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                                                                                         Multiply: AMPS X 220(AC voltage)=WATTS
                                                                                         This formula yields a close approximation of the continuous load of your appliance.        C. Over Load LED Indicator Light. If the continuous power draw of the appliance(s)        When you operate the PE-5000W-12-220 inverter for long periods of time

  5000 Watt Power Inverter
                                                                                                                                                                                       being operated exceeds 5000 watts, this light will turn RED and the inverter will      combined with a high continuous load demand, the result will be a large power
                                                                                         Multiply: WATTS X 2= Starting Load                                                            automatically shut down. When this occurs turn off the inverter and determine          drain from the battery. With this in mind, check the reserve capacity of the battery
                                                                                         This formula yields a close approximation of the starting load of your appliance.             the cause of the overload before turning the inverter and the appliance back on.       you plan to use to power your inverter. To calculate the approximate power drain on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              your battery you will want to estimate the reserve power (" amp/hour") of the battery
 12V-DC to 220V-AC                                                                       Most often the start up load of the appliance or power tool determines whether your        D. Battery voltage and Inverter output wattage Bar Graph meters (Green, Yellow,           and the amps the inverter will require, to meet the continuous load demand of the
 5000 Watt Continuous                                                                    inverter has the capability to power it.                                                      Red). Wattage, indicator: The output wattage of the inverter is monitored by this      appliance.
 10000 Watt High Surge                                           PE-5000W-12-220                                                                                                       illuminated display. Depending upon the amount of output wattage, the bar              1. When calculating the amp/hour of the battery, find its "reserve minutes" rating. This is
                                                                                         To determine whether the PE-5000W-12-110 will operate a particular piece of                   reading generally will be in the Green (safe) zone or Yellow (caution) zone. If the       typically is marked on the battery label along with the "Cold Cranking Amps" (CCA)
                                                                                         equipment or appliance, run a test. All PowerExpress inverters are designed to                level reaches the Red (overload) zone, the inverter may automatically shut down.          rating. If you multiply the reserve minutes rating of the battery by 0.3 it will tell you the
                                                                                         automatically shut down in the event of a power overload. This protection feature             VOLTS Indicator: The voltage being drawn from the battery by the inverter is              battery amp/hour.
                                                                                         prevents damage to the unit while testing appliances and equipment with ratings in            monitored by this illuminated display. Under optimum conditions, this reading will     A battery with a reserve minutes rating of 150 has an amp/hour rating of 45 (150 x 0.3=45).
                                                                                         the 5000 watt range.                                                                          be in the GREEN zone. A low voltage draw will show a reading that is close to          2. To estimate the maximum battery power the inverter will require to run a piece of
                                                                                         If an appliance in the 5000 watt range will not operate properly when first                   the actual voltage of the battery. These readings are the result of measuring the         equipment or appliance, divide its continuous load wattage requirement by 10.
                                                                                                                                                                                       voltage in both the positive and negative input terminals on the inverter. In a high      An appliance with a 450 watt continuous load requirement will create a 45 amp draw from
                                                                                         connected to the Inverter, turn the Inverter rocker switch ON (I), OFF (O), and ON
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 the battery through the inverter (450 10 = 45).
                                                                                         (I) again a quick succession If this procedure is not successful, it is likely that the       voltage draw the display will show a low voltage level due to the drop in volts that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3. Conclusion: The reserve power of a battery with a 150 reserve minutes rating is sufficient
                                                                                         PowerExpress inverter does not have the required capacity to operate the                      occurs between the positive and negative input cables.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 to satisfy the continuous load demand placed on the inverter for a maximum of about on
                                                                                         appliance in question.                                                                        This inverter will operate input voltages ranging from 10 to 15 volts of direct
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 hour. (45 amps/hour 45 amp draw = 1 hour).
