Question about Black & Decker Power Inverter PI400AB
I just bought a Black & Decker 400 watt power inverter for use with my pc. I plug it in and the red light comes on instantly. Why and what can i do to fix the problem. Is the 400 watt inverter to small????
There are two possibilites: the first is the over 400W power draw, the other is how you have the inverter connected. Do you have the inverter connected directly to the battery terminals (the clips) not the outlet plug (cigaretter lighter)? This is needed for any load over 80W and under 400W. (the inverter can handle a load demand over the 400W limit but only for short periods (800W).)
What is the load that your PC pulls (Is it a laptop or a desktop)? The laptop in my home has either a 65W or a 90W load (depending on the battery and the AC adapter we are using). Desktops take much more power (usually).
I hope this helps.
Posted on Jul 15, 2010
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