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Duracell DRINVP175 175-Watt Pocket Inverter with 2.1-Amp USB Port

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  • Converts 12-volt DC power from your vehicle battery into 120-volt AC electricity
  • Fast 2.1-amp USB charge port to charge iPads, Kindles and other power-hungry USB products
  • High quality cooling technology reduces perceived noise level by up to 50 percentage versus competitive products
  • DC cable with vehicle adapter included as well as the battery clips to power and charge devices requiring more than 120 Watts
  • Three-prong AC outlet to handle all chargers and adapters for mobile electronics
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Technical Details
BrandDuracell
Item Weight0.3 ounces
Product Dimensions12 x 8 x 2 inches
Item model numberDRINVP175
Discontinued by manufacturerYes
Manufacturer Part NumberDRINVP175
Wattage175 watts
  
Additional Information
ASINB004U1Y3VC
Best Sellers Rank #4,639 in Automotive (See top 100)
Shipping Weight0.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableMarch 27, 2011
  
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Product Description

Product Description

The Duracell 175W pocket inverter converts 12-volt DC battery power from a vehicle into up to 175 watts of usable AC and USB electricity. This sleek, compact adapter includes a three-prong household AC outlet and a fast 2.1-amp USB charge port, allowing you to operate and recharge a larger range of mobile devices. The pocket inverter is powerful enough to handle higher-output electronics such as a TV/VCR combo or work light, and can simultaneously run and charge both an AC and USB device at once, including iPads/tablet PCs, laptops, netbooks, e-readers, smartphones and many other devices for ultimate charging convenience. The Duracell pocket inverter is ideal for any purpose, from your mobile computing to recreational use. As one of the smallest inverters on the market, it stores easily in your laptop bag, vehicle console or glove box, and its advanced cooling technology ensures a perceived noise level that is up to 50 percent quieter.

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The Duracell Pocket Inverter 175 converts 12-volt DC battery power from a vehicle into up to 175 Watts of usable AC and USB electricity. This sleek, compact adapter includes a three-prong household AC outlet and a fast 2.1 Amp USB charge port, allowing you to operate and recharge a larger range of mobile devices. The Pocket Inverter 175 is powerful enough to handle higher-output electronics such as a TV/VCR combo or work light, and can simultaneously run and charge both an AC and USB device at once, including iPads/tablet PCs, laptops, netbooks, e-readers, smartphones and many other devices for ultimate charging convenience.

Duracell
Charges many types of portable electronics, including iPads and laptops

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Battery clips including for directly charging high-power devices

The Duracell Pocket Inverter 175 is ideal for any purpose, from your mobile computing to recreational use. As one of the smallest inverters on the market, it stores easily in your laptop bag, vehicle console or glove box, and its advanced cooling technology ensures a perceived noise level that is up to 50% quieter than competitive products.

Elegant, Yet Practical

The Pocket Inverter 175 uses reliable solid state power electronics for years of safe, trouble-free operation and includes automatic safety monitoring circuitry to protect both the inverter and your vehicle battery from inadvertent overload conditions. Elegant industrial design makes the DURACELL Pocket Inverter 175 an attractive choice even for the most stylish vehicles.

Key Features
  • Converts 12-volt DC power from your vehicle battery into 120-volt AC electricity
  • The slimmest inverter on the market
  • Fast 2.1 Amp USB charge port to charge iPads and other power hungry USB products
  • Electronic overload protection with automatic shutdown
  • User-replaceable 8 A slow-blow fuse
  • Low battery voltage shutdown
  • High-input voltage protection with automatic shutdown
  • Overheat protection with automatic shutdown
  • Output short circuit protection

Compatible with many popular portable electronics (up to 100 watts), including:

  • Laptops
  • iPad and other tablet computers such as Motorola Xoom and Blackberry Playbook
  • Kindle and other e-readers
  • Cell Phones (Nokia, Motorola and many more)
  • Smart Phones (iPhone, Blackberry, Palm, and thousands of others)
  • iPod and other MP3 music players
  • Digital cameras
  • Portable DVD players
  • Handheld game consoles
What's in the Box

Duracell Pocket Inverter 175, 12-volt DC cable with vehicle adapter, User Guide, 3-Year Limited Warranty.

Technical Specifications

  • Conversion: 12V DC to AC and USB
  • Item Weight: 0.60 pounds
  • Wattage: 175
  • Height: 0.85 inches (2.2 centimeters)
  • Length: 3.95 inches (10.0 centimeters)
  • Width: 2.60 inches (6.6 centimeters)

Customer Reviews

Still misleading, but I didn't read carefully enough.
rcottoman
Works very well, and powerful enough to charge my tablet and my laptop.
Carlton Robinette
I like that it also has a usb port so I can charge my phone.
Alicia

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

66 of 71 people found the following review helpful By J. York TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on July 30, 2011
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This 12 volt inverter is smaller than I possibly could have imagined. At 4x2.5x1, it's about the size of a deck of cards. It weighs only 4oz so it's almost as if it's a hollowed out piece of plastic. Impressive! Previous inverters that I've used were about the size of a brick (and weighed almost that much). I was completely surprised when I saw how small and light this was.

