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by XPower Powerpack 200 Plus Owner’s Guide XPower_PP_200_Plus.book Page i Monday, October 23, 20 06 2:57 PM.
About Xantrex Xantrex T echnology Inc. is a worl d-l eading suppl ier of advanced po wer electronics and controls with pro ducts from 50 watt mobile uni ts to one MW utility-scale systems for wind, solar , ba tteries, fuel cells, microturbines, and backup power applicatio ns in bot h gri d-connected and stand-alone system s.
i About This Guide Purpose The purpose of this Owner ’ s Guide is to provide explanatio ns and procedures for installing, operating, maintaining, and troubleshooting th e XPower Powerpac k 200 Plus.
About T his Guide ii Conventions Used The following conv en tio ns are used in this gui de. Abbreviations and Acronyms WA R N I N G W arni ngs iden tify conditions or practices that could result in personal injury or loss of life. CA UTION Cautions identify conditio ns or practices that could resul t in damage to the unit or to other equipment.
iii Important Safety Instructions The XPower Powerpack 200 Plus generates a t ype of AC power similar to a normal hous ehold wall outlet. Operating the XPower Powerpack 20 0 Plus incorrectly or misusing it may damage the equi pment or create hazardous conditions for the user .
Important Safety Information iv - W ARNING: Explosion hazar d Do not use this product where ther e are flammable fumes or gases, such as in the bilge of a gasolin e-powered boat, or near propane tanks. Do not use this product in an encl osure contain ing automotive-type l ead-acid batteries .
Important Safety Information v WAR N I NG : F i re h a z a rd The boosting feature is designed for sh ort term operation only— less than 4 seconds. Operating the boosting feature for more than 4 seconds may cause damage to the unit. Allow the XPower Powerpack 200 Plus to cool down for at least 3 minutes after each boost.
Important Safety Information vi Precautions W hen W orking W ith Y our V ehicle Battery 1. Follow all instructions published by the battery manufacturer and the manufact urer of the equipment in which the battery is installed. 2. Make sure the area around the battery is well-ventilated.
Important Safety Information vii 10. If battery acid contacts skin or clothing, wash immediately with soap and wa ter . If acid enters your eyes, immediatel y flood them with running cold water for at least twenty minutes and get medical attention immediately .
Important Safety Information viii Precautions for Using Rechar geable Appliances Most rechargeable battery-operated equipment use a separate charger or transformer that is plugged into an AC receptacle and produces a low voltage char ging output.
ix Contents 1 Introduction About the XPower Powerpack - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 Comprehensive Protection - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 Automatic Overl.
Contents x Boosting a Vehicle’s Engine - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 17 Using the Air Compressor - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 20 Over-temperature Safety Prot.
1 1 Intr oduction About the XP ower P owerpack Easy-to-use and designed for years of reliable service, the XPower Powerpack ca n run many AC appliances and 12 V DC appliances whe never you need power for work or play , at home or on the road.
Comprehensive Protection 2 Low Battery Protection Low battery protection protects the internal battery from excessive discharge and possible damage. When the AC Power On/Of f Switch is turned ON, an audible alarm alerts you when the internal battery is nearly dischar ged (1 1.
3 2 F eatur es Chapter 2 describes the main features of the XPower Powerpack. W e recommend th at you familiarize yourself with these features before operating the unit.
XP ower P owerpack F eatures 4 XP ower P owerpack F eatures Front P anel Detail Fe a t u r e D e s c r i p t i o n 1 DC Power Outlet : • Powers 12 V DC au to, R V or marine appl iances • Rechar ges XPower Powerpack from a 12 V outlet in a vehicle using the DC Char ging Cable.
XP ower P ower pack F eatures 5 4 Battery S tatus LED illum inates when the XPower Powe rpack is in Charging Mode (i.e., an AC Char ger is connected to the XPower Powerpack’ s AC Charger Input Socket and plugged into the household 120 V AC outlet).
XP ower P owerpack F eatures 6 Left Side V i ew Fe a t u r e D e s c r i p t i o n 1 Light On/Off Switch 2 Incandescent Light illuminates for ab out 15 hours w hen the battery is fully charged.
XP ower P ower pack F eatures 7 Accessories Accessory Description 1 AC Charger lets you recharge the XPower Powerpack from a standard AC wall outlet and can onl y be us ed to recharge the internal battery of the XPower Powerpack. (Replacement part number 074-1003.
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9 3 Oper ation Chapter 3 explains how to operate the XPower Powerpack efficiently . This chapter covers: • Recharging the XPower Powe rpack for first-time use • Using the built-in light • Operat.
