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1. Introduction Thank you for purchasing the ® EN500 Energizer Connected to the 12 volt outlet in your vehicle, the

EN500 efficiently and reliably powers a wide variety

of loads through both the AC outlet and USB port. Read this guide before connecting or using the EN500EN500 and save it for future reference. We hope you enjoy using your and if you require any assistance, please contact our help desk: energizerpower.com or toll free: 1.866.295.6775 2. Important Safety Information

Misusing or incorrectly connecting the EN500

may damage the equipment or create hazardous conditions for users. Read the following safety instructions and pay special attention to all Caution and Warning statements in the guide. Warnings identify conditions that may result in Cautions identify conditions or practices that may damage the unit or other equipment. WARNING Keep children away from the . T he EN500 inverter generates the same potentially lethal AC 1 power as a normal household wall outlet. Warnings and Cautions EN500 The housing may become uncomfortably warm, reaching 140° F (60° C) under extended high power operation. During operation, keep it away from materials that may be affected by high temperatures. EN500 Do not use the in the presence of flammable fumes or gases, such as in the bilge of a gasoline powered boat, or near propane tanks. Do EN500 not use the in an enclosure containing automotive-type, lead-acid batteries. These batteries, unlike sealed batteries, vent explosive hydrogen gas, which can be ignited by sparks from electrical connections. WARNING: Shock hazard Use caution when inserting an AC plug into the three-prong AC outlet. The prongs of an AC plug can become bent from misuse. If an AC plug is improperly inserted into the AC outlet, a bent prong can slip outside the inverter and become a shock hazard. Grip the inverter carefully when inserting or removing an AC plug. Keep your ngers clear of the AC outlet. Ensure that your ngers do not contact the prongs of an AC plug when the plug is partially inside the inverter. 2 CAUTION: Risk of Fire. Do not replace any vehicle fuse with a rating higher than recommended by the Vehicle Manufacturer. Ensure that the electrical system in your vehicle can supply this product without causing the vehicle fusing to open. Information on the vehicle fuse rating is typically found in the vehicle operator’s manual. If a vehicle fuse opens repeatedly, do not keep on replacing it. The cause of the overload must be found. On no account should fuses be patched up with tin foil or wire as this may cause serious damage elsewhere in the electrical circuit or 3 CAUTION: Output non-sinusoidal Some chargers for small nickel-cadmium batteries

can be damaged if connected to the EN500

Do not use the inverter with the following appliances: • Small battery-operated appliances likerechargeable flashlights, some rechargeable shavers, and night lights that are plugged directly into an AC receptacle to recharge. • Battery chargers used in hand power tools. These chargers display a warning label stating that dangerous voltages are present at the charger battery terminals. CAUTION

Do not connect live AC power to the EN500

AC outlets. This will damage the inverter, and the damage is not covered by warranty. Do not connect any AC load that has its neutral conductor connected to ground to the EN500 4 Additional Safety Guidelines • Do not insert foreign objects in the

EN500 outlets or other openings.

• Never connect the inverter to power utility AC distribution wiring. EN500 • Do not use the in temperatures over 100° F (40° C). • Do not expose the to water, rain, EN500 snow, or spray. Failure to follow these safety guidelines may cause

personal injury and/or damage to the EN500

It may also void your product warranty. 3. Safety Features • Overload protection with automatic shutdown • Low battery voltage shutdown • High-input voltage protection with automatic shutdown • Overheat protection with automatic shutdown • Output short circuit protection. 5

4. Inverter FeaturesEN500 Front ON/OFF Power Button USB port 2.1 Amp AC Outlets Back Ground Terminal Remote Control Receptacle DC Connectors Cooling Fan 6

5. Using the Inverter EN500 Through its AC outlet, the is capable of powering most 120V AC products that use 500W or less. The can also power or EN500 chargemost consumer electronics that have USB power ports.

