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OPERATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

OPERATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Change the relative positions of the inverter, antenna

 

ful Advice.

Some Power

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

cables and television power cord.

ter in operation, make cer

When driving with the inver

 

 

tain that

 

 

 

 

 

ter nor the powerneithercor the inver

ds will impede safe

3. Isolate the television, its power cord and antenna cables

 

 

operation of your vehicle. Keep the unit and all cords clear

from the 12 volt powerunningsourceanbyextensionr

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

of the steering wheel, gas, brake and clutch pedals and gear shift.

ter to thecordtelevisionfrom thesetinver.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coil4. the televunnisionng power cor

d and the input cables r

ter in pr

To maintain your inver

oper working condition, note

tant safety pr

the following impor

ecautions:

from the 12 voltter power source to the inver .

 

 

 

 

• MOISTURE. Keep theyinverter dr . Do not expose it

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

moisturto

e. Do not operate the inverter if you, the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ter

inver

, the device being operated or any other surfaces

Note:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

that may come in contact with any power sources are

Inexpensive sound systems may emit a "buzzing" sound

 

 

 

wet. Water and many other liquids can conduct

when operated with the inverter. This is due to inadequate

 

which mayelectricitylead to serious injur

y or death.

filters in the sound system. There is no solution to his

 

 

 

• HEAT. For peak efficiency, the ambient air

t of pur problem shor

chasing a sound system with a higher

 

 

 

 

 

temperature should be between 50° and 80° F. Avoid

quality power supply.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ter oninveror near heatingplacingvents,the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For You Microwave Chefs.

 

 

 

sour

 

radiators or other

ces of heat. Do not place the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ter ininverdir.

ect sunlight

 

The power rating commonly associated with microwave ovens

 

 

• VENTILATION. In order to disperse the heat generated

is the "cooking power" which is the power being "delivered"

 

 

ter is in operation,whilekeepthe inveritwell ventilated.

to the item being microwaved. The actual operating power

 

 

 

While in use, maintain several inches of clearance around

requirement rating is higher than the cooking power rating

 

 

 

 

 

 

the top and sides of the inverter.

and typically is referenced on the back of the microwave. If

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the operating power requirement does not appear on the

 

 

 

 

 

 

back of the microwave, check the owner s manual or contact A

terFUMESnear& GASES. void using the inver

the manufacturer.

 

ter in

 

. Do not place the inverflammable materials

 

 

 

tments, wherycompar

 

areas such as batter

e fumes or

 

 

 

 

gases may accumulate.

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OPERATION

OPERATING PRINCIPALS

For You Technical Types.

 

 

1. Basic Operating Principles:

 

Whistlertersworkinverin two stages. During the first stage,

 

the DC to DC conver

eases the DC input voltage from

) to 145thevoltspowerDC. sourceIn (e.g. a 12 volt batter

r

the second stage, the high voltage DC is converted to 110

volts (60 Hz AC) using advanced power MOSFET transistors in a full bridge configuration. The result is excellent overload capability and the capacity to operate difficult reactive loads. The output wavefor esulting from these conversions is a

"quasi-sinewave" or a "modified sine wave" as shown on

below.

ter F

 

the powerThisgeneratedsteppedwaveforby

utilities and has a broad range of applications.

The modified sine wave produced by your Whistler inverter has a root mean square (RMS) voltage of 110 volts. The majority of AC voltmeters measure RMS voltage and assume that the

m willmeasuredbe purwavefor e sine wave.

Consequently, these meters will not read the RMS modified sine wave voltage cor ectly and, when measuring your Whistler

ter output,inver the meters will read about 20 to 30 volts too

low. To accurately measure the output voltage of your inverter, ue RMSuser a tr eading voltmeter such as a Fluke 87, Fluke

8060A, Beckman 4410, Triplett 4200 or any multimeter identified as "True RMS."

ters see our InverFormatiorenoinforinver

AQ page

at www.whistlergroup.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ue sineAtrwave typical of home AC outlet.

The modifiedter sine wave produced by the Inver

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OPERATING PRINCIPALS/SUMMARY

 

 

OPERATION SUMMARY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Review.

