Question about Vector VEC 024 400-Watt Power Inverter (VEC 024) 400-Watt Power Supply

1 Answer

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.

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Top Expert:

    An expert who has finished #1 on the weekly Top 10 Fixya Experts Leaderboard.

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

  • Vector Master
  • 44,894 Answers

Most inverters are not intended to power heaters.

Posted on Mar 30, 2017

Ad

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad
betz73
  • 298 Answers

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.

Posted on Aug 16, 2008

rockitman187
  • 2559 Answers

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..

Please rate this fixya

Posted on Jan 26, 2009

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: Puff of smoke

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

Posted on Mar 03, 2009

  • 61 Answers

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.

Posted on Nov 27, 2009

nitrospawn
  • 290 Answers

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

Posted on Feb 27, 2010

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

Tip

Xantrex inverter error codes


This information expands upon the error code information contained in the Link 2000 Owner?s Manual.
E-01 Inverter high DC/Battery voltage shutdown Battery voltage has risen above 15.5 VDC for 12-volt models or 31 VDC for 24-volt models.
E-02 Inverter low DC/Battery voltage shutdown Battery voltage has dropped below 10 VDC for 12-volt units or 20 VDC for 24-volt units.
E-03 Inverter or Charger overtemp shutdown Unit will reset automatically after it has cooled sufficiently.
E-04 Battery overload Caused by excessively discharged batteries. See section in inverter owner?s manual titled ?Charging overdischarged batteries.?
E-05 AC Backfeed AC power from an outside source has been fed to the AC output of the inverter. Potentially damaging to the unit. Disconnect incoming AC power and correct the situation.
E-06 Electronic Overload Inverter overload caused by too large a load or a short circuit. Reset by cycling power switch or connecting incoming AC power.
E-07 Triac control error Triac has overheated. Shut down unit and allow to cool.
E-08 High battery voltage shutdown during charge mode Check all charging sources for proper voltage. Reset by cycling the power switch.
E-09 Spare
E-10 Link 2000 de-powered This indicates that power was removed and restored to the Link 2000.
E-11 Spare
E-12 Battery #1 voltage sense leads open Blue wire is not connected to battery #1.
E-13 Battery #2 voltage sense leads open Violet wire is not connected to battery #2. E-14 Inappropriate Charged V selected for sensed voltage This value defaults to 13.2 for a 12-volt system, 26.4 for a 24-volt system. If this setting is above the voltage limits of the charging source, this error code will be displayed. Please refer to page 9 of the Link 2000 Owner?s Manual
E-15 Incoming AC polarity reversed Check incoming AC wiring for a reverse polarity condition.
CCC Indicates battery being charged. Displayed when Time remaining is selected. LO BAT More than 50% of declared capacity of battery 1 or battery 3 has been consumed.
OL Meter reading out of range U xx Designates a user setup CEF. Please read the sections pertaining to CEF on pages 19?22. A Designates Alternator output current on a Link 2000-R. is a number from 1?200. P Indicates Percent of charge mode selected. is a number from 1?100.

on May 14, 2015 | Xantrex Technology Electronics - Others

1 Answer

On a 2007 Fleetwood Discovery Model 39S, what should I check if the Magnum Energy inverter displays a red fault light on the house panel and then turns itself off?


install disconnect for house batteries to help voltage loss keep charged if too low voltage inverter will not turn on if batteries left on in house the LP detector will drain battery alone

Apr 05, 2017 | RVs

1 Answer

3000 watt eliminator with OLP and LUP CODES any Ideas


Assuming you have a 12VDC In 120V AC out 3000W inverter.
LUP indicates battery voltage is low, so firstly make sure:

1. You 12V battery is good, it's large enough a minimum of 75AH and probably much larger is recommended and it's fully charged.
2. Verify you are using the correct size copper wires from battery to the Inverter DC INPUT(s). If you keep wire short the wire size can be smaller, but if the DC input wires are longer then you will need to use thicker copper wires.

At MAx load you would be taking 250 AMP from battery, so for a 5% Volatge drop of .6 V for a 10 ft length of cables from battery to Inverter you would need to use a 1AWG copper cable.

http://www.calculator.net/voltage-drop-calculator.html?material=copper&wiresize=0.4066&voltage=12&phase=dc&noofconductor=1&distance=10&distanceunit=feet&eres=125&x=37&y=8

OLP is a overload condition, which means you may have to many high powered AC powered things connected to the Inverters AC outlets or maybe something that has large start up surge, ie devices large electric motors.

Or it could be all due to a faulty Inverter.