The EN500

AC output waveform, called “modified sine wave” is designed to function similarly to the sine wave shape of utility power. Most devices are not affected by a "modified sine wave", you may need to consult with the manufacturer of the device you wish to run prior to connection with inverter. 7 1. Plug a DC cable into the DC cable port on the EN500 and connect to a 12V cigarette lighter receptacle. 2. Plug the device you want to operate into the EN500 3. When the inverter is not in use, unplug it from the 12V outlet to prevent slight discharge of the battery. 8 6. Inverter Operation 1. When properly connected to a 12V outlet, the light will glow GREEN, indicating the inverter is ready. 2. Plug the product(s) you want to operate into the AC outlet or USB port and switch them on (if necessary). Operating Guidelines • As the battery is used, its voltage begins to fall. When the EN500 senses that the voltage at its DC input has dropped to 10.5V, the inverter automatically shuts down and the light glows RED, indicating a fault. This prevents the battery from being damaged. Turn off any devices that the EN500 is powering. 9 Important: Vehicle batteries are designed to provide brief periods of very high current needed for engine starting. They are not intended for constant deep discharge. Regularly operating the EN500 from a vehicle battery until low-voltage shutdown occurs will shorten the life of the battery. • If an AC product rated higher than 500 W is plugged into the EN500 , the inverter will shut down. The LED light will alternate from GREEN to RED continuously. • If the EN500 exceeds a safe operating temperature, due to insu cient ventilation or a high-temperature environment, it automatically shuts down. The RED FAULT light comes on. • Should a defective battery charging system cause the battery voltage to rise to dangerously high levels, the EN500 automatically shuts down. The RED FAULT light comes on. 10 CAUTION Although the EN500 incorporates protection against over-voltage, it may still be damaged if the input voltage exceeds 16 V. • In the event of an overload, low battery voltage or overheating, the EN500 automatically shuts down. Battery Operating Time Operating time will vary depending on the charge level of the battery, its capacity and the power level drawn by the particular AC load, USB load, or combination of both. With a typical vehicle battery and a 80W load, an operating time of 4 to 5 hours or more can be expected. When using a vehicle battery as a power source, it is strongly recommended to start the vehicle every hour or two to recharge the battery before its capacity drops too low. The EN500 can operate while the engine is running, but the normal voltage drop that occurs during starting of the engine may trigger the inverter’s low voltage shutdown feature. 11 Interference with Electronic Equipment Generally, most AC products operate with EN500 just as they would with household AC power. Below is information concerning two possible exceptions. Buzzing sound in audio systems and radios Some inexpensive stereo systems and AM-FM radios have inadequate internal power supply filtering and will “buzz” slightly when powered by the EN500 Generally, the only solution is an audio product with a higher quality filter. Television interference The EN500 is shielded to minimize its interference with TV signals. However, with weak TV signals interference may be visible in the form of linesscrolling across the screen. The following shouldminimize or eliminate the problem:• Increase the distance between the EN500 and the TV, antenna and cables. • Adjust the orientation of the EN500 television, antenna and cables. • Maximize TV signal strength by using a better

antenna and use shielded antenna cable where possible. 12

7. Troubleshooting PROBLEM: AC product will not operate, no inverter lights are ON. Possible cause Solution Battery is defective. Check battery and replace if required. Loose connections. Check connections. PROBLEM: Measured inverter output is too low. Possible cause Solution

Standard “average reading” AC voltmeter used to measure output voltage, resulting in an apparent reading 5 to 15 V too low. 13 Inverter’s “modi ed sine wave” output requires “true RMS” voltmeter for accurate measurements.

Possible cause Solution Battery voltage is too low. Recharge battery. PROBLEM: AC product will not operate, RED FAULT light ON. Possible cause Solution

AC product(s) connected are rated at more than the inverter’s continuous power rating; overload shutdown has occurred. AC product is rated less than the inverter’s continuous power rating; high starting surge has caused overload shutdown. Use a product with a power rating less than the inverter’s continuous power rating. Product exceeds inverter’s surge capability. Use a product with starting surge power within the inverter’s capability.

Battery is discharged. Recharge battery.

The inverter has over heated due to poor ventilation and has shut down. Unplug inverter from DC socket and allow to cool for 15 minutes. Remove objects covering unit. Move the inverter to a cooler place. Reduce load if continuous operation is required. Restart. 14

