Power Inverters
  • Power source: DC, USB
  • DC input: 11 – 15 VDC
  • AC outlets: 3
  • AC output (battery clamps): 120 VAC
  • AC output (12V plug): 120 VAC
  • USB charge ports: 2
  • USB output: 5 VDC, 2.1 Amp
  • Fuses (internal): 2 x 25 Amp (user replaceable)
  • Fuse (cigar plug): 15 Amp
  • Surge protection: Yes
  • Automatic shutdown: Yes
  • Warranty: 2 year
MSRP  $69.99
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Product Description

CPS480TG2U | Power Inverters
Convert DC power to AC power for laptops, mobile devices, and electronics

Product Overview

The multipurpose PowerTrip™ 480 Power Inverter (CPS480TG2U) from CyberPower connects to your vehicle's 12V DC power outlet to simultaneously power five devices (480 watt peak) with its three household AC outlets and two USB ports (2.1 Amp shared). Use the AC outlets to power portable electronics while you're traveling. Dual USB ports can charge two USB devices at the same time, including most tablets. The PowerTrip 480 offers two options to power your devices, either from your vehicle's 12V DC power outlet, up to 175 watts, with the included 12V DC cable or directly from your vehicle's battery, up to 480 watts, with the included battery cables.

Safety features such as user-replaceable fuses, surge protection, and automatic shutdown protect your connected devices and automotive battery. Other features include a status LED, battery clamp cables, 12V DC power plug and cable, and a handle that can easily wrap cords. The PowerTrip 480, which comes with a two-year limited warranty, is ideal for TV and computer electronics, power and hobby tools, cordless chargers, and other accessories that use up to 480 watts of power. NOTE: Combined wattage not to exceed 480 watt peak using the battery cables and not to exceed 175 watt peak using the DC cigar plug.

  • Sensitive Electronics Safety Features
    Provide surge protection and automatic shutdown to protect electronics against power fluctuations, high temperature, short circuit, and high or low battery conditions.
  • Surge Protection
    Safeguards electronics against power fluctuations from vehicle startup and shutdown.
  • Automatic Shutdown
    Prevents accidental power drain from your vehicle’s battery.
  • USB Charge Ports
    Rapidly charge and power USB devices such as tablets (including iPad), smartphones, MP3 players, and other mobile accessories.
  • AC Power Outlets
    Provide power for laptop computers, entertainment devices, and other consumer electronics.
  • User-Replaceable Fuses
    Protect connected devices and the vehicle battery from voltage overloads.
  • Battery Cables
    Attach the power inverter to a vehicle battery to use peak wattage (480 watts).
  • 12V DC Plug
    Powers devices that draw 175 watts or less can use the vehicles 12V DC power plug.
  • Cord Wrap
    Keeps the extra cord out of the way until it’s needed.
  • Two-Year Limited Warranty
    Covers defects in materials and workmanship in the product under normal use and conditions within two years of the purchase date. See warranty for details.
CPS480TG2U | Power Inverters
Convert DC power to AC power for laptops, mobile devices, and electronics
Voltage 11 – 15 VDC
Plug Type 12 VDC Auto Power Port / EmPower
Output (battery clamps) 120 VAC
Watts – Continuous 400
Watts – Peak 480
Output (12V plug) 120 VAC
Watts – Continuous 150
Watts – Peak 175
USB Charge 5 VDC @ 2.1A (shared)
USB Charge Ports 2
Environmental RoHS Compliant
Product Warranty 2 Years Limited
CPS480TG2U | Power Inverters
Convert DC power to AC power for laptops, mobile devices, and electronics
Safety, Efficiency, and Power Inverters

A power inverter changes direct current (DC) to alternating current (AC), but does not produce the power, itself. These inverters provide portable, efficient power, are convenient to use, and versatile of purpose. Power inverters from CyberPower convert automobile DC power to AC power to rapidly charge and power laptop computers, tablets (including iPads), MP3 players, and other USB mobile devices. They also supply surge protection to safeguard electronic equipment.

Our power inverters offer many features for safety and efficiency, including automatic shutdown, built-in surge protection, and soft start technology. For more information about these and other features, see the user manual or Web page for the specific power inverter that you want to use.

NOTE: Features vary by model.

Automatic-Shutdown ensures that the power inverter automatically turns off to prevent your battery from draining.

Built-in Surge Protection safeguards electronics against power fluctuations, such as those which occur during vehicle startup and shutdown.

Sensitive Electronics Safety Features provide surge protection and automatic shutdown to guard electronics against power fluctuations, temperature extremes, short circuits, and high or low battery conditions.

Soft Start Technology protects electronics against power fluctuations.

CPS480TG2U | Power Inverters
Convert DC power to AC power for laptops, mobile devices, and electronics
CPS480TG2U | Power Inverters
Convert DC power to AC power for laptops, mobile devices, and electronics
My POWERTRIP series power inverter isn’t working?

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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CPS480TG2U | Power Inverters
Convert DC power to AC power for laptops, mobile devices, and electronics
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CPS480TG2U | Power Inverters
Convert DC power to AC power for laptops, mobile devices, and electronics