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Thank you for purchasing
the Cobra to
CPIYou
450
inverter. Properly used, this Cobra product will
give you many years of reliable service.
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How Your Cobra Power Inverter Works
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The Cobra power inverter
is an electronic product
that
has been
designed
and built to take low voltage DC (Direct
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Current) power from your automobile or other low voltage
power supplies and convert it to standard 115 Volt AC
(Alternating Current) power like the current you have in
your home. This conversion process thereby allows you
to use many of your household
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products in automobiles, RVs, boats, tractors, trucks and
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The Cobra line of quality
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Should you encounter any problems with this product,
or not understand its many features, please refer to this
owner’s manual. If you require further assistance after
reading this manual,Notes
Cobra Electronics offers the
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following customer assistance services:
For Assistance in the U.S.A.
Automated Help Desk English only.
24 hours a day, 7 days a week 773-889-3087 (phone).
Customer Assistance Operators English and Spanish.
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8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday
(except holidays) 773-889-3087 (phone).
Questions English and Spanish.
Faxes can be received at 773-622-2269 (fax).
Technical Assistance English only.
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400 WATT POWER INVERTER
CPI 450
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Printed in China
Part No. 480-197-P
Version A
English
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© 2005 Cobra® Electronics Corporation
6500 West Cortland Street
Chicago, Illinois 60707 USA
www.cobra.com
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• Reverse Polarity Protection
• Low Battery Alarm
• Low Battery Shutdown
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Connecting Cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Power Consumption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
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• Two AC Receptacles
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Negative Battery
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Product Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
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Very little maintenance is required to keep the inverter operating
properly. The exterior of the unit should be cleaned periodically
with a damp cloth to prevent accumulation of dust and dirt. At the
same time, tighten the screws on the DC input terminals. Be sure
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vents and fans are freeNotes
of dust or debris.
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If you have any questions about operation or installing your new
Cobra product, or if you are missing parts…
Please call Cobra first!
DO NOT RETURN
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PRODUCT TO THE STORE!
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See customer assistance on page A1.
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If your product should require factory service, please call Cobra
first before sending your power inverter. This will ensure the
fastest turn-around time on your repair. You may be asked to
send your power inverter to the Cobra factory.
It will be necessary to furnish the following to have the product
serviced and returned.
1. For warranty repair include some form of proof-of-purchase,
such as a mechanical reproduction or carbon copy of a sales
receipt. If you send the original receipt, it cannot be returned.
2. Send the entire product.
3. Enclose a description of what is happening with the power
inverter. Include a typed or clearly printed name and address
of where the power inverter is to be returned.
4. Pack power inverter securely to prevent damage in transit.
If possible, use the original packing material.
5. Ship prepaid and insured by way of a traceable carrier
such as United Parcel Service (UPS) or Priority Mail
to avoid loss in transit to:
Cobra Factory Service
Cobra Electronics Corporation
6500 West Cortland Street
Chicago, Illinois 60707 USA.
6. If the power inverter is in warranty, upon receipt of your power
inverter, it will either be repaired or exchanged depending on the
model. Please allow approximately three to four weeks before
contacting Cobra for status. If the power inverter is out of
warranty, a letter will automatically be sent informing you
of the repair charge or replacement charge.
If you have any questions, please call 773-889-3087 for assistance.
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Before installing and using your Cobra power inverter,
please read these general precautions and warnings.
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To make the most of this inverter, it must be installed and
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used properly.
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instructions
carefully before installing and using it. Special
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attention must be paid to the CAUTION and WARNING
statements in the manual.
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General Precautions
1. Never install the inverter in a boat’s
engine compartment where gas and
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battery fumes
2. Do not operate the inverter if it has been
dropped or damaged in any way.
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it contains no userNotes
serviceable parts. Attempting to service unit
could cause electrical shock.
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charged after all power is disconnected.
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4. Do
not expose
the inverter
to rain, snow,
bilge water or spray.
5. Do not obstruct the ventilation openings.
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6. Do not install the inverter in zero-clearance
compartment.
CAUTION This inverter should be used in
negative ground applications only.
