5.1 Where to Install
After the 2500W INVERTER has passed the Quick Operational Check,
you may proceed with permanent installation. The 2500W INVERTER
should be installed in a location that meets the following requirements:
a) Dry - Do not allow water to drip or splash on the 2500W INVERTER.
b) Cool - Ambient air temperature should be between O°C and
25 °C (32°F and 77°F) The cooler the better.
c) Ventilated - Ensure that the unit is in a compartment that is
ventilated, and that you allow at least l inch (2.5cm) of clearance
around the 2500W INVERTER for air flow. Ensure that ventilation
openings on the front and rear of the unit are not obstructed.
d) Safe - Do not install 2500W INVERTER in the same compartment
as batteries or in any compartment capable of storing flammable
liquids such as gasoline. (See warning below)
e) Close to Battery- Install as close to the battery as possible
in order to minimize the length of cable required to connect the
inverter to the battery, but not in the same compartment. It is
better and cheaper to run longer AC wires than longer DC cables,
because of the much lower currency in the AC wires.
CAUTION! To reduce fire hazard, do not
cover or obstruct ventilation openings. Do not install 2500W INVERTER
in a zero-clearance compartment. Overheating may result.
WARNING! This equipment contains components
which tend to produce arcs or sparks. To reduce risk of fire or
explosion do not install in compartments containing batteries or
flammable materials or in locations which require ignition protected
Mount the 2500W on a flat surface using the mounting flanges on
the front and rear panels. Mounting hardware should be corrosion
resistant and # 10 or larger, 2500W may be mounted horizontally
The battery you use strongly affects the performance you can expect
from your 2500W INVERTER. It is important to connect the 2500W INVERTER
to the correct size and type of battery. The following information
will help you select the appropriate batteries for your application.
The lead - acid battery which is probably most familiar is the
starting battery in your automobile. An automotive starting battery
is designed to deliver a large amount of current for a short period
of time (so it can start your engine). Only a small portion of the
battery's capacity is used when starting the engine and it is quickly
recharged by the running engine. It is not designed for repeated
charge-discharge cycles where the battery is almost completely discharged
and then recharged. If it is used in this kind of deep discharge
service, it will wear out very rapidly.
Deep-cycle lead-acid batteries are designed for deep discharge
service where they will be repeatedly discharged and recharged.
They are marketed for use in recreational vehicles, boats, and electric
golf carts so you may see them referred to as RV batteries, marine
batteries, or golf cart batteries.