Black & Decker PI500BB 500 Watt Power Inverter-Batteries

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Product InformationSize: 500 Watts Technical Details
BrandBlack & Decker
Item Weight2 pounds
Product Dimensions9 x 8.8 x 2.8 inches
Item model numberPI500BB
Manufacturer Part NumberPI500BB
Technical Specification
Please refer User Guide [PDF] Additional Information
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Customer Reviews 3.5 out of 5 starsSee all reviews 103 reviews 3.5 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank#107,247 in Automotive (See best players)
#3430 in Computers & Accessories > Laptop Accessories > Batteries
Shipping Weight1.9 pounds
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Date First AvailableMay 14, 2011
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This power inverter saved us!!
by J. Pate on The month of january 22, 2012 size: 800 Watts 15 of 15 people found this review useful I saw there's 1 other review giving this power inverter 1 star but I'd a really different knowledge about it. Washington condition got hit by having an ice storm. Within the greater San antonio area, 460,000 people lost their power (and we're still in the center of it at this time). Every do it yourself, Costco, lowes, Lowe's stores lost of generators. We're happening our fourth day without power and unlikely to have it back for an additional 3. I had been desperate to obtain a light going, a tv going, something to entertain our 2 year-old when asleep at nighttime.
I went and got this inverter at home depot (BTW, I paid $75 there so it is cheaper on ), hooked it onto our cars, connected a 50 feet extension cord and ran it within our home then plugged that right into a 6 plug power strip. We are able to now power our TV, 2 LAPTOPS, modem, router, a light (having a halogen bulb) and 2 cell phones (through the computers usb port). We're able to most likely power more but have only 6 slots around the power strip.
No this isn't an electrical generator. I wouldn't connect a fridge, washer and dryer or something that is like this but because of the fact we'd no power whatsoever, this factor is amazing. There exists a gas hearth, gas warm water heater and gas stove range therefore we are warm, clean and can prepare but now we are able to see without needing candle lights and stream shows onto our tv for many entertainment.
I suggest this item! It helped us whenever we needed some assistance throughout a hard winter storm.Comment Was this review useful for you? Yes No Delivering feedback... Appreciate your feedback.If the review is inappropriate, Please tell us. Sorry, we unsuccessful to record your election. Please try again No Problem Powering My 500-Watt Devices
By MyBeesWax TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE on The month of january 18, 2015 Size: 500 Watts
8 of 9 people found this review useful This Black & Decker Power Inverter is available in two flavors, (1) PI500BB (500-Watt Power) and (2) PI800BB (800-Watt Power), for offering an optimum continuous power 500 Watts and 800 w, correspondingly. I acquired the PI500BB (500-Watt Power) version and don't have any trouble utilizing it to power a 500-Watt Metro Vacuum ED500 DataVac and a 2-Amp Dirt Devil Hand Vac (not both simultaneously).
I realize there are other than a number of individuals with the next problems: (1) the system buzzing, (2) the system turning off, and (3) the fuse blowing. However, they are signs and symptoms the inverter has been overloaded. To find out if these potential issues may affect you, you will have to assess your power needs. Here's information which i think will help you in performing exactly that:
Power (W) Requirements
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To find out regardless of whether you require the 500-Watt or 800-Watt model, assess your power needs in line with the power use of the unit(s) you plan on using with the Inverter (consider the Power specs in Watts in your device). If the Amps (Current) instead of Watts (energy) is specified in your device, you will have to make use of the following conversions:
For that 500-Watt Model, the utmost Amps it'll support is 4.17 Amps
For that 800-Watt Model, the utmost Amps it'll support is 6. Read more › 2 Comments Was this review useful for you? Yes No Delivering feedback... Appreciate your feedback.If the review is inappropriate, Please tell us. Sorry, we unsuccessful to record your election. Please try again Black & Decker PI500BB 500 Watt Power Inverter
By Michael Broomhall on September 22, 2013 Size: 500 Watts
8 of 9 people found this review useful Only for testing I connected the Black & Decker PI500BB 500 Watt Power Inverter to my battery, it powered all these (Not simultaneously)
TV, DVD Player, PS3, Wii, Work light, Grinder, Fridge.
hope it lasts a lengthy time, I would definitely buy againComment Was this review useful for you? Yes No Delivering feedback... Appreciate your feedback.If the review is inappropriate, Please tell us. Sorry, we unsuccessful to record your election. Please try again as marketed.
By Christopher Walters on August 22, 2013 Size: 500 Watts
3 of three people found this review useful I selected this model since i might get a 500 Watt band name inverter off for the similar cost like a 300 Watt no-name through local retail. I only needed a 300 watt, and so i have ample reserve power with this particular inverter. I have only tried on the extender a couple of occasions to date and it's labored flawlessly. it's quiet and getting the batter clips along with the cigarette-lighter plug is handy. it informs you what kind of devices require battery clips due to the power draw and possible current drop or current protection you might have if running off a cigarette-lighter.
Only owned it per month now. My only complaint may be the device includes a VERY vibrant Brought suggesting the ability is on. Very little power reduction in the Brought but if you are by using this factor during the night, you cannot miss it. Very vibrant.Comment Was this review useful for you? Yes No Delivering feedback... Appreciate your feedback.If the review is inappropriate, Please tell us. Sorry, we unsuccessful to record your election. Please try again Works
By Todd Warning on August 11, 2013 Size: 500 Watts
4 of four people found this review useful I purchased this to operate my CPAP when primitive RV camping and it'll last through the night using the battery I've.Comment Was this review useful for you? Yes No Delivering feedback... Appreciate your feedback.If the review is inappropriate, Please tell us. Sorry, we unsuccessful to record your election. Please try again Ideal for energy black outs!
By John V. Menard (Author) on Feb 3, 2014 Size: 500 Watts
2 of two people found this review useful I purchased mtss is a Christmas gift in my boy. I have used one of these simple for emergency power for more than 3 years now whenever the ability is out. It features a 500 watt capacity but additionally, it includes a surge limit of just one,000 watts which allows me to run my home furnace blower motor when the power goes down (Note: my furnace blower motor includes a 380 watt motor but it features a rush of 850watts if this starts). I compensated almost $50.00 for the similar unit a couple of years back and I had been extremely pleased to determine it for just $30.00 after i bought it this time around. I have owned in regards to a dozen power inverters through the years and it has been the very best undoubtedly! One caveat, be very careful to turn it on carefully if you accidentally turn back terminals, it'll blow the fuse and it does not have a substitute. I learned this hard way along with other similar units previously. I'd certainly buy one of these simple again.Comment Was this review useful for you? Yes No Delivering feedback... Appreciate your feedback.If the review is inappropriate, Please tell us. Sorry, we unsuccessful to record your election. Please try again See all 103
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