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BESTEK 500W Power Inverter DC 12V to 110V AC Converter with Alligator Battery Clamp 4 8A Dual USB Car Charger ETL Listed

Last Updated: July 1, 2020 (Refresh Now)
8.6
SCORE
/10
Total Reviews
379
Old Reviews
0
Unverified
60
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NUMBER OF USB PORTS
Yes
USB
27.5 meters
SIZE

Review Summary - 319 recent, verified reviews

Detailed Mode
Charging
 42
battery, car, inverter, truck, milwaukee
+98%
-2%
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" ...  I used it for two weeks and charged the battery daily with jumper cables from my car.  ...  "
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" ...  Oh, and it also did a fine job charging my wife's tablet.  ...  "
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" ...  My wife loves how fast it charges our laptops as well.  ...  "
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" ...  Motorhome generator not working and Power inverter helped charge and use many items needed to get through the day.  ...  "
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" ...  I have used this to power my laptop and charge a couple of smart phones.  ...  "
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" ...  The 500W is quiet, & charges my notebook without issue.  ...  "
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" ...  A power supply and battery serve as backup power into the inverter.  ...  "
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" ...  Got through recent power outages in CA during high winds by charging all our devices with this.  ...  "
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Product Reliability
 32
worked, months, unit, stopped working, year
+56%
-44%
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" ...  Just got it but it's working out fine so far.  ...  "
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" ...  No issues worked exactly as expected.  ...  "
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" ...  Worked very well.  ...  "
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" ...  Working exactly as advertised!  ...  "
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" ...  Have it for a month.  ...  "
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" ...  I have been using this and it's been working great.  ...  "
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" ...  Great product worked fine.  ...  "
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" ...  My shifts are 12 hours long and this product has no problems keeping up.  ...  "
For Travel
 29
trip, trips, road trips, car, traveling
+90%
-10%
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" ...  Ordered and installed in my car mainly for laptop charging and use during camping road trips, this is a great product for the price and it barely gets warm when charging my laptop.  ...  "
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" ...  This inverter was perfect for our group trip overseas!  ...  "
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" ...  Now we use it camping to run small electronics in the back country.  ...  "
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" ...  Perfect for our road trips to charge our phones, chargers, game consoles.  ...  "
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" ...  Good converter for camping or outdoor use.  ...  "
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" ...  WORKS GREAT, RAN IT FOR 8000MILES ON A TRIP AND NEVER SHUT OFF OR OVERHEATED .  ...  "
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" ...  Used this to inflate my air mattress while camping.  ...  "
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" ...  Great to have on camping trips. ... Purchased for scouting trips for the trailer/camper.  ...  "
Battery Life
 25
charge, car, truck, inverter, recharge
+92%
-8%
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" ...  Use to charge dewalt batteries all day while driving from job to job.  ...  "
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" ...  Works good to charge my power tool batteries in my service truck.  ...  "
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" ...  The guys in the car had no problem plugging in they laptops and tablets and using it without loosing battery life in the devises.  ...  "
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" ...  I have tested it using my car lighter socket And (super cool) with the extension that allows it to be clamped to the battery.  ...  "
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" ...  We used this Inverter camping, to blow up air mattresses and charge out camera battery.  ...  "
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" ...  Used this summer to recharge power tools in my truck.  ...  "
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" ...  A power supply and battery serve as backup power into the inverter.  ...  "
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" ...  Very easy to set up, can be quickly changed to connect to the battery if needed.  ...  "
Sound Quality
 22
noise, fan, silent, inverter, sine
+86%
-14%
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" ...  Very easy to use and you can hardly hear the fan run when it is on.  ...  "
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" ...  It is silent.  ...  "
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" ...  I rated high on being quiet because it didn't make any noise.  ...  "
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" ...  No rf noise and picture is perfect.  ...  "
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" ...  This unit is a gem- no comparison to old unit it replaced-- no noise from fan- amazing-- run 24 inch tv and fridge charging 2 phones+couple led lights all at same time 18 hrs a day so far this a dynamite little unit and HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!!!  ...  "
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" ...  This thing is SILENT!  ...  "
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" ...  This BESTEK makes NO noise and worked like a champ for us.  ...  "
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" ...  This unit is quiet and doesn't seem to create any distortion leading to sound and picture issues in devices plugged into it.  ...  "
Price
 20
money, product, nice, worth, value
+95%
-5%
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" ...  You can’t beat this deal!  ...  "
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" ...  Excellent quality and price.  ...  "
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" ...  Thanks for a quality product at a decent price!  ...  "
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" ...  It's a great price and works well.  ...  "
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" ...  Big bang for the buck.  ...  "
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" ...  Bestek puts out a high quality product at a low price.  ...  "
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" ...  It's a good product, at a very affordable price.  ...  "
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" ...  Works fine and low price  ...  "
Marketplace
 18
working, got, exactly as advertised, described, advertised
+83%
-17%
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" ...  Exactly as advertised  ...  "
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" ...  Thank you so much, this one seems to be working well.  ...  "
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" ...  Works great as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Seller helped to resolve.  ...  "
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" ...  I got it fast (as always thanks Amazon) on a lightening deal.  ...  "
