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After I hook up the power inverter to the battery, the AC product does not operate and/or the red FAULT light comes on.

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  • paulhend Jul 12, 2010

    Can you please detail your situation a little more? What inverter do you use? Can you give me a model number? And also what are you plugging it into? And from what I gather, your appliance is flashing red not the inverter? What is the applicance Model number?

  • p_oioi Jul 12, 2010

    1000watt power inverter..I just bought it yesterday..first use,its running okey..but after 30 minute the red light turn on/the FAULT light..after that I just turn off the inverter and turn it on again,a few second later the red light turn on again..any solution?

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It would depend on what type of AC product you'r trying t operate. While your load maybe only 1,000 watts, the starting inrush current may be too much for your inverter. Try turning inverter on, and see if it powers up. Try pluggin in something very small. Another possibility is the 12V circuit you're plugging the unit into isn't large enough to carry the current, and the incoming voltage is dropping too low for the unit to operate. A 1000 watt inverter is too large to plug into your cigeratte lighter unless you're only operating a very small load. Usually they are connected right to the battery. If you do this be sure to fuse it there , and run large enough wire to the inverter. You should probably have about a #4-#6 copper wire for such a large inverter.

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