Power Inverter for Trucks 1800W 4 Outlets

PowerVerter® 1800W Compact Inverter with 4 Outlets

Model Number: PV1800HF

  • 12V DC input; 120V AC output; 4 outlets
  • 1800 watts continuous output
  • 3600 watts peak output (instantaneous)
  • Powers an entire mobile office

Utilize your vehicle's battery to efficiently power office equipment on the road or power tools at a work site. Continuously supplies up to 1800 watts of 120V AC power to 4 AC outlets from any 12V battery or automotive DC source. Includes a set of nut-and-bolt style DC terminals for simple installation. Compact, lightweight metal case design is among the smallest, most rugged inverters available at this power level.

NOTE: To protect against high current draw that may occur during inverter failure, a fuse link rated at 250a should be positioned no more than 18" from the PV1800HF's battery in the positive line.

Key Features

  • Allows users to run AC appliances from a properly sized 12V battery or automotive DC system
  • Converts 12V DC battery power to 120V AC power
  • 1800 watts continuous output power; 3600 watts peak output power (instantaneous)
  • 4 outlets
  • Compact, lightweight design with grooved surface for efficient cooling, all-metal housing
  • Diagnostic LEDs indicates low battery voltage level and load level
  • Low battery alarm with auto-shutoff prevents deep battery discharge
  • High-efficiency operation conserves batteries to prolong run time
  • Cooling fan regulates internal temperature and prolongs unit service life

Typical Applications

  • Ideal for powering microwave ovens, dishwashers, coffee makers, refrigerators, electric grills, clothes irons, televisions, video game systems, stereos, small window air conditioners, sump pumps, flood lights and small- to medium-sized power tools like drills, disc sanders and chain saws

NOTE: Your load should not exceed your inverter's maximum continuous output power of 1800 watts. To determine your total load, add the wattage ratings of all equipment you will connect to your inverter. Wattage ratings are usually listed in equipment manuals or on nameplates. If your equipment is rated in amps, multiply that number times AC utility voltage to estimate watts. (Example: a drill requires 2.5 amps. 2.5 amps × 120 volts = 300 watts.)

Package Includes

  • PV1800HF Inverter
  • Warranty information
  • Instruction manual

General Info



Intended Application Utility/Long-Haul Truck; RV/Marine
Style Compact


Frequency Compatibility 60 Hz
Output (Watts) 1800
Continuous Output Capacity (Watts) 1800
Peak Output Capacity (Watts) 3600
Output Nominal Voltage 120V
Output Voltage Regulation Maintains PWM sine wave output voltage of 115 VAC (+/- 8 VAC)
Output Frequency Regulation 60 Hz (+/- 3 Hz)
Overload Protection Automatic overload protection shuts down inverter system in the event of overloads.
Outlet Quantity / Type 4 NEMA 5-15R outlets


Recommended Electrical Service Requires 12VDC input source capable of delivering 200A for the required duration (when used at full capacity). For automotive applications, professional hardwire installation with 250A battery system fusing is recommended.
Maximum Input Amps / Watts Full continuous load - 200A at 12VDC, No load - 2.7A at 12VDC, Shutdown
Input Connection Type Set of 2 DC bolt-down wiring terminals. User supplies cabling; minimum gauges for full load operation: 0 (16 ft max), 00 or 2/0 (20 ft max)
Voltage Compatibility (VDC) 12


DC System Voltage (VDC) 12


Audible Alarm Dual-function alarm indicates overload conditions or low DC input voltage of 10.5V or less.


Shipping Dimensions (hwd / in.) 5.25 x 7.75 x 17.25
Shipping Dimensions (hwd / cm) 13.34 x 19.69 x 43.82
Shipping Weight (lbs.) 8
Shipping Weight (kg) 3.6
Unit Dimensions (hwd / in.) 4 x 6 x 15
Unit Dimensions (hwd / cm) 10.16 x 15.24 x 38.1
Unit Weight (lbs.) 7.25
Unit Weight (kg) 3.3
Cooling Method Fan
Material of Construction Aluminum/sheet metal
Form Factors Supported Mounting slots enable permanent placement of inverter on any horizontal surface (see manual for additional mounting information)


Relative Humidity 0-95% non-condensing


Appearance Attractive, rugged, metallic gray color inverter system
Remote Control Capability Yes
TVSS Grounding Grounding lug grounds the inverter to vehicle or earth ground; user supplies cabling


Product Warranty Period (Worldwide) 1-year limited warranty

† Tripp Lite uses primary and third-party agencies to test its products for compliance with standards. See a list of Tripp Lite's testing agencies.

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[FAQ-777] What is the difference between the HF series and FC series inverters?

Because they are able to support an overpower situation for an hour, FC series inverters are better suited for industrial or heavy-duty devices. HF series inverters are not capable of supporting overpower situations for more than 500 milliseconds.[Last Updated: Mar 23, 2009]

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[FAQ-778] What is the main difference between the PV and APS series inverters?

APS series inverters include a built-in battery charger.[Last Updated: Mar 23, 2009]

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