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Where is fuse located in a powerline inverter

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SOURCE: my powerline 140 w inverter blows vehicle 20 amp

i would say inverter scewed//oz

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SOURCE: 200/400 watt Powerline Dc to AC Inverter blows fuses

If the inverter is blowing the fuse immediately upon plugging in the inverter (before you even plug something into the inverter) you most likely have a short in the 12V power cord. If you have an Ohm meter, you should be able to check the resistance across the two contacts on the 12V plug of the power cord. Wiggle it around some. If you get a very low reading, and especially if it's intermittent, you have a bad cord, which should be pretty easy and cheap to replace. My experience with these cords has been that their quality is pretty poor.
If that is the problem, maybe you can cannibalize a cord from an old CB radio, but here's a fairly heavy duty one on Amazon (they don't give an amp rating though) http://www.amazon.com/Truckspec-TSPSCBH-2CP-12-Volt-Platinum-Replacement/dp/B001JT5QF0

Posted on Feb 23, 2010

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0900-73


I have a 0900-73 and found this site which has a PDF for it. I believe it covers other versions also.

http://www.powerline.com/#!200-watt-dcac-inverter/c1ri9

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How long can I use my adapter to run my sum pump before draining my vehicle's battery


Be sure that the inverter can handle the load of the sump pump.

The vehicle should be running while the inverter is in use unless the sump pump only runs maybe once every other hour or so. Make sure you don't run the vehicle inside an enclosed area like a garage even if the door is up. Exhaust fumes may still get into the house. This inverter size is barely large enough to handle a standard sump pump.

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200/400 watt Powerline Dc to AC Inverter blows fuses


If the inverter is blowing the fuse immediately upon plugging in the inverter (before you even plug something into the inverter) you most likely have a short in the 12V power cord. If you have an Ohm meter, you should be able to check the resistance across the two contacts on the 12V plug of the power cord. Wiggle it around some. If you get a very low reading, and especially if it's intermittent, you have a bad cord, which should be pretty easy and cheap to replace. My experience with these cords has been that their quality is pretty poor.
If that is the problem, maybe you can cannibalize a cord from an old CB radio, but here's a fairly heavy duty one on Amazon (they don't give an amp rating though) http://www.amazon.com/Truckspec-TSPSCBH-2CP-12-Volt-Platinum-Replacement/dp/B001JT5QF0

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My powerline 200/400 watt Inverter is flashing the red light and sounding the alarm. This happens with nothing plugged in or just about anything.


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 (try http://search.harborfreight.com/cpisearch/web/search.do?keyword=inverter )

Dec 31, 2009 | Powerline 0900-73 Slimline Inverter

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Blows 15 amp car fuse as soon as switch is turned on nothing plugged into inverter


If the fuse doesn't blow until you turn the inverter on, the problem is in the input circuit. First, be sure the polarity is correct when you're connecting the inverter. If you manage to get the 12 volts hooked up backwards this will blow the fuse. If the input polarity is correct, the diode inside that protects against reverse polarity may be shorted. Beyond that, it's difficult to make any suggestions about what parts to check. You would need to use an ohmmeter to check the parts in the input for very low readings from the 12 volt input to ground. If you can do this yourself or know someone who can, it might be worth a try. But if you try to take this somewhere for service - if you can find a shop willing to look at it - it may be more economical just to replace it.

Good luck with the inverter, and thanks for using Fixya!

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I have an inverter, then a UPS, as the inverter does not always keep the PC on. The inverter does not power the UPS so it cuts out after a few mins, I then have to take the UPS out of the system until the...


Hello,

As I understand your statement, Your inverter (Powerline 200watt) has the UPS plugged into it, but it is not able to keep the UPS powered on. You didn't mention the size of the load (PC), nor the wattage rating of the UPS, or the batter bank size that supplies the inverter.

It sounds like you are trying to create an electrical system with double redundancy. If this is the case, you are going about it wrong. Most inexpensive inverters will have a Modified Sine Wave output, that the UPS will detect as a poor AC signal, and revert to backup mode, rather than pass the inverter power to the load.

200 watts isn't going to be very much for anything. 200watts / 120 volts (assuming 120vac system) is only 1.6amps or so. The charger on the UPS will likely use this much just to keep the internal battery topped off. As the PC is turned on, and the battery charger is doing its thing, there now exists an overload at the inverter. The inverter will respond by trying to increase its output by lengthening the pulses in the MSW waveform. The UPS then sees this, interprets it as bad power, and kicks into backup mode.

Since the powerline inverter is obviously a 12volt unit (cig. lighter plug), then check the battery configuration of the UPS itself. If it is 12volts as well, then you may be able to connect the UPS directly to the batteries that were powering the inverter. Note that some modification to the UPS will be needed if there external battery connections are not already present. Even then, there is no guarantee that the charger in the UPS will be able to charge the internal plus an external battery bank.

Since the battery that powers the inverter is likely larger than that of the UPS, why not run the PC directly off the inverter itself and forgo the use of the UPS altogether?

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Well, can I plug my powerline unit into a powerstrip anyway?


While *technically* the Powerline network can function when plugged into a low-end powerstrip, i.e. a powerstrip with a simple fuse, this *seriously* degrades performance, and can block the Powerline network completely.

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