GP-SW 600-1500

GP-SW 600-1500
Pure Sine Wave Inverter
GPSW-600
GPSW-1500
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Owner’s Manual
GPSW-600/1500
___________________________________________________________ Table of Contents
Introduction
2
Specifications
3
Name and Main Function
5
Installation
9
Operation
11
Operating Limits
12
Troubleshooting
13
Maintenance
14
Disclaimer of Liability and Warranty
15
Configuring your GPSW-600/1500
18
1. Introduction
The Go Power! Sine Wave series models are used in a wide range of
applications including remote homes, RVs, sailboats and powerboats. It will
operate most televisions and VCRs, personal computers, small appliances and
tools such as drills, sanders, grinders, mixers and blenders.
The inverter must have a greater power rating then the load it provides
power to.
To get the most out of the power inverter, it must be installed and used properly.
Please read the instructions in this manual before installing and using this model.
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___________________________________________________________ 2. Specifications
2.1 1500 W Inverter
SPECIFICATIONS
GPSW-1500 (12V)
Continuous Output Power
Surge Rating
1500 W
2000 W
Output Waveform
Output Voltage ± 5%
Input Voltage
Efficiency
No Load Current Draw / Powersave
Protection
Low Battery Alarm ± 2%
Low Battery Shut-Down ± 2%
Operating Temperature Range
Storage Temperature Range
Cooling
GPSW-1500 (24V)
Pure Sine Wave <3% THD
115 VAC RMS
11 – 16.0 VDC
21.0-30.0
85-90%
1.0 A / 0.1A
0.65 A / 0.05 A
Overload, Short Circuit, Reverse Polarity (Fuse),
Over/Under Input Voltage, Over Temperature
21 V
10.5 V
10.0 V
20.0 V
0 - 40ºC / 32ºF - 104ºF
-30ºC - 70ºC / -22ºF - 158ºF
Thermostatically Controlled Fan
AC Receptacle
Dual GFCI
Remote Port Option
Yes
Dimensions (L x W x H) in mm
419 x 279 x 102
Dimensions (L x W x H) in inches
16.3 x 10.9 x 4.1
Weight
7.7 kg / 17 lbs
Warranty
Inverter Install Kits
UPC
2 Years
GP-DC-KIT3
GP-DC-KIT2
8-39085-00001-4
8-39085-00039-7
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___________________________________________________________ 2.2 600 W Inverter
SPECIFICATIONS
GPSW-600 (12V)
Continuous Output Power
Surge Rating
Output Waveform
Output Voltage ± 5%
Input Voltage
Efficiency
No Load Current Draw / Powersave
Protection
Low Battery Alarm ± 2%
Low Battery Shut-Down ± 2%
Operating Temperature Range
Storage Temperature Range
Cooling
GPSW-600 (24V)
600 W
860 W
Pure Sine Wave <3% THD
115 VAC RMS
10.5– 15 VDC
21.0-30.0
85-92 %
0.90 A
0.50 A
Overload, Short Circuit, Reverse Polarity (Fuse),
Over/Under Input Voltage, Over Temperature
21.4 V
10.7 V
10.3 V
20.6 V
0 - 40ºC / 32ºF - 104ºF
-30ºC - 70ºC / -22ºF - 158ºF
Thermostatically Controlled Fan
AC Receptacle
Dual GFCI
Remote Port Option
Yes
Dimensions (L x W x H) in mm
295 x 180 x 72
Dimensions (L x W x H) in inches
11.6 x 7.1 x 2.8
Weight
2.7 kg / 5.9 lbs
Warranty
2 Years
Inverter Install Kits
UPC
GP-DC-KIT2
8-39085-00007-6
8-39085-00018-2
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___________________________________________________________ 3.0 Name and Main Function
3.1 Front View GPSW-1500
a)
ON / OFF switch:
Power ON/OFF switch, leave in the OFF position during installation.
b)
OVP: over voltage protection.
c)
UVP: under voltage protection
d)
OTP: over temperature protection.
e)
OLP: over load protection.
f)
BATT. VOLTS: display battery voltage.
g)
LOAD WATTS: display AC load watts.
h)
AC outlet: Ground Fault Protected (GFCI) 5 GPSW-600/1500
___________________________________________________________ 3.2 Rear View GPSW-1500 Warning! Operation of the inverter without a proper ground connection
may result in an electrical safety hazard.
a)
Ventilation ports:
Do not obstruct, allow at least 1 inch for air flow.
b)
Battery terminals:
Connect to 12V / 24V battery or other 12V / 24V power source. [+] is positive
[ - ] is negative. Reverse polarity connection will blow the internal fuse and
may damage inverter permanently.
c)
RS-232 jack.
d)
Chassis ground or to vehicle chassis using # 8 AWG wire.
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___________________________________________________________ 3.3 Front View GPSW-600
a)
ON / OFF switch:
Power ON/OFF switch, leave in the OFF position during installation.
b)
Ventilation ports:
Do not obstruct, allow at least 1 inch for air flow.
c)
Load Level:
Display AC load watts, green indicates normal operation and red indicates
high load levels.
d)
Fault
e)
Frequency
f)
Input Level:
Display input voltage, green indicates normal operation and red indicates
low battery level.
g)
AC outlet: Ground Fault Protected (GFCI)
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___________________________________________________________ 3.4 Rear View GPSW-600
Warning! Operation of the inverter without a proper ground connection
may result in an electrical safety hazard.
a)
Ventilation port:
Do not obstruct, allow at least 1 inch for air flow
b)
Battery terminals:
Connect to 12V battery or other 12V power source. [+] is positive [-] is
negative. Reverse polarity connection will blow the internal fuse and may
