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

Voltec
Power Inverter Owner’s Manual
100W
(Model #: 10-00474)
1000W
(Model #: 10-00480)
400W
(Model #: 10-00477)
1500W
(Model #: 10-00481)
750W
(Model #: 10-00479)
2000W
(Model #: 10-00482)
3000W
(Model #: 10-00483)
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.
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Copyright 2009 VOLTEC Products
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CONTENTS
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Introduction............................................................ 2
Safety Information ................................................. 3
Features................................................................... 5
Connecting/Operating the inverter ...................... 8
Troubleshooting ................................................... 10
Specifications ........................................................ 14
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.
•
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.
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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:

Small nickel-cadmium battery-operated appliances such as flashlights, razors and nightlights

Battery chargers for battery packs used in hand power tool that have a warning label indicating dangerous
voltages are present at the battery terminals.
Caution – 2000W and 3000W
When using ABOVE 1000W, please make sure you use the same standard cable kits and same standard battery or
battery kits. Failure to do so will damage the inverter.
Failure to follow these safety guidelines may result in personal injury and/or the damage to the unit. It may
also void the warranty.
3. Features
a) LED Indicator Models – 100W – 3000W
DC Input Panel
1 Black terminal – negative DC power flow
2 Cooling Fan and Ventilation Openings - protects the inverter from over-heating.
3 Red terminal - positive DC power flow
Indicators
4 Green LED Indicator – indicates the inverter has power.
5 Red LED Indicator— warns that the inverter has shut down due to low/high input voltage
6 Power Button — press to activate the unit
AC Outlet Panel
7 AC Outlets - receptacles for 120V AC products with a total continuous power equal to the wattage (W) of your
inverter.
8 USB Port - Offer 5V power for USB equipment.
9 Ventilation Openings – never cover the ventilation openings.
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Wiring
10 DC Cable with Clips—Connect the red clip to the positive terminal of the battery, and the black to the
negative.
1. AC Outlets— receptacles for 120V AC products with a total continuous power equal to the wattage (W) of
your inverter.
2. Power Button— Connect the inverter to the DC power and press down the button power switch, the AC
power is available.
3. Port for Remote Control— Connect the remote control switch and press down the switch, the remote control
function acts.
4. USB Port— Offer 5V power to USB equipment.
5. Red LED Indicator— When the inverter has shut down because of low or high input voltage, the red LED
indicator lights.
6. Yellow LED Indicator — When the power exceeds 1000W, the yellow LED indicator lights. When AC output
power exceeds 1200W+/-100W, the over current protection function will act.
7. Green LED Indicator— When there is DC power input, the green LED indicator lights.
8. Positive DC terminal— Connect the red end of the DC power cord to it.
9. Negative DC terminal— Connect the black end of the DC power cord to it.
10. Cooling Fan and Ventilation Openings— The high speed cooling fan protects the inverter from over-heating.
And the ventilation openings should be kept clear!
11. Additional Protective Features
a) Over Input Voltage Shut Off - When the 12 volt DC power supply voltage exceeds 15.5±0.5 volts, the
inverter will automatically shut down.
b) Low Input Voltage Shut Off - When the 12 volt DC power supply voltage drops below 10.5±0.3volts, the
inverter will automatically shut down.
c) Low Input Voltage Alarm - When the 12 volt DC power supply voltage drops below 11±0.3volts, an
audible alarm will sound.
d) Over Heating Self-lock - When the internal temperature exceeds the regulated temperature due to the
increase of surrounding air temperature, the inverter will automatically shut down. When the internal
temperature drops below the surrounding air temperature, the inverter will automatically return to normal
operation.
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 with DC clamp cables. No devices
should be plugged into the inverter until the inverter is properly connected and the inverter’s power indicator is
active.
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Please follow the following to connect your inverter:
1) Attach the ring type connector marked with red to the red (+) DC terminal and the ring connector marked
with black to the black (-) DC terminal on the inerter.
Caution!
Reversing the polarity will damage to the inverter and void the warranty.
2) Tighten the nut on each DC terminal by hand until it is snug. Do not over-tighten.
3) Attach the black (-) clip to the black (-) battery terminal.
4) Attach the red (+) clip to the red (+) battery terminal. Make sure both clips are securely connected to the
battery terminals, as a loose connection will cause the voltage to drop and may cause the cables to overheat,
resulting in equipment damage or fire.
5) Turn on the inverter.
6) Plug the AC product(s) you wish to operate into the AC outlet(s) and switch them on, one at a time.
Caution!
If there are one more AC products connecting to the inverter, turn on the larger power product first.
7) If the Wattage draw of your devices exceeds the inverter’s capacity, the unit will shut down and the
indicator light will flash.
8) 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 used, its voltage begins to fall. When the inverter senses that the voltage at its DC input has
dropped to the range of 10.7~11.3V DC, an audible alarm sounds. This allows time for computers or other
sensitive devices to be shut down. If the audible alarm is ignored, the inverter will automatically shut down when
the voltage dropped to the range of 10.2~10.8V DC, preventing the battery from being over-discharged. Turn off
any devices that the inverter is powering. When input voltage rose to 11.7V~12.3V DC, inverter restores normal.
Although the inverter incorporates protection against over-voltage, if may still be damaged if the input voltage
exceeds 16 volts.
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 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.
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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
Consumption
Appliances
(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
Satellite Receiver
25
DVD Player/ VCR
35
Electric Knife
85
PSP
16
Nintendo DS
12
Rechargeable Electric Knife
10
Household Battery Chargers
15
2 way Radios
10
5" LCD TV
10
BlackBerry
5
PDA
5
Wireless Mouse
2
Cordless Shaver
5
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
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
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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:

Increase the distance between the inverter and the TV, antenna and 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.
CAUSE
SOLUTION
Battery is defective
Replace battery
Blown fuse
Check and replace fuse
Lose cable connections
Check the connection to the
no
battery. Tighten as required.
AC products connected are Reduce load.
rated
at
more
than
the
Wattage load of the inverter;
overload
The
red
shutdown
has
LED occurred.
indicator
AC products at less than the Use a product with starting
illuminates.
Wattage load of the inverter, surge
power
within
the
but high starting surge has inverter’s capability.
caused overload shutdown.
The voltage input from the Charge the power source battery
DC power source is too low
(alarm is sounding).
Inverter is overheated due to Unplug inverter from DC socket
poor ventilation and has shut and allow to be cooled for 15
down.
minutes.
Remove
objects
covering unit. Move the inverter
to a cooler place. Reduce load if
continuous
operation
is
required. Restart.
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Inverter runs small Low voltage battery
Charge the battery
loads but not large
ones.
Disconnect the inverter and
Water entered the unit
Water entered
wipe immediately with a dry
cloth, or permanent damage can
occur.
Low voltage shutdown or Allow unit to cool. Improve air
thermal
Alarm is sounding
shutdown
has circulation around unit. Locate
occurred.
unit to a cooler environment.
Reduce
load
if
continuous
operation is required.
Standard “average-reading” Inverter’s “modified sine wave”
AC
voltmeter
Measured inverter measure
resulting
output is too low
used
to output requires “true RMS”
output
voltage, voltmeter
in
apparent measurements.
an
for
accurate
reading 5 to 15V too low.
Battery voltage is too low
AC
product
Recharge battery
power Use a larger battery to make up
consumption is higher than for
Battery run time is
less than expected
increased
rated.
requirement.
Battery is old or defective.
Replace battery
power
Battery is not being properly Some chargers are not able to
charged.
fully recharge a battery. Make
sure you use a powerful charger.
6. Specifications
a) AC Power Output
Model
200W
400W
750W
125V AC
(104V)
125V AC
(104V)
125V AC
(104V)
AC
200W
400W
750W
Maximum
AC
output surge power
500W
600W
800W
AC
output
frequency(nominal)
59~61Hz
59~61Hz
59~61Hz
AC
waveform
Modified
sine wave
Modified
sine wave
Modified
sine wave
AC output voltage
Continuous
output power
output
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Model
1000W
1500W
2000W
3000W
AC output voltage
125V AC
(104V)
125V AC
(104V)
125V AC
(104V)
125V AC
(104V)
Continuous
output power
AC
1000W
1500W
2000W
3000W
Maximum
AC
output surge power
2000W
3000W
4000W
6000W
AC
output
frequency(nominal)
59~61Hz
59~61Hz
59~61Hz
59~61Hz
AC
waveform
Modified
sine wave
Modified
sine wave
Modified
sine wave
Modified
sine wave
output
b) USB Power Output
DC output voltage
5V DC
c) DC Power Specifications
Model
200W
DC input voltage 11.0~15.0V
DC
range
Battery drain with no 0.35A (at a
AC load
12V input)
Low battery alarm
11.0V
trigger point
Low
shutdown
(nominal)
battery 10.5V
point
400W
11.0~15.0V
DC
11.0V
11.0V
10.5V
110.5V
12.0V
battery 15.5V
point
fuse
11.0~14.5V
DC
0. 5A (at a 0.5A (at a
12V input) 12V input)
Low battery resume
point (nominal)
High
shutdown
(nominal)
750W
15.5V
15.5V
25A
fuse
mini 25A
slip fuse×2
slip fuse×4
Efficiency(maximum) 85%
85%
85%
Model
AC output voltage
mini 25A
mini
1000W
1500W
2000W
3000W
105V~125V
AC
105V~125V
AC
105V~125V
DC
105V~125V
DC
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Maximum AC output 1000W
power
Maximum AC output 2000W
surge power
1500W
2000W
3000W
3000W
4000W
6000W
AC output frequency 59~61Hz
(nominal)
59~61Hz
59~61Hz
59~61Hz
AC output waveform
modified sine
wave
modified sine
wave
modified sine
wave
5V DC
5V DC
12.8~13.2V
DC
12.8~13.2V
DC
modified sine
wave
5V DC
DC output voltage 5V DC
range
12.8~13.2V
DC input voltage 12.8~13.2V
DC
DC
range
Battery drain with no 0.6A (at a 0. 6A (at a
AC load
12V input) 12V input)
1 A (at a 1 A (at a
12V input) 12V input)
Low battery alarm
11.0.3VDC 11.0.3VDC 11.0.3VDC 11.0.3VDC
trigger point
Low
shutdown
(nominal)
battery 10.5
point 0.3VDC
10.5
0.3VDC
10.5
0.3VDC
10.5
0.3VDC
Low battery resume 12.OV
point (nominal)
12.OV
12.OV
12.OV
High
shutdown
(nominal)
15.5V
15.5V
15.5V
battery 15.5V
point
fuse
25A mini 25A mini 25A mini 25A mini
fuse X 5
slip fuse×7 slip fuse×10 slip fuse×10
Efficiency(maximum) 85%
85%
85%
85%
c) Physical specifications
Ambient
range
operating
temperature 32~104
(0℃~40℃)
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