Oct 22, 2016 | Eliminator Electronics - Others

1 Answer

Amber flashing light while on home base. New, pulled tab, placed on dock. First time said charge err1, took out battery and replaced. Now just flashes amber. Is this correct?


Your manuals are here. Flashing lights must be covered. A quick look at the site says flashing red is bin full. In fact, I found it. Flashing Amber is CHARGING.

Roomba 600/500 Battery and Charging Overview On some robots, the CLEAN light should pulse red/amber while charging. ... Amber - partially discharged; Red - nearly discharged; Flashing Red - discharged . homesupport.irobot.com homesupport.irobot.com/.../roomba-600%2F500-battery-and-charging- overview LabeledSupport ... clipped from Google - 12/2015 iRobot: Customer Care - Roomba 700 Anatomy homesupport.irobot.com homesupport.irobot.com/app/answers/.../a.../roomba-700-anatomy images?q=tbn:and9gcss8oogw3vmcv_uom0z_pxoi9q5tq9n4aqrcwbsxn0zd1blfvnacictdbyn iRobot: Customer Care - Roomba 700 Anatomy Solid Red = Battery Discharged; Amber Pulse = Charging; Solid Green = Fully Charged; Quick ... The battery indicator blinks when there is a charging issue. homesupport.irobot.com homesupport.irobot.com/app/answers/.../a.../roomba-700-anatomy LabeledSupport ... clipped from Google - 12/2015 iRobot Roomba 500 Series Battery Maintenance homesupport.irobot.com homesupport.irobot.com/ci/documents/.../042809_500MaintBatt_vib iRobot Roomba 500 Series Battery Maintenance Roombas "CLEAN" light should pulse red/amber while charging. ... Green - fully charged; Amber - partially discharged; Red - nearly discharged; Flashing Red - ... homesupport.irobot.com homesupport.irobot.com/ci/documents/.../042809_500MaintBatt_vib LabeledSupport ... clipped from Google - 12/2015 Roomba 400 Series/Discovery Battery and Charging Overview homesupport.irobot.com homesupport.irobot.com/.../roomba-400-series%2Fdiscovery-battery-and- charging-overview Roomba 400 Series/Discovery Battery and Charging Overview Your Roomba's POWER light should pulse red/amber while charging. ... Amber - partially discharged; Red - nearly discharged; Flashing Red - discharged. homesupport.irobot.com homesupport.irobot.com/.../roomba-400-series%2Fdiscovery-battery-and- charging-overview LabeledSupport ...

iRobot Owner Manuals and Quick Start Guides

Dec 31, 2015 | Roomba Vacuums

1 Answer

How do I fix or reset my inverter?


Low input voltage or current.
Bad input voltage sensor.
Test by connecting directly to battery (with jumpers or make an adapter). The wiring or connection to your power port (cigar lighter) may be bad.

If it works at the battery, it is the car wiring. If not, it will cost more than the 25 dollar price tag to have it repaired. Just replace it (tryhttp://search.harborfreight.com/cpisearch/web/search.do?keyword=inverter )

Aug 11, 2014 | Powerline 0900-73 Slimline Inverter

2 Answers

I already replce the new battery that also is showing in overload pls solve that problem


UPS in overload. Try removing some of the attached devices one at a time to determine which on is causing the overload... it may also be a combination of devices causing the overload.

If you need UPS, Surge, or Power Related help contact Daniel @ Power & Systems Innovations 800.260.2259 or go to our website: http://psihq.com/

Nov 07, 2013 | APC Back-UPS RS 1000VA UPS System

1 Answer

Overload indicator comes on without any appliance attached


The battery may be new- but how much charge does it have? The inverter has a high and low battery warning.

If the inverter has no load upon it, it may see the battery potential as high. so if you put a load on it such as an incandescant lamp, in parallel to the inverter, and as an inverter load it should circumvent the warning. Then it is a matter of fine tuning the setup.

Dec 29, 2011 | Electronics - Others

1 Answer

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.

Nov 07, 2009 | Vector VEC1024 400 Watt Power Inverter

2 Answers

UPS problem,inverter getting overload


did u refill ur inverter

its happens too me too sometimes

"can u rate me, for my work... please"
thanks

May 17, 2009 | Powerline 200Watt DC to AC inverter...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Vector VEC 024 400-Watt Power Inverter (VEC 024) 400-Watt Power Supply Logo

Related Topics:

135 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Vector Computers & Internet Experts

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

17317 Answers

janman

Level 3 Expert

366 Answers

Tom Chichester

Level 3 Expert

44894 Answers

Are you a Vector Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...