My POWERTRIP series power inverter isn’t working?

FAQ Category:

Problem: No AC output – Red LED lit.

Possible Causes: 

  • DC input is below 11 Vdc / Over 15 Vdc
  • Short circuit.
  • Overload
  • Power inverter is hot.

Suggested Solutions:

  • Check your battery volts and recharge or replace the battery.
  • Disconnect the load
  • Reduce the load.
  • Disconnect the load and operate the power inverter for a few minutes.

Problem: No AC output – Green LED not lit.

Possible Causes:

  • Bad connection or wiring
  • Fuse is blown

Suggested Solutions:

  • Tighten all DC connections.
  • Check fuse and replace or Call Service.

Problem: Motorized power tool will not operate.

Possible Cause:

  • Excessive startup load. If the startup load exceeds the power inverter’s peak load capability it will not work.

Suggested Solution:

  • Disconnect the load until the power inverter operates normally and connect the load again.


The PowerTrip series include the CPS240PAU, CPS480TG2UB, and the CPS480TG2U.

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