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OWNER’S MANUAL

Pro-800WWATT

POWER INVERTER

THE WHISTLER GROUP, INC CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS

3604 N.W. Frontage Rd.

Bentonville, AR 72712

TEL (479) 273-6012FAX (479)273-2927www.whistlergroup.com

CUSTOMER RETURN CENTER

551 N. 13th St. Rogers, AR 72756

Customer Ser el (800) 531-0004Email: info@whistlergroup.com

P/N 401515

© 2010 The Whistler Group, Inc.

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If you have questions concer operation of this Whistler product please call Customer Ser

1-800-531-0004

Hours:

 

 

Monday - Friday

8:00 am - 5:00 pm CT

Please keep the receipt in a safe place.

You may register your product online at

www.whistlergroup.com.

If the unit is

nedreturwithout a dated pr

 

uctions.

 

oof of

purchase, an out of war

 

Note: charge applies. ranty

Your

war

period begins at the time of purchase.

ranty is Thevalidatedwar

 

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.

 

 

INTRODUCTION

Dear Whistler Owner,

For many of tationus,.vehicleIt is more than just transpor

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 from 100tersWattsof to 3000 Watts. These inver fer advanced technology, dependable operation and will

provide viceyearswhenof reliableused inseraccor

dance

with our operating instr

 

Your new WhistlerunmostpowerAC inverter allows you to r

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.

Sincerely,

THE WHISTLER GROUP, INC.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 

 

WHISTLER FEATURES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Topic

 

ters.

A Word About WHISTLER Inver

 

 

 

 

Page

 

 

 

 

y Features Summar ......................................................................

t low voltage,rsdirconver

Whistler inver

 

r

ect cur ent (DC)

n tant InforImpor

 

 

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

nating householdtocur110 volt alter

 

 

rent (AC). The AC

ter BasicsInver

 

7 - 9

 

 

output is called “modified sine

wave”. See “Technical

 

 

 

Operating Principles”

section

formationmore. infor

 

• Getting Star

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depending on the model and its rated capacity, Whistler

 

• Don’t Push It

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ters drawinverpower either fr

om standard 12 volt automobile

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operation ..........................................................................

 

 

 

 

and marine batteriestableor highfrom powerpor 12 volt

 

• Making the Connection

 

 

 

sources.

 

 

 

 

• Tips

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

• Recharging Equipment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

• Changing the Fuse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

• Power Source

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additional1314 & Safety Features ...........................................

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

• Auto Shut Down

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

mal Cut• TherOf

f

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

• Low Batter

otection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19Care & Maintenance.........................................................

Technical20 Operating21 Principles ........................................

23Operation Summar

Troubleshooting ................................................................

Specifications .....................................................................................................................................

-ation30

Warranty Infor ........................................................

2

3

Note:
In the event of an automatic shut down or continuous ter OFF (O)nuntiltheinvm,thetursour audible alar ce of
mined andther related problem has been deter esolved.

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WHISTLER FEATURES

1. Two 110 AC Outlets

t

2. On/Off Switch

 

nsTurthe unit On/Of

f.

3.On/Shutdown Indicator Light

The LED will illuminate GREEN when the inverter is

malpoweredconditionsin .norThis light will tur

n RED

r will automaticallyandthe shutinverdown (except

 

hen any of lowthe folvolowingtagealar

 

 

 

 

problems occur:

 

 

 

t Cir

• Shor

cuit Protectionter will shut. The inver

 

down until the shor

emoved.

 

• Low Voltage Alarmm will.soundAnalarwhen the

y discharvoltage from the batter

 

ges to 10.5+/-0.5

 

volts DC. This is an indication that the battery needs

 

to be recharged.

 

 

n itself

ter• Overwill turVoltageThe inverProtection.

 

 

off when the input exceeds 15.5+/-0.5volts DC.

 

• Under Voltagen

Protectionter will tur. The inver

 

itself off when the input is less than 10.0+/-0.5

 

volts DC.

