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200 watts continuous power - 400 watts peak power
Grounded ac outlet - convert vehicle battery power to ac household power
2.1A USB port - charge mp3 players, smart phones, tablets and many other USB-powered devices
Cup-Holder design - fits conveniently in vehicle cup holders
The Cobra CPI 290ch is a compact cup-holder design power inverter that converts your vehicle's 12 volt accessory plug, the cup-holder in your car, truck or RV to a household ac outlet and dual USB ports. The unique compact design of the CPI 290ch provides 200 watts continuous and 400 watts peak household power plus dual 5 volt 2.1a Ports turning your cup-holder in the vehicle to a power center. Power up or charge any devices under 200 watts, including small video games, most compact laptops. The USB ports allow simultaneous charging of tablets, mp3 players, smartphones and much more. Plus, it eliminates the use of bulky wall chargers with 5 volt outputs. Ideal for travelers and road enthusiasts.
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The 2500W cobra is working beautiful. I have 3 100W solar panel with 3 deep cycle bat., 35 amp controller. I have it in my storm shelter.
I just got this inverter, so can't claim to review it based on experience. However, I thought the following might be of interest to prospective buyers:
Cobra rates this inverter at 400 watts. However, the fine print in the operating instructions says "The inverter can deliver 400 watts for about 60 minutes. The inverter must cool for 15 minutes before it can resume operation at 400 watts." (That's in spite of the fact that the unit has a cooling fan.) So this is not really what I'd call a 400 W inverter.
Cobra boasts of five-way protection against hazards including reverse polarity and over- and under-voltage. But the operating instructions warn that "reverse polarity connections will blow external [sic] fuse in the inverter and may permanently damage the unit. Such damage is not covered by the warranty." So for practical purposes, there is no reverse-polarity protection.
Similarly, "The inverter will also shut down if the input...
Running coffee pot, computers, Internet server, second monitor, printers, refrigerator, battery chargers, recharging toothbrush and a small fan!
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