400 Watt Tailgate Inverter Max
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Peak 400 Watt Tailgate Inverter Max

Part No. PKC0BO Warranty Details  

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PEAK's Tailgate inverter Max converts your vehicles 12V DC power to AC household power to make all Tailgate events a success. With 400 watts of power you can power any audio or video device, lighting, laptops, cell phones, and more. Comes with a 12 foot cord to connect to your vehicles accessory outlet and also includes cables for direct connection to your vehicles battery. All get tucked away into a carry bag. Unit has 3 AC outlets and 2 USB outlets. ON/Off with LED indicator. Built-in low battery shutdown never allows the vehicle battery to get to low.

Product Features:
  • Three AC outlets
  • 2 USB outlets
  • Accessory outlet cord
  • Cables included
  • Low battery shutdown
  • 400 Watts of power
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Peak400 Watt Tailgate Inverter Max
 
3.7

(based on 33 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

77%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (11)
  • Easy to install (7)
  • Versatile (6)
  • Durable (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (5), Commuter (4), Gearhead (4), Tuner (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Product !!!

I used this inverter to keep my laptop, 2 cellphones and a 18v battery pack charged during an 8 day hunting trip. It performed flawlessly.
I wish it had come with a...Read complete review

I used this inverter to keep my laptop, 2 cellphones and a 18v battery pack charged during an 8 day hunting trip. It performed flawlessly.
I wish it had come with a carry case to store it in when not in use but it did have a case for the battery connectors and the accessory plug. The cooling fan came on constantly but that is a small price to pay for the convenience of keeping
three thing s charged at a time! I won't leave home without!!!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Does not work

I've read reviews about the fan being very loud. I've read reviews about operating multiple devices with no problems. Mine must be defective,I have experienced the exact opposite. The fan is barely...Read complete review

I've read reviews about the fan being very loud. I've read reviews about operating multiple devices with no problems. Mine must be defective,I have experienced the exact opposite. The fan is barely audible when held to my ear. My hair clipper runs at greatly reduced speed, laptop not at all, and my small drill runs slowly for a short time then the red light comes on & the inverter shuts down. I don't know if I should get a refund & try a different brand, or (because of all the positive reviews) exchange it & try again

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(10 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Must Have

By 

from North Carolina

About Me Practical

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy to Install
  • Easy To Use
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small Cars
    • Truck
    • Van

    Comments about Peak 400 Watt Tailgate Inverter Max:

    Everyone needs to keep an inverter in their vehicle. We are always going somewhere with a van full of children. It is great for charging multiple electronic devices at one time. I am not sure how many years we have had our inverter, but we have never had an issue with it. My only concern is that it has three outlets, but I am only able to plug in two vs. three due to the size of the chargers. The outlets needs to be further apart. Great investment!