 

 

 

In the event of automatic shutterdown, turn the inver

• Never attempt to operate your Whistlerterfrinver

om

 

OFF (O) immediatelyteruntil.Dothenottherestarinver

 

 

 

source of the problem has been identified and corrected.

any power source other than a 12 volt battery or a

 

 

 

 

 

group of batteries that total 12 volts.

y drain, always•Todisconnectavoid batterthe inver

 

ter

hat the•powerAlwayscablemaketer cer

 

minal

 

when the vehicle is not in use for long periods.

 

 

 

 

 

 

connections Negative (-)to Negative(-)and Positive

Do not expose the inverter to moisture.

 

(+) to Positive (+).

Check these connections

Avoid placing the inver

ces of heat or in

frequently to ensure that they are secure.

ter near sour

 

 

 

direct sunlight.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

tain the• ratedMake powercer consumption of the

 

 

Whenterin isuse,pr make certain that the inver

operly

appliance or equipment you wish to operate is compatible

 

 

 

 

with the capacity of your inverter.

ventilated.

 

 

ter

near

flammable•

materials,Donot use the inver

• If the rated power consumption of the equipment is in

 

 

fumes, or gases.

the range of the maximum specified wattage of your

 

 

 

 

 

terter tocoensurver , test the inver

e that it will operate

 

Always operate the inver

properly.

ter in accor

 

 

 

uctionstrin this manual. Failur

 

 

 

 

 

y

 

sonal injur

tyin damage,proper per

• Before attempting to use a battery charger see page 16.

 

 

 

dance with the e to do so may result

, or loss of life.

• Before attempting to use medical equipment see page 6. ter is well r

Use the proper gauge cable (smaller the number, the larger the cable) available to connect the inverter to the power source.

ngine of• When operating the inver

t the f, star

y 30 to 60 mienutesgine andeverlet it r

un for at least

10 minutesy. to recharge the batter

 

While connecting the inverter to the power source,

tain that maketheinverc r emoved from any potential source of flammable fumes or gases.

In the event a continuous audible alarm or automatic

ter OFF immediatelyshutntheoff, invertur

. Do not

ter until thethesourestarinver

ce of the problem has

been identified and corrected.

 

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TROUBLESHOOTING

fer

PROBLEM: TV Inter

ence

 

 

 

 

 

Problem

 

Solution

 

Electrical inter enceritefromdata

lineAdd a Fer

 

filter inver .

 

on to the TV power cord.

 

 

 

This filter is available at

 

 

 

electronic supply stores.

 

 

 

 

PROBLEM: Low or No Output Voltage

 

Problem

 

Solution

 

Using incor ect type of

ue RMSUser tr

eading meter

 

voltmeter to test output

"ForSeeY

ou Technical

 

voltage.

 

Types" Section of this

 

 

 

manual.

mal

 

 

 

 

PROBLEM: LowimeBatter

m On All The T

 

Problem

 

Solution

 

Input voltage below

 

Keep input voltage above

 

11 volts.

 

11 volts to maintain

 

 

 

regulation.

 

Poor or weak battery.

 

Replace batter

 

condition.

 

 

 

 

Inadequate power being

Use lower gauge wire. See

er

delivered to the inver

 

“Wire Cable Gauges”

 

or excessive voltage drop.

section of this manual.

 

t

 

Keep wire length as shor

 

 

 

as possible.

 

 

 

 

 

TROUBLESHOOTING

 

 

 

Overload

LED on

 

 

 

 

 

 

Problem

 

 

Solution

 

Equipment has a high ter powernTurinverswitch

t

upstarsur

ge.

 

OFF (O) and then ON (l)

 

 

ter

 

again until the inver

 

 

 

 

powers your appliance.

 

 

y

 

Repeat as necessar

 

 

 

 

to get your appliance

 

 

 

ted"."star

 

 

 

 

 

y

voltageBatterbelow

 

 

Recharge or replace

 

10 volts.

 

y

batter .

 

 

 

 

 

Equipment being operated

Use a higher capacity

 

draws too much power. ter

inver .

 

 

 

ter

isInvertoo hot (ther

ter to cool.Allow inver

 

shutdown mode).

 

Check for adequate

 

 

 

 

ventilation. Reduce the

 

 

ter to

 

load on the inver

 

 

 

 

rated continuous power

 

 

 

 

output.

 

 

 

 

 

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SPECIFICATION

SPECIFICATION

 

 

Pro-1200WWATT INVERTER SPECIFICATIONS

 

 

 

Maximum1200ContinuousW

Power . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . .

. .

.

.

 

atts

 

 

 

Maximum Surge Capability (Peak2400Power)W .

. . . . . .

.

. .

* atts

 

 

 

No Load Cur ent Draw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . .

. .

.

. . . . .

 

1.0A

r<

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

W

m

Wavefor . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.

 

 

 

 

ave

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Modified Sine W

 

 

Operating Input+ Voltage11-15Range . . . . . . . . .

. .

 

0.5 Volts DC

 

 

 

. . . . . .ThrAC Receptacle

. . . . . . . .th American. ee Nor3 Pr

 

 

 

 

ong

 

 

 

USB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

5. .V.

olt 500mA Max

 

 

 

Approximate8.9”DimensionsL x 7.4” W. x 3 54” H

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Approximate Weight .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . .

. .

.

. . . . .

 

8.7 lb

 

 

Pro-1600WWATT INVERTER SPECIFICATIONS

 

 

 

Maximum1600ContinuousW

Power . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . .

. .

.

.

 

atts

 

 

 

Maximum Surge Capability (Peak3200Power)W . .

. . . . .

.

. .

* atts

r<

 

 

No Load Cur ent Draw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . .

.

.

. . . . .

 

1.0A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Modified Sine W

W

m

Wavefor . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.

 

 

 

 

ave

 

 

 

Operating Input+ Voltage11-15Range . . . . . . . . .

. .

 

0.5 Volts DC

 

 

 

. . . . . . .ThrAC Receptacle

. . . . . . .th American. ee Nor3 Pr

 

 

 

 

ong

 

 

 

USB

 

5 V

olt 500mA Max

 

 

 

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . .

 

 

 

Approximate8.9”DimensionsL x 7.4” W. x. .3..54”. . . .H. . . .

 

 

 

 

 

12.5 lb

 

 

Approximate Weight . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . .

.

.

. . . . .

 

 

 

 

 

Pro-2000WWATT INVERTER SPECIFICATIONS

 

 

 

Maximum2000ContinuousW

Power . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . .

.

.

.

 

atts

 

 

 

Maximum Surge Capability (Peak4000Power)W . .

. . . . . .

 

. .

* atts

 

 

 

No Load Cur ent Draw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . .

.

.

. . . . .

 

1.0A

 

W

m

. . . . . . . . . . . .Wavefor

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.

 

 

 

 

ave

 

 

 

Operating Input+ Voltage11-15Range . . . . . . . . .

. .

 

0.5 Volts DC

 

 

 

. . . . . . .ThrAC Receptacle

. . . . . . .th American. ee Nor3 Pr

 

 

 

 

ong

 

 

 

USB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . .

olt 500mA Max

 

 

 

Approximate12”Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . .

L x 8.9” W x 3.54” H

 

 

 

Approximate Weight . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . .

.

.

. . . . .

 

 

 

 

Pro-2500WWATT INVERTER SPECIFICATIONS

 

Maximum2500ContinuousW

Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. .

.

.

 

atts

 

Maximum Surge Capability (Peak5000Power)W . . . . . . .

.

. .

* atts

 

No Load Cur ent Draw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. .

.

. . . . .

 

1.2A

m

. . . . . . . . . .Wavefor

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

 

 

 

 

ave

 

Operating Input+ Voltage11-15Range . . . . . . . . . . .

 

0.5 Volts DC

 

. . . . . .ThrAC Receptacle

. . . . . . . .th American. ee Nor3 Pr

 

 

 

 

ong

 

USB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

olt 500mA Max

 

Approximate12”DimensionsL x 8.9” W.x. 3. .54”. . . H. . . . .

 

 

 

 

 

 

Approximate Weight . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.

.

. . . . .

.

 

 

Pro-3000WWATT INVERTER SPECIFICATIONS

 

Maximum3000ContinuousW

Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.

.

.

 

atts

 

Maximum Surge Capability (Peak6000Power)W . . . . . . . .

 

. .

* atts

 

No Load Cur ent Draw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.

.

. . . . .

 

1.3A

m

. . . . . . . . . . . .Wavefor

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

 

 

 

 

ave

 

Operating Input+ Voltage11-15Range . . . . . . . . . . .

