Model # RD97100

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RIDGID 100-Watt Power Inverter
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RIDGID

100-Watt Power Inverter

$29.97 /each

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RIDGID introduces the new 100-Watt Power Inverter. This portable car-friendly inverter allows you to power standard electronics up to 100-Watt right from your car. Featuring a standard 12-Volt/15 Amp plug and a two 5-Volt/21A USB outlets, you can charge your phone, batteries, or even your tablet device. The compact housing design fits easily in most spaces in your car's console or dashboard, and it includes a free case for added protection against damage. This Inverter also features a 3 year warranty and an affordable price.

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  • 100 Continuous Watt for charging and powering small electronics
  • Plenty of power for a tablet device
  • (1) standard 12-Volt/15 Amp outlet and two 5-Volt USB outlets
  • Includes free armour case
  • Fan-cooled for longer use
  • Compact design for easy stowing in console or dashboard space
  • Fuse protection against overload
  • Color changing indicators to track watt usage
  • Scratch resistant over-mold for durability
  • Illuminated power controls for easy use at any time of day
  • 3 year warranty

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Can this unit power the 110 watt Ridgid battery charger?

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June 5, 2013
I have a ridgid drill / driver 18 V combo pack and would like to charge the 18V battery from my vehicle. This inverter is rated at 100W continous. The charger is listed as 110W. Will this inverter power the charger?
 
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Most likely not.
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I would think you would be over-taxing the unit, and would seek an inverter in the 200w range, or greater.
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July 21, 2013
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Yes
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July 3, 2013
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Absolutely not. The inverter has a max output of 100 watts and cuts on & off evry 5 to 10 seconds. By a real inverter to charge your batteries.. This is not for you.
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June 23, 2013
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No it will over tax the unit and overheat or blow the fuse.... Keep at 100 watts or less
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June 13, 2013
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Hi Assembler, this inverter will work for charging your 18 volt battery as long as the inverter is plugged into a accessory power plug. This inverter will not work if plugged into a cigarette lighter plug.
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no. the power inverter is only good for .8 tenths of an amp. 100watts divide by 120 volts = .8 amps.
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Your snowblower should have a listed operational voltage & amperage on its label: Volts x Amps + Watts. This inverter would not run a snowblower!
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No, it is not capable of that sort of a load. 100w is very minimal.
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May 13, 2014
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I don' used it in Puerto Rico
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December 16, 2013
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No, the RD97100 inverter should only be used for operating and charging USB-powered devices, and supplying electrical power for operating electrical lighting, appliances, tools, and motor loads.
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Do you have to have the car running to charge ?

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That depends on the operational status of your 12V outlet in your vehicle; is it operational when the vehicle is turned off? Keep in mind that you are drawing power from your vehicle battery so leaving it to run without starting the vehicle will result in a dead battery!
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No, but you will be in danger of draining your battery if not careful.
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August 4, 2013
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The car doesn't need to be running, but the key needs to be in the on position. Be aware if you use it like this you could drain your car battery. With the car running the alternator keeps all systems fully powered.
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It really depends on your vehicle. Many outlets only work when the car is running. Some are "hot" all the time. My truck has both types. It has three outlets, one hot always and two that are on when the vehicle is running. Hope this helps.
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No but it could drain your battery....some cars do kill the cig lighter when not running...so really depends on tor vehicle
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We camp, will this run a coffee maker, hair dryer (for her), lamp, etc?

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No, this will not run those appliances
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Trying to run a coffee maker or hair dryer...
Not even close.
Typical hair dryers use at least 700 watts on low heat and up to 1500 watts on high.
Coffee makers anywhere from 600-1200 watts.
Lights/lamp... a standard incandescent you'd be able to run one 60 watt bulb.
Fluorescent (CFL) average 13 watts for a 60 watt equivilant light output.
LEDs average 7 watts for 60 watt equivilant light
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Trying to run a coffee maker or hair dryer...
Not even close.
Typical hair dryers use at least 700 watts on low heat and up to 1500 watts on high.
Coffee makers anywhere from 600-1200 watts.
Lights/lamp... a standard incandescent you'd be able to run one 60 watt bulb.
Fluorescent (CFL) average 13 watts for a 60 watt equivilant light output.
LEDs average 7 watts for 60 watt equivilant light output.
(Light output of incandescent, fluorescent, and LED is measured in lumens but the amount of power they use to make that light is measured in watts)
Obviously the fluorescent would use less power for the same amount of light and an LED would use the least amount power for the same amount of light output.
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Hello there Rocky! Thanks for your inquiry! Mainly this portable car-friendly inverter allows you to power standard electronics up to 100-Watts right from your car. Featuring a standard 12V/15A plug and a two 5V/21A USB outlets, you can charge your phone, batteries, or even your tablet device. Thanks for your question!
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Customer Reviews

Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 62 reviewers.
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Works well but one notable flaw This item did what I expected it to do. I was able to to charge my phones, pad, laptop, and a small 12 volt battery charger. However, I happen to be rough with my tools and bumped the plug while it was inserted into the auxiliary outlet and it blew the 25 amp fuse for the outlet. With further testing this happened four other times until I found the problem. The two outside tabs on the 10 amp fused plug are too long internally and make contact with the center post prior to the 10 amp fuse when bumped or wiggled. This results in blowing the outlet fuse in-stead of the 10 amp plug fuse. Possible fix: Re-engineer the plug so this does not happen. September 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Just what I needed!!!! Works awesome for charging my batteries for my cordless drills!!! September 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by OTR Trucker review bought one year ago. using for my laptop, ink printer, and USB to charge tablet and phone over night. Perfect! and specially for that price! Very happy and can recommend to buy no doubt. January 6, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Did What I Needed I used it for a 4 hour road trip it kept my laptop on, but I turned it off every time it overheated so I was turning it on and off every 20-25 minutes. July 12, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by doesn't charge tool batteries bought this to charge my rigid tool batteries. as soon as I plug the battery charger it all the inverter does is turn on and off every 3 seconds. very disappointed as it says it charges tool batteries and doesn't, only good for charging phone July 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by its an inverter I used this for tailgating ran an extension to two small croc pots food was cooked so I would say a good buy! June 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Must have for the road warrior! Ok this thing is HANDY and may be the most useful gadget you don't know you need. Overview: About the size of a large cell phone or blackberry, this power charger plugs into a standard cigarette lighter and has both USB and standard outlets. This means you can charge your standard electronics (phone, ipad, digital camera) as well as ANY other appliance you might have (laptop computer, curling iron, electric tools). - Stores easily in the glove compartment - Power button turns it off and on so you choose when to use it. Great for emergencies, long road trips, or camping this is a no-brainer. Highly recommend. June 23, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Not very good Never worked out of the package. Has been returned May 10, 2016
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