Choosing a Location 10 Choosing a Location The XPower Powerpac k should be operated only in a location that meets these requirements: W ARNING: Fire or explosion The XPower Powerpack contains components that tend to produce arcs or sparks.
Using XP ower P owerpack for the F irst T ime 11 Using XP ower P owerpack for the First Time Rechar ging with the A C Char ger Rechar ging with the AC Char ger is a true “plug-in-and- forget” char ging method. W e recommend le aving the AC Char ger connected when the XP ower Powerpack is not in use.
Using the Built-in Light 12 Using the Built-in Light The XPower Powerpack has a built-in incandescent light which will operate for about 15 hours before the unit needs to be recharged.
Operating AC Appliances 13 High Surg e Appliances The wattage rating of AC app liances is the average power used by the appliance. Applia nces such as televisions and appliances with motors consum e much more power than their average rating when they are first switched on.
Operating AC Appliances 14 • Speed controllers found in some fans, power tools, kitchen appliances, and other loads may be damaged. • Some chargers for small rechar geable batteries c an be damaged. See “Precautions for Using Rechargeable Appliances” on page viii for details.
Operating AC Appliances 15 If you ignore the warning, the XPower Powerpack automatically turns off a few mi nutes later to prevent battery damage. In the event of an overload, low battery voltage or overheating, the XPower Po werpack automatically shuts down.
Operating 12 V DC Appliances 16 Operating 12 V DC Appliances The XPower Powerpack can operate 12 V DC auto, R V , marine, or other portable applian ces that draw 12 A or less from a 12 V DC power outlet or from a vehicle’ s lighter socket. T ypical 12 V DC applia nces that can be used on the XPower Powerpack are list ed in T able 3-2.
Boosting a V ehicle’ s En gine 17 T o operate a 12 V DC appliance: 1. Open the protec tive cover on the DC Power Outlet of the XPower Powerpack. 2. Plug the 12 V DC appliance into the DC Power Outlet on the left side of the unit, and turn the 12 V DC appliance on (if required).
Boosting a V ehicle’ s Engine 18 T o boost a vehicle or boat engine: 1. T urn off the vehicle or boat ignition and all accessories. 2. Engage the park or emer gency brake and place the transmission in park for an automatic or neutral for a manual. 3.
Boosting a V ehicle’ s En gine 19 If no alarm sounds, and the Green Boosting Connection LED is illuminated, then proceed to the next step. 7. Switch ON the boosting power switch. Before starting the engine, make sure the XPower Powerpack and the cables are clear of belts and fans.
Using the Air Compressor 20 Using the Air Compressor Over -temper ature Safety Protection It is recommended that you fo llow the warnings and turn the compressor off for 10 minutes after every 10 minutes of operation.
Using the Air Compressor 21 Inflating Tires T o inflate your veh icl e, motorcycle, or bicy c le tir es: 1. Place the valve connector secure ly on the tire valve stem, push it as far as possible to allow normal airflow , and close the thumb latch. If necessary , use a supplie d nozzle adaptor .
Using the Air Compressor 22 3. T urn the compressor off after appropriate pressure is reached. 4. Open the thumb l atch and remove the valve connector from the valve stem. 5. Check air pressure w ith a pressure gauge. Inflating Small Sports Equipment Y o u can use the compressor to infla te small sports equipment such as soccer balls and footballs.
Connecting to an Ext ernal Battery 23 6. Remove nozzle adaptor from valve connector and store in storage compartment. Connecting to an External Battery Y o u can extend battery opera ting times by connecting the XPower Powerpack to a lar ger external battery .
Connecting to an External Battery 24 3. Connect the black negativ e (–) clam p of the c able s to the black negative (–) terminal of the external battery . If the Red Boosting Connectio n LED illuminates and the Powerbox’ s alarm sounds, then reverse pola rity has been detected.
25 4 Maintenance Chapter 4 provides information on maintaining your internal battery , recharging options for the internal battery , and replacing user -replaceable parts. Routine maintenance is requir ed to keep your XPower Powerpack 200 Plus operating properly .
Recharging the XP ower P o werpack Battery 26 Rechar ging the XP ower P owerpack Battery T o chec k the XPower Powerpack’ s charge level, press the Battery Level button. Y o u can recharge the battery using: • the fully automatic “plug- in-and-for get” AC Charger .
Recharging the XP ower P owerpack Battery 27 5. While the XPower Powerpack is rechar ging, the Battery S tatus LED is red. If th e XPower Powerpack is completely discharged, a typica l rechar ge may take up to 24 hours. When fully ch arged, the Battery Status LED changes to green and the XPower Powerpack is ready to use.
