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Xantrex XPower Powerpack 600HD Portable Power Source

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  • Portable power source with 600-watt inverter
  • Power your portable AC- and DC-powered devices
  • Vehicle jump starting, AC and DC outlets, and built-in radio and alarm clock
  • Includes AC and DC chargers, jumpstart cables, and accessory bag
  • Works with vehicles, laptops, cell phones, and more
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Technical Details
BrandXantrex
Item Weight27.6 pounds
Product Dimensions14 x 12 x 9 inches
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Item model number852-2000
Discontinued by manufacturerYes
Manufacturer Part Number8522000
Voltage115 volts
  
Technical Specification
Additional Information
ASINB000E6LEIC
Best Sellers Rank #206,255 in Automotive (See top 100)
Shipping Weight27.6 pounds
Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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Date First AvailableApril 17, 2006
  
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With three AC outlets and one DC socket at your fingertips, the Xantrex 600HD is the right power solution for people with demanding applications or the need to run multiple loads simultaneously. Use it to operate small power tools or at your outdoor worksite so you can get the job done even without an outlet nearby. It will also charge cell phones so you can stay connected. This unit also has an integrated AM/FM radio and digital alarm clock that provides access to music, talk radio and news, weather, and important information in critical emergency situations.

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There are many times when extra power is needed, but not available. If an outlet is not within reach or plugging into the dashboard cigarette lighter is simply not an option, you'll be pleased that you have the Xantrex Powerpack 600HD. This 600-watt device is an all-in-one unit that is not only powerful enough to start your car, but robust enough to provides portable power for small appliances -- it even comes with a built-in air AM/FM radio and digital clock.



The Xantrex XPower Powerpack 600HD has enough power to jump-start your vehicle. View larger.


The 600HD will run small appliances for hours.


A reverse polarity detector prevents clamping to the wrong terminals.
Enough Power to Jump-Start Your Car
Powered by a rechargeable battery, the Powerpack 600HD can jump start most 4-cylinder and 6-cylinder engines, and will operate a wide range of DC-powered products. It also has a built-in emergency light for extra illumination to keep you out of the dark and to provide light so others can see you if you're stranded.

Runs Multiple Appliances at Once
With three AC outlets and one DC socket at your fingertips, the 600HD is the right power solution for people with demanding applications or the need to run multiple loads simultaneously. Use it to operate small power tools or at your outdoor worksite so you can get the job done even without an outlet nearby. It will also charge cell phones so you can stay connected.

Built-in AM/FM Radio
This unit also has an integrated AM/FM radio and digital alarm clock that provides access to music, talk radio and news, weather, and important information in critical emergency situations.

Rechargeable Battery
The XPower Powerpack 600HD is powered by a sealed, non-spillable 28AH battery that can be conveniently recharged from any household AC outlet or DC cigarette-lighter outlet so that it can be made ready anytime, anywhere.

Great for Outings
The Powerpack 600HD isn't just for times of need. It is perfect for taking on camping trips or outings where some extra power is needed to run camcorders, video games, televisions, even your espresso machine.

Safety Mechanisms
The feature-rich Powerpack 600HD has a built-in 600 watt inverter and a reverse polarity detector to prevent accidentally clamping the cables onto the wrong terminals. A barragraph LED indicator monitors the Powerpack's battery charge level, so it won't overcharge, and an audible alarm signals unit overheat and battery under-voltage conditions. An overload and over-temperature protection is built in to ensure longer inverter life.

Whether it's a job site or a camp site, the XPower Powerpack 600HD is the ideal portable power solution.


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Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5 stars

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379 of 388 people found the following review helpful By Rex Kullmann VINE VOICE on October 8, 2006
After spending my vacation in Florida during hurricane Wilma, I learned the value of being prepared for a prolonged power outage. This unit would have been just the thing.

This is essentially a big 12 volt battery and an inverter that produces 120v AC from the battery. While this unit won't power a heater or an air conditioner, it can power a small fan overnight so you can sleep. It can also charge your cell phone and laptop. (After all, your laptop's DVD player might be your only entertainment.) The XPower can power a lamp so you can read or play cards, or you can watch a small TV for a few hours. You can plug in just about anything so long as the total number of watts drawn is 480 or less. (The 600 watt rating is a 5 minute rating, you can only draw 480 watts continuously.) Keep in mind, if you do pull 480 watts, you'll only get 15 minutes of run time. It's best to think of the 600HD as a way to keep small essentials going.