 

 

 

 

 

• Overloadn itself Protectionof ter will tur. The inver

f

 

when the continuous draw or the surge draw of the

 

equipment being operated exceeds the maximum

 

power rating for the inverter.

 

 

• Thermaln itself Protectionof ter will tur. The inver

f

al temperaturwhen the inter

 

e exceeds safe design

 

parameters.

 

 

 

WHISTLER FEATURES

4.USB Power Por

5.Cooling Fan

6.Power Input Terminal (Negative)

ve pr (Obser

oper polarity)

7.Power Input Terminal (Positive)

ve pr (Obser

oper polarity)

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

INVERTER BASICS

tant InforImpor

mationWhistlerAbout Your New

ter

Inver

. ted

This manual will provide you with directions for the safe and

efficient

operation of your

Whistler Inverter.

Read

the

manual carefully before using your new Whistler inverter

and keep the manual on file for future reference.

 

 

Notes:

 

 

 

 

 

gned toYouroperateWhistlerfr inver

 

om a 12 volt

power source only. Never attempt to connect your Whistler

ter toinverany other power sour

ce, including any AC power

source.

 

 

 

 

 

The length of the supplied cables is matched for the r cur ent needed by the inverter. Making this cable longer will make the inverter less efficient and may

cause the cables to heat up.

Do not attempt to lengthen the supplied power cables.

110 volts can be lethal. Improper use of your Whistler

y ter mayinver

esult tyin damage,proper personal injur

 

or loss of life.

 

Do not connect the inver s output to any other power

 

source.

 

Not recommended for use with medical equipment. Check with the appliance manufacturer for compatibility with modified sine wave inverters.

Some appliances may not work well, not at all or be

Getting Star

Power equipment and appliances which operate with motors or tubes require an initial surge of power to get them up and running. This powertingsurgeload"ris refer ed to as the "star

or "peak load." (By comparison, electrical devices such as standard light bulbs do not requiretinga largeload). star

Once the equipment or appliance has been powered up, it settles down to a slower pace and requires far less electrical power to operate. This lower power requirementr is refer ed to as the "continuous load."

In order to ensure that the capacity of your Whistlerter inver is sufficient to meet thet requiredupload, staryou must first

mine dettherpower consumption of the equipment or appliance you plan to operate.

Power consumption is rated either in wattage or amperes,

mation r and infor

egarding the required "watts" or "amps"

generally is stamped or printed on most appliances and

equipment. If this information is not indicated on the

appliance or equipment, check theContactowner’s manual.

 

the appliance or equipment manufacturer to determine

if the device

you are usingychar(TV’s, batter

ger,

computer, etc.) is compatible with a modified sine wave.

If the power consumption is rated in amps, multiply the number of amps by 110 (AC voltage) to determine the comparable wattage rating. Induction motors, as well as some televisions, may require 2 to 6 times their wattage rating

t up. to star

damaged. Formationreoinforcompatibility issues, please visit our inver AQ page at

gr wwwwhistler. .comoup.

mation onthertheinfForundamentalfur

operating

 

Whistler

principles of

ters ainverd

elated technical data,

"T

see echnical Operating Principles."

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INVERTER BASICS

 

 

 

INVERTER BASICS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t Push It.

 

 

 

If a piece of equipment or an appliance will not operate, first

 

 

 

ter has been pr m thatconfirthe inver

operly connected to

r

Although your

ter hasinverthe capacity to pr

ovide

 

the 12 volt power source (See "Making The Connection"). If

 

power output (excess current) equal to approximately two

 

allterconnectionsthehaveinverbeen properly made, tur

 

times its rated wattage capacity for a very brief period, it is

 

rocker switch ON (l), OFF (O) and ON (l) again in quick

 

designed to operate equipment and appliances with start

 

succession. If this procedure is unsuccessful, it is likely that

 

up load wattage ratings no higher than its own maximum

ter does thenot inverhave the r

t upequiredcapacitystarto

 

continuous wattage rating.

