NPower Portable Inverter - 400 Watts
Best little inverter ever. I keep with my camping gear for all my electrical camping needs. Thanks NTE!!!!
October 15, 2012
Npower 400 watt inverter
I wanted an inverter inside my pickup truck for chging cells and Kindles. I was given a bonus when I hooked it up to my lawn mower battery, and was able to plug in a jigsaw for an off site job. The alarm came on almost right away that I was draining the battery, I started the mower engine and sawed away. Very convenient and readable manual. I did buy the extra 1 yr. warranty. It's also small enough to store inside the truck cab with no problems.
October 9, 2012
Works well, but a little loud
Purchased this for charging batteries for track side support - electric impact, data aquisition, cameras, laptops, etc. Works fine, but doesn't have an alarm for a low battery in the 12v source. After 30 mins of admittedly hard use (without the truck running) it drew the truck battery down to where it needed a jump. There was no indication that the truck battery was getting low. Other inverters have this feature. Not a big deal to me, but be aware. It works fine if the source vehicle is running, and inside the truck the cooling fan is a little loud. If you can tuck it under a seat and maintain ventilation you don't hear the cooling fan much.
October 8, 2012
I ordered this inverter to run a coffee maker, but the instructions said that it would not work on anything that heats up so I used it for a fan in my camper and charging up cell phone and flashlights, It worked great. would recommend it to others. It is at a great price
May 7, 2012
1st use fail
The very first thing I tried with the adapter was a laptop. As soon as I turned on the inverter, red light beeping, then nothing before I could unplug it. The inverter is now completely dead. The laptop works fine plugged into a normal outlet.
It should have been able to handle the load with no problem. I suspect it has a blown fuse or breaker, but nothing is accessible from the exterior and it has a warning not to open the case.
I certainly won't buy anything else from NPower.
January 10, 2012
I needed to power my computer and cell phone along with the occasional power tool.When I received my Inverter all these problems were solved. Great tool! Now I can drive anywhere and have the power necessary to power up.Tne Npower is much more usable than the Inverter I previously had hard wired into my Pickup.
October 17, 2011
120 volts in my Yard now
Hmmmm. How do I wire my yard to use my hand tools in the yard? I have an electric drill, electric saw, drill etc You name it. I could use a conduit and bury the cable but what if I dug through it one day? Ouch!
Solution: I used Velcro and attached this little jewel to my EZGO golf cart. I already had a cigarette lighter plug so other than using the Velcro there was no installation involved. Now I can use a paint sprayer, drill, or anything electric that I need in the yard. Plug and Go anywhere now.
I will probably upgrade the wattage in the future to allow bigger items to be used, but it's fine now.
November 16, 2010
Not Recommended If...
I bought this inverter for a road trip, to power a 15" TV, and DVD player. I bought this item, as a "last result", because I really wanted a "Pure Sine Wave" inverter, but no store in my area stocked one, and I didn't have enough time to order one. I plugged this inverter into my truck (using the cigarette lighter connection). The power adapter for my TV failed. I unplugged the adapter, from the inverter, took it inside, and plugged it into a wall outlet; same thing wouldn't work. The inverters signal, destroyed my adapter. I'm not sure what this adapter can be used for, but I wouldn't use it for devices with electronic adapters.
August 8, 2010