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Recent Question:
If you were running this 20 feet to a battery what size gauge wire will you need?
Recent Question:
What's the difference between these cables and the 3Ft.L, #3 AWG Cable - #4571000? Are these pure copper?
Recent Question:
can this inverter be mounted on a wall, face up, or face sideways
Recent Question:
Will this work to safely and reliably power Energy Cube (Item #35175) also purchased from Northern Tool & Equipment?
Recent Question:
what cable to use from 12v battery to inverter?
Questions with Most Recent Answers
Question:
What's the difference between these cables and the 3Ft.L, #3 AWG Cable - #4571000? Are these pure copper?
Question:
can this inverter be mounted on a wall, face up, or face sideways
Question:
Will this work to safely and reliably power Energy Cube (Item #35175) also purchased from Northern Tool & Equipment?
Question:
what cable to use from 12v battery to inverter?

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NPower Portable Inverter - 400 Watts

Item# 457400
This high-efficiency NPower portable inverter converts virtually all of the battery's available power to AC current. Suitable for contractors who operate power tools near their vehicle. Features high surge capacity for devices that require more power to start. AC Outlets qty. 2, Cables Included Yes, Low Battery Protection Yes, Low Voltage Protection Yes, LED Indicators Yes, Overload Protection Yes, Continuous Watts 400, High Temperature Protection Yes, Power Supply 12V DC socket from vehicles or 12V batteries, USB Ports qty. 1. Delivers portable AC power for cars, trucks, RVs and boats AC outlets for connecting multiple devices Powers handheld power tools, appliances, TVs, computers, stereos and more Protections include overload and high-temperature shutdown, over-voltage protection, low voltage alarm and low voltage shutdown
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Questions & Answers for NPower Portable Inverter - 400 Watts

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Does this inverter plug into a cigarette lighter?

asked 4 years, 2 months ago
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Creepyfinger
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NPower Expert
Yes, this inverter comes with the 12 volt plug to use in an automotive cigarette lighter outlet.
answered 4 years ago
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NPowerExpert
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Yes
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
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powerful123
 - Idaho
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Will it provide full 400 watts on DC plug connection

Wanting to operate two 100 Watt electric knives at the same time for cleaning fish.
asked 1 year, 9 months ago
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ciby
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Yes, this will provide 400 watts regardless of which option used to connect to a battery.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
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NPowerExpert29
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This should get the job done with capacity to spare. I have been able to power quite a lot with it, but make sure you have a decent amount of AmpHour capacity if you want to run it for extended periods. 200watts @120v = 1.67amps. So it would draw around 16.7 amps from a 12v battery...
answered 1 year ago
by
boldar
 - Atlanta, GA
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Would this handle a 400 watt 60 hz sound system?

asked 4 years, 1 month ago
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nph48
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This unit will supply 400 watts of power. The rating of your sound system is 400 watts, however sound systems are typically rated by the output wattage and not the input wattage. Due to electrical inefficiency, the input wattage is typically higher than the output wattage of a sound system. To determine the wattage that is required to run your sound system you will need to look for a name plate on the receiver or amplifier that lists the amperage requirement and multiply that number by the number of volts that it operates on (typically 120 volts), this will give you the wattage requirement of the unit.

amps x volts = watts.

Once you know the wattage requirement of the unit that you are running it is a good idea to find an inverter that will supply 20% more watts than you need. This will keep lower internal temperatures ensuring a reasonable service life of the inverter.
answered 4 years ago
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NPowerExpert
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Is this big enough?

Will this be a big enough inverter to run the blower on my Drolet Savannah wood stove using a 12 volt deep cycle battery?
asked 3 years, 8 months ago
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wickerstrom
 - New Melle Mo
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Yes, this inverter will supply more than enough power for the blower in the Drolet Savannah stove.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
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NPower13
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Does it have an external fuse or reverse polarity check?

asked 3 years ago
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mapletree
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Yes, this NPower inverter has two 25A mini slip fuses. It doesn't have a reverse polarity check.
answered 3 years ago
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NPowerExpert
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Bracket for 400 Watt Npower

Was wondering if there was a mouning bracket available to mount to a flat surface.
asked 2 years, 3 months ago
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Dsweet
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NPower Expert
There is not a mounting bracket available for this portable inverter.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
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NPower11
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will this power a 7 cu ft chest freezer?

asked 2 years, 3 months ago
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uber
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NPower Expert
This inverter is capable of producing 400 continuous watts. As freezer wattage requirements will vary, it's necessary to check the watts required to run your freezer and also the surge watts that are required.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
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NPower11
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Does the cooling fan on this inverter run continuously or is it controlled by a thermostat?

asked 1 year, 4 months ago
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Winterized
 - South Carolina
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The cooling fan on the inverter is controlled by a thermostat.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
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NPower12
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Is this a Modified Sine wave inverter?

I am needing to run a CPAP breathing machine from a deep cycle battery when camping.
asked 1 year ago
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wingstails
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This is a modified sine wave inverter.
answered 1 year ago
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NPower13
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