damage inverter permanently.
c)
Chassis ground or to vehicle chassis using # 8 AWG wire.
d)
Remote port allows customer to wire in any two wire remote switch to turn
the inverter on and off. Eg. Toggle switch or light switch.
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___________________________________________________________ 4.0 Installation
4.1 Where to install
The power inverter should be installed in a location that meets the following
requirements:
a) Dry - Do not allow water to drip or splash on the inverter.
b) Cool - Ambient air temperature should be between 0°C and 40°C (the cooler
the better).
c) Ventilated - Allow at least two inches of clearance around the inverter for air
flow. Ensure the ventilation openings on the rear and bottom of the unit are not
obstructed.
d) Safe - Do not install the inverter in the same compartment as batteries or in
any compartment capable of igniting flammable liquids such as gasoline.
e) Inverter should be located within 10 feet of the batteries.
4.2 Hook-up and testing
To hook-up please follow these guidelines:
1. Unpack and inspect your Go Power! Inverter, check to see that the power
switch is in the OFF position. Set up your power output according to Section 10,
Configuring your Sine Wave.
2. Insert DC inverter cables to the power input terminals on the rear panel of the
power inverter. The red terminal is positive (+) and black terminal is negative (-).
Connect the cables into the terminals and tighten the terminal screw to clamp the
wires securely.
3. Connect the cable from the negative terminal of the inverter to the negative
terminal of the battery. Make a secure connection.
Caution! Loose connections result in excessive voltage drop and may
cause overheated wires and melted insulation.
4. Before proceeding further, carefully check that the cable you have just
connected connects from the negative terminal of inverter to the negative output
terminal of the power source.
5. Install inverter fuse in positive lead. Fuse should be located within 12” of
battery. Ensure all connections are tight and secure.
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___________________________________________________________ 6. Connect the cable from the positive terminal of inverter to the positive terminal
of the battery. Make a secure connection.
7. Set the power switch to the ON position. Check the meters and indicators on
the front panel of the inverter. The voltage indicator should indicate 12 to 14 volts
depending on the voltage of the power source. If it is does not, check your
battery bank and the connections to the inverter.
8. Set the power inverter switch to the OFF position. The indicator lights may
blink and the internal alarm may sound momentarily. This is normal. Plug the test
load into the AC receptacle on the front panel of the inverter. Leave the test load
switch OFF.
9. Set the power inverter switch to the ON position and turn the test load on; the
inverter should supply power to the load. If you plan to measure the output
voltage of the inverter, a true r.m.s. meter must be used for accurate readings.
10. Ensure battery interconnect cables are a minimum of #4 gauge wire and a
maximum of 12” in length.
Caution! A reverse polarity connection will blow a fuse in the inverter
and may permanently damage the inverter. Damage caused by reverse
polarity connection is not covered by our warranty.
Warning!
You may observe a spark when you make this connection since current
may flow to charge capacitors in the power inverter. Do not make this
connection in the presence of flammable fumes, as explosion or fire
may result.
4.3 Cables
DC to AC inverters require high amperage / low voltage DC power to low
amperage / high voltage AC power. To operate properly connect inverter DC
input terminals direct to battery with appropriate Go Power! Install kit.
4.4 Grounding
The power inverter has a lug on the rear panel [chassis ground]. This is to
connect the chassis of the power inverter to the ground. The ground terminals in
the AC outlets on the front panel of the inverter are also connected to the ground
lug.
The chassis ground lug must be connected to a grounding point, which will vary
depending on where the power inverter is installed. In a vehicle, connect the
chassis ground to the chassis of the vehicle. In a boat, connect to the boat's
grounding systems. In a fixed location, connect the chassis ground lug to earth.
The neutral (common) conductor of the power inverter AC output circuit is
connected to the chassis ground. Therefore, when the chassis is connected to
ground, the neutral conductor will also be grounded. This conforms to national
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___________________________________________________________ electrical code requirements that separately derived AC sources (such as
inverters and generators) have their neutral tied to ground in the same way that
the neutral conductor from the utility line is tied to ground at AC breaker panel.
Caution!
The negative DC input of the power inverter is connected to the chassis.
Do not install the power inverter in a positive ground DC system. A