 

 

operate the equipment or appliance in question.

For example, the Pro-800Wmodel has a maximum continuous rating of 800 watts. Although this model has the capacity to briefly provide more than its continuous power (that is, excess cur ent), it is designed to operate equipment and appliances with star equirements of 800 watts . or less.

Note:

Most heat generating appliances trequireup star

loads in excess of 1000 watts and the inverter will not operate such appliances as coffee makers, irons, hair

yersdr or heaters

 

 

 

t data’

ter

Thet doesinver nots supporUSBPor

 

Consequently,up load ratingif theofstaryour equipment

 

 

 

communications.

 

or appliance slightly higher than the maximum continuous

 

 

 

ds

rating of therinverwill attempt,the inverto star

 

 

USB power is always on and independent of the

 

above the continuous rating.

 

 

ter

inver s on/off switch.

mine whetherTodeteryourticulainver

ter will operate a par

 

 

 

 

piece of equipmentteris or appliance, run a test. The inver

 

 

 

 

designed to shut down automatically in the event of a

 

 

 

 

power overload. Testing appliances and equipment with

 

 

 

 

t upstarload ratings comparable to your inver

ter wattage

 

 

 

 

rating will not damage the inverter.

 

 

 

 

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OPERATION

 

 

 

 

 

OPERATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Making the Connection.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

 

 

 

 

 

r is designedThisinverto connect to your 12 volt batter

 

y

 

Loose connections can result in a severe decrease in

by the supplied #8 AWG gauge cables.

 

 

 

 

voltage which may cause damage to the wires and

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

insulation.

 

 

 

 

 

tain that1. theMakeinvercer

s rocker switch is in the

 

Failure to make proper connection between the

 

ter andinverthe power sour

 

ce will result in reverse

OFF (O) position.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

polarity. Reverse polarity will blow the internal fuses

2. Connect the cables to the power input terminals at

 

 

 

ter and mayincausethe invper

 

 

 

 

ter and tightthenreartheofscrthe inver

 

 

manent damage to

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ews to make

 

 

terthe inver

Damage.

caused by r

everse polarity is

a secure connection. Do not use tools to tighten

 

 

 

Whistlernotcovered under the

rantywar

.

these screws.

 

 

 

 

 

Making the connection between the Positive (+)

3. Connect the cable from the

(BLACK)

Negative (-)

 

 

 

minalster may cause a spark ras a r

esult of cur ent

Negativeminal(-ter)teronthe inver

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

flowing to the capacitors in the inverter. This is a

the 12 volttain powerthe

source.

Make

cer

 

 

r

malnoccur

ence. Due to the potential for

connection is secure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sparking, however,tant thatitis extremelyboth impor

 

m4.thatConfirthe cable you have just installed is

 

 

 

 

ter and the12involter batter

 

 

 

emoved

properly connected.

tainSpecifically,that

y be well r

 

 

 

 

make

cer

 

 

from any possible source of flammable fumes or

the cable is connected to the Negative (-)terminals on

 

 

 

 

gases.

 

 

 

 

 

and the 12bvothlt powertheinversour

 

 

 

ce.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Failure to heed this warning could result in fire or

minal5. Connect the cable from the (RED) Positive (+) ter

 

 

 

 

explosion.

 

 

 

 

er to the Positiventhe (+)inverter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.

For safe and proper operation of the inverter when

power source.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

not using the supplied cables, connect the inverter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

to the power source with the proper gauge wire

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

availableWhen and in the shortest length practical.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ter and thebattinverr

 

 

e set up within four feet of

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

each other, use a minimum of #8 gauge wire to make

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the connections. Within four to six feet, use #6 gauge

wire. At distances between six feet to ten feet, use #4 gauge wires connected to the battery.

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OPERATION

 

 

 

 

OPERATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7.

