Whistler PI-130

130W Pocket Size Power Inverter for Car or Airplane


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General Features:
  • 130W Pocket Size Power Inverter for Car or Air Plane
  • USB port recharges devices that utilize USB connection such as MP3 players, PDA's and cell phones
  • Ground fault sensing, overload/voltage protection and short-circuit protection
  • Cooling fan, voltage, short-circuit and thermal cut-off protection
  • Comes with converter to plug into airplane power source
  • Dimensions: 0.87"H x 2.6"W x 4.33"D
  • 1-year SonicElectronix.com warranty
  • 1 x Cigarette Lighter Adapter
  • 1 x Air Plane Adaptor
  • 1 x AC Out
  • 1 x USB Type A
  • Input Voltage: 12V DC
  • Input Voltage Range: 11 to 15 V DC
  • Output Voltage: 110 to 120V AC
  • Frequency: 60 Hz
  • Load Capacity: 130W Continuous Power
  • Waveform Type: Sine Wave

General Features

Type of Inverter
This is the way in which the power inverter will convert the power.

AC to DC: Converts common household AC power to DC Power.

DC to AC: Converts DC power to the common household AC power. Often times these converters can be plugged into the vehicles cigarette lighter.

DC to AC
Continuous Power Output
This is the average amount of power that the unit will produce. If you have specific needs, it is more effective to consider the RMS power output rather than the max power output. Continuous power output is also referred to as a RMS power rating.
130 watts
Sine Wave
A true sine wave inverter will convert the power produced by your vehicle in a true sine wave. This allows for a cleaner power output with less distortion and will allow larger items like appliances to run cooler and quieter. A modified since wave inverter will not convert the power from your car and are typically only suited for smaller items such as fans or lights. If you're planning on hooking up items such as laptops/computers, game consoles or appliances, you want to use a true sine wave inverter.
Number of Power Outlets
This is the total number of outlets that the power inverter, power strip, or other power device has.
USB Port
This means that the item has a USB port. The port can be used to provide the unit with updates or to transfer data on to it.
Fan Cooled
A great feature to have if a power inverter generates a large amount of heat. Cooling fans can help regulate the temperature to prevent the inverter from overheating (burning).
Low Battery Shutdown
When the voltage in the vehicle drops below a certain point, the inverter will automatically shut itself off so prevent the vehicle battery from dying.
Rack Mountable
Some units can be mounted to a rack for organization and convenience.
Battery Cables Included
Battery cables included means that the unit comes with battery cables and clips to connect the unit to the vehicle's battery.

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Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
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Minneapolis, MN

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February 18, 2010

The most important thing for me was the 110 V AC which works well. However, I don't feel I got what I payed for. The USB port quit working after about a month. Also, the name "whistler" has turned out to be very good description for how noisy it is.

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Product Name: Whistler PI-130