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BLACK+DECKER 500-Watt Dual Outlet Power Inverter


500-Watt Dual Outlet Power Inverter

$2926 /each
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Product Overview

The BLACK and DECKER 500-Watt Dual-Outlet Power Inverter features 500 watts of continuous wattage and 1000 watts of peak wattage. It can be connected to your car battery to power small electrical appliances, or to charge your electronic devices through the USB port when you're away from home. This power inverter is ETL listed, and also offers low-battery warnings.

  • 1000-watt peak and 500-watt continuous power for small appliances
  • Overload and short circuit protection for connected components
  • Two 3-prong outlets to power 2 devices at the same time
  • Connects to car battery so you can power up on the go
  • Illuminated icons display the ideal applications for selected power supply
  • ETL listed for safety
  • Low battery protection warns when vehicle battery is low
  • Includes USB port for charging portable MP3 players, mobile phones and game consoles
  • Also includes a 100-watt DC plug and a 500-watt battery clip for use in automobiles as a 100-watt output or hooked directly to a battery for a full 500-watt output
  • Click on the “More Info” tab to download the specifications PDF to view the wattage requirement guide
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Name 500-Watt Dual Outlet Power Inverter 100-Watt Power Inverter 12-Volt, 410-Watt Power Converter 12-Volt DC to AC 750-Watt Power Inverter
Brand BLACK+DECKER RIDGID Schumacher Power Bright
Ratings (28) (85) (1) (4)
Low voltage audible alarm Yes No Yes Yes
Continuous Wattage 500 100 410 750
Peak Wattage 1000 100 820 1500
Voltage (volts) 115 5 120 12
Low battery shutdown Yes Yes Yes Yes
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Product Depth (in.)
Product Height (in.)
Product Length (in.)
Product Width (in.)


Amperage (amps)
Continuous Wattage
Modified Sine Wave
Low battery shutdown
Low voltage audible alarm
Number of Outlets
Peak Wattage
Product Weight (lb.)
Short circuit protection
USB Port
Voltage (volts)
Wireless Remote Included

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
ETL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

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Customer Questions & Answers

Does the car need to be running in order for it to charge my lap top or projector? Does it have a...

Does the car need to be running in order for it to charge my lap top or projector? Does it have a battery in the unit to keep charging if not plugged in? How much will it drain the battery in the car if using it to project a movie or play my lap top?
Asked by: inverterman
It does not have an internal battery. I use it to charge Lithium Ion batteries overnight when we are camping. One of the power outlets in my van always has power so the vehicle does not have to be on. It has not drained my van battery and it you are only charging your laptop or similar items it should not run down your battery. I am very happy with my inverter and I have had it for about 2 years
Answered by: traveljer
Date published: 2017-04-25

How long can this last with a external battery

Asked by: KingD1210
This depends on the size and charge level of the external battery.
Answered by: Black and Decker 12 Volt
Date published: 2017-06-29

Will it jump start a car?

Asked by: Joss
The B+D 500 watt power inverter is not a jump-starter and does not have internal power, it must be connected to a charged 12V power source to provide 120V AC power.
Answered by: Black and Decker 12 Volt
Date published: 2017-06-30

Can i use it without having to start and run my car?

Can i use it without having to start and run my car?
Asked by: Strelin
I have a power outlet on my van that operates even when the vehicle is off, so I use my mostly with my car turned off. Check to see if you have an outlet that is always on.
Answered by: traveljer
Date published: 2017-04-25
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Customer Reviews

500-Watt Dual Outlet Power Inverter is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 28.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5 Star Review Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Date published: 2017-04-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Can't handle a small fridge... Can't handle a small fridge
Date published: 2017-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It does what it was made to do I have owned this inverter for almost a year now, and it has worked great. I have used it to charge and run electronics on long family trips. I ran a large fan while watching fireworks in a heat wave. It also runs my string trimmer when hooked directly to the car battery. The inverters fan only runs when the unit it connected to the car battery, not when using the lighter plug. Some electronics don't like a modified square wave and some do- you have to test them out. This is a handy, compact unit that does what is was designed to do, and I recommend it highly.
Date published: 2012-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from True world test's performed! I picked the inverter up to test a few things and see what I could run and for how long. Let me first say this is a great inverter for the money. I have had it hooked to a 12v car battery for over 4 hours without recharge and did many things with it and it never dipped below 12v. I had a 360watt peek radio hooked to it the whole time at a good level so I say about 200watts is what it was pulling. I charged my cell phone from dead to full. I charged 2 Ryobi 18v batteries from dead to full 80 watts. A stream light flash light and extra battery 10watts and my laptop from dead to full it pulls around 100watts. The inverter fan has been running to keep it cool and the battery is still over 12v after 4 hours of straight use. This was a real world test and this product passed!!
Date published: 2013-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This unit is nicely made with good output and fit my needs perfectly. The price online was very g... This unit is nicely made with good output and fit my needs perfectly. The price online was very good and delivery was quick and free. I've mounted it in my camper to recharge ski boot heater batteries and power a small vac. Exactly what I was looking for!
Date published: 2016-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Use it for my solar setup, hasn't had a single issue! I was very suspicious about how well this would preform for the first few days, as it looks kind of cheap in my opinion. Once I got used to it, I started trying heavier loads, and could run whatever I want that was under 500 watts. This is a great, cheap option for me as I am using this as an off-grid application. It powers anything I need it to besides a standard electric heater. It's also pretty water-resistant. I left it out where it can get wet one night and it worked fine the next day. I can even run a 750 watt wet/dry vac for about a minute to pick up some junk before it shuts off on me. Don't do this much, or it will burn out the inverter, I can guarantee you that. Many nights, I forget to turn off the inverter, and it doesn't waste but up to 0.1 volts of my battery bank, if that! This is designed to minimize radio interference, so it won't interfere with radio/TV stations you're enjoying as much at all. To calculate watts, multiply amps by volts. For example, 120V AC * 0.1 amps is 12 watts. If your thing is over 95 watts, switch to the 500 watt option. The fan only runs when there is a big load on it and it needs to run, to the people who think it is broken! It works fine and doesn't present any issues until you start getting into the big things, like a fridge, washer/dryer, or heater. An A/C works fine on it if you get a really good, efficient one, though. Good luck to you all, and I hope this review helped!
Date published: 2013-12-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Did Not Work I bought this for camping and the first time we put it to work when we was at camp it started working good for about 1 hour the cooling fan would turn on and work fine. but after that for about 5 minutes into being powered on it would shut down, not after awhile into trying to make it work we noticed that the fan did not turn on at all anymore and that would cause it to heat up and shut down.
Date published: 2015-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works just fine! I purchased this unit, hooked it up directly to my car battery and plugged in a fan turned on high speed... worked like it's supposed to. ( Vornado fan rated at 120V & 1.4 Amps.) If your car battery is below a certain level the inverter will kick out automatically so as not to run your battery down below a safe level for starting!
Date published: 2011-08-29
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