Nature POWER Power Inverter
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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This manual contains important safety and operating instructions for power inverter 3000W .This manual will show you how to use your inverter safely and effectively. Please read, understand and follow these instructions and precautions carefully.
- Keep out of reach of children.
- Do not expose inverter to rain or snow.
- Use of an attachment not recommended or sold by the unit manufacturer may injury to persons.
- Do not disassemble the unit; take it to repair is required.
- To reduce risk of electric shock, unplug unit from outlet before attempting any maintenance or cleaning. Turning off controls will not reduce this risk.
- For the most effective use, place the power inverter on a flat surface.
- Do not place the inverter on or near heating vents, radiators or other sources
- Do not place the inverter in direct sunlight. The ideal air temperature for operation is between 50° and 80°F.
- Only connect the power inverter to a 12V battery or power supply. Do not attempt to connect the inverter to any other power source, including an AC power source. Connecting to a 6V or 16V battery will cause damage to the inverter.
- Do not use the inverter with a product that draws a higher wattage than the inverter can provide, as this may cause damage to the inverter and product.
- ON/OFF rocker switch
- LED indicator
Green indicates Power ON
Red indicates Overload/Interruption in power
- 12 Volt power cord
- 120V standard AC outlets (4)
- USB port(s) – 5V, 2.0A
- High-speed cooling fan(2)
To keep the inverter cool, the fan turn on depend on temperature in the inverter. The fans do not run when the inverter is turned off.
- Positive Battery Cable Terminal (Red)
- Negative Battery Cable Terminal (Black)
CONNECTING INVERTER CABLES
The inverter and power source must be in the OFF mode.
IMPORTANT: Make sure to connect your inverter only to a 12 volt power supply. To avoid electrical shock, it is necessary to ground the inverter as well as the device powering it. The inverter should be grounded, using a 15 AWG copper wire (included).
NOTE: Do not turn on the inverter or the power source until the inverter and the power source are grounded.
TO GROUND THE INVERTER
- Turn off and disconnect the inverter.
- Locate the chassis ground screw on the back of the inverter.
- Remove the outer nut and loosen the first locking washer.
- Attach the grounding wire’s ring connector to the ground terminal of the inverter.
- Tighten the locking washer securely. Then, replace the other nut and tighten it securely.
- Attach the other end of the wire to a properly grounded location:
Vehicle: Connect to the chassis, unpainted frame part, or engine block of the vehicle.
Fixed location: Connect to a ground rod or other appropriately rated ground.
CONNECTING INVERTER CABLES TO THE INVERTER
- Locate the Positive and Negative terminals on the inverter.
- From the POSITIVE (RED) and the NEGATIVE (BLACK) terminals.
- Place the POSITIVE (RED) ring connector onto the POSITIVE (RED) inverter terminal. Place the NEGATIVE (BLACK) ring connector onto the NEGATIVE (BLACK) inverter terminal.
- Place a flat washer and split lock on top of each ring connector. Put a nut over these and tighten.
After mounting and connecting your Inverter according to the instructions in this manual, use the ON/OFF/REMOTE switch to choose the Inverter’s operating mode.
ON: When you set the switch to the ON (I) position, the Inverter provides AC power to connected equipment by converting DC power from your vehicle’s battery. The green LED will illuminate to indicate it is working.
OFF: Set the switch to the OFF (O) position to shut down the Inverter completely. Doing this will prevent it from drawing power from your vehicle’s battery. Also set the switch to the OFF position to reset the Inverter if it has shut down due to low battery, overload or other critical condition.
REMOTE: When you set the switch to the REMOTE (II) position, the Inverter provides AC power to connected equipment by converting DC power from your vehicle’s battery.The green LED will illuminate to indicate it is working.You can then power the inverter ON/OFF from a remote location via the included remote. This remote switch can be mounted in the vehicle or a permanent mount application. The green LED on the remote will illuminate to indicate the inverter is in the ON operating mode.
- Connect the Inverter (see CONNECT-ING INVERTER CABLES).
- Switch the Inverter’s ON/OFF switch to the ON (I) position. If you are using the included remote panel, set the switch to the REMOTE (II) position and press the ON button on the remote panel.
- The green LED indicator will illuminate on the unit or remote panel (If installed), indicating the Inverter is receiving power.
- Switch the Inverter’s ON/OFF/REMOTE switch to the OFF (O) position. The green LED may flash briefly and/or the internal speaker may beep briefly. This is normal.