positive ground DC system has the positive terminal of the battery
connected to the chassis of the vehicle or to the grounding point.
Warning!
Do not operate the power inverter without connecting it to ground.
Electrical shock hazard may result.
5.0 Operation
To operate the power inverter, turn it on using the ON/OFF switch on the front
panel. The power inverter is now ready to deliver AC power to your loads. If you
are operating several loads from the power inverter, turn them on separately after
the inverter has been turned on. This will ensure that the power inverter does not
have to deliver the starting-currents for all the loads at once.
5.1 Operating On/Off Switch
The ON/OFF switch turns the control circuit in the power inverter ON and OFF. It
does not disconnect power from the power inverter. When the switch is in the
OFF position, the power inverter draws no current from the battery. When the
switch is in the ON position but with no load, the power inverter draws less than
1.65 A / normal, 0.07 A / saving mode (12 V version) from the battery.
5.2 Battery voltage indicator
The battery voltage bar graph on the SW1500 indicates the voltage at the input
terminals of the power inverter. At low input current, this voltage is very close to
the battery voltage. At high input current, this voltage will be lower than the
battery voltage because of the voltage drop across the cable and connections.
Ideally, the voltage should remain in the green area of the bar graph. If the
voltage goes into the red area at the top and bottom of the graph, inverter may
shut-down. The SW600 has a LED that changes colour from green to red as
battery voltage
decreases.
5.3 Load watt indicator
The AC load watt bar graph on the SW1500 indicates the power drawn from the
power inverter. It will indicate watt by loads. For long-term operation, the watt
should be in the green and orange area of the bar graph. The SW600 load level
indicator should be green for long-term operation. Short-term operation is
possible with the load indicator in the red area. If the load rises dangerous levels,
the inverter will protect itself. The SW600 has a LED that goes from green to red
at peak wattage.
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___________________________________________________________ 5.4 Resetting Faults
Any of the inverters protection faults can be re-set by turning the inverter off for
five seconds and then turning the inverter on again. The GPSW1500 can also reset any of its protection faults using the optional remote on/off switch to turn the
inverter off and then on again.
5.5 Over voltage indicator
The over voltage indicator indicates that the power inverter has shut itself down
because its input voltage has been over 16.5 VDC for the 12 V and 32.0 VDC for
the 24 V.
5.6 Under voltage indicator
The under voltage indicator indicates that the power inverter has shut itself down
because its input voltage has been lower than 10.0 VDC for the 12 V and 20.0
VDC for the 24 V.
5.7 Over temp indicator
The over temp indicator indicates that the power inverter has shut itself down
because it has become overheated. The power inverter may overheat because it
has been operated at power levels above its rating, or because it has been
installed in a location which does not allow it to dissipate heat properly. The
power inverter will restart automatically once it has cooled off.
5.8 Overload indicator
The overload indicator indicates that the power inverter has shut itself down
because its output circuit has been short circuited or drastically overloaded.
Switch the ON/OFF switch to OFF, correct the fault condition, and then switch
the ON/OFF switch back to ON.
5.9 Configuring switches
The configuring switches are used to configure the AC output of the inverter. In
North
America the output is typically configured to 115 VAC and 60 Hz.
5.10 Remote
If the remote is being used on the GPSW-1500, please refer to the GPSW
remote manual for dip switch settings and operations. When using the GPSW600-12 Remote Port option, simply connect the two terminals to turn the inverter
on and disconnect them to turn the inverter off. For example you can wire to a
toggle switch and use the toggle as the remote ON/OFF switch.
6. Operating limits
6.1 Power output
The SW1500 W inverter will operate most AC loads within its power rating.
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___________________________________________________________ When determining whether a microwave oven can be operated by the 1500 W
inverter, remember that the power commonly advertised for microwave ovens is
the cooking power (the power delivered to the food) not the power actually
consumed by the microwave oven. The microwave oven will consume 40% to
100% more than its advertised cooking power. Check the rating sticker on the
back of the oven to determine its actual power draw. The 1500 W inverter will
operate a small microwave oven (0.2 to 3.0 cubic foot capacity) that draws up to
1800 watts. It will provide 10 to 15 minutes of cooking time, depending on battery