Run a ground from the Ground LugminalTer at the

 

 

Note:

 

 

to a pr

rear of the inver

opery “chirp”grounding point using

m may make• a momentarTheaudible alar

 

test

practicaltheshorlength of

18 A

WG

wirned.OFFter(O)is. turThe samewhenalar the inver

m

 

 

Selection of the grounding point will depend on

 

 

may also sound when the inverter is being connected

 

ter where you are using the inver

. The ground wire may

 

 

to or disconnected from the 12 volt power source.

 

 

be connected to the chassis of your vehicle or to the

 

 

• The use of an extensionterto cordthe from the inver

 

 

 

 

appliance or equipment being operated will decrease

 

 

grounding system in your boat or to the earth* if you

 

 

 

 

 

 

the power

being delivered to the

load. For best

r

 

are operating the inver

emote location. Before

 

 

 

 

 

operating results, the extension cord should be no

 

 

connectitaingthatto the ground,

make cer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

more than 50 feet long.

 

ed of

ter isinvertur

 

f.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

• Check frequently to ensure that the input and output

out pr

 

Operating the inver

operly grounding it

 

 

 

 

 

connections are secure. Loose connections may damage

 

 

may result in electric shock.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ter

the inver

, the power source, or

may generate

 

 

* This ground can’t be the same ground as the AC

 

 

excessive heat.

 

 

 

ground.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

m8that.Confirthe equipment or appliance to be operated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ned ofistur

f. Plug the equipment or appliance into one of

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the AC receptacles on the front panel of the inverter.

 

 

 

 

 

er to

the9. ONnTurthe(I) inverposition. T

 

n uron the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

equipment or appliance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10.

Plug the USB powered device into the inverter’

s USB

 

 

 

 

 

t.power por

12

13

ter whileIftheyouenginear usisngofthe inver

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OPERATION

OPERATION

 

 

 

 

tant yInforImporChar

mation on Batter

gers

The Power Source.

atter Using your inver

gers for power tools,

When the engine is off, most batteries will provide ample

 

 

ter for one to two phourswer. toThetheactualinver

flashlights, video cameras and laptop computers may

length of time is a function of several variables including

cause damage to the inver

ging unit. Check

with the appliance manufacturer for compatibility with

the age and condition of the battery and the power

modified sine wave inver

e unsure.

demand being placed on it by the equipment being

 

 

ter

operated with the inver .

 

Although we advise against it, if you attempt to use a

 

charging unit, monitor the temperature of the charging

 

unit for approximately 10 minutes. If the charging unit

 

un

 

y hour and let it rt the engine ever

fr

becomes unusually war

ter

om the inver

immediately.

f, we

recommend you star

for at least 10 minutesy to recharge the batter . We also recommend that the device plugged into the inverter be

Don’t Blow A Fuse.

 

 

 

nedturof

f

beforoveningtur the engine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

is equippedThisinverwith inter

 

 

 

Although it is not necessary to disconnect the inverter

 

 

ning

overwhenthe turengine, the inver

ter may

With reasonable care, it should not

be

necessary to

replace the fuse(s) in your inverter.

 

 

 

momentarily cease operation as the battery voltage

 

 

 

ter is not supplyingdecreasespower

. When the inver

, and

Most blown fuses are the result of reverse polaritylow (<0or.a80 A).

ned on,isturit draws ver

 

t cirshor

cuit within the appliance or

equipment being

 

 

 

 

 

operated. If the fuse(s) does blow,nof tur

f and disconnect

 

 

 

 

 

the appliance or terequipimmediatelyntfrom the inver

,

 

 

 

 

 

repair the relatedThe problem and replace the fuse(s).

nal fusinters ar

e replaceable, however only electronic

knowledgeable people should attempt fuse replacement.

Note:

tain to• corMake cer ect the source of the overload which caused the blown fuse beforeningyourtur

ter backinverON (l).

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ADDITIONAL FEATURES

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

Automatic Shut Down & Related Safety Features.

