Prowatt 1500(445-3026-01_rev_1) - Table of Contents 1 Introduction.1 2 How Your PROwatt 1500 Works.1 2.1 Principle of Operation.1 2.2 PROwatt 1500

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PROwatt is a trademark of Statpower Technologies Corporation. Copyright 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 Statpower Technologies Corporation. All rights reserved. Table of Contents 1 Introduction ........................................................................................................................................................... 1 2 How Your PROwatt 1500 Works ........................................................................................................................ 1 2.1 Principle of Operation ............................................................................................................................. 1 2.2 PROwatt 1500 Output Waveform ........................................................................................................... 3 3 Quick Checkout .................................................................................................................................................... 4 3.1 Power Source ........................................................................................................................................... 4 3.2 Cables ...................................................................................................................................................... 4 3.3 Test Loads ............................................................................................................................................... 5 3.4 Connections ............................................................................................................................................. 5 4 Installation ............................................................................................................................................................ 6 4.1 Where to Install ....................................................................................................................................... 6 4.2 Battery ..................................................................................................................................................... 7 Battery type ...................................................................................................................................... 7 Battery Sizing ................................................................................................................................... 8 Using Multiple Batteries .................................................................................................................. 9 Battery Tips .................................................................................................................................... 10 Alternators and Charging Systems ................................................................................................. 11 4.3 Cables .................................................................................................................................................... 12 4.4 Connections ........................................................................................................................................... 12 AC Wiring ...................................................................................................................................... 12 Ground Wiring .............................................................................................................................. 15 DC Wiring ...................................................................................................................................... 16 4.5 Remote Panel ......................................................................................................................................... 17 Installation Instructions .................................................................................................................. 17 Operating Instructions .................................................................................................................... 17 5 Operation ............................................................................................................................................................ 18 5.1 Outlets, Controls and Indicators ............................................................................................................ 18 5.2 Operating Limits .................................................................................................................................. 19 6 Troubleshooting .................................................................................................................................................. 20 6.1 Common Problems ................................................................................................................................ 20 6.2 Troubleshooting Guide .......................................................................................................................... 21 7 Maintenance ........................................................................................................................................................ 22 8 Warranty ............................................................................................................................................................. 22 9 Specifications ...................................................................................................................................................... 24 9.1 Electrical Performance .......................................................................................................................... 24 9.2 Dimensions ............................................................................................................................................ 24
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1 1 Introduction Your new PROwatt 1500 inverter is a member of the most advanced line of dc to ac inverters available today. It will give you years of dependable service in your boat, RV, service vehicle or remote home. To get the most out of your PROwatt 1500, it must be installed and used properly. Please read the installation and operating instructions in this manual carefully before installing and using your PROwatt 1500. Pay special attention to the CAUTION and WARNING statements in this manual and on the PROwatt 1500. CAUTION statements identify conditions or practices which could result in damage to your PROwatt 1500 or to other equipment. WARNING statements identify conditions or practices that could result in personal injury or loss of life. 2 How Your PROwatt 1500 Works An inverter is an electronic device that converts low voltage DC (direct current) electricity from a battery or other power source to standard 115 volt AC (alternating current) household power. In designing the PROwatt 1500, Statpower has used power conversion technology previously employed in computer power supplies to give you an inverter that is smaller, lighter, and easier to use than inverters based on older technology. 2.1 Principle of Operation The PROwatt 1500 converts power in two stages. The first stage is a DC-to-DC converter that raises the low voltage DC at the inverter input to 145 volts DC. The second stage is the actual inverter stage. It converts the high voltage DC into 115 volts, 60 Hz AC. The DC-to-DC converter stage uses modern high frequency power conversion techniques that eliminate the bulky transformers found in inverters based on older technology. The inverter stage uses advanced power MOSFET transistors in a full bridge configuration. This gives you excellent overload capability and the ability to operate tough reactive loads like lamp ballasts and induction motors.
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