Good but noisy. I bought this to power a signal booster for my cell phone for my remote cabin without AC power. It works well and the design is high quality. It is unsatisfactory for my purposes however, because the cooling fan makes a constant "whirring" sound that detracts from the peace and quiet of the cabin. For other purposes where silence is not an issue, I would recommend this highly.
Economical way to test. I work in an electronic security field, and when Customers would like to "see it" before they "buy it" scenario for CCTV cameras, I can comply with their request. This unit was selected because it met the power demands of a laptop and the PoE switch necessary to power PoE CCTV cameras at the same time. With our test platform, elevating the camera, we can show the picture that will be obtained from a camera, on their property and under the conditions of the test (generally at night/dark). The PV375 is portable to set in our test cart and then utilize when needed in the field. The wattage, on/off button and two 120VAC outlets connect up well and the car battery plug in cord is a better length than other invertors investigated when engineering our portable solution.
Outstanding product. I purchased a similarly priced invertor, from an inferior manufacturer, and it was absolute garbage. After returning that item, and doing more research, I picked up this TrippLite unit a few days later and it hasn't let me down. The build quality is precise and the craftsmanship leaves nothing to be desired. The entire unit is sturdy, made of high-grade materials, and even looks good to boot. It powers a couple laptops without hesitation, along with a switch. No complaints here! Keep up the good work TrippLite!
Perfect for Working on the Road. I rent trucks a lot from Penske, Budget, and others for my work and I always bring the PV375 with me. Perfect! I plug it in to the cigarette lighter socket and from there I can power the portable sound system (essential for long-distance driving), and recharge my cell phone and laptop. The best part is that instead of spending on a separate car adapter for all of that gear, I can just use the standard AC cords that come with those devices and plug right in to the PV375. Some have complained about the fan noise but it doesn't bother me (especially in a big truck!) For my personal car I own a DIFFERENT TrippLite power inventer with is bolted to the floor and hard wired to the car battery. Love that one too; just cuts down on the cables a bit by having it permanently installed.
GREAT Product for the Price. Normally, I can be pretty harsh on my reviews. I tell the truth as I see it. After a couple of storms and snowstorms in the Northeast I figured I needed some protection for communications purposes. We lost power for a week a few years ago. Bad feeling! I purchased this Inverter so I can charge our Cell Phones, Laptops and emergency lantern batteries with this unit in our car. To me, it is quiet, small, easy to place in the back of the front seats and will let us have computers, phones and light when we could not otherwise. I actually had it endorsed by a salesperson who works for a competitor, pretty good endorsement. It's inexpensive considering the helpless feeling you would get without it. Plus it is small enough to throw in the trunk of your car until you need it. I consider this a non-exciting, non-sexy but totally worthwhile investment. Jeff
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