                                                                                                                                                                                       current (DC). If the voltage level falls below 10 volts DC, the volts indicator will
                                                                                         Important:                                                                                    register in the RED zone and an audible alarm will sound. Should the voltage
                                                                                         Your PowerExpress inverter is designed to operate from a 12 volt power source                 drop below 10 volts DC, the inverter will automatically shut down and the Volts          Note:
                                                                                                                                                                                       indicator display will turn off.                                                         The type of battery you use to power your inverter is important. Batteries designed to
                                                                                         only. Do not attempt to connect the inverter to any other power source, including
                                                                                                                                                                                       The PE-5000W-12-220 inverter may be damaged if the input voltage exceeds 15              start engines have multiple layers of very thin plates. These provide extensive surface
                                                                                         any AC power source.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                area that will produce a powerful short burst of electrical power required to start
                                                                                         Do not attempt to extend or otherwise modify the connector cables.(not included)              volts. It will shut down automatically if this occurs, however despite this safety
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                combustion engines. Using an inverter will cause a battery to discharge and recharge

                                        Owner's Manual
                                                                                         220 volts of current can be lethal. Improper use of your Inverter may result in               feature excessive voltage may cause damage to the iverter. Damage caused by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                often. We recommend that you use a different type of battery that is designed
                                                                                         properly damage, personal injury or loss of life.                                             excess voltage input is not covered under the PowerExpress warranty.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                specifically for this type of load requirement. Deep cycle (marine) batteries generally
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                have the highest reserve ratings. They are also capable of withstanding repeated
                                                                                                                                                                                    E. Four Standard North American 220V AC Outlets.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                complete drains of power and recharging .If you do not have a deep cycle battery we
                                                                                         The PE-5000W-12-220 Features                                                                                                                                                           recommend that you run the engine of your vehicle when operating the inverter.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Remote Control            When the inverter will be operating appliances with high continuous load ratings for
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                extended periods, it is not advisable to power the inverter with the same battery used to
Welcome                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Remote                                power your car or truck. If the car or truck battery is utilized for an extended period, it is
This PowerExpress product has been carefully engineered and manufactured to                                                                                                                                                               Control
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Transmitter                             possible that the battery voltage may be drained to the point where the battery has
give you dependable operation. Please read this manual thoroughly before
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                insufficient reserve power to start the vehicle.
operating your new PowerExpress product, as it contains the information you need                                                                                                                                                 I
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       J        It may be advised to operate the inverter from a bank of batteries of the same type in a
to become familiar with its features and obtain the performance that will bring you                                                                                                                                                                                             "parallel" configuration. Two such batteries will generate twice the amp/hours of a single
continued enjoyment for many years. Please keep this manual on file for future                                                                                                                                                                                                  battery; three batteries will generate three times the amp/hours and so on.
reference.                                                                                                                                                                                               F
                                                                                                                                                                                    F. High-Speed Cooling Fan. When the temperature inside the inverter exceeds the           Connection Cable Gauges
About PowerExpress Inverter                                                                                                                                          E                 limits of safe operation the Cooling Fan automatically turns on to cool the            When connecting the inverter to the power source use the thickest wire available, in the
PowerExpress inverter convert low voltage, direct current (DC) to 220 volt                           A                                                                                 inverter. When the temperature has lowered to a safe operating degree it will          shortest length practical. If the inverter and the battery are positioned within four feet of
alternating household current (AC). Depending on the model and its rated capacity,                                                                                                     shut off. The fan is not designed to run continuously.                                 each other, a minimum of # 0 gauge wire should be used to make the connections.
PowerExpress inverters draw power either from standard 12 volt automobile and                                                                                                                                                                                                 Use of # 0 gauge wire to make the connections to the inverter may require a "0 to 4 Gauge
marine batteries or from portable high power 12 volt sources.                                                                                                                       G. Ground Terminal.                                                                       Adapter". This adapter is available through most electrical supply stores.
                                                                                                                                                                                    H. Positive Power Input Terminal.
Getting Started                                                                          A. ON/OFF Switch. This switch controls the current flowing from the power source
                                                                                                                                                                                    I. Negative Power Input Terminal.
When you turn on an appliance or a tool that operates using a motor or tubes, it             to the inverter. It does not control the current flowing from the inverter to the                                                                                                Connecting Your Inverter
requires an initial surge of power to start up. This surge of power is referred to as        appliance.                                                                                                                                                                       1. Make sure the ON/OFF Switch located on the front panel of the inverter is in the OFF (O)
                                                                                                                                                                                    J. Wireless Remote Control Accessory Socket. The inverter can be operated by the
the " starting load" or "peak load". Once started, the tool or appliance required less   B. Over Temperature LED Indicator Light. When the internal operating temperature                                                                                                        position.
                                                                                                                                                                                       wireless remote control set( Included.) Just connect the wireless remote control
                                                                                             exceeds 165 this light will turn RED as the inverter automatically shuts down.                                                                                                   2. Connect the wires to the power input terminals at the rear of the inverter. Make sure to
power to continue to operate. This is referred as the " continuous load" in terms of                                                                                                   receiver , and you can opeate the inverter by only pushing the button of the
                                                                                             Immediately turn off the appliance if this occurs. The High Speed Cooling Fan                                                                                                       match the negative (BLACK) terminal on the inverter with one wire that connects to the
power requirements.                                                                                                                                                                    wireless remote control transmitter.
                                                                                             automatically activates when excessive temperatures are detected.                                                                                                                   negative terminal on the 12 volt power source. Then repeat this procedure with the
You will need to determine how much power your tool or appliance requires to start
                                                                                             The inverter may overheat when it is being used in a location that does not allow                                                                                                   positive (RED) terminal connecting a wire to the positive terminal of the 12 volt power
up (starting load) and it's continued running power requirements (continuous load.)                                                                                                   Notice                                                                                     source. Make sure you have a good secure connections, but do not over tighten these
Power consumption is rated wither in wattage (watts), or in amperes (amps), and              proper ventilation and therefore prevents required dissipation of heat. This may
                                                                                                                                                                                    * While using the wireless remote control set, please remember to switch to "OFF"            screws.
this information is usually stamped on most appliances and equipment. If this                also occur when the appliance(s) being operated exceed the wattage rating of
                                                                                                                                                                                       both on receiver and inverter device.
information is not indicated on the appliance or equipment, check the owner's                the inverter.
                                                                                                                                                                                    * In case of losing the transmitter and unable to power it off, all you need is to
manual or contact the manufacturer to determine if the device you are using is           Under normal operating conditions the Over Temperature LED and the Cooling Fan
                                                                                                                                                                                      disconnect this receiver to re-start.
compatible with a modified sine wave.                                                    will turn off after fifteen minutes. Automatically the inverter will restart, indicating
                                                                                         that the inverter has reached a safe operating temperature.
   The battery terminals may connect to 2 terminals of inverter DC input                   Television and Audio Suggestions                                                       This design provides all PowerExpress inverters with the capability to start and        Trouble Shooting
   (1 positive terminal and 1 negative terminal.)                                          Although all PowerExpress inverters are shielded and filtered to minimize signal       run difficult reactive loads, while providing excellent overload capability. That
                                                                                           interference, some interference with your television picture may be unavoidable,       is generated by this conversion is a "modified sine wave" as shown in the                   Problem                   Reason                           Solution
                                                                                           especially with weak signals. However, here are some suggestions that may              diagram below.
                                                                                           improve reception.                                                                                                                                                                               - Poor contact with battery      - Check the connection
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              terminals.                       betweenInverter and DC
                                                                                           1. First, make sure that the television antenna produces a clear signal under                                                                                                   Low or No        - Using incorrect type of          power source.
                                                                                              normal operating conditions (i.e., at home plugged into a standard 220 AC wall                                                                                               Output voltage     Voltmeter to test output       - Recharge battery or replace
                                                                                              outlet). Also, ensure that the antenna cable is properly shielded and of good                                                                                                                   voltage.                         DC power source.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            - Battery voltage below 10       - Recharge or replace battery.
                                                         Black                             2. Change the positions of the inverter, antenna cables and television power cord.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              volts                          - Use a higher capacity Inverter
                                                                                           3. Isolate the television, its power cord and antenna cables from the 12 volt power                                                                                                              - Equipment being operated         or do not use this equipment.
                                                                                              source by running an extension cord from the inverter to the television set.                                                                                                                    draws too much power           - Allow Inverter to cool.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Red Bar Graph    - Inverter is too hot (thermal     Check for adequate
                                                                                           4. Coil the television power cord and the input cables running from the 12 volt
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              shutdown mode)                   ventilation. Reduce the load on
                                                                                              power source to the inverter.                                                                                                                                                                 - Customer service.                the Inverter to read continuous
Note:                                                                                      5. Attach a "Ferrite Data Line Filter" to the television power cord. More than one                                                                                                                                                  power output.
   Loose connections can result in a severe decrease in voltage which may cause                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              - Contact your vendor.
