FANTASTIC PRODUCT. This is one of the items we "can not leave home without." With two teenage daughters very active in sports with games across a wide area we MUST be able to keep our many cells phones charged to keep in touch. The PV375 handles the job outstandingly as we travel to and from practice/games. With multiple vehicles the "departure checklist" number one item is, Is the Inverter in the car? The PV375 has exceeded all our expectations.
Powerful little Inverter. This inverter has ample power for a 12V power socket connected version, so much so that I'd recommend a hard wired solution instead of the included 12V plug. The unit comes with a 40A fuse in the fuse plug, be warned you will burn up the fuse to your 12V socket before this fuse opens. I Bought an adapter to go from alligator clips to the 12V socket for high power use and portable use with just a battery. This unit was powerful enough to run a small electric weed eater, until the motor on the weed eater warmed up from continuous use and started drawing more power. When this happened the inverter would go in to a safety mode where it had to be switched off and then back on again to regain output, but no open fuse even from overloading it like this. My one complaint (and the reason for 4 instead of 5 stars) about the unit is the fan runs all the time instead of cycling with temperature. This would not be a problem except the small fan is noisy. Unit is much heavier duty with the aluminum case then the plastic cases on other units.
Heavy Duty Product. I bought this product in Jan of 2009 and use it for work in a van driving around. Usage about 2-3 hours a day during work week. It never gave me any problems and is very dependable. If this ever fails I will buy it again. Some people say that it could be a little less noisy, but it does not bother me at all. Since my business depends on my electronic setup on the road I needed dependable equipment. This inverter is what I always look for in a product. It still runs like new Sept 5 2013.
Does exactly what tripp lite promotes, full recommendation. This product meets my needs as it powers a 42 inch TV with ease. The overload alarm works well and the fan does it's job also. I leave my vehicle engine running at the tailgate and it powers the television ..keep in mind that you must keep the ignition on otherwise the unit will shut off automatically. It is a lot easier than hauling a generator and it's way less expensive. The unit is lightweight yet durable.
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!
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