There's an emergency light built-in. if you place the unit so the light bounces off a near-by wall, it makes a nice low-level room light. With the backside facing you, you see the built-in clock radio. It's not hi-fi, but it's not horrible, it has good volume and it can wake you in the morning. There's also a 12v outlet and a connector for attaching the supplied jumper cables.

You do have to be mindful of the number of watts you pull from the unit if you want the battery to last. It's easy to know how many watts you're drawing because the unit tells you on it's digital display. It's a good thing you can charge the XPower from a car cigarette lighter. During my adventure in Wilma's wake, I would have used the XPower by night and charged it in the car while driving during the day.
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132 of 134 people found the following review helpful By Sagar S. Mungekar on August 31, 2006
Verified Purchase
I purchased this product to use primarily in case my battery died, and secondarily as a portable power source when camping or away from a source of electricity.

The powerpack works great when starting any size car with a completely dead battery. The built-in inverter is great to charge cell phones or run small appliances when camping for example.

The display is very useful, showing either the percentage charge or the real-time wattage being used.

Be forewarned, though, that this item is heavy and portable only inasmuch as it has a handle. I wouldn't lug it too far. Also, while charging is quick through the cigarette lighter cable, it takes a long time through the AC adaptor.

Overall, a great purchase.
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116 of 118 people found the following review helpful By OldAmazonian on December 22, 2006
1) The downloadable manual available here on Amazon says the maker's warranty on this gadget is six months, not one year as Amazon's description says.

2) Xantrex says the sealed lead-acid battery is not replaceable by the user. SLA batteries typically have a service life of about 200 charge/discharge cycles at best, not 500-1000 cycles like NiMH or NiCd batteries.

3) The manual warns users that SOME devices such as discharge lamps, variable-speed tools, and power tool battery chargers may be damaged by the inverter's modified sine wave output -- but I know from experience that this type inverter will run several makers' VS tools and battery chargers perfectly well. It's wise to check with the tool's manufacturer to be certain.
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96 of 98 people found the following review helpful By S. Singh on March 23, 2011
WARNING!!!
Like many people I plugged this PowerPack into the wall overnight, and waited for the blinking green light to hold steady to indicate full charge. Then it was time for some fun testing to see how long the battery would last powering certain things. My first test was powering a 9 watt LED (for emergency lighting). According tot he box, it should run for at least 32 hours straight. I got 18 hours in practice. I tried a laptop that should be powered for 7 hours (lasted for 4 hours before battery went to zero).

Needless to say I was ticked!! WTF! Half run-times?!?! Then I read the instruction (and it's real easy to overlook in the booklet), the first time charging is CRITICAL to the performance of this PowerPack.

VERY VERY IMPORTANT! When you first get your PowerPack, you need to charge it for AT LEAST 48 hours. The reason is many of these packs are stored in warehouses for months and never recharged. Charging just till when the Green light stays steady is NOT when it's full during the FIRST CHARGE. That just means the VOLTAGE is where it needs to be, the diminished AMPERAGE takes more time to build back up than the 28 to 36 hours some people assume.

You can leave it plugged into the wall for a week, and the PowerPack will run at full capacity from that point on. After that point, you can charge for 24 to 36 hours (from empty battery status) and you should be good to go. The AC wall plug has a "Plug and Forget" system. So when it's done charging, the system goes into maintenance mode. So you can leave it plugged in all the time.

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The battery is based on Watt Usage.
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84 of 89 people found the following review helpful By Big Dog on July 26, 2007
I just received the Xantrex 600HD. It is a nice unit, and it works as it should. Unfortunately this is not a new unit, it is clearly used, refurbished, or both.

I read Amazon's web site carefully before ordering, especially because their price was so good, and free shipping as well. I saw no mention of this being a used item.

The Powerpack is covered with small scratches on the wear surfaces, and the decals do not look factory fresh, more like they were removed and reinstalled.

The charger plug is a plastic hole in the side of the case, and it is worn from what I assume is many insertions of the charge cable.

My main concern is that the battery is already worn out. I paid for a new battery, and now I am left with a bad feeling about my purchase.

Perhaps this was disassembled, tested, and refreshed with a new battery. If that is the case I am OK with it, but Amazon must come clean and state if these are new or used.

Due to the hassle of return, I admit I will probably end up keeping it.

Amazon won this round,made the sale, but they lost a long term customer. Was it worth it?
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