capacity. Some induction motors used in refrigerators, freezers, pumps, and
other motor-operated equipment require very high surge currents to start. The
power inverter may not be able to start some of these motors even though their
rated current draw is within the power inverter.
If the motor refuses to start, observe the battery voltage indicator while trying to
start the motor. If the battery voltage indicator drops below 11 volts while the
inverter is attempting to start the motor, this may be why the motor won’t start.
Make sure that the battery connections are good and the battery is charged, but
if the voltage still drops below 11 volts, you may need to use a larger battery.
6.2 Input voltage:
The power inverter will operate from input voltage ranging 10-15V (GPSW-600W12V ver.) and 10 V – 16 V (GPSW-1500-12V ver.) or 20 V-32 V (24 V ver.) If the
voltage drops below 10.5 V (12 V ver.) or 21 V (24 V ver.), an audible low battery
warning will sound and the voltage indicator will be in the lower red zone. The
power inverter will shut down if the input voltage drops below 10 V (12 V ver.) or
20 V (24 V ver.). This protects your battery from being overly discharged.
The power inverter will also shut down if the input voltage exceeds 16 V (12 V
ver.) or 32 V (24 V ver.). This protects the inverter against excessive input
voltage. The voltage indicator will be in the upper red zone. Although the power
inverter incorporates protection against over voltage, it may still be damaged if
the input voltage is allowed to exceed 20 V (12 V ver.) or 40 V (24 V ver.).
7. Troubleshooting
7.1 Common problems
Television interference: Operation of the power inverter can interfere with
television reception on some channels. If this situation occurs, the following steps
may help to alleviate the problem.
• Make sure that the chassis ground lug on the back of the power inverter is
solidly connected to the ground system of your vehicle, boat or home.
• Do not operate high power loads with the power inverter while watching
television.
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___________________________________________________________ • Make sure that the antenna feeding your television provides an adequate
("snow free") signal and that you are using good quality cable between the
antenna and the TV.
• Move the television as far away from the power inverter as possible.
• Keep the cables between the battery and the power inverter as short as
possible and twist them together with about 2 to 3 twists per foot. This minimizes
radiated interference from the cables. 7.2 Troubleshooting guide 8. Maintenance
Very little maintenance is required to keep your inverter operating properly. You
should clean the exterior of the unit periodically with a damp cloth to prevent
accumulation of dust and dirt. At the same time, tighten the screws on the DC
input terminals.
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___________________________________________________________ 9.0 Disclaimer of Liability & Warranty
Go Power!TM provides the following limited 2 year warranty (“Warranty”) coverage
as applicable to the purchaser (“Purchaser”) of the Go Power!TM branded product
TM
(“Product”) directly from Go Power! The following constitutes the terms and
conditions of that limited warranty.
9.1.1 What the Go Power! Warranty Covers and for How Long
Subject to the exclusions and claim procedure set out below, Go Power!TM
warrants for a period of 2 years from the date of purchase at the point-of-sale to
the original end-user customer (“Sale Date”), that the Go Power!TM Product
provides coverage as follows:
For the period ending 2 years from the Sale Date, Go Power!TM will, at Go
TM
Power! ’s discretion, repair or replace the Product which fails to meet the
Product Specifications due to a defect in materials or workmanship or apply
credit towards the purchase of new Go Power!TM Product.
To exercise this right, the Purchaser shall ship, at its own expense, and return
the Product to Go Power! according to the return instructions detailed below, and
TM
Go Power! will, repair or replace the Product and return it to the Purchaser free
of charge, or offer credit towards the purchase of new Product.
Go Power!TM shall be entitled, at its discretion, to use new and/or reconditioned
parts in performing warranty repair or providing a replacement Product. Go
Power!TM also reserves the right to use parts or Product of original or improved
design in any repair or replacement. All replaced Product and/or any parts
removed from repaired Products become the property of Go Power!TM
If Go Power!TM chooses to repair or replace a Product, the above warranty will
continue to apply and remain in effect for the balance of the warranty period
calculated from the Sale Date (and not the repair or replacement date).
If Go Power!TM chooses to offer a credit towards the purchase of new Product,
then the warranty in effect and applicable to the new Product shall apply to the
new Product.
9.1.2 What the Go Power! Warranty Does Not Cover
Go Power!TM’s Warranty does not provide coverage for the following which are
expressly excluded from the above warranty:

Failure due to normal wear and tear of the Product.

Failure caused by separate computer software supplied with or
TM
associated with a Go Power! Product.
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___________________________________________________________ 
Failure due to fire, water, neglect, improper installation, generalized
corrosion, biological infestations, or input voltages that create operating
TM
conditions beyond the maximum or minimum listed in the Go Power!
specifications including lightning strikes.

Products which have been altered other than by Go Power!
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authorized by Go Power!

Products that have their original identification (trademark, serial number)
markings defaced altered or removed.

Products utilized as a component part of a product expressly warranted
by another manufacturer.

Operation or storage of the Product outside the specification ranges,
and/or alteration or deployment of Go Power!TM Products other than in
accordance with any published or provided user, storage or
maintenance requirements.

Failure that is in any way attributable to the improper use, storage,
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maintenance, installation or placement of the Go Power! Product.

Failure caused by abuse, misuse, abnormal use, or use in violation of
any applicable standard, code or instructions for use in installations,
including, but not limited to, those contained in the National Electrical
Code, the Standards for Safety of Underwriters Laboratory, Inc.,
Standards for the International Electrotechnical Commission, Standards
for the American National Standards Institute, or the Canadian
Standards Association.

Failure due to acts of God.
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or
9.1.3 Restrictions and Limitations to Go Power!’s Warranty

This Warranty is not transferable and only applies to the Purchaser.

Go Power! does not warrant the results obtained from the
TM
implementation of recommendations made by Go Power! or its
authorized distributors concerning the use, design or application of Go
Power! Products

The end-user who purchases the Product assumes all responsibility and
liability for loss or damage resulting from the handling or use of Go
TM
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___________________________________________________________ Power!TM Products.

TM
Go Power! 's liability on any claim, whether in warranty, contract,
negligence, or any other legal theory, for loss, damage or injury arising
TM
directly or indirectly from or in relation to the use of the Go Power!
TM
Product shall in no event exceed the purchase price of the Go Power!
Product which gave rise to the claim. IN NO EVENT SHALL GO
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POWER! BE LIABLE FOR PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHETHER FORSEEABLE OR NOT
INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF PROFITS OR
REVENUES, LOSS OF USE OF GOODS, OR LOSS OF BARGAIN.

The Warranty set out above is the sole warranty granted by Go
Power!TM with respect to the Product. No oral understanding,
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representations or warranties shall be of any effect and Go Power!
makes no further warranties, express or implied concerning the Go
Power!TM Products other than the Warranty set out above. The Buyer,
where permitted by applicable law, hereby expressly waives any
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statutory or implied warranty that the Go Power! Product shall be
merchantable or fit for a particular purpose.
9.2 Warranty Return Procedure
Visit www.gpelectric.com to read the “frequently asked questions” section of
our website to troubleshoot the problem. If trouble persists:
1. Call your Go Power!™ Technical Support team (1-866-247-6527).
2. Return defective product to place of purchase.
9.2.1 End Users
Contact your sales representative or Dealer and discuss the problem. Often the
sales representative can troubleshoot common scenarios. If applicable, warranty
will be handled between the End User and the Dealer. Go Power!TM will only
accept returned items from an End User as a last resort. If you are unable to
contact the Dealer, or the Dealer refuses to provide service, please contact Go
Power!TM directly.
9.2.2 Dealers
Dealers will handle warranty either through their supplier or Go Power!TM if they
qualify as a Purchaser.
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___________________________________________________________ 9.2.3 Units bought directly from Go Power!
The Purchaser will return the product, freight prepaid, to Go Power!TM You must
obtain a Return Material Authorization (RMA) number from Go Power!TM before
returning a product. The RMA number MUST be clearly indicated on the outside
of the box.
Items received without an RMA number will be refused.
9.2.3 Additional Information
Unless approved by Go Power!TM management, all product shipped collect to Go
Power!TM will be refused.
Test items or items that are not under warranty, or units that are not defective,
will be charged a minimum bench charge of ($50.00 US) plus taxes and shipping.
A 15% restocking charge will be applied on goods returned and accepted as
“new” stock.
9.4 Out of Warranty Items
Go Power!TM electronic products are non-repairable, Go Power!! does not
perform repairs on its products nor does it contract out those repairs to a third
party. Go Power!TM does not supply schematics or replacement parts for any of
its electronic products.
10. Configuring your GPSW1500 and GPSW600
10.1 Configuring your GPSW1500
Switches are located on the rear left side.
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___________________________________________________________ 10.2 Configuring the GPSW 600
Switches are located on the front panel.
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