 

WhistlerEach

 

ter r

n the inverm,tur

ter modinverl has an unique LED Indicator

 

ningwarlight system which operates in conjunction with

 

automaticthe

shut down featur

e. These indicator lights

 

operate as follows:

 

 

In the event of automatic shut down or continuous audible alar ocker switch to the OFF

(O) position until the source of the related problem has been identified and resolved.

 

GREEN LED:

System ready.

 

:

Wall Mounting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RED LED:

System overload/automatic shut down.

 

The Pro-800Whas provisions for wall mounting;

ter will shutYourdowninver automatically when any of the

 

 

slotted holes allow for easy wall mounting of the unit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

following problems occur:

 

 

For You Television Fans and Audiophiles.

 

 

 

 

 

ter is shielded andAfilthougher the inver

ed to minimize

 

1.

 

The powerydr

input from the batter

ops below

fer

fer signal inter

ence, some inter

ence with your television

 

 

 

10 volts.

 

 

 

picture may be unavoidable, especially with weak signals.

 

152..5+/The-0.5poweryexceedsinput from the batter

 

 

 

 

 

However, here are some suggestions that may improve

 

 

 

volts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the reception.

 

 

3.

The continuous draw of the appliance or equipment

 

 

 

tain that the1.televisionFirst, makeantennacer pr

o

 

 

 

being operated exceeds the design parameters of the

 

ter

 

inver .

 

 

 

duces a clear signal under normal operation

 

 

 

 

 

conditions (i.e., at home plugged into a standard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

r is equippedTheinverwith the following additional safety

 

110AC wall outlet). Also, ensure that the antenna

 

cable is properly shielded and of good quality

 

features:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Change the relative positions of the inverter, antenna

 

1.

 

Thermal Cut Off

 

 

cables and television power cord.

 

 

 

Automatic shut down if internal temperature exceeds safe

 

3. Isolate the television, its power cord and antenna

 

 

 

design parameters.

 

 

cables and television power cord.

V

2.

Lowm/ShutdownBatter oltagePr Alar

otection

 

4. Coil the television power cord and the input cables

 

unningr fr

om the 12 voltter power source to the inver .

 

 

a) When the input voltage from the 12 volt power

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

source drops below 10.5 volts, an audible tone will

 

 

 

 

voltage alar

be heard. This is the low batter

 

 

 

 

 

 

ter willb)automaticallyTheinver shut down when the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

input voltage drops below 10 volts. This protects the

 

 

 

 

 

y fr

batter

om completely draining.

 

 

 

 

 

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CARE AND MAINTENANCE

 

CARE AND MAINTENANCE

 

 

 

 

 

Note: Inexpensive sound systems may emit a

VENTILATION. In order to disperse the heat generated

 

“buzzing” sound when operated with the inverter. ter is in

operation,while kethep inveritwell

 

 

This is due to inadequate filters in the sound system.

 

ventilated.

While in use, maintain several inches of

 

There is no solutionoftopurthis problem shor

chasing a

 

clearance around the top and sides of the inverter.

 

sound system with a higher quality power supply.

 

 

 

 

vice.

Some Power

 

A

FUMESternear& GASES. void using the

inver

 

. Do not place the inverflammable

materials

ter in

 

 

 

tments, wherycompar

 

areas such as batter

e fumes or

 

When driving with the inverter in operation, make certain that

 

gases may accumulate.

 

e powerneithercor the inver

ds will impede safe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

the steering wheel, gas, brake and clutch pedals and gear

 

 

 

 

 

shift.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To maintain your inver

oper working condition, note

 

 

 

 

r

the following impor

ecautions:

 

 

 

 

 

MOISTURE. Keep theyinverter dr . Do not expose it to

moisture. Do not operate the inverter if you, the inver , the device being operated or any other surfaces that may come in contact with any power sources are wet. Water and many other liquids can conduct electricity which may lead to serious injury or death.

HEAT. For peak efficiency, the ambient air temperature should be between 50° and 80° F. Avoid placing the

ter oniveror near heating vents, radiators or other

sources of heat. Do not place the inverter in direct

.sunlight

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OPERATING PRINCIPLES

OPERATING PRINCIPLES

For You Technical Types.