8. Specifications Specifications: EN500 Specifications Description Output Continuous Watts (W) 500 W +10W(USB) Surge Capacity (Peak Power) 1000 W Rated Input DC (V,A) 12VDC, , 54A Input Voltage Range 10.5 to 15.5 VDC Rated Frequency (Hz) 60 Hz±1 Rated Output AC (V,A) 4.17A(105-125) Rates Output USB (V,A) 2 * 5V/max. 2.1A (I-Pad) No Load Current <0.3A DC Optimum Efficiency 90% min. Fuse (A) 35A*2 Fuse Type Internal Blade 15 Specifications: EN500 (continued) Specifications Description Output Wave Form Modifed Sine Wave Max. Touch Temperature 65°C Max Operating Temperature 0° to 40°C Operating/Storage Humidity RH 5 to 95% Cooling System Fan Cooling over temperature THD 35% Power Factor 0.65 Min Ripple & Noise(Peak to Peak) <250mV Dimensions LxWxH (inches) 9.06 x 5.39 x 2.64 Assembled Weight (LBS) 1.98 NOTE: All specifications are typical at nominal line, half load, and 77°F (25° C) unless otherwise noted. Specifications are subject to change without notice. 16 9. Warranty and Return Warranty by PowerBright What does this warranty cover? This Limited Warranty is provided by PowerBright andcovers defects in workmanship and materials in yourEN500. This warranty period lasts for 24 months from the date of purchase at the point of sale to you, theoriginal end user customer. You are required to have proofof purchase tomake warranty claims. What will PowerBright do? PowerBright will, at its option, repair or replace the defective product free of charge, provided that you notify PowerBright of the product defect within the Warranty Period, and provided that PowerBright through inspection establishes the existence of such a defect and that it is covered by this Limited Warranty. PowerBright will, at its option, use new and/or reconditioned parts in performing warranty repair and building replacement products. PowerBright reserves the right to use parts or products of original or improved design in the repair or replacement. If PowerBright repairs or replaces a product, its warranty continues for the remaining portion of the original Warranty Period or 90 days from the date of the return 17 shipment to the customer, whichever is greater. All replaced products and all parts removed from repaired products become the property of PowerBright. PowerBright covers both parts and labor necessary to repair the product, and return shipment to the customer via a PowerBright selected non-expedited surface freight within the contiguous United States and Canada. Alaska and Hawaii are excluded. Contact PowerBright Customer Service for details on freight policy for return shipments outside of the contiguous United States and Canada. How do you get service? If your product requires troubleshooting or warranty service, contact your dealer. If you are unable to contact your dealer, or the dealer is unable to provide service, contact PowerBright directly at: Toll Free: 1 866 295 6775 Website: PowerBright.com Direct returns may be performed according to the PowerBright Return Material Authorization Policy described in your product manual. For some products, PowerBright maintains a network of regional Authorized Service Centers. Call PowerBright or check our website to see if your product can be repaired at one of these facilities. 18 What does this warranty not cover? This Limited Warranty does not cover normal wear and tear of the product or costs related to the removal, installation, or troubleshooting of the customer's electrical systems. This warranty does not apply to, and PowerBright will not be responsible for, any defect in or damage to: a) the product if it has been misused, neglected, improp erly installed, physically damaged or altered, either internally or externally, or damaged from improper use or use in an unsuitable environment; b) the product if it has been subjected to fire, water, generalized corrosion, biological infestations, or input voltage that creates operating conditions beyond the maximum or minimum limits listed in the PowerBright product specifications including high input voltage from generators and lightning strikes; c) the product if repairs have been done to it other than by PowerBright or its authorized service centers (hereafter "ASCs"); d) the product if it is used as a component part of a prod uct expressly warranted by another manufacturer; e) the product if its original identification (trade-mark, serial number) markings have been defaced, altered, or removed. 19 Exclusions If this product is a consumer product, federal law does not allow an exclusion of implied warranties. To the extent you are entitled to implied warranties under federal law, to the extent permitted by applicable law they are limited to the duration of this Limited Warranty. Some states and provinces do not allow limitations or exclusions on implied warranties or on the duration of an implied warranty or on the limitation or exclusion of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation(s) or exclusion(s) may not apply to you. This Limited Warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may have other rights which may vary from state to state or province to province. Warning: Limitations On Use Please refer to your product manual for limitations on uses of the product. SPECIFICALLY, PLEASE NOTE THAT THE EN500 SHOULD NOT BE USED IN CONNECTION WITH LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEMS OR OTHER MEDICAL EQUIPMENT OR DEVICES. WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, POWERBRIGHT MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES REGARDING THE USE OF THE ENERGIZEREN500 IN CONNECTION WITH LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEMS OR OTHER MEDICAL EQUIPMENT OR DEVICES. 20 Return Material Authorization Policy Before returning a product directly to PowerBright you mustobtain a Return Material Authorization (RMA) number andthe correct factory "Ship To" address. Products must also beshipped prepaid. Product shipments will be refused andreturned at your expense if they are unauthorized, returned without an RMA number clearly marked on the outside of the shipping box, if they are shipped collect, or ifthey areshipped to the wrong location. When you contact PowerBright to obtain service, please haveyour instruction manual ready for reference and be prepared to supply: - The serial number of your product - Information about the installation and use of the unit - Information about the failure and/orreason for the return - A copy of your dated proof of purchase 21 Return Procedure 1. Package the unit safely, preferably using the original box and packing materials. Please ensure that your product is shipped fully insured in the original packaging or equivalent. This warranty will not apply where the product is damaged due to improper packaging. 2. Include the following: • The RMA number supplied by PowerBright Technology, Inc. clearly marked on the outside of the box. • A return address where the unit can be shipped. Post Office Boxes are not acceptable. • A contact telephone number where you can be reached during work hours. • A brief description of the problem. 3. Ship the unit prepaid to the address provided by your PowerBright customer service representative. If you are returning a product from outside of the USA or Canada In addition to the above, you MUST include return freight funds and are fully responsible for all documents, duties, tariffs, and deposits. 22


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