Question about Black & Decker Black Decker 400 Watt Power Inverter Pi400abozr
Bought a black and decker 400w power inverter, tried to plug into the cigarette lighter, it was unable to run the projector. the red light goes on as soon as i press power. The manual says i should try to clip it directly into the car battery terminals, i want to ask if this will work for this projector: http://www.projectorcentral.com/Epson-EX31.htm
it was a wet night and thought i should ask someone before i go fiddling around with battery terminals in mild wet conditions. also, i'm trying to run a 100' extension cord from the inverter, will the length of the cord affect the ability to conduct current? thank you
I looked at the power requirements of this projector, 280W, but that assumes a nice sine wave. Your inverted is supposed to put out 400W, but it's a modified sine wave. Under ideal conditions (including a good battery) this might be just enough. Connecting directly to the battery will help a little, because of the limited ability to get current to and through the cigarette lighter. Using a 100 foot extension cord will diminish the voltage a bit (less so if it's a heavy gage wire). I would try connecting the inverter directly to the battery, run the engine and skip the extension cord. If that works, turn off the engine. If that works, try the extension cord. If it won't work with the engine running, connected directly and no cord - there are two possibilities: (1) the projector just won't run on a modified sine wave, (2) you need a bigger inverter. --- regarding (1) I have seen lots of people having trouble with various devices. You might want to ask Epson support. --- Good luck!
Posted on May 26, 2010
A 6ya expert can help you resolve that 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.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
May 06, 2014 | NexxTech 175W Power Inverter
Aug 23, 2010 | Black & Decker Electronics - Others
Aug 19, 2010 | Black & Decker Power Inverter PI400AB
Jul 15, 2010 | Black & Decker Power Inverter PI400AB
May 09, 2010 | Black & Decker Power Inverter PI400AB
Jan 16, 2010 | Black & Decker PI400AB Power Inverter
Oct 29, 2009 | Black & Decker Power Inverter PI400AB
Apr 22, 2009 | Black & Decker Husky 750w Power Inverter
789 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: