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1500W Medium-Duty Compact Mobile Power Inverter with 2 AC/2 USB - 2.0A/Battery Cables

Model Number: PINV1500

Converts 12V DC power from your vehicle’s battery into 120V AC and 5V DC power to operate and charge electronics while on the road.
  • Provides portable power for mobile devices, including phones and laptops
  • Ideal for areas without regular power outlets, such as campsites or construction sites
  • Dual NEMA 5-15R outlets deliver continuous output of 1500W for powering devices
  • Dual USB charging ports keep smartphones, tablets and laptops at full capacity
  • Rugged aluminum housing built to withstand rigors of travel and outdoor use
  • 2-year limited warranty

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Mobile Power Inverter Charges and Powers Multiple Electronic Devices in Your Vehicle
You don’t have to be near your computer or an AC power source to keep your mobile devices fully charged and your power tools and small appliances operating. This 1500W mobile inverter converts 12V DC power from your car, truck, fleet vehicle, boat or RV’s battery into standard 120V AC power. Just connect the included battery cables between the inverter’s DC input terminals and the positive and negative terminals on your vehicle’s battery.
Dual AC Outlets Provide Portable Power for Your Mobile Applications
This compact power inverter provides a modified sine wave for use at remote locations, such as campgrounds, construction sites and mobile offices. Two NEMA 5-15R outlets deliver a continuous output of 1500 watts and a peak output of 3000 watts. That’s plenty to operate a variety of appliances and power tools, such as low-power lights, camping accessories, battery rechargers for small battery-operated power tools, and mobile office equipment.
Dual USB Charging Ports Keep Your Devices at Full Strength
Two 5V USB ports share 2.0 amps of charging capacity and remain active even when the inverter’s on/off switch is set to Off. This allows you to charge your smartphone, tablet, laptop, MP3 player or GPS unit without draining too much power from the vehicle’s battery.
Includes the Latest Safety Features to Protect Your Equipment and Battery
An on/off switch offers one-touch control over both AC outlets. If the power input from the vehicle’s battery drops below 10 volts or exceeds 16 volts, the mobile power inverter will automatically shut down. Green and red LEDs indicate normal and improper operation. Two load-controlled fans begin cooling automatically when the internal temperature rises to a certain level during extended use. An audible alarm sounds during excessively high or low voltage conditions.
Brackets Included for Permanent Mounting
The compact power inverter’s durable aluminum housing is designed to withstand the rigors of road trips, campouts, business trips and family vacations. Use the built-in mounting brackets and your own hardware to install the inverter permanently in a horizontal position.

Typical Applications

  • Power multiple electronic devices and tools from your car, truck, fleet vehicle, boat or RV

Package Includes

  • PINV1500 1500W Medium-Duty Compact Car Inverter
  • Battery cable, red/black, 3 ft.
  • Grounding cable, 3 ft.
  • Owner’s manual
RoHS compliant


UPC Code037332225177
Charging Ports / Amps(2) 2A
Frequency Compatibility60 Hz
Pure Sine Wave Output  No
Output (Watts)1500
Nominal Output Voltage(s) Supported115V; 120V
Output Receptacles(2) 5-15R
Continuous Output Capacity (Watts)1500
Peak Output Capacity (Watts)3000
Output Voltage Regulation  Maintains PWM sine wave output voltage of 120VAC (+/- 10%)
Output Frequency Regulation  60 Hz (+/- 3 Hz)
Overload ProtectionYes
Recommended Electrical Service12VDC
Input Connection TypeDC terminal post for battery cables with ring terminals
Voltage Compatibility (VAC)120
Voltage Compatibility (VDC)10VDC ~ 16VDC
Input Cord Length (ft.)3
Expandable Battery RuntimeUser-Supplied 12V DC battery system
DC System Voltage (VDC)12
Battery AccessTerminal Post
Battery Pack Accessory (Optional)User-Supplied;  98-121 , BP260
Front Panel LEDsSingle multi-color status LED for operation (Green) and fault conditions (RED)
SwitchesON/OFF Rocker Switch
Audible AlarmLow Battery, Short Circuit, Over-temperature, High DC Voltage, Low DC Voltage and Overload protection
Form Factors SupportedHorizontal Floor, Wall-Mount
Material of ConstructionAluminum/sheet metal
Receptacle ColorBlack
Shipping Dimensions (hwd / in.)6.89 x 5.70 x 2.55
Unit Dimensions (hwd / in.)3.00 x 5.04 x 7.28
Unit Weight (lbs.)2.69
Relative Humidity0-95% non-condensing
Operating Temperature0C-40C (32F~104F)
TVSS Grounding  Grounding lug grounds the inverter to vehicle or earth ground; ground cable included
CertificationsTested to UL458:2015 6TH EDITION; CAN/CSA-C22.2 NO.107.1:2016 4TH EDITION
Product Warranty Period (Worldwide)2-year limited warranty


Power Inverter Accessories
  Model Number Description
98-121 | Power Inverter Accessories 98-121 12VDC Sealed, Maintenance-Free Battery for All Inverter/Chargers, 12VDC Battery Connections
BP-260 | Power Inverter Accessories BP-260 External 12/24V Tower Battery Pack Enclosure for PowerVerter APS Inverter/Chargers (BP-260)

Extended Warranties

Part Number Description
WEXT1B 1-Year Extended Warranty - For select Tripp Lite Products

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Chicago, Illinois 60609
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