AC product(s) you wish to operate into the AC outlet(s) and
switch them on, one at a time.
3) If the Wattage draw of your devices exceeds the inverter’s capacity,
the unit will shut
down and the indicator light will flash.
4) When the power inverter is not in use, disconnect the DC cable clips
from the battery to prevent unintended battery discharge.
Caution
As the battery is being used, its voltage begins to fall. When the inverter
senses that the voltage at its DC input has dropped to the range of
9.7V~10.3VDC, the unit will automatically shut down and the red LED
indicator will light, indicating a fault. This protects the battery from being
over-discharged. Turn off any devices that the inverter powers. When input
voltage rose to 11.7V~12.3V, the inverter restores normal.
Caution!
Most vehicle batteries are designed to provide short period of very high
current for starting the engine. They are not designed for a constant “deep
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discharge”. Constantly operating the unit from a vehicle battery until the low
voltage shut off will affect the life of the battery. If you are operating electrical
products for extended periods of time, you should consider connecting the unit
to a separate deep discharge battery.
5. Troubleshooting
a) Battery Operating Time
Operating time will vary depending on the charge level of the battery, its
capacity and the power level drawn by the particular AC load. Below is a list
of common appliances and their estimated consumption:
Appliance Power
Appliances
Consumption
(Watts)
100W Inverter
100
Printer
40
Small Scanner
40
13" TV
80
Game Console (PS2, X Box)
80
9" Electric Fan
70
Personal DVD Players
15
Cell Phone
3
Rechargeable Toothbrush
2
iPod
2
Wireless/BT Headphones
5
Digital Camera
2
AM/FM Radio
5
Sattelite Receiver
25
DVD Player/ VCR
35
Electric Knife
85
PSP
16
Avg Life on Std
Car Battery
4.80
12.00
12.00
6.00
6.00
6.86
32.00
160.00
240.00
240.00
96.00
240.00
96.00
19.20
13.71
5.65
30.00
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Nintendo DS
Rechargable Electric Knife
Household Battery Chargers
2 way Radios
5" LCD TV
BlackBerry
PDA
Wireless Mouse
Cordless Shaver
12
10
15
10
10
5
5
2
5
40.00
48.00
32.00
48.00
48.00
96.00
96.00
240.00
96.00
When using a vehicle battery as a power source, it is strongly
recommended to start the vehicle every hour or two to recharge the battery
before its capacity drops too low. The inverter can operate while the engine is
running, but the normal voltage drop that occurs during starting of the engine
may trigger the inverter’s low voltage shutdown feature.
b) Interference with Electronic Equipment
Generally, most AC products operate with the inverter just as they would
with household AC power. Below is information concerning two possible
exceptions:
1) Buzzing and in audio systems and radios
Some stereo systems and AM-FM radios have inadequate internal power
supply filtering and “buzz” slightly when powered by the inverter. Generally,
the only solution is an audio product with a higher quality filter.
2) Television interference
The inverter is shielded to minimize its interference with TV signals.
However, with weak TV signals interference may be visible in the form of
lines scrolling across the screen. The following should minimize or eliminate
the problem:
z
Increase the distance between the inverter and the TV, antenna and
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z
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cables.
Adjust the orientation of the inverter television, antenna and cables.
Maximize TV signal strength by using a better antenna and use
shielded antenna cable where possible.
c) Reference Chart
PROBLEM
No power,
indicator.
The red
indicator
illuminates.
CAUSE
Battery is defective
no Blown fuse
SOLUTION
Replace battery
Check and replace fuse
Lose cable connections
Check the connection to the
battery. Tighten as required.
AC products connected are Reduce load.
rated at more than the
Wattage load of the
inverter;
overload
LED shutdown has occurred.
AC products at less than
the Wattage load of the
inverter, but high starting
surge has caused overload
shutdown.
The voltage input from the
DC power source is too
low (alarm is sounding).
Inverter is overheated due
to poor ventilation and has
shut down.
Use a product with starting
surge power within the
inverter’s capability.
Charge the power source
battery
Unplug inverter from DC
socket and allow to be
cooled for 15 minutes.
Remove objects covering
unit. Move the inverter to a
cooler place. Reduce load if
continuous operation is
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required. Restart.
Inverter
runs
small loads but Low voltage battery
not large ones.
Water entered
Alarm
sounding
Water entered the unit
Low voltage shutdown or
thermal shutdown has
is occurred.
Charge the battery
Disconnect the inverter and
wipe immediately with a dry
cloth, or permanent damage
can occur.
Allow unit to cool. Improve
air circulation around unit.
Locate unit to a cooler
environment. Reduce load if
continuous operation is
required.
Inverter’s “modified sine
wave” output requires “true
RMS” voltmeter for accurate
measurements.
Standard
“average-reading”
AC
voltmeter used to measure
Measured
inverter output is output voltage, resulting in
an apparent reading 5 to
too low
15V too low.
Battery voltage is too low Recharge battery
AC
product
power
consumption is higher than
rated.
Battery run time
Battery is old or defective.
is
less
than
Battery is not being
expected
properly charged.
Use a larger battery to make
up for increased power
requirement.
Replace battery
Some chargers are not able
to fully recharge a battery.
Make sure you use a
powerful charger.
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6. Specifications
a) AC Power Output
Model
100W
AC output voltage
125V AC
(104V)
AC
100W
Maximum
AC
output surge power
200W
AC
output
frequency(nominal)
59~61Hz
AC
waveform
Modified
sine wave
Continuous
output power
output
b) USB Power Output
DC output voltage
c) DC Power Specifications
DC input voltage range
Battery drain with no AC load
Low battery alarm trigger point
Low battery shutdown point
(nominal)
High battery shutdown point
(nominal)
fuse
Efficiency(maximum)
c) Physical specifications
Ambient operating temperature
range
5V DC
11.0~15.0V DC
0. 5A (at a 12V input)
11.0V
10.5V
15.5V
10A mini slip fuse
85%
32~104
(0 ~40 )
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