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Schumacher PI-200 Instant Power DC to AC Power Inverter - 200 Watts

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  • 200-watt power inverter with 400-watt peak surge power
  • Has LED indicator and convenient on/off switch
  • Includes 12-volt cigarette lighter and accessory plug
  • Features a high-speed cooling fan and overload protection with a low battery alarm
  • 115-volt AC power for running computers, cell phones, lights, power tools, television, radios, and CD players
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Technical Details
BrandSchumacher
Item Weight8 ounces
Product Dimensions6.5 x 3.4 x 2.2 inches
Item model numberPI-200
Manufacturer Part NumberPI200
  
Additional Information
ASINB000CRKAGU
Best Sellers Rank #544,729 in Automotive (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1.5 pounds
Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.
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Date First AvailableDecember 8, 2005
  
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WARNING: To Prevent fire or shock hazard. DO NOT Expouse to rain or other liquids. KEEP OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN.

Product Description

This 200-watt power inverter has a built-in high speed cooling fan and overload protection shuts down the unit if the continuous load exceeds the recommended wattage. With the help of this inverter you can have 115-volt AC power anywhere with a 12-volt DC power supply. It's basically a DC to AC power converter and is ideal for running computers, cell phones, lights, power tools, television, radios, and CD players in cars, trucks and boats. This inverter protects against damaging current fluctuations and features a low battery alarm to protect the power source battery.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Michael Everett on August 14, 2007
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I use a power inverter to charge my cell phone, my air mattress pump, my cameras, and my laptop while on the road. The first inverter I bought lasted all of maybe two days, so to replace it I resolved to do more thorough research. When I checked out Schumacher's site, I discovered they had a vast line of power supply equipment, much of it for industrial use. My assumption was their small consumer inverters would be built to industrial standards as well and might last longer than my first one. I was not disappointed.

The PI-200 has been my constant traveling companion over thousands of miles of roads and has never failed me, plus it has about as many features as you could ask for. 200 watts is more than enough for charging the items that travel with me. It also features a low battery alarm should it drain the source battery below a certain level. But don't think that means you can continue to pull power through your car's cigarette lighter after the car is shut down for the simple reason that turning off your ignition also turns off the power to your cigarette lighter.

The workaround for this would be to find an adaptor going from a female cigarette lighter to two clips. Then attach the clips to the battery and plug into the other end of the adaptor. Then keep your inverter handy and shut it off if and when the low battery alarm goes off.

Built like a tank.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Daniel S. Goleach on October 5, 2008
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I work out of a truck all day with no radio. I have to rely on a battery operated radio. But with this inverter, I just have to plug it in to the cigarett lighter and I have radio all day. It's super.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By S. Shutt on March 3, 2009
I keep this in the car. Haven't used it more than a couple of times, but
is handy to have when I need it! I could use more watts, but fine for laptop, phone, etc. More versitle than the individual car chargers, and less money in the long run!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dad of twins on July 3, 2010
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you need to make sure the things you need to power are less than 200 watts. I bought it for a camping trip to power an air mattress pump but the wattage exceeded 200w. It worked fine for other things, eg phone charger, camera charger. Just check the adapter for the amps and do the math (wattage = ___ amp * 120 volts) to make sure it works for the device.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mammy of Two on February 26, 2010
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Love it! Works great when I tether my Blackberry to the computer, provides the extra power needed when battery running low!
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The unit is rugged and seems to be reliable. Even came with a spare fuse. Most units don't have replaceable fuses. I only bought tw0 but if I need more small units for the house solar system this will be my choice.
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