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" ...  Item is as described, works well.  ...  "
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" ...  Works as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Working exactly as advertised!  ...  "
Build Quality
 18
inverter, built, feels, solidly, mounting
+72%
-28%
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" ...  This is one of the more expensive units as we wanted something a little more reliable and sturdy.  ...  "
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" ...  First, the build quality is super solid. ... I wasn’t expecting the unit to be so sturdy.  ...  "
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" ...  The battery clamps are very sturdy and resemble good quality jumper cable clamps. ... I gave my assessment at 4 stars because the product is well designed and built.  ...  "
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" ...  Keeping it close has saved a lot of expensive gear from damage.  ...  "
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" ...  Very heavy duty cable clamps included, solid feeling unit.  ...  "
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" ...  The overal unit is sturdy built, comes in great packaging and works exactly as described.  ...  "
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" ...  Well packaged in cardboard box and plastic sleeve over inverter to protect the finish. ... The inverter itself feels solid, looks good.  ...  "
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" ...  Feels well made.  ...  "
Size
 16
travel, size, compact, traveling, price
+100%
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" ...  It will come in handy for smaller electrical items, but not for anything that pulls too much current.  ...  "
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" ...  This fits the bill!  ...  "
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" ...  Unit is small but has some heft to it.  ...  "
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" ...  Good for small uses  ...  "
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" ...  These are great in your vehicle if you travel a lot.  ...  "
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" ...  I like the portability and solid feel of the product.  ...  "
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" ...  Size and price  ...  "
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" ...  small design so easy to store out of site in my car.  ...  "
Power Consumption
 14
inverter, bestek, 500w, watt, inverters
+93%
-7%
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" ...  Life savor especially when you STILL don't have electricity.  ...  "
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" ...  This is a great little power inverter.  ...  "
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" ...  The 500W inverter itself is a good product.  ...  "
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" ...  I use this to help power astronomical equipment in an observatory.  ...  "
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" ...  This inverter powered my c-pap machine with the power plug In my rv.  ...  "
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" ...  I would pick up a spare if you absolutely need power.  ...  "
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" ...  Maintained power the whole time.  ...  "
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" ...  So far so good quiet operation and constant power  ...  "
Ports
 13
ports, outlets, inverter, usb ports, 110v
+92%
-8%
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" ...  i like the usb connectors, nice touch, very usefull  ...  "
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" ...  Performs like a champ using the cigarette lighter port adapter.  ...  "
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" ...  We were all able to keep our devices adequately charged since there were plenty of ports to plug into.  ...  "
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" ...  so far this is working well - is quiet and has lots of possible ports!  ...  "
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" ...  I like the fact this inverter also has 2 USB ports for phones, etc.  ...  "
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" ...  This has enough through-put to power a laptop and both USB connections off a 12 volt battery in my vehicles.  ...  "
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" ...  I haven't tried the USB plugs yet but what a bonus.  ...  "
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" ...  I like the USB plus 110v ports.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 12
easy to use, use, really, operate, install
+92%
-8%
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" ...  I haven't had time to use it extensively, but it does exactly what I need and without being complicated.  ...  "
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" ...  It is super quiet and was too easy to put together!  ...  "
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" ...  easy to do with a computer.  ...  "
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" ...  It's small, light and easy to operate.  ...  "
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" ...  Very easy to set up, can be quickly changed to connect to the battery if needed.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use  ...  "
Cables
 12
cables, wire, car, use, long
+67%
-33%
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" ...  Also, power cables are minimal length. ... This means you have to be close to the battery or cigarette lighter socket (12VDC power source), or buy/make longer cables yourself.  ...  "
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" ...  I like that it comes with cables to connect directly to the battery.  ...  "
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" ...  I would have appreciated if that cable was long enough to be routed inside so i could use it on the go.  ...  "
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" ...  Very heavy duty cable clamps included, solid feeling unit.  ...  "
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" ...  I used it for two weeks and charged the battery daily with jumper cables from my car.  ...  "
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" ...  No more need to run wire outside if you have a shed and need power to do something small.  ...  "
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" ...  The battery clamps are very sturdy and resemble good quality jumper cable clamps. ... The wire guage needed will probably be larger than what you expected, particularly if the run is long (i.e., over 6 feet). ... The wire will exceed the cost of the inverter.  ...  "
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" ...  1) has heavy duty metal cable clips  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 12
car, hooked, connect, 500w, tablet
+83%
-17%
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" ...  We use it to charge a mobility scooter and ipad.  ...  "
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" ...  Works well for laptops.  ...  "
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" ...  I installed it under a seat to power my laptop.  ...  "
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" ...  Now, to test the 500W inverter, I hooked up my tv, WIFI, lights, Alexa for music, and a fan, all with no problem.  ...  "
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" ...  Hooked up a 32” TV and a laptop to this at a tailgate, worked great.  ...  "
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" ...  I hooked my home sound bar up in my car and connect with blue tooth.  ...  "
