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Power Bright

Model # PW3500-12

Internet # 202545834

12-Volt DC to AC 3500-Watt Power Inverter

$310.99 /each

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Model # PW3500-12

Internet # 202545834

This heavy duty inverter plugs directly to a 12-Volt DC battery to power large appliances, air conditioners, heavy duty power tools and many other electronics in your vehicle.

  • 3500-Watt continuous power
  • 7000-Watt peak power
  • Provides 29.2-Amp
  • Anodized aluminum case provides durability
  • LED display- input voltage/output wattage
  • Built-in cooling fan
  • 4- 3 prong 120-Volt AC outlet
  • FREE wireless remote control included
  • FREE 3 ft. 0AWG professional battery cables included
  • Click on the “More Info” tab to download the specifications pdf to view the wattage requirement guide

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SPECIFICATIONS

Dimensions
Product Depth (in.) 
19.9 
Product Height (in.) 
6.1 
Product Length (in.) 
19.9 
Product Width (in.) 
8.9 
Details
Amperage (amps) 
29.2 
Continuous Wattage 
3500 
Frequency 
60 Hz 
Low battery shutdown 
Yes 
Low voltage audible alarm 
Yes 
Number of Outlets 
Peak Wattage 
7000 
Product Weight (lb.) 
25 lb 
Returnable 
90-Day 
Short circuit protection 
Yes 
USB Port 
No 
Voltage (volts) 
115 
Wireless Remote Included 
Yes 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings 
No Certifications or Listings 
Manufacturer Warranty 
1 Year 

MORE PRODUCTS WITH THESE FEATURES

Price: $300 - $400
Brand: Power Bright
Review Rating: 4 & Up
Continuous Wattage: 3000 - 4000
Low battery shutdown: Yes
Low voltage audible alarm: Yes
Peak Wattage: 6000 - 7500
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Why can't I use a battery charger on this inverter? Dewalt power tools

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January 10, 2016
I want to install this is my service truck so I can run power tools and charge batteries over night. Is this possible if I hook them to a separate surge protector?
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i do
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February 16, 2016
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The inverter uses a battery to work the sine wave passing throe the inverter will not allow the battery charger to work. they do make a power inverter that will charge a battery as it is working one is on this site
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January 11, 2016
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You can use surge protectors (power strips) and plug in as many items as you would like, you just can't go over 3500 watts with this unit
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The cooling fan ...

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August 31, 2015
Does the fan always run when the inverter is in use, or only when there is the need for significant power? Our current 2500W inverter runs all the time, is loud, and has my wife hates it. I know there is no way to duplicate the sound. But, does it run quiet?
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quiet
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They all make noise. I moved all my solar and wind equipment to a shed next to my house. Yes, they do run all the time. Most of them do shut off if there is no load.
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September 2, 2015
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This inverters fan only runs under heavy load. Very quiet fan. I have had loads of 1400 watts for a short period of time(Microwave) and still no fan engaged.
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I would like to know if this product will power my garage w/ over head doors & power tools

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Yes. Make sure you have a good strong battery bank.
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Yes, if your power tools are AC operated and operate within the 3500 watt limits of the inverter. The same also for the garage overhead doors. Note: This inverter should not be used with rechargeable tools.
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Can I run this inverter all day on a portable air conditioner 12,000 BTU, EER 11.2, AMPS 11.2, voltss 115 without it burning out

