POTEK 500-Watt Power Inverter


This device from POTEK is an interesting design because it provides a best-of-both-worlds approach to power inverting. We previously looked at devices that come with a connecter to a 12-volt charging port inside the cabin. We also listed an inverter that connects directly to the battery.

The 12-volt connectors are easy to use but only generate limited power; the direct connection brings a big power charge, but it is more awkward to connect to the power source.

This model does both. When plugged into a 12-volt charger it generates up to 500 watts of power that is distributed via two AC outlets and two USB outlets, which are perfect for charging devices.

If you hook it up directly to the battery it can throw out up to 1,000 watts of peak power, enabling you to run more power-hungry devices. A built-in fan keeps it cool at higher workloads and only kicks in when over 200 watts of power is being used, so it’s nice and quiet when simply charging batteries.

A very useful, well thought-out design with a very reasonable price tag makes this a very appealing inverter.