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" ...  I use this daily to power a laptop in my car.  ...  "
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" ...  Used this to connect to an aux battery to power up some led lights for camping.  ...  "
Product As Described
 10
exactly as advertised, described, advertised, worked, working
+90%
-10%
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" ...  Item is as described, works well.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Worked as described.  ...  "
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" ...  Performed as advertised  ...  "
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" ...  Worked exactly as advertised  ...  "
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" ...  Working exactly as advertised!  ...  "
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" ...  Works as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Works great as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Exactly as advertised  ...  "
Overall performance
 8
works, runs, quiet, performance, issues
+88%
-13%
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" ...  It does its job, and quietly.  ...  "
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" ...  It is super quiet and gets the job done without any issues.  ...  "
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" ...  Inverter is a great value and perfect performance.  ...  "
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" ...  Does the job.  ...  "
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" ...  Thus I wanted quiet and reliable.  ...  "
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" ...  works great, runs my laptop and my traeger  ...  "
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" ...  I am using it with a constant 400W load, and it works flawlessly.  ...  "
Fit
 8
mounting, lighter, small, screw, mount
+88%
-13%
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" ...  Planning to permanently mount it in my Jeep soon.  ...  "
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" ...  2 sets of leads, so u can convert from the cigarette lighter in a car or directly from terminals with the clamps.  ...  "
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" ...  With the small size thus inverter fits nicely above my cabinets in my toy hauler exactly where I wanted to place it.  ...  "
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" ...  This fits the bill!  ...  "
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" ...  Great for the car or motorcycle.  ...  "
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" ...  The fit and finish are excellent.  ...  "
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" ...  Now, when I want to get away from it all, I can stay longer because my inverter plugs into the lighter of my car, or straight to the battery, giving me the same comforts and conveniences of home and office.  ...  "
Delivery
 7
good, box, arrived, dust, bunch
+71%
-29%
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" ...  The converter seems to be of good quality - works great, does the job with on-time delivery.  ...  "
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" ...  I checked it when it arrived and it works well.  ...  "
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" ...  Good unit in a small package.  ...  "
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" ...  Nice size for watts delivered.  ...  "
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" ...  Right out of the box.  ...  "
Design
 7
works, inverter, feels, design, also
+100%
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" ...  Also, it looks cool!  ...  "
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" ...  I think it’s a smart design.  ...  "
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" ...  The inverter itself feels solid, looks good.  ...  "
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" ...  Will look at your products for other thing in the future.  ...  "
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" ...  The fit and finish are excellent.  ...  "
Features
 6
light, use, got, voltage, lamp
+83%
-17%
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" ...  Got to me as expected and when put to use in the fishhouse to run the overhead lights worked great!  ...  "
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" ...  Can also plug a lamp into it for additional lighting.  ...  "
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" ...  So far I like that there’s a small green light when turned on and not any bright lights while in use.  ...  "
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" ...  This plus an in-line timer finally got me operational!  ...  "
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" ...  Fast forward to the day and it continually shutoff with a solid red light.  ...  "
For Running
 5
run, fan
+100%
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" ...  My primary use is to operate my laptop in my RV without running the generator.  ...  "
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" ...  It want run it.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this to run Christmas lights for a parade it worked great I would recommend it  ...  "
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" ...  All other items seem to run fine.  ...  "
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" ...  The fan cycles between not needing to run and running on low.  ...  "
Returns
 5
replacement, returning, update, refund, product
+40%
-60%
comment
" ...  After returning home now, I tried to return the product, but missed the deadline by one day.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm returning this.  ...  "
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" ...  This didn’t work at all for me, will be returning  ...  "
Cooling
 5
silent, owned, one, never, looks
+100%
comment
" ...  Also, it looks cool!  ...  "
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" ...  the cooling fan never turned on.  ...  "
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" ...  Other inverters I’ve owned (both of higher/lower power levels) have had pretty loud cooling fans, this one is silent!  ...  "
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" ...  The unit never got warm enough for the cooling fan to turn on.  ...  "
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" ...  I have owned some other brands that I can hear the cooling fan running, this one is silent.  ...  "
Storage
 4
small, inverter, capacity, much
+100%
comment
" ...  I have ran many items and am fairly confident I have maxed out or even exceeded the Max capacity and haven’t had a single issue.  ...  "
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" ...  With the small size thus inverter fits nicely above my cabinets in my toy hauler exactly where I wanted to place it.  ...  "
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" ...  I found the 750w inverter from harbor freight to work much better and it's around the same price but has a much larger capacity. ... Now I have three of these small inverters taking up space in a drawer.  ...  "
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" ...  I haven't tested my fridge yet.  ...  "
Setup
 3
easy, battery, easy to use
+100%
comment
" ...  Install was easy (added inline fuse about 5 inches off the battery).  ...  "
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" ...  Easy install running power lines directly from battery with a chassis ground  ...  "

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Specifications

Body
Size:  27.5 meters
Connectivity
Number of USB ports:  2 
USB:  Yes 
2
NUMBER OF USB PORTS
Yes
USB
27.5 meters
SIZE