1. Basic Operating Principles:

r

 

Whistlerters workinverin two stages. During the first stage,

the DC to DC conver

eases the DC input voltage from

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

 

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

volts (60 Hz AC) using advanced power MOSFETter

transistors inters

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 below

the powerThisgeneratedsteppedwaveforby

utilities and has a broad range of applications.

 

Consequently, these meters will not read the RMS modified

 

sine wave voltage cor ectly and, when measuring your

 

Whistlerteroutput,inver the meters will r

ead about 20 to 30

 

volts too low. To accurately measure the output voltage of

ter

yourueinverRMS r, use a tr

eading voltmeter such as a

 

Fluke 87, Fluke 8060A, Beckman 4410, Triplett 4200 or any

 

multimeter identified as "True RMS."

see

our InverFormationmoreoni forinver

AQ

page at www.whistlergroup.com

ue sineAtrwave typical of home AC outlet.

The modifiedter sine wave produced by the inver

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 themwillmeasuredbe purwavefor e sine wave.

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OPERATION SUMMARY

 

 

OPERATION SUMMARY

 

 

 

 

In Review.

 

 

• Before attempting to use medical equipment see page 6.

• Never attempt to operate your Whistlerterfrinver

om

• When operating the inverter with the enginettheoff, star

 

un for at least 10 yminutesho r andto lenginetit r ever

any power source other than a 12 volt battery or series

recharge the batter

of batteries that total 12 volts.

 

y.

 

 

 

ter is•designedThisinverto be connected to the power

source with the supplied cables or larger cables that properly match they distance from the batter . When utilizing the supplied cables, do not attempt to modify or lengthen them.

that the•powerAlwayscablemaketer cer minal connections Negative (-)to Negative(-)and Positive (+) to Positive (+). Check these connections frequently to ensure that they are secure.

In the event of automatic shutterdown,OFFturn the inver

(O)immediatterly.untilDothenottherestarinver

source of the problem has been identified and corrected.

y drain, always•Todisconnectavoid batterthe inver

ter

when not in use.

 

Do not expose the inverter to moisture.

Avoid placing the inverter near sources of heat or in direct sunlight.

tain the• ratedMake powercer consumption of terheis pr

tain that the inver •

When in use, make cer

operly

appliance or equipment you wish to operate is

 

ventilated.

 

compatible with the capacity of your inverter.

ter near flammable•

materials,Donot use the inver

 

 

 

 

 

• If the rated power consumption of the equipment is in the

 

fumes, or gases.

 

range

of the maximum

specified wattage of

your

Always operate the inverter in

accordance with the

terter tocoensurver

, test the inver

e that it will operate

uctionstrin this manual. Failur

e to do so may result

properly.

 

 

y

 

sonal injur

tyin damage,proper per

, or loss of life.

 

 

 

ter is•not Thisdeignedver to operate heat generating appliances such as coffeeyers,makers, irons, hair dr toasters and heaters.

Before attempting to use a battery charger see page 14.

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TROUBLESHOOTING

er

PROBLEM: TV Inter

ence

y Alar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Problem

 

 

Solution

 

 

Electrical inter

enceritefromdata

lineAddfiltera Fer

 

ter

inver .

 

 

on to the TV power cord.

 

 

 

 

This filter is available at

 

 

 

t

storelectronic par

es. y

 

 

 

 

 

PROBLEM: Low or No Output Voltage

 

Problem

 

 

Solution

 

 

Using incor ect type of

ue RMSUser tr

 

eading

 

voltmeter to test output

 

meter.

 

 

 

voltage.

 

"ForSeeY

ou Technical

 

 

 

 

Types" Section of this

 

 

 

 

manual.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

mal

TROUBLESHOOTING

 

 

PROBLEM: LowimeBatter

m On All The T

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Problem

 

 

 

Solution

 

 

Input voltage below

 

Keep input voltage above

 

 

10.5 volts.

