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STATPOWER PROWATT INVERTERS
THE 5 MOST OFTEN-ASKED QUESTIONS

1. What can I run from a Statpower PROwatt Inverter?

The four models allow you to match almost any appliance: rechargeable battery powered tools and equipment, TVs, videos, power tools, computer and communication equipment, household appliances and even microwave ovens. Our "Guide to Power Consumption" chart groups many appliances under their respective inverter models.

2. How long will my battery last?

You need to know what capacity your battery has, as well as how much power your appliance will consume. You can find the latter by looking for the silver compliance label attached to the appliance - the label will show a value in watts, e.g., 110 watts or 110W.

By referring to our "Guide to Power Consumption" chart, you can locate an appliance that has the required power consumption figure in the "watts" column, then read across to the standard car or heavy duty 4WD/Boat columns. The figure shown is a guideline to the continuous hours of operation, providing your battery is in good condition and fully charged. Should you run your engine, these times can be extended considerably.

3. What if I want to run something that consumes a lot of power - won’t my battery go flat very quickly?

This may be true, but you have two options:

  1. Running your engine while operating your appliance lessens the load on your battery and extends its operating time.
  2. You can choose to fit a larger, or even a second, battery to give you the required capacity.

In both these situations, seek the advice of a reputable battery expert for the best course of action.

4. Will my cigarette lighter socket supply enough power for all these appliances?

The lighter is designed to supply about 125 watts of power continuously. If you intend to draw more than 125-150 watts of power for extended periods, it is recommended that you:

  1. Upgrade the wiring to your socket with 5mm. square cable.
  2. Provide a dedicated supply with 5mm. square wiring directly to your inverter.

This applies to the Statpower PROwatt 150i and 250i inverters. The PROwatt 800i and PROwatt 1500i models require dedicated cables of 25mm. square copper directly to the battery, no longer than 3 metres.

5. I’ve heard that inverters are wasteful of power and inefficient!

Statpower PROwatt Inverters are just over 90% efficient, so they do not waste very much energy in the conversion process.

GUIDE TO POWER CONSUMPTION (12 VOLTS) FOR 240 VOLT AC APPLIANCES

 

TYPICAL WATTS

BATTERY TIME (HRS)

STD CAR

75 A/H

H/D BOAT 4WD 100 A/H

DUAL

200 A/H

PROWATT 150i
Can Opener 100 6.7 9.0 18
Coffee Grinder 75 9.0 12.0 24
Fan 60 11.3 15.0 30
Fax/Phone 110 6.2 8.2 16.4
Fax Canon Plain 100 6.7 9 18
Fluoro Light 40 16.9 22.5 45
Light 60 11.3 15 30
Mobile Phone Charger 8 84.5 112.5 225
Radio 5 135 180 360
Refrigerator - Engel 50 13.5 18 36
Stereo 80 8.5 11.3 22.6
Stereo Portable 20 33.8 45 90
Shaver 10 67.5 90 180
Typewriter 35 19.3 25.7 51.4
Video Recorder 35 19.3 25.7 51.4
Video Camera Charger 40 16.9 22.5 45
PROWATT 250i
Blender 300 2.2 3 6
Blanket 250 2.7 3.6 7.2
Computer 150 4.5 6 12
Jig Saw 220 3.1 4.1 8.2
Sander Orbital 220 3.1 4.1 8.2
TV 14" Colour 85 7.9 10.6 21.2
Whipper Snipper 265 2.6 3.5 7
PROWATT 800i
Drill 400 * 2.3 4.6
Deep Freezer 400 * 2.3 4.6
Food Mixer 500 * * 3.6
Grinder 100mm 500 * * 3.6
Juicer 350 2 2.6 5.2
Microwave - Small 800 * * 2.4
Refrigerator 300 2.3 3 6
Refrigerator - Bar 80 8.5 11.3 22.6
Whipper Snipper 265 2.6 3.5 7
Washing Machine 600 * * 3
PROWATT 1500i
Circular Saw 9" 1350 * * 1.4
Hair Dryer 1000 * * 1.8
Iron - Steam 1200 * * 1.6
Microwave 1300 * * 1.4
Router 1500 * * 1.2
Toaster 1000 * * 1.8
Vaccuum Cleaner 1000 * * 1.8

* For large amperage loads, it is vital that you consult a BATTERY SPECIALIST for the correct battery type and size. These figures are a guide only. Check the compliance plate on your unit for accurate power consumption. Figures are based on a fully charged and well maintained battery. Figures are for continuous use. Intermittent use, or running your engine can extend these times.

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