Tripp Lite is a leading manufacturer of products that power, connect and protect computers and other electronics. Founded in 1922, it is best known for its Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) Systems and Isobar® Surge Suppressors (with over 18 million sold). Tripp Lite's UPS systems protect computers and electronics against data loss, downtime and damage due ...Read More
Compact unit does the job. Overall this has been a reliable unit for recharging appliances on the many camping trips I take. The highlights are its compact size and light weight. I didn't give it five stars because there are a couple of items I'd like to see addressed in future inverter designs. The 3-prong outlets are too close together for a variety of appliances that have the clunky square boxes at the end of their recharging cords. I'd also like to see Tripp sell a wiring kit for this for connection to a 12-volt car battery. Not sure if they have since I purchased mine but I ended up having to head down to my local auto parts store to complete the system. Still these are minor given the reliability this unit has provided.
PV700HF Mounted in Work Truck. The PV700HF is mounted on the front lower portion of my work truck dash connected through my 12 volt cigarette lighter power outlet. I rely on this inverter to keep a number of electronic devices charged for use at remote locations in Nevada. I also connect with an extension cord in the field when I have longer periods of use. The inverter has been with me to many rugged locations and has never had any problems. I have have gone through several cheaper inverters that just did not hold up under the conditions I routinely find myself in while performing my work as a hydrographer .
I would do something different. While it does the job, the fact that the cooling fan runs incessantly-whether in use or not, is annoying. I have installed the inverter permanently in the cargo bay of a service van, and the constant buzzing of the cooling fan is crazy, especially when nothing is plugged in. So far it hasn't caused any battery performance issues-i.e. discharged battery, but I can only expect that eventually it will discharge to the point that the battery will not start the vehicle. The pluses are that is is small, and it does the job. However, the next inverter will have a remote power switch so I can turn the thing off, and therefore quiet the fan.
WIll be buying product for my other sites. Working in such a large organization we need assurance that we will keep going. We added of these to our VoIP phone system to create redundancy and could not be happier with the product. We will be expanding our use of these products and purchasing more for other sites to replace our aged units.
Small hickup, then works great. I actually have two of these in our rack solution. Although I had a little trouble getting one of them to be recognized by the software, tech support got me setup in short order. Since then, they have been working great. We lost electricity to the server room on one occasion for about 15 minutes and these kept my twin IBM x-series servers running happily until the power came back on. Never still had plenty of reserve, too. That's why I bought them. They fit the rack nice and are quiet, at least compared to all my servers. :)
Really Trust This Product. I use this protector model both at work and at home and feel really confident on it working well protecting my devices. The protector seems very sturdy and it doesn't heat up with many devices plugged in.. other similarly priced ones don't feel the same, especially when you plug in your entire home entertainment (e.g.: TV, speakers, blue ray, etc.)
Tripp Lite is a leading manufacturer of products that power, connect and protect computers and other electronics. Founded in 1922, it is best known for its Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) Systems and Isobar® Surge Suppressors (with over 18 million sold). Tripp Lite's UPS systems protect computers and electronics against data loss, downtime and damage due to voltage fluctuations, surges and power outages.