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Maplin Portable Power Pack with 12V Modified Sinewave 200W Inverter

Code: A10HZ

Maplin Portable Power Pack with 12V Modified Sinewave 200W Inverter is rated 2.5 out of 5 by 19.
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  • 200W continuous output to power a range of household appliances
  • Modified sinewave output
  • 240VAC output socket to power a product without additional converters
  • 12VDC input through the car accessory socket to power the inverter
  • Accessory socket to run inverter, mains input to recharge battery
  • Weighs only 2.4kg and its compact, rugged design (230 x 110 x 170mm) allows you to move the power pack to wherever you need it
  • 2.1A USB socket to charge an additional device such as a Smartphone or TabletSpecial Feature
  • Rechargeable SLA battery built-in
  • Shutdown protection against overload

Product details

Maplin Portable Power Pack with 12V Modified Sinewave 200W Inverter

• 200W continuous output to power a range of household appliances
• Modified sinewave output
• 240VAC output socket to power a product without additional converters
• 12VDC input through the car accessory socket to power the inverter
• Accessory socket to run inverter, mains input to recharge battery
• Weighs only 2.4kg and its compact, rugged design (230 x 110 x 170mm) allows you to move the power pack to wherever you need it
• 2.1A USB socket to charge an additional device such as a Smartphone or Tablet

Special Feature
• Rechargeable SLA battery built-in
• Shutdown protection against overload

What is an inverter?
An inverter is a converter that connects to a sealed lead acid (SLA) battery that is usually connected to a car, a truck or a solar panel. The inverter can connect to the battery either through a car accessory plug or by clipping directly to the battery. A mains powered device can then be plugged directly into the inverter’s AC socket. Inverters vary in capacity and can power devices of up to a specific wattage. Inverters can be split into two categories: pure sinewave and modified sinewave.

What makes this inverter unique?
This rechargeable power pack has a built-in inverter which is powered from the internal battery and by being connected to the car accessory socket. The inverter can power a device up to 200W, such as a laptop, a rechargeable toy or a battery charger. It is highly efficient, converting 85% of its energy into output power. It is also fitted with a 2.1A USB socket for powering an additional item such as a Smartphone, Tablet or MP3 player. The inverter includes shutdown protection to power down the inverter if the battery power drops below a certain level. The rechargeable battery is charged by connecting this product to a mains power supply.

What is the difference between pure sinewave and modified sinewave?
All household mains sockets output a sinewave along the cable to transfer power from the source, such as the battery or plug to the product that is plugged in. This product is a modified sinewave inverter which produces a stepped approximation of a pure sinewave inverter which makes it easier to produce. A modified sinewave inverter can power devices such as laptops, printers and chargers, although some items may pick up interference from the inverter. A solution for this is to upgrade to a pure sinewave inverter, such as these. A pure sinewave inverter is used to power sensitive electronic devices such as power motors, power tools, clocks or microwaves.