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Cobra 400 Watt Output Waveform
Some very sensitive electronic equipment may not operate
satisfactory on “square wave” or “modified sine wave.”
The output waveform is referred to as “square wave” or
“modified sine wave.”
It is a stepped waveform
designed to
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have characteristics similar to the sine wave shape of utility
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power.
A waveform
of this nature is suitable for most AC
loads (including linear and switching power suppliers used
in electronic equipment, transformers and motors).
WARNING Power inverters contain components
that can produce arcs or sparks. To prevent fire
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or explosion,
do not install the inverter in areas or
compartments containing batteries or flammable
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ignitionprotected equipment.
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WARNING To reduce the risk of fire, do not cover
or obstruct the ventilation openings. Do not install
inverter in zero-clearance compartment.
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Power Cord
The power cord on this product contains lead, a chemical
known in the state of California to cause birth defects or
other reproductive harm.
Caution: Rechargeable Appliances
Certain chargers for small nickel cadmium batteries can be
damaged if connected to the Cobra 400 watt inverter. Two
particular types of equipment are prone to this problem:
1. Small battery-operated appliances
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such as flashlights, razors, and
night lights that can be plugged
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directly into an AC receptacle to
recharge.
2. Certain battery chargers for
Dangerous Voltages
battery packs used in hand power
tools. These chargers have a
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WARNING label stating
that
dangerous voltages are present
at the battery terminals.
This problem does not occur with the vast majority of
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battery operated equipment. Most use a separate charger
or transformer that is plugged into the Secondary
AC receptacle
and
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produces a low voltage output. If the label on the AC
adapter or charger states that it produces a low voltage
AC or DC output (less than 30 volts), the inverter will
have no problem powering the adapter safely.
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This section provides you with basic information about the
inverter and how to check its performance before installation.
Be sure to have on hand:
£ A 12 volt DC power source (such as a vehicle battery).
The power source must provide
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between 11 and 15 volts DC and
be able to supply enough current to
run the test load. As a rough guide,
divide the wattage of the test load by
10 to get the current (in amperes)
the power source must deliver.
£ The provided two foot cigarette lighter cable and
two foot direct-to-battery 12 gauge cable.
Only use the cables provided with your inverter.
The cigarette lighter cable is suitable for operating the
inverter
at loads up to 150 watts. Connect by securely
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inserting the plug into the cigarette lighter socket.
Cig. Lighter Cable
12 Gauge Cable
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CAUTION Do not use the cigarette lighter cable
for loads higher than 150 watts. When connecting
loads larger than 150 watts, please connect the
inverter directly to the battery.
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test load that
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plugged into the AC
receptacle on the inverter
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for short term testing at
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To check your inverter’s performance before installation:
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1. Turn the inverter off (see page 11
On/Off Switch to Off
for details). If the power
source
is
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a DC power supply, switch it off
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as well.
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input terminals (see page 6Installation
for details).
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4. Check to make sure all
connections are secure.
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5. Turn the inverter
power source is a DC power
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supply, switch it on first.
6. Plug in the test load. Secondary Icons
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The inverter should supply power
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load. If the
inverter is not
working properly, refer to the
troubleshooting guide on page 14
or power and protection indicators
section on page 12.
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all of the following requirements:
A. Dry
Do not place in an area where water can drip
or splash
on the inverter.
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B. Cool
Ambient air temperature should be between 30°F
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and 105°F (0°C and 40°C). The cooler the better.
C. Ventilate
Allow at least one inch (three cm) of clearance
around the inverter for proper airflow. Make sure
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that ventilation openings on the ends of the unit
are not obstructed.
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ventilation
openings. Do not install inverter in a zeroclearance compartment. Overheating may result.
CAUTION The inverter must only be connected to
batteries with a nominal output voltage of 12 volts.
Notesnot work with a 6 volt battery, and will be
It will
damaged if it is connected to a 16 volt battery.
WARNING This unit contains components which
can produce arcs or sparks. To prevent fire or
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explosion,
do not install in compartments containing
a battery or flammable materials, or in a location
which requires ignition protected equipment.