 

 

 

10.5 volts to maintain

 

 

 

 

 

 

regulation.

 

 

Poor or weak battery

 

Replace batter .

 

 

condition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inadequate power being

Use lower gauge wire.

ter

 

delivered to the inver

 

 

 

 

or excessive voltage drop.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red 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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TROUBLESHOOTING

SPECIFICATIONS

PROBLEM: TV Does Not Work

Problem

n

 

Solutio

 

TV does not tur

 

 

y Tr ocking the ON/OFF

ter while

 

 

switch of the inver

 

 

 

1600 W

 

 

 

 

leaving the TV ON

 

 

 

(see page 9).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact TV manufacturer

 

t-up

surfor star

ge and/or to

 

 

 

find out if TV is compatible

 

 

 

with a modified sine wave.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ter

mayAlargerbe inver

 

 

 

 

required.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 V

 

Pro-800WWATT INVERTER SPECIFICATIONS

 

Maximum Continuous800WPower

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

 

 

atts

 

Maximum Surge Capability (Peak Power) * atts

r

No<0.Load9A Cur ent Draw ......................................

 

 

 

 

 

....................................Modifiedm SineWaveforW

 

 

 

ave

 

15Operating.5+/11-0–.5Input Voltage Range

 

 

Volts

 

AC Receptacleth...........AmericanNorDual3 Pr

 

 

 

ong

 

(3) 35 AmpFuses(Spade......................T

nal)

ype-Inter

 

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

 

olt 500mA Max

 

Approximate Dimensions10"L .........x 5 75" W x 3" H

2.Approximate42lbs

Weight .......................................

tain conditions*Underyoucer inver

ter may provide up to

2 times the continuous rating for a brief period.

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WARRANTY

WARRANTY

 

Consumer Warranty

 

 

 

l pur

This Whistler inver

 

chaser

 

 

 

 

 

r

 

for a period of two years from the date of original purchase

 

against all defects in materials and workmanship. This

is voidlimitedif thewarunit is abused, modified,

 

 

 

installed improperly, had its housing removed, or has a

 

missing serial number. There are norantiesexpress war

 

 

covering this product other than those set forth in this

rantyrantieswar for. Allthisexpress or implied war

oduct

 

are limited to two years. Whistler is not liable for damages

 

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

viceSerUnder W

rantyar

 

 

 

riod, defectiveDuringtheunitswarwill be r

 

epaired

 

 

 

 

ter is r

 

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

 

Whistler s option, without charge to the purchaser when

nedreturwith a dated stor

e receipt to the address below.

ters

Inver nedeturwithout a

dated stor

e receipt will

be

 

handled as described in section “Service Out Of Warranty

.”

se followWhenningtheseretura unit for ser uctionstr:

original1.carShip the inver

sturdy equivalent, fully insured, withn rretur 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 email address (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 your3inver.Be cer

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 store receipt!ranty You may register your war online at www.whistlergroup.com, however, for

rantywarverification purposes, a copy of your dated

store receipt must accompany any unit sent in for rantywarwork.

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WARRANTY

viceSerOut Of W

rantyar

 

 

 

tersvice willratesInvberanty” ser

epaired at “out of war

 

 

when:

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

r800 wattTheWhistlerout of war

 

 

 

 

ter isinver$45.00 (U.S.). If you r ranty

equire out

of

war

vice,sterpleaseoutlinedr youreturintheinver

 

 

 

nder Wsectiontified “Ser

ranty”ar

along with a

cer

 

checkr or money order for the cor ect amount. Payment may also be made by MasterCard, VISA or American Express;personal checks. In thear evente not accepted

repairs cannotvice fee,becoveredyou willbybethe ser

contacted by a Whistler technical service specialist who will outline options available to you. If you elect not to have your inver epaired/replaced, it will nbedreturto

you along with your certified check or money order.

vice, 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 inver , or requireviceduringser or after the

rantywarperiod, please call Customer Ser vice 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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