Recharging the XP ower P o werpack Battery 28 T o r e charge the XPower Powe rpack while you drive using the DC Charging Cable: 1. While the vehicle engi ne is ru nning, plug on e end of the DC Charging Cable into the DC Power Outlet of the XPower Powerpack.
Recharging the XP ower P owerpack Battery 29 Recharging with a Gener ator’ s Regulated 12 V DC Outlet Refer to the Owner ’ s Guide acco mpanying your generator for detailed instructions on conn ecting the gen e rator to a unit like the XPower Powerpack.
Recharging the XP ower P o werpack Battery 30 Recharging fr om a Solar P anel Small, unregulated 12 V solar panels rated to produce a maximum of 2.5 A (or 30 W) can be used to charge the XPower Powerpack throug h th e AC Char ge r Input Socket. Y o u will need to purchase a standard 5.
Recycling 31 Recycling The XPower Powerpack i s designed to provide years of service. However , when the inte rnal battery reaches the end of its service life, the XPower Powerpack itself is no longer of use. The internal battery is not desi gned to be user replaceable.
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33 5 T r oubleshooting T roubleshooting will help you identify the common problems than can occur with the XPower Powerpack 200 Plus. Read this chapter before calling Customer Service.
T roubleshooting Reference 34 T r oubleshooting Refer ence W ARNING: Electric shock hazard Do not remove t he cover of the XPow er Powerpack or disassem ble the XPower Powerpack.
T roubleshooting Reference 35 AC appliance will n ot operate; audible alarm is soundin g. Battery has discharged to 10.5 V . XPower Powerpack has overheated due to poor ventilation or excessively warm environm ental conditions. T urn OFF the AC Power On/Of f Switch and recharge the XPower Powerpack.
T roubleshooting Reference 36 Measured AC output voltage is too low . Use of an average-reading, AC voltmeter to read output voltage. XPower Powerpack battery is almo st fully discharged. The modifi ed sinewave (MSW) output of the X Power Po werpack requires a true RMS reading meter , such as the Fluk e 87 series, for accurate measurement.
T roubleshooting Reference 37 Battery Status LED is red and has not changed to green after 24 hours of charging. The voltage at the AC wall outlet is less than 120 V AC. Use AC wall outlet that supplies 120 V AC. Continue to charge the unit for another 12 hou rs; the unit will be ready to use even if the Battery S tatus light remains red.
T roubleshooting Reference 38 The compressor runs slowly . The compressor may have overheated from excessive use. Battery voltage is too low . T urn off the compre ssor and let it cool down. Check the condition of the internal battery . The battery m ay need to be recharged or replaced.
39 A Specifications Electrical Specifications 12 V DC Section Internal battery type Sealed/non-spillable, AGM (Absorbed Glass Mat) lead-acid Internal battery volt age (nominal) 12 V DC Internal batte.
Electrical Specifications 40 AC P ower Section Output power • Continuous output po wer • Five minute AC output power • AC output sur ge capacity 160 W 200 W 320 W Output voltage 1 15 ± 10 V AC RMS Output frequency 60 Hz ± 1 Hz Output wave form modified sinewave No load current draw <0.
Physical Specifications 41 Physical Specifications Air Compre ssor Pressure 250 PSI (lb/in 2 ) Accessories DC charge cable 39" (1 m) 18 A WG with male to male lighter plugs. Part # 449 - 0187-01-01 AC Charger Part # 074-1003 Physic al spec ifica tions XP ower P owe rpack Depth 6 1/8" (15.
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43 W arranty and Return Wa r r a n t y What does this warranty cover? This Limited W arranty is provided by Xantrex T echnology Inc. ("Xantrex") and covers defects in workmans hip and materials in your XPower Powerpack 200 Plus.
W arranty and Return 44 975-0189-01-01 What does this warranty not cover? Thi s Limite d W arranty does not cover normal wear and tear of the pr oduct or costs related to the removal, installation, or troublesh ooting of the custo mer 's electrical system s.
W arranty and Return 975-0189-01-01 45 warranties or on the duration of an implied warranty or on th e limitation or exclusion of incidental or conseque ntial damages, so the above limitation( s) or exclusion(s) may not apply to you. This Limited W arranty gives you specific legal rights.
W arranty and Return 46 975-0189-01-01 Out of W arranty Service If the warranty period for your XPower Powerp ack 200 Plus has expired, if the unit was damaged by misuse or in correct installation, if.
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