Whistler 400 Watt Power Inverter with Surge Control

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Whistler 400 Watt Power Inverter with Surge Control
$12.99 + $5 Shipping
Condition: Refurbished

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Boring.

Does this have a metal or plastic enclosure?

The ones I can find for under $100 have crappy plastic enclosures. I want something sturdier.

Got the model below this one a few years ago new from woot. Love it. I’ve used it on many road trips and its never failed. The screeching sound it makes when you power it on to let you know its working and grounded is fun too. Always scares people who don’t know what it is :slight_smile:

I’m in for 1… What the heck?

YaY! Cheap crap for once!

Made in Arkansas or made in China??

Looks like the housing is an extruded aluminum. If not, they went way overboard with a plastic injection tool.

Anything below 400 watts is pretty much useless. This is a good deal.
I’m in for one!

If I didn’t already have one, I’d jump on this; they’re pretty much indispensible these days!

Whats the sine wave on this unit?
I am betting Modified/Square.

But I would like to know for sure.

Seems like a good deal, they sold for $34 at Walmart.

This was $9.99 (+ $5 S&H) on Woot in March 2008:
http://www.woot.com/Forums/viewpost.aspx?PostID=2081321&PageIndex=1&ReplyCount=217#post2081325

ok so no bags of crap yet? hmmm someone poke me when we get one please

Uggghhh, been watching woot at midnight every night for the past month waiting for a woot off…until today. This is the first time I checked woot today. Did I miss anything good? Bag o crap?

NOOoo… When I click the “I Want One” button, the page just refreshes. Anyone know what’s up?

For this price it probably uses a modified sine wave. Do your research because this might not work with all your devices.

You do realize you can go here: http://www.woot.com/Forums/

And you’ll be able to see every item that’s been in the woot-off so far. Makes it much easier to lament over missed deals.

I’m in for two on this one. One for me, one for the boyfriend. Nothing like buying crap I don’t need when I should be working!

Also…

Website:
http://www.whistlergroup.com/pi400-spec.html

Manual:
http://www.whistlergroup.com/manuals/inverters/200400man.pdf

It’s a modified sine wave.

It’s barely after 12 Noon and it’s sold out??? Geeze