                                                                                              filter may be required. These filters are available at most electronic supply
   damage to the wires and insulation.                                                        stores including Radio Shack. (Radio Shack Part Number 273-105)                                        INVERTER MODIFIED SINE WAVE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          TV Interference   - Electrical interference        - Add a Ferrite data line filter
   Failure to make a proper connection between the inverter and the power source                                                                                                                                                                                                              from the Inverter.               on to the TV power cord.
   will result in reverse polarity. Reverse polarity will blow the internal fuses in the
                                                                                              Some inexpensive audio systems may discharge a slight "buzzing" sound
   inverter and may cause permanent damage to the inverter. Damage caused by                                                                                                      The Modified sine wave produced by PowerExpress inverters has a root mean               Low Battery       - Input voltage below 10 volts   - Keep input voltage above
                                                                                              when operated with the inverter. This is caused by deficient filters in the audio                                                                                           Alarm On ALL      - Poor or weak battery             10V to maintain regulation.
   reverse polarity is not covered under the PowerExpress warranty.                                                                                                               square (RMS) voltage of 220 volts. The majority of AC voltmeters are calibrated for
                                                                                              system. The only solution to this problem is using a sound system with a                                                                                                    The Time            condition                      - Recharge or replace battery
   Making the connection between the Positive Terminals may cause a spark as a                                                                                                    RMS voltage and assume that the measured waveform will be a pure sine wave.                               - Inadequate power being         - Use lower gauge wire.
                                                                                              higher quality power supply.
   result of current flowing to charge capacitors within the inverter. This is a normal                                                                                           Consequently, these meters will not read the RMS modified sine wave voltage                                 delivered to the Inverter or     Keep wire length as short as
   occurrence. Due to the possibility of sparking, however, it is extremely important                                                                                                                                                                                                         excessive voltage drop.          possible.
                                                                                           Operating a Microwave with your Power Inverter                                         correctly and, when measuring the inverter output, the meters will read about 20 to
   that both the inverter and the 12 volt battery be positioned far from any possible                                                                                             30 volts too low. To accurately measure of the output voltage of the inverter, use a
                                                                                           The power rating used with microwave ovens is the " cooking power" which                                                                                                       TV Does Not       - TV does not turn on.           - Try turning the Inverter
   source of flammable fumes or gases. Failure to heed this warning could result in                                                                                               true RMS reading voltmeter such as a Fluke 87, Fluke 8060A, Beckman 4410,
                                                                                           qualifies as the power being "delivered" to the food being microwaved. The                                                                                                     Work                                                 On/OFF/ON
   fire or explosion.                                                                                                                                                             Triplett 4200 or any multimeter identified as " True RMS"                                                                                  - Contact TV manufacturer for
                                                                                           actual operating power requirement rating is higher that the cooking power
3. Locate the Ground Lug Terminal at the rear of the inverter. Run a wire from this                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            start up surge and/or if the TV
                                                                                           rating. This is usually referenced on the back of the microwave. If the                                                                                                                                                             is compatible with a modified
   terminal to a proper grounding point using the shortest practical length of 0 AWG                                                                                              In Review
                                                                                           operating power requirement cannot be found on the back of the microwave,                                                                                                                                                           sine wave.
   wire. You can connect this wire to the chassis of your vehicle or to the grounding                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        - A larger Inverter may be
                                                                                           check the owner's manual to contact the manufacturer.                                    Never attempt to operate the PE-5000W-12-220 from any power source other
   system in your boat. When in remote locations the ground wire can be connected                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              required
                                                                                                                                                                                    than a 12 volt battery.
   to the earth (one way to accomplish this is to attach it to a metal rod driven into
                                                                                           Safety Procautions                                                                       Always disconnect the inverter when out in use.
   the ground). Before connecting the ground, make certain that the inverter is                                                                                                                                                                                           Specifications
                                                                                           For best results place the Power Inverter on a reasonably flat surface                   Always ensure the power cable terminal connections run
   turned off. Operating the inverter without correctly grounding the unit may result in
                                                                                             Keep the inverter dry. Do not expose it to rain or moisture.                           Negative (-) to Negative (-) and Positive (+) to Positive (+).
   electrical shock.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       OUTPUT POWER
                                                                                             Do NOT operate the inverter, if the inverter device being operated or any other        Check these connections frequently to make sure they remain secure.
