1. Do not install the Inverter into a building’s electrical system. The Inverter is a vehicular accessory. It is not designed to be safely used in a building’s electrical system and has not been evaluated to meet building wiring codes. Improper application may create a fire or electric shock hazard.
2. To allow proper cooling, install in an indoor well-ventilated area and do not cover ventilation openings or cooling fans. Do not install in engine compartment. Avoid placing the Inverter on carpets and rugs; they are not only flammable, but they also obstruct vents underneath the Inverter.
3. Keep combustible materials and gases away from the Inverter. The Inverter produces sparks and heat during operation and could start a fire.
4. Connect to a 12 VDC power supply only. A power supply with lower voltage will not operate the Inverter correctly, and higher voltage could damage the Inverter.
5. Connect input polarity properly. Incorrect connection will damage the Inverter and void warranty.
6. Keep the Inverter dry and clean. Do not expose to rain, snow, spray, bilge water, or dust.
7. Use cables that are the appropriate size. The more power (amps) or the longer the cables, the thicker they need to be to prevent overheating and fire. See section 4.7 DC WIRING SIZE.
8. Install the Inverter as close to the DC source as possible, but not in a closed area with vented lead-acid batteries. Vented lead-acid batteries release explosive hydrogen gas that can be ignited by the Inverter.
9. Mount the Inverter horizontally.
10. Verify that the installation surface has no hidden utility lines before drilling or driving screws.
11. This product is not a toy. Keep it out of reach of children.
12. Do not use with positive ground electrical systems (most automobiles, trucks, and RVs have negative ground systems).
13. The positive (+) battery on the Inverter must be the last connection made, and must be connected before the Inverter is turned on. There may be a small spark during the final connection. This is normal.
14. Properly ground the Inverter’s case as explained in this manual.
Where to Install
Your Inverter should be installed in a location that meets the following requirements:
1. Dry: do not allow water to drip or splash on the Inverter.
2. Cool: ambient air temperature should be between 0°C and 40°C (the cooler the better).
3. Ventilated: allow at least two inches of clearance around the inverter for airflow. Ensure the ventilation openings on the rear and bottom of the unit are not obstructed.
4. Safe: do not install the Inverter in the same compartment as batteries or in any compartment capable of igniting flammable liquids such as gasoline.
5. The Inverter should be located within 10 feet of the batteries.