- Make sure the device(s) to be operated is turned OFF.
- Plug the device(s) into the Inverter’s AC outlet(s).
Your average automobile battery at full charge will provide an ample power supply to the inverter when the engine is on. Keep the car running at all times when using the inverter. The actual length of time the inverter will function depends on the age and condition of the battery and the power demand being placed by the device being operated with the inverter.
When possible, recharge your batteries when they are not more than 50%discharged. This gives the batteries a much longer life cycle than recharging when they are more deeply discharged.
- Switch the inverter’s ON/OFF/REMOTE switch to the ON (I) or REMOTE (II) positions. If using the remote position, connect the cable connector to the RJ11 jack on the unit labeled REMOTE and press the ON/OFF momentary switch to power the inverter.
- Turn the device(s) on.
- To disconnect, reverse the above procedure.
The power inverter has a battery low voltage shutdown at 10V±0.5V DC. With moderate to heavy loads, this will protect against over-discharging the battery. If the inverter is running only light loads it is advisable to recharge before the inverter low voltage shutdown point is reached.
IMPORTANT: The inverter draws low amperage from the battery with the main ON/OFF switch turned on and no load connected. To prevent battery discharge, turn the inverter off when you are not using it.
LED INDICATOR AND SHUTDOWN PROTECTION
The Green LED lights automatically when the inverter is plugged into a 12 volt
DC power source and is turned on. The Red LED lights, the alarm sounds and the inverter automatically turns itself off under the following conditions:
- When the power input from the vehicle’s battery drops to approximately 10.5 volts, the low voltage alarm will sound. When the voltage goes down below 10 VDC, the inverter shuts off. Recharge or replace the battery.
- When the power input from the vehicle’s battery exceeds 16 volts, high voltage protection occurs.
- The continuous load demand from the equipment or device being operated exceeds the continuous load rating of the inverter. Use a higher capacity inverter or lower rated device.
- The thermal resistor exceeds 80° C (176° F.) Allow the inverter to cool.
RESET: To reset after shutdown occurs, switch the inverter’s ON/OFF switch to the OFF (O) position. Check the source of the problem and correct. Switch the inverter’s ON/OFF switch to the ON (I) position.
IF THE INVERTER’S FUSE BLOWS
Your power inverter is fitted with fuses, which should not have to be replaced under normal operating conditions. A blown fuse is usually caused by reverse polarity or a short circuit within the device or equipment being operated.
If a fuse does blow, take the inverter to a technician for repair.
MAINTENANCE AND STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS
- Before each use, ensure that all of the inverter’s components are in place and in good working condition.
- After use and before performing maintenance, unplug and disconnect the inverter.
- Use a clean, dry cloth to wipe external surfaces of the inverter’s case.
- Servicing does not require opening the unit, as there are no user-serviceable parts. All servicing should be performed
- Store inside, in a cool, dry place, out of the reach of children.
- Recycle or properly dispose of internal electrical components.
|Low or no output voltage.
|Poor contact at terminals OVP/OLP.
Using incorrect type of voltmeter to test output voltage.
|Disconnect and reconnect the 12V connections.
Use a true RMS reading meter.
|Red LED is lit.
|The battery voltage is below 10 volts.
The equipment being operated is drawing too much power.
The inverter is too hot (thermal shutdown).
|Recharge or replace the battery.
Use a higher capacity inverter or decrease the load or device on the inverter
Allow inverter to cool. Check for adequate ventilation. Reduce the load on the inverter to the rated continuous power output.
|Device does not operate properly to the inverter.
|The inverter may not have the required capacity to operate the device.
|Turn the inverter switch OFF and ON, to reset the inverter.
Nominal input voltage 12.8-13.2 VDC
Nominal output voltage 115±10% VAC
Output frequency . 60±3 Hz
Operating input voltage. 10.0-15.0 VDC
Continuous output power Up to 3000 W
Surge output power. 6000 W
Waveform Modified sine wave
Efficiency (typical) 86%
Typical No Load Current (at nominal input voltage) .0.5 ADC
Input overvoltage shutdown . .15.5±0.5 VDC
Input under voltage alarm 10.5±0.5 VDC
Input low voltage shutdown. 10.0±0.5 VDC
Output power overload shutdown level 3400±400
W Input fuse 8×40 A
AC receptacles. .Four, NEMA 5-15 USA
USB port Two, 5V 2A
Battery cables 6AWG, 4×39.3 in
Ground wire . 15AWG, 1×39.3 in
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