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I had answered that question, however, I have to also advise you that any
"inductive" motor will require about 2 1/2 times the rated amps to start, so
be sure that the unit starts the a/c quickly without excessive stress.
That means if the inverter "labors" to start the a/c and shuts down then you
may have to get a higher output inverter to run the a/c. Here's a simple way
to figure the power required.
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I had answered that question, however, I have to also advise you that any
"inductive" motor will require about 2 1/2 times the rated amps to start, so
be sure that the unit starts the a/c quickly without excessive stress.
That means if the inverter "labors" to start the a/c and shuts down then you
may have to get a higher output inverter to run the a/c. Here's a simple way
to figure the power required. Take the volts X amps to know the watts, then
take the amps X 2.5 and that will be your "starting" amps required. The starting
amps required is more important than the running watts of the a/c. If the
inverter cannot easily start the a/c's compressor, then you've wasted your money.
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Constant use is ok if you make sure the Inverter is kept cool and in a dry location.
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The big issue is the initial inductive surge current when the air conditioner first turns on. Those momentary current surges could spike double or more at first turn on.
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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 22 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by execlant for price works great in trailer runs 3 4ft led lights.computer.small air compressor.drills and small refer. April 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by excelant product easy to install good . needs directions for wireless wear to mount .what distance it works at overall a verry good product. March 15, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by A Must Have Device Learned from last year 2011 snow storm in NY so bought this device just in time for Sandy's storm 2012. I setup a parallel connection from 2 deep cycle batteries and using my minivan to charge them batteries and power the whole thing during the day. Use it to power 2 frigs,1 freezer and lights around the house for 2 days, stop running the car between 10:30pm - 5:00am. Spent almost 1/2 a tank of gas, roughly 7 gals. That was a bargain. The 6000W is a little bit more expensive but this 3500W is adequate to my needs. Definitely recommended. November 6, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Good product for the price I use this inverter for off grid solar electrical system. It has worked flawlessy since installation. To use it at full potential, it really needs a 30 amp barrier strip for hardwire installations. The only caveat I found was the 12 VDC cables may drag against the case mounting bracket in some configurations causing wear on the insulation. Re-routing or shimming the connections resolves it. January 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by A wise choice for off grid use I use this in an off grid solar panel powered remote location. Works great for powering TV's, Microwaves, Refrigeration and Power Tools. It comes with nice pair of 0 gauge hook up wires. Some cordless charge units will not work with this as stated in the instructions. That would probably change if it was a pure sign wave inverter, but it serves it's purpose and is reliable. It's a great value for the price. July 22, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Will Run Motorhome Air + Another Appliance I purchased this to generate AC from the six GC2 golf cart battery bank I am installing in my Class C motor home to replace the Onan 4k generator. The bank will mainly be charged by rooftop solar, but I have also purchased an 80 amp converter to charge the batteries from shore power or from my small Yamaha EF2000 generator. The unit is very impressive in size and weight. It comes with two very heavy duty connection cables and has substantial connection terminals with short protection caps. The unit worked perfectly out of the box although the connection for the remote wireless sender was loose and I can't get the screws out of the front panel to fix it. No manual in the box but there is a .pdf online. It's very minimal and doesn't tell you much. The unit has a sticker: "Designed in the USA and manufactured in China". I've ran it through many tests with various loads. It will start my MH AC unit which has a constant draw of 1,300 watts and a startup of over twice that. It will even start the AC while powering another 1kw load which impressed me. I am able to run the AC out of it and use one other appliance such as the 800 watt microwave. Of course running this load will flatten the batteries in less than 2 hours without a compensating DC input from a high output charger. It has four 15 amp outlets.. I was afraid of melting a outlet with a high load on one but I have run a consistent 2,600 watts out of one of the AC outlets without it getting warm. Because it doesn't have a hardwire option I plan on ganging two outlets with short 14 awg extension cords wired together at my manual transfer switch. Although I can't get the front panel off, I tested the outlets with a voltmeter and ohm meter and they appear to be wired in parallel from a common source. There is no documentation for this, so I hope that I am right. I don't know why they don't provide a hardwire option on an inverter with this capacity. My main complaint is that this unit will not use all of the battery bank's available power when drawing anything but a very small load. For example, I ran a 1,180 watt load (portable heater) against four GC2 batteries from full charge to inverter cutout two hours later at an indicated 10 volts DC on the inverter. With the inverter off line the battery voltage at the terminals was still 11.5 volts. There was still useable untapped power available from the batteries. The lower the watt load, the closer you can get to a true 10 volt cutout although it is probably not good to discharge batteries below 10.5 volts anyway and I doubt that this unit can take the batteries below 10.5 volts. I also monitored the AC voltage through the discharge cycle. The voltage started at 115 volts AC at full charge but declined down to 80 volts at inverter cutout. So the AC voltage seems to correlate directly with the DC input voltage. Although this doesn't seem to affect my usage, the low voltage could be a problem for some applications. This voltage curve may be common with all modified sine converters but this is the only one that I have ever used. The wireless on off dongle works great. The voltage / watt load display is nice. The fan is quiet and the unit hardly got warm with the fairly high test loads that I put it through. I never got it over 2,600 constant watts of output with the four test batteries although I think that it would put out it's rating with six. Perhaps it would have with four also, but I just didn't load it down that far. The bottom line is that it will meet my needs and is a lot of bang for the buck. I think that it is hefty enough that it will have long term durability, especially since my AC loads won't be taxing it much. Also, the manufacturer should spend a little time on documentation. A complete manual with a wiring diagram would be great. They could also include some load test metrics for various usage scenarios. That would definitely enhance their product line. May 13, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Fantastic inverter - will run most tools and copressors Great inverter. It is, however, quite large in size. It will not fit under the hood if you want to permanently mount it to your work truck. Great features and had solid power to run most of your tools. The only drawback I had was that it would not run one of my small compressors as it dre too much amps or power. Other than that, well worth the money. This will save you the hassle of carrying a generator and fuel. November 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 3500 watt inverter This inverter was easy to install. The safety covers for the power posts was a nice extra feature. I was able to start up and run my window air conditioner with no problem. Also ran tests with my 1200 watt hair drier and my 1500 watt heater, no problems. I am very satisfied with my purchase. The inverter was shipped quickly and arrived sooner than promised. June 24, 2014
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