Whistler PRO-1600W

1600W Fan Cooled Pro Power Inverter with 3-AC Outlets and USB Port for Smartphones and Other Devices


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Whistler PRO-1600W Power Inverter

Power Anytime, Anywhere

Whistler power inverters are the perfect solution for those that take road trips or spend a lot of time in the car. The PRO-1600W is capable of powering your biggest devices; even Microwave ovens, hair dryers and chest freezers! By providing an AC outlet and USB charging port in the vehicle, your passengers can plug in and enjoy their favorite electronics on those long car rides. Not only are they perfect for road trips or camping, inverters are a must during emergencies such as natural disasters and power outages. Each inverter is designed with precision and incorporate top notch safety features such as thermal and voltage protection, short circuit protection and fan cooling to make sure your power is safe and reliable. Make the most out of your next road trip and be prepared for any emergency with a Whistler Pro power inverter!

Whistler PRO-1600W surge protection

Safe and Reliable

Smart Surge Control
When the draw on the inverter is above the continuous rated power, the inverter will attempt to power the device for up to 10 seconds before shutting off.

Voltage Protection
Whenever the input is greater than 15V DC or less than 10V DC, the inverter will automatically and safely shut down.

Short Circuit Protection
When a short circuit is detected, the inverter automatically shuts off until the short circuit is removed.

Whistler PRO-1600W Thermal Protection

Keep Cool

Fan Cooled

The PRO-1600W has 3 cooling fans to make sure your power doesn't cut out from the inverter overheating.

Thermal Cutoff
The PRO-1600W will automatically shut down if the internal temperature exceeds safe design parameters.

Overload Protection
When the inverter receives a load above it's rating, it will automatically shut down. No more worrying if you're pushing your inverter too hard.

Whistler PRO-1600W Features:

  • Whistler Pro Power Inverter
  • Power Rating:
    • RMS: 1600 Watts
    • Peak: 3200 Watts
  • Consistent full output of power
  • USB Port for charging of USB based devices such as iPods, iPhones, and other portable devices
  • Able to withstand high surges
  • Ground fault sensing
  • Internal thermostat cooling fan keeps the inverter from overheating
  • Remote operation jack
  • Mountable design perfect for large trucks, vans, and motorhomes
  • Full electronic surge protection from Overload, Smart Surge Control, Voltage, Short Circuit, and Thermal
  • Required a 160 amp power source for proper use
  • Great for powering select TVs, small household appliances, VCRs, DVD players, laptops, and other appliances
  • Don't forget your power and ground cable!
  • Remote switch available: Whistler PRO-RS01
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 2-year Manufacturer's warranty/li>

Whistler PRO-1600W Specifications:

  • RMS Power: 1600 Watts
  • Peak Power: 3200 Watts
  • No Load Current Draw: <1.0 A
  • Waveform: Modified Sine Wave
  • Operating Input Voltage Range: 0.11– 15.5+/-0.5 Volts
  • Inverter Connections:
    • 3 AC Outlets
    • 1 USB Port
  • AC Receptacle: Two North American 3 Prong
  • USB: .5 Volt 500mA Max
  • Weight: 5.4 lbs
  • Dimensions: 9"L x 7-1/2"W x 3-1/2"H

Product History:

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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
Maximum Power Output
This is the maximum amount of power that the unit will produce at a given time. Usually this is not the amount of power that is continuously being produced.
3200 watts
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.
1600 watts
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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Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
2 years
Labor Warranty Duration
2 years
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Average Attribution Rating



Good product, does the job.

April 21, 2013

The inverter works well. I was able to hook it up to our refrigerator, freezer, one space heater and several lights without any issues while running off our car battery during the Sandy power outage for 3 days. So it paid for itself with the food it saved. It seemed to max out at around 1200W-1300W. But that could be the other appliances taking up more bandwidth than advertised. Overall I am happy with it.

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Dickson City, Pa.

Works Beautiful

September 24, 2013

As soon as i recieved my 1600 watt unit, i set up a demonstration to show how it will work. I connected it to a portable 'car-starter' battery, then the output to a table lamp and the kitchen 20" tv. Both worked Perfectly. I explained that with a winter 'ice-storm black-out', we will watch the NEWS on tv, under kitchen house lights, with electric provided to keep the furnace controls powered and working. The main power supply will be a Marine Deep Cycle large battery. We'll be warm and snug as a bug, while surrounded by cold darkness, till the main power is restored, all thanks to the WHISTLER 1600. Thank You.

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NC Turtle

Smithfield, NC

Every thing I hoped for!

January 24, 2014

I drive a truck for a living and needed an inverter to power my TV, Microwave, DVD player ect... It powers with no problem I am very happy!

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Whistler prow 1200w and pro 1600w

December 26, 2013

It's a great product. .I purchased 2 of them from sonic electronix and they seem to work great..I do Pdr and I use it to light up my light and heat gun. .I recommend it. .for the price u can't beat it..Thanks..

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Whistler PRO-1600W

1600W Fan Cooled Pro Power Inverter with 3-AC Outlets and USB Port for Smartphones and Other Devices


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