While it advertises 175W support, that is white lie told by the marketers. The product clearly states it can *peak* at 175W but in normal operation, it is rated for 130W. This is a small but important difference. I wish they'd just tell the truth and call it a "130W inverter" but exaggerating and advertising peak values seems to be an industry norm. An example where this little lie might get you: the charger that came with my laptop is 150W and would not work with this inverter. That said, I never bring along my huge 150W laptop power supply when traveling.

This inverter seems to have a small fan which is inaudible unless you hold the inverter up to your ear. During 20 minutes of formal testing, the inverter reached an external temperature of about 100 degrees. If I shined my thermometer inside the air vents, I was able to get readings of 108 degrees. I'm guessing that this inverter gets quite warm to the touch after extended operation. I doubt that it is any different than other products like laptop power bricks. If I notice higher temperatures in extended usage, I'll update my review.

My kill-a-watt noted that the Duracell inverter provides 115.5 volts. This is a little less than I get in my house (118 volts). The power hertz was way down from what I get in my house. At home I get 59.9hz but the inverter provided between 24 and 37hz.
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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Pro on January 14, 2012
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This is my third inverter, and (just based on one test) this one is way, way, way quieter than my cheesy inverter from Walgreens and the cheesy (CyberPower) one from Walmart. As I understand almost all the noise is from tiny whiny fans, and the others sounded like high-pitched Dust Busters. By comparison this one was (for five minutes, at 40W) practically silent.

On the other hand, the box says it's 175 watts, but only if you hook it up directly to the car battery using the enclosed tiny jumper cables. Probably not what most people had in mind. The box says 175 watts peak power, 130 watts continuous (apparently with the jumpers), 120 watts (peak? continuous?) from the lighter socket. That's fine with me, but that's what it is.

Update: Year later, occasional use, still silent. As a 120-watt (peak?) inverter my experience is five-star. Just a truth-in-labeling issue.
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70 of 80 people found the following review helpful By rcottoman on October 21, 2011
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The product works fine, but it fails to mention on amazon that this is 175 watts PEAK. On the device it reads 130 watts continuous, 175 watts peak. I bought this to charge my dell lattitude work laptop in my car and even with the laptop powered off it is unable to charge it. My laptop requires 150 watts so I thought I'd be covered with 175 but 130 isn't enought to get it done. I've been able to find other uses for it, and it works fine for charging camera batteries and handheld devices, but the ad is a little misleading.

Update: After re-reading the description, it does say "up to 100 watts compatability", but I still feel that should have been mentioned in the first line right next to "175". Still misleading, but I didn't read carefully enough.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By M. Anderson TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on September 1, 2012
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This is a car inverter. It plugs into the cigarette lighter port and gives you an electric outlet. It works fine, with two exceptions. First, sometimes it makes a very high pitched hissing noise. Originally, I thought that mine was defective, and so I exchanged it. The replacement does the same thing.

Second, it has some kind of power saving feature that makes it so that it own't turn on until something draws from it. The problem is that many power supplies today have a similar feature - they won't start drawing until power is available. One such device is the power supply for the Samsung Series 5 Chromebook. As a result, if you plug the power supply for the chromebook into this device, it will never start charging the Chromebook.

There is a work-around. If you use a power splitter, you can plug in the Chromebook power supply AND some other device that pulls a draw. Once it starts, the Chromebook will start drawing as well, and then you can unplug the other device. Its a pain, but it works.
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21 of 25 people found the following review helpful By CGScammell TOP 1000 REVIEWER on July 26, 2011
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This small and lightweight inverter is ideal for charging a laptop and a USB-powered iPod, cellphone or similiar device. It runs on the quiet side and fits nicely inside a laptop carrier or inside a car's glove compartment. It's one of the smallest devices I have owned for my electronic gadgets while traveling and performs excellently. I use it both for a small 10" notebook and to recharge my Kindle.

Although it comes with 12-volt cable clips, using them while driving would be impractical but are an added bonus at a campsite where a more powerful electronic device would need to be charged, but then make sure the car battery doesn't get depleted. The manual states a two-hour run time off a car battery while idle, but why tempt it?

I appreciate the added safety features on this small inverter. It has an electronic overload protection with automatic shutdown (the ideal range is 130-170W of combined devices), a non-user replacable 25 A fuse, low battery voltage shutdown and high-input voltage protection with automatic shutdown. Although I haven't had this happen to me yet, it also comes with an overheat protection with automatic shutdown. All these features help prevent blow-outs and destruction of electronic cigarette lighters and other outputs.

Its one weakness is the cigarette lighter plug itself. It stands about three inches long, so if your car's cigarette lighter is positioned in a tight spot, this device may be awkward or impossible to use. If your car's lighter is in the front dashboard with no obstructions, though, and you have only a laptop and iPod/iPhone to charge, this little gadget is ideal. It comes with a three-year limited warranty.
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