 

0.5 Volts DC

 

. . . . . . .ThrAC Receptacle

. . . . . . .th American. ee Nor3 Pr

 

 

 

 

ong

 

USB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

olt 500mA Max

Approximate15Dimensions.5”L x 8.9”.W. . x. .3..54”. . . .H.

Approximate Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

*Under certain conditions your inverter may provide up to 2 times the continuous rating for a brief period.

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WARRANTY

WARRANTY

 

Consumer Warranty

 

 

 

 

r

 

ThetrsWhistlerar

Pro series inver ranted towarthe original

 

 

purchaser for a period of (2) two years from the date of

 

original purchase against all defects in materials and

itedis

warworkmanship.

 

 

 

 

 

 

abused, modified, installed improperly, had its housing

 

removed, or has a missing serial number. There are no express

rantieswar covering this pr

oduct other than those set forthin

anty

thisrantieswar for. thisAllexpress or implied war

oduct are

 

limited to (2) two years. Whistler is not liable for damages

 

arising from the use, misuse, or operation of this product.

 

viceSerUnder W

rantyar

 

 

ter is r

 

riod, defectiveDuringtheunitswarwill be r

 

 

 

 

 

epairedor

 

 

replaced (with the same or a comparable model), at Whistler’s

 

option, without charge to the purchaser whennedreturwith

 

 

a dated store receipt to the address tersbelowr . Inver nedetur

 

 

without a dated store receipt will be handled as described in

ut Of sectionW “Ser

 

 

rantyar

.”

 

 

se followWhenningretura

unit

for

ser

 

these

uctionstr:

 

 

 

 

 

 

original1.carShip the inver

stur

 

ton or in a suitable

dy

ranty work. equivalent, fully insured, withnr retur eceipt requested, and

shipping charges prepaid to:

Whistler Repair Dept.

551 N. 13th St.

Rogers, AR. 72756

Please allow 3 weeks for return.

IMPORTANT: Whistler will not assume responsibility for loss or damage incur ed in shipping. Therefore, please ship your

ter insurinver ed with return receipt requested.

2. Include the following clearly printed information:

Your name and street address (for shipping via UPS), a daytime telephone number, (No P.O. Box please) 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.

tain yourBe3invercer.

nedeturwith its serial number

.

For reference, please write your unit’s serial number in

 

the following space: s/n __________________.

 

ters withoutInver serial numbers ar

rantyenot covered under war

.

ter is withinIMPORTANT:the To validate that your inver rantywarperiod, make sure you keep a copy of your dated

ranty onlinestoreat receipt! You may register your war gr www.whistler oup.com, howeverification,ranty for war

purposes, a copy of your dated store receipt must accompany any unit sent in for war

viceSerOut Of W

rantyar

 

 

viceters willratesInverberanty”when: ser

epaired at “out of war

 

 

ranty•Thaseunit’sexpir original war

ed.

 

A dated store receipt is not supplied.

 

The unit has beennedreturwithout its serial number

.

The unit has been abused, modified, installed improperly, or had its housing removed.

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WARRANTY

 

MEMO

 

 

 

 

 

r

The out of war

ters ar

o Series inver

e

 

as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

Pro-1200Winver is $75.00

 

 

 

95.00 Pro-1600Winver

 

 

 

 

125.00Pro-2000Winver

 

 

 

 

155.00Pro-2500Winver

 

 

 

 

 

Pro-3000Wterisinver$185.00.

 

 

 

 

e,ser

rantyIfyou require out of war

 

 

n youretur

 

ter asinveroutlined in the section

vice “Ser

Under Warranty”

 

k or moneyalong withor a cer

 

r

der for the cor ect

 

 

amount. Payment may also be made by MasterCard, VISA

 

 

or American Express;personal checks.

ar

e not accepted

 

 

In the event repairs cannotvice befee,covered by the ser

 

 

you will be contacted by a Whistler

 

 

ecialisttecwhonicalwillseroutline options available

 

 

 

to you. If you elect not to have your inverter repaired/replaced,

 

it will nbedreturto you along with your cer

tified check or

 

money order.

 

 

 

 

ice, beIMPORTANT:ter for ser Whenningreturyour inver

taincerto include a daytime telephone number and email address (if applicable).

Customer Ser

If you have questions concerning the operation of your Whistler ter inver , or requireviceduringser or after the war ranty period,

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

Representatives are available to answer your questions

Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (CT).

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