Specifications
Connector Accessory socket (for inverter) & mains socket (to charge)
Cable length 780 mm
Input voltage range 12 V
Standby input current: =400mA
Output voltage: 240 V
Output frequency: 50 Hz
Output power: 200 W
Peak output power: 400 W
Output waveform MSV
Efficiency 85%
Dimensions 230 x 110 x 170 mm
Weight 2400 g
USB output 2100 mA
Low battery protection Yes
Shutdown protection Yes
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Doesn't hold the charge I am really disappointed with this product. I charged it fully before the first use and have recharged it regularly since but it only works for a few minutes before the whistling starts and it runs out of power. It doesn't even work effectively when it's plugged in. For example, if I plug a cool box into the cigarette lighter style socket, even with the invertor plugged into the mains to pre cool it before leaving home it only runs intermittently unless I leave the invertor plugged in for a while before plugging the cool box in. I bought it to run my 120 w camping washing machine which It did effectively to start with but now it doesn't.
Date published: 2014-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product,surprisingly well made, you can charge this little baby up and it gives you "wireless power" at 230v (200w maximum) and 2 12v cigarette lighter outputs and a USB device charger for as long as the batteries hold up....listening to the radio/CD or whatever in the garden, shaving in the bathroom or to work in a location with no 230v etc. Also included is a handy LED "torch" built into the facia for emergency power outages, map reading (and general seeing in the dark!) etc. Don't expect miracles but this is a very handy device for the car and the home and very,very good value IMHO.
Date published: 2010-09-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from its really good for what its for. I tested it on a cheap supermarket dvd player and a 15" lcd tv and it played the system till i got bored (after 3hr )and i just switched it off. Its light weight making it very portable. I suppose the only down side is the fact that it doesnt have a power gauge to show when the battery is full or near empty.
Date published: 2009-09-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Does the job No sockets in the only place to set up a model railway, and the house comes with the job, so can't really fit one, and don't want trailing wires. Bought this unit a few months ago, and use it to run them. Bit mad taking 12v battery power, converting up to mains power and and converting it back down again to run the trains, but it works. You don't get a long time with it - couple of hours, which is long enough for me - and it is very simple to charge up between use. I found the fan was surprisingly quiet, contra some of the other reviews. NB, this is not suitable for use as a jump starter.
Date published: 2015-03-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It feels and looks a bit like a plastic toy rather than a piece of electrical equipment!To be fair, it has performed adequately on the few occasions i have used it.
Date published: 2010-09-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Needed Power and Have it Big Style We needed a Power supply for our Computer Modem as we have no Mains Just a Diesel Generator that is on 4 hours in the Morning and 4 Hours at Night . So during the day need the Internet for e mails etc... .. I Bought one of these Today and Guess what Were online and I am Writeing this with the Power from the Unit . It is a Little Noisy from the 2 Fans but we can live with that .... It has only taken me 6 years to find this. Just wonndering how many hours we will get out of it but if we get 4 maybe 5 hours then we are really cooking on gas.. Cheers Maplins another Happy Customer !!!!
Date published: 2015-09-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from the first one would not charge and fan whistled very loud so got it changed 2nd one fan whistled even louder so that went back as well and exchanged it for a energizer xp8000 power pack exchanges were done instore in just a few mins very good customer sevice
Date published: 2011-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from John lytchett matravers Poole First class invertor I use it with a digital recorder on outside broadcast, for hospital Radio, do not over load and you do not have any problems.
Date published: 2014-03-07
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Whenever I turn it on, it makes a constant beeping sound. What should I do?

Asked by: Olly
The beeping sound is normally caused by the load on the item being too large ( more than 200w)
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-08-16

I no longer have the plug in cable, can I get a replacement?

Asked by: Adam
No, i am sorry but we do not have the power cable for this item.
Answered by: darren cordon
Date published: 2017-08-12

Could this be used in my back garden to power garden tools?

Asked by: Gem80
This would depend on the power requirements of said garden tools , The output of this item is : 200 W Peak output power: 400 W
Answered by: darren cordon
Date published: 2017-08-10

What size of battery (Amp.Hours) is in this?

Asked by: Gds1976
We will book one off stock and check this item used to ship with 2x6v SLA wired up to make 12v 5AH but this may have changed I will update our reply in the next few days.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-07-18

What Ah is the battery .

Asked by: BobM
Note there are in fact 2x 5ah batteries in this unit.
Answered by: RJEThorpe
Date published: 2017-07-15

Dos it charge up of a car lighter part

Asked by: Sandra
No, the item makes use of a wall charger.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-07-15

I want to power a lawn mower for 10 minutes to tidy up a grave . Will this work with a standard lawn mower. 

Asked by: Phil
This would be entirely dependent on the power draw of the lawn mower. Without knowing this information we could not advise.
Answered by: James
Date published: 2017-07-09

Hi there, I'm looking to run some LED lighting through this unit, how many amps or Watts can this power pack handle, and does it have an average lifespan? Many thanks, Bob

Asked by: Bob G
Output power: 200 W Peak output power: 400 W And the lifetime of the item would be down to usage.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-07-03
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