Whistler Power Inverter User Manual

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100 Watt



13016 N. Walton Blvd.

Bentonville, AR 72712

TEL (479) 273-6012

FX (479) 273-2927


P/N 205564 © 2005

The Whistler Group, Inc.

If you have questions concerning the operation of this Whistler product please call customer service:


Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm CT or visit www.whistlergroup.com

Please keep the receipt in a safe place. You may register your product online at www.whistlergroup.com. If the unit is returned without a dated proof of purchase, an out of warranty service charge applies. NOTE: Your warranty period begins at the time of purchase. The warranty is validated only by your receipt. Now is the time to record the serial number of the unit in the space provided in the warranty section of the manual.

Getting Started

1.Remove your cigarette lighter and push the the 12-voltpower plug firmly into the cigarette lighter receptacle in your vehicle. If the unit is loose in the lighter socket, unplug the inverter and slide the adjustment button to the other position and reinstall the inverter.

2.The LED Indicator light should glow GREEN confirming that there is power running to the inverter.

3.Plug the appliance into the AC receptacle on the rear panel of the inverter.


The Green LED Indicator light will turn on and the inverter will turn itself off automatically when:

1.The power input from the battery drops to 10 volts.

2.The power input from the battery exceeds 15 volts.

3.The continuous draw of the equipment or appliance being operated exceeds 100 watts.

4.The surge draw of the equipment or appliance being operated exceeds 200 watts.


Dear Whistler Owner,

For many of us, a vehicle is more than just transportation. It can be a mobile office, communications or entertainment center, or simply an expression of our personality. Whistler products are designed to make the time you spend in your vehicle more productive, more fulfilling, safer, or just simply more fun. Our mission is to provide products that improve your driving experience.

Whistler offers a complete line of DC to AC inverters ranging in capacity from 75 Watts to 3000 Watts. These inverters offer advanced technology, dependable operation and will provide years of reliable service when used

in accordance with our operating instructions.



A.12-VoltCigarette Lighter Power Plug

B.North American 120V AC Outlet.

C.ON/OFF Indicator light.

D.Adjustment button.

(Slide to match the vehicle’s 12V DC socket.)

Your new Whistler power inverter allows you to run some AC appliances right from your car, boat or RV. They’re great for weekend use and life on the road. They’re also great for power outages!

To fully acquaint yourself with the operation of this inverter we recommend reading this entire manual.




Blown Automotive Fuse

Depending on the make and model of your automobile, running the power inverter near full capacity from your cigarette lighter port may result in a blown automotive cigarette lighter fuse. This fuse will need to be replaced with the same size fuse. Please note, a blown automotive fuse will not cause damage to your car’s wiring.






NOTE: In the event of automatic shut down, remove the inverter until the source of the problem has been determined and resolved.

In Review

·Never attempt to operate the inverter from any power source other than a 12-voltDC battery.

·The inverter is designed to be connected to the cigarette lighter socket with the 12-voltpower plug. Do not attempt to modify the power plug.

·While connecting the inverter to the power source, make certain that the inverter is positioned far away from any potential source of flammable fumes or gases.


·Make certain the power consumption of the appliance or equipment does not7 exceed 100 watts.

IMPORTANT: Whistler will not assume responsibility for loss or damage incurred in shipping. Therefore, please ship your unit insured with return receipt requested. COD’s will NOT be accepted.

2. Include with your unit the following clearly printed information:

·Your name and street address (for shipping via UPS), a daytime telephone number, and an e-mailaddress (if applicable).

·A detailed description of the problem, i.e. Unit powers up but no AC output.

·A copy of your dated store receipt or bill of sale.

3. Be certain your unit is returned with its serial number. For reference, please write your unit’s serial number in the following space: s/n____________________________________. Units without serial numbers are not11covered under warranty.

· When attempting to operate battery

Consumer Warranty

Service Under Warranty

chargers, monitor the temperature of the

This Whistler is warrantied to the original

During the warranty period, defective units

battery charger for approximately 10

purchaser for a period of one year, from the

will be repaired or replaced (with the same

minutes. If the battery charger becomes

date of original purchase, against all defects

or a comparable model), at Whistler’s option,

abnormally warm disconnect it from the

in materials and workmanship. This limited

without charge to the purchaser when returned

inverter immediately.

warranty is void if the unit is abused, modified,

with a dated store receipt to the address

· Use only 15 amp glass type fuse.

installed improperly, haditshousing removed,

below. Units returned without a dated store

· To avoid battery drain, always disconnect

or has a missing serial number.

receipt will be handled as described in section

the inverter when not in use.

There are no express warranties covering this

“Service Out Of Warranty.”

· Avoid placing the inverter near sources

product other than thosesetforthinthiswarranty.

When returning a unit for service under

of heat or in direct sunlight.

· While in use, make sure the inverter is

Allexpressor implied warranties for this product

warranty, please follow these instructions:

properly ventilated.

are limited to one year. Whistlerisnotliablefor

1. Ship the unit in the original carton or in a

damages arising from the use, misuse, or

· When operating the inverter with an

operation of this product.

suitable sturdy equivalent, fully insured, with

automobile or marine battery, start the


return receipt requested to:

engine every 30 to 60 minutes and let it



Whistler Repair Dept.

run for approximately 10 minutes to


recharge the battery.


1201 North Dixieland Road



Rogers, AR. 72756








Please allow 3 weeks for turnaround time.

IMPORTANT: To validate that your unit

The minimum out of warranty service fee for

Customer Service

is within the warranty period, make

your Whistler 100 watt inverter is $10.00 (U.S.).

If you have questions concerning the operation

sure you keep a copy of your dated

If you require out of warranty service, please

of your Whistler inverter, or require service

store receipt. You may register your

return your unit as outlined in the section

during or after the warranty period, please

warranty online at w.whistlergroup.com,

“Service Under Warranty” along with a

however, for warranty verification

call Customer Service at 1-800-531-0004.

certified check or money order for the correct

purposes, a copy of your dated store

Representatives are available to answer your

amount. Payment may also be made by

receipt must accompany any unit sent

questions Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m.

in for warranty work.

MasterCard, VISA and American Express;

to 5:00 p.m. (CT).



personal checks are not accepted. In the


Service Out Of Warranty

event repairs cannot be covered by the

Model PI-100WSpecifications

Units will be repaired at “out of warranty”

minimum service fee, you will be contacted

Max. Continuous Power..................100 Watts

by a Whistler technical service specialist

service rates when:

Surge Capability (Peak Power).......200 Watts

who will outline options available to you. If you


The unit’s original warranty has expired.

No Load Current Draw..........................<0.3A

elect not to have your unit repaired/replaced,


A dated store receipt is not supplied.

Waveform.......................Modified Sine Wave

it will be returned to you along with your


The unit has been returned without its

Input Voltage Range.....................11-15VDC

certified check or money order.


serial number.

AC Receptacle....................110V AC 3 Prong


IMPORTANT: When returning your

· The unit has been abused, modified, installed

Fuse.................................15 amp (Glass Type)


improperly, or had its housing removed.

unit for service, be certain to include a

Dimensions.....approximately 4.8”Lx2.6”Wx1.7”H



daytime telephone number.

Weight..................................approximately 8.8 oz.