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My inverter keeps flashing power to overload low battery

I need help solving this problem. Quick overview my sister has a early model pick up that doesn't have heat in it. I had a small desk heater that has these specs ( 120v 60Hz 200 watts ). The inverter powered this heater for about 5 minutes and then the inverter started beeping and alternating from power to overload low battery. she said she smelled something like burning wires but I have the unit apart and can't find anything wrong. I have wired it directly to a spare battery I have and plugged in several things that it still powers but it will not power the 200watt heater anymore. Any ideas I'd love to hear them. Thank you for reading and for any help you can offer.

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Most inverters are not intended to power heaters.

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SOURCE: Does item have a fuse? Burned out

i have the same one ...and i'm not seeing a fuse, there may be one internally
does the inverter have strong "burnt wire" smell if so it is probably fried.

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SOURCE: No power output from my vector 1000w inverter.

Sounds like a ground issue,Try this,Take the jumper cables and hook just the neg clamp tho the battery and the other end to the case of the inverter for a direct ground and see if that works..

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Posted on Jan 26, 2009

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yes u got da inverter overloaded out puts r gone 2hot and fan couldnt cool it enough now this inverter basicly a amplifier amp does da same problem when da out put r blown yes i got da unswer

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SOURCE: Overloaded my inverter -now only works when hooked to car battery

It sounds like the fuse that protects you cigarette lighter is blown.

After you have replaced the fuse, check the voltage again. 0.015vdc would not have powered anything that in manufactured to operate on 12vdc.

When powering anything over about 250W, I would suggest connecting directly to the battery to avoid overloading the lighter circuit.

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SOURCE: Vector vec 051D 3000 watt fan won't run anymore, unit overheats

your inverter needs to cool at all times , if the fan does not work,try buying a small standing fan to blow cool air to you machine, it is possible that your heater is making the inverter to over heat please avoid using the heater on the inverter

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