4. Turn ON (I) the Inverter. The voltage Bar Graph on the front panel should show 10                                                                                                                                                                                       Continuous                           5000 Watt
                                                                                             surfaces that may come in contact with any power source are wet. Water and             Use the heaviest gauge wire available to connect the inverter to the power
   to 15 volts depending on the voltage of the power source. When the voltage                                                                                                                                                                                              Surge power                          10000 Watt
                                                                                             many other liquids can conduct electricity which may lead to serious injure or         source.
   reading does not fall within this range, check the connections of the wires to the                                                                                                                                                                                      BATTERY DC INPUT
                                                                                             death.                                                                                 While connecting the inverter to the power source, make certain that the inverter
   terminals on the power source and the inverter to make sure they are secure.                                                                                                                                                                                            12V DC system                        12V DC nominal (11-15V) operative
                                                                                             Avoid placing the inverter on or near heating vents, radiators or other sources        is positioned far away from any potential source of flammable fumes or gases.
   Also check the voltage of the power source. Make certain that the High                                                                                                                                                                                                  INVERTER AC OUTPUT
                                                                                             of heat. Do not place the inverter in direct sunlight. Ideal air temperature           Always ground the inverter before operating it.
   Temperature or Over Load LED Indicators are not lit.                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Voltage                              220V AC RMS +/-10%
                                                                                             should be between 50 and 80oF.                                                         Make certain the power consumption of the appliance or equipment you wish to
5.Turn OFF (O) the Inverter. The Over Load and High Temperature LEDs may                                                                                                                                                                                                   Frequency                            55Hz +/-2%
                                                                                             In order to properly disperse heat generated while the inverter is in operation,       operate is compatible with the capacity of the inverter. Do not exceed 5000
   briefly "blink". This is normal. The internal audible alarm may also sound a short                                                                                                                                                                                      Wave form                            Pure Regulation Modified Sine Wave
                                                                                             keep it well ventilated. While in use maintain several inches of clearance             Watts.
   "chirp". This is also normal.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Efficiency                           90%
                                                                                             around the top and sides of the inverter.                                              When attempting to operate battery chargers, monitor the temperature of the
6. When you have confirmed that the appliance to be operated is turned off, plug the                                                                                                                                                                                       PROTECTIONS
                                                                                             Do not use the inverter near flammable materials. Do not place the inverter in         battery charger for approximately 10 minutes. If the battery charger becomes
   appliance into one of the two 220V AC Outlets on the front panel of the inverter.                                                                                                                                                                                       Soft-star system                    Yes
                                                                                             areas such as battery compartments where fumes or gases may accumulate.                abnormally warm, disconnect it from the inverter immediately.
7.Turn the inverter on.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Low battery shutdown                Yes
                                                                                                                                                                                    When operating the inverter with a Deep Cycle battery, start the engine every
8. Turn the appliance on.                                                                  How Power Inverter Work                                                                                                                                                         DC Input overload voltage           Yes
                                                                                                                                                                                    30 to 60 minutes and let it run for approximately 20 minutes to recharge the           Output overload                     Yes
                                                                                           There are two stages in which a power inverter changes the 12 volt DC (or
                                                                                                                                                                                    battery.                                                                               Overload temperature                Yes
                                                                                           battery) power into 220V AC (household current).
Note:                                                                                                                                                                               In the event of a continuous audible alarm or automatic shutdown, turn the             Short circuit shutdown              Yes
 The audible alarm may make a momentary "chirp" when the inverter is turned                                                                                                         Inverter OFF immediately. Do not restart the inverter until the source of the          PHYSICAL
                                                                                           STAGE 1 :
 OFF (O). This same alarm may also sound when the inverter is being                                                                                                                 problem has been identified and corrected.                                             Ventilation                         High Speed Cooling Fan
                                                                                           The inverter uses a DC to DC converter to increase the DC input voltage from
 connected to or disconnected from the 12 volt power source.                                                                                                                        To avoid battery drain always disconnect the inverter when not in use.                 Weight                              26.45 lbs
                                                                                           the power source to 145 volts DC.
 When using an extension cord from the inverters to the appliance the extension                                                                                                     Do not expose the inverter to rain or moisture.                                        Dimensions (LxWxH)                  21.85 x 6.02 x 3.34 inches
 cord should be no more than 50 feet long. At this length there should be no                                                                                                        Avoid placing the inverter near sources of heat or in direct sunlight.
                                                                                           STAGE 2 :
                                                                                                                                                                                    While in use, make sure the inverter is properly ventilated.
 measurable decrease in power from the inverter.                                           The inverter then converts the high voltage DC into 220V AC (household
                                                                                           current), using advanced MOSFET transistors in al full bridge configuration.
                                                                                                                                                                                    Do not operate the inverter near flammable materials, fumes or gases.                SINETECH
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