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Mounting and
Connecting Cables
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2. Connect cable to the Power Input
Terminals on
right side panel of the inverter. The red terminal is
positive (+) and the black terminal is negative (-).
Insert the ends of the cables onto the terminals
and tighten the screws to clamp the cables safely.
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To mount your inverter:
1. Place the inverter on a flat surface with the mounting
bracket against the mounting surface.
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Mounting Brackets
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2. Mount to secure surface using mounting hardware
that is corrosion resistant (not included).
3. Connect cable to your vehicle’s cigarette lighter socket.
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performance of the inverter. Because the inverter has
a
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low voltage, high current input, low resistance wiring is
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essential between the battery and inverter. This is so it
can deliver the maximum
amount of energy to the load.
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Only use the cables provided with your power inverter.
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To connect the cables between
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the inverter and the battery:
1. Turn the On/Off Switch on the
inverter to the off position. If the
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power source is a DC power
supply, switch it off as well.
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NOTE If the inverter is to be used at levels above
150 watts for extended periods of time, a direct
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toWarning
the battery is recommended. Do
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not use the cigarette cord for loads higher than
150 watts. Please contact your local dealer or
customer assistance for the proper cord for
direct to battery connections.
CAUTION Reverse polarity connections (positive
to negative) will blow inverter fuses and may
permanently damage the unit. Such damage
is not covered by the warranty.
CAUTION Remove any jewelry (watch, ring, etc.).
Be careful not to short circuit the battery with any
metallic object (wrench, etc.).
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WARNING You may observe a spark when making
the connection because current can flow to charge
the capacitors
in the inverter. Do not make thisNotice
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connection in the presence of flammable fumes.
Explosion or fire may result. Thoroughly ventilate
the battery compartment before making this
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connection.
3. Connect cable to the power source:
a. Connect the cable from the Negative (Black)
Terminal of inverter to the Negative Terminal
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of the power source. Make a secure connection.
b. Connect the cable from the Positive (Red) Terminal
of the inverter to the Positive Terminal of the power
source (the battery’s main fuse or the battery
selector switch, if you are using one). Make a
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secure connection.
You might observe a spark when you make this connection
since current can flow to charge capacitors in the inverter.
All power connections to your Cobra inverter must
be Positive to Positive and Negative to Negative.
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CAUTION Do not connect the inverter and another
AC source (such as a generator or utility power)
to the AC wiring at the same time. The inverter
will be damaged if its output is connected to
AC voltage from another source. Damage can
even occur if the inverter is switched off.
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CAUTION Do not connect the inverter to an AC
branch circuit that has high-power consumption loads.
It will not operate electric heaters, air conditioners,
stoves, and other electrical appliances that consume
more than 400 watts.
CAUTION Loose connectors result in excessive
voltage drop and may cause over heated wires
and melted insulation.
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CAUTION Reverse polarity connections (positive
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to negative)
will blow external fuse in the inverter
and may permanently damage the unit. Such
damage is not covered by the warranty.
CAUTION Remove any jewelry (watch, ring, etc.).
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careful not to short circuit the battery with
any metallic object (wrench, etc.).
Connect Power Source
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WARNING 115 volt AC power is potentially lethal.
Do not work on AC wiring when it is connected to
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inverter (even if it is switched off) unless the
DC power source is physically disconnected from
the inverter. Also, do not work on AC wiring if it is
connected to another AC power source such as
a generator or the utility line.
WARNING You may observe a spark when making
the connection because current can flow to charge
the capacitors in the inverter. Do not make this
connection in the presence of flammable fumes.
Explosion or fire may result. Thoroughly ventilate the
battery compartment before making this connection.
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For each piece of equipment you will be operating from the
Be sure to have your
power inverter properly installed before
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inverter, you must determine the battery’s reserve capacity
attempting to turn the unit on (see installation page 5).
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(how long the battery can deliver a specific amount of
To turn the power inverter on:
On/Off
Switch
to On
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current — in automotive batteries, usually 25 amperes)
1. If a DC power supply is being
or ampere-hour
capacity
(a measure
of how many amperes
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used
as
the power source, switch
a battery can deliver for a specified length of time).
it on.
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Example – Reserve capacity: a battery with a reserve
2. On the left side panel, switch the
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capacity of 180 minutes can deliver 25 amperes for
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to on.
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180 minutes before it is completely discharged.
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The
inverter
is
now
ready
AC
power
to your loads.
Example – Ampere-hour capacity: a battery with
If several loads are to be operated by the inverter, turn them
an ampere-hour capacity of 100 ampere-hours can
on separately, after the inverter has been turned on. This will
deliver 5 amperes for 20 hours before it is completely
ensure that
the inverter
does not have to deliver the starting
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discharged.
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currents required
for all the loads at once.
To determine the battery ampere-hour
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To turn the power inverter off:
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capacity you require:
1. On the left side panel,
1. Determine how many watts each piece of equipment
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switch the On/Off Switch
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consumes. This can normally be found on the product
to off.
label. If only the current draw is given, multiply the
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current draw by 115 to get the watt consumption.
NOTE The On/Off Switch turns the control circuit
2. Estimate the time (in hours) that each piece of equipment
in the inverter on and off. It does not disconnect
will be running between battery charging cycles.
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power
inverter.
3. Calculate the total watt-hours of energy consumption
When the switch is in the off position, the inverter
(power x operating time) using the average power
draws no current from the battery. When it’s in the
consumption and the total estimated running time
on position, but no power is being supplied to the
(in hours). Power x Operating Time = Watt-Hours.
load, the inverter draws less than 500 milliamperes
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TV/VCR (up to 25")
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from the battery. This is low current draw. It would
take more than a week to discharge a 100 amperehour battery at this rate depending on the age of
the battery.
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50 watts x 2 hours
= 100 watt-hours
115 watts x 3 hours
= 345 watt-hours
300 watts x 15 minutes
= 75 watt-hours
4. Divide the watt-hours by 10 to determine how many
power supply’s (12 volt) ampere-hours will be consumed.
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Power and Protection Indicators
The power and protection indicators include a green
light, a red light and an alarm.
Green Light
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Power on – The green light should remain on steady.
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Red Light and/or Alarm
Current overload – The red light will blink continuously,
then the inverter will shutdown. The inverter will continue
to check for appropriate current levels while trying to
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restart the Notice
load.
DC input voltage overload – The red light will turn on and
the inverter will shutdown. The inverter will continue to
check for appropriate voltage levels while trying to restart
the load.
DC input voltage shortage – As a warning that the voltage
is getting low, the internal alarm will sound. When the
voltage isCustomer
too low, the
inverter will shutdown and the red
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light will turn
on. The inverter will continue to check for
appropriate voltage levels while trying to restart the load.
Temperature overload – The red light will blink, then the
inverter will shutdown. The inverter will continue to check
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for appropriate temperature
levels while trying to restart
the load.
NOTE A momentary sound of the internal alarm
and/or flash of the red light is normal at start up.
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Power Output
The inverter can deliver 400 watts for about 60 minutes.
The inverter must cool for 15 minutes before it can
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resume operation
at 400 watts. Notes
Note: The wattage
rating
applies
to resistive loads.
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The inverter will operate most AC loads within its power
rating. Some induction motors used in freezers, pumps,
and other motor-operated equipment require very high
surge currents to start. The inverter may not be able
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to start some
of theseCaution
motors even
though their rated
current draw is within the inverter’s limits. The inverter
will normally start single phase induction motors rated
at one-half HP or less.
Input Voltage
The inverter will operate from input voltage ranging
from 10 volts to 15 volts. Optimum performance will
occur when the voltage is between 12 volts and 14 volts.
If the voltage drops below 10.5V+/-0.3V, an audible low
battery warning will sound. The inverter will shut down if
the input voltage drops below 9.5V+/-0.3V. This protects
the battery from being over-discharged. It will restart when
the input voltage exceeds 12V+/-0.3V.
The inverter will also shut down if the input voltage
exceeds 15.75V+/-0.75V. This protects the inverter
against excessive input voltage. Although the inverter
has protection against over-voltage, it may still be
damaged if the input voltage were to exceed 16 volts.
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Problem/Symptom Possible Causes
Solution
Low output voltage Overload
Reduce the load.
No outputInstallation
voltage Low input voltage
Recharge battery.
Notes
Check connections
Secondary Icons
and cable.
No output voltage Thermal
Allow inverter
after prolonged use shutdown
to cool off.
Reduce load,
Caution
Warning
Notice
continuous
operation input
current required.
Improve ventilation;
Make sure ventilation
openings in the
inverter are not
obstructed.
Reduce ambient
temperature.
Make sure
No output voltage, High input
the inverter is
“Protect” indicator voltage
connected to
lighted
12V battery.
Check regulation
of charging system.
Check load for
No output voltage Short circuit
proper operation.
Replace fuse.
No power to
Blown fuse
inverter
Low battery alarm Poor DC wiring
Check
on all the time
connections.
Poor battery
Make sure battery
condition
is fully charged.
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Specifications
Operation
Warranty
Operation
Specifications
Customer
Assistance
Warranty
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Continuous output power (1 hour) . . . . . . . . . . . . 400W
Surge rating (0.1 second) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800W
Peak efficiency
(12V – 1⁄2 load) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . > 88%
Installation
Notes
Efficiency (full load, 12V) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . > 83%
Icons
Secondary
No
load current draw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . < 0.5A (12.6V)
Output waveform (resistive load) . . . Modified sine wave
Output frequency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58HZ – 62HZ
Output voltage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109V – 120V
Notice. . . . . . Caution
Input voltage
. . . . . . . . . Warning
. . . 10.4VDC – 14.4VDC
Alarm voltage (unload) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10.2V – 10.8V
Shutdown voltage (unload) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.2V – 9.8V
Operating temperature range . . . . . . . . . . . . 0°C – 40°C
(32°F – 104°F)
Storage temperature range . . . . . . . . . . . . -40°C – 85°C
(-40°F – 185°F)
Protection . . . . . . . . . .Overload, short-circuit, overtemp,
reverse polarity, under/over voltage
Notes
All protection is automatically recovered.
To protect the battery, if the unit needs to be restarted
after low voltage protection, the voltage of DC input
should be above 12V.
To extend the life of the fan, it will stop when there is no
load. The speed of the fan increases as the load increases.
The unit is completely insulated in input and output for
added safety.
Nothing comes close to a Cobra®
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Warranty
Warranty and Trademark
Acknowledgement
Customer
Assistance
Warranty
Limited
Two-Year Warranty
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For Products Purchased in the U.S.A.
Cobra Electronics Corporation warrants that its Cobra power
inverter, and the component parts thereof, will be free of defects
in workmanship
and materials for a period of two years from the
Notes
date of first consumer purchase. This warranty may be enforced by
the first consumer purchaser, provided that the product is utilized
within the U.S.A.
Cobra will, without charge, repair or replace, at its option, defective
power inverters, products or component parts upon delivery to the
Cobra Factory Service department, accompanied by proof of the
Caution
date of firstWarning
consumer purchase, such as a duplicated copy of a
sales receipt.
You must pay any initial shipping charges required to ship the
product for warranty service, but the return charges will be at
Cobra’s expense, if the product is repaired or replaced under
warranty. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you
may also have other rights which may vary from state to state.
Exclusions: This limited warranty does not apply:
1. To any product damaged by accident.
2. In the event of misuse or abuse of the product or
as a result of unauthorized alterations or repairs.
3. If the serial number has been altered, defaced, or removed.
4. If the owner of the product resides outside the U.S.A.
All implied warranties, including warranties of merchantability
and fitness for a particular purpose are limited in duration to the
length of this warranty. Cobra shall not be liable for any incidental,
consequential or other damages; including, without limitation, to
damages resulting from loss of use or cost of installation.
Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied
warranty lasts and/or do not allow the exclusion or limitation
of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations
may not apply to you.
For Products Purchased Outside the U.S.A.
Please contact your local dealer for warranty information.
Trademark Acknowledgement
Cobra®, Nothing comes close to a Cobra® and the snake design
are registered trademarks of Cobra Electronics Corporation, USA.
Cobra Electronics Corporation™ is a trademark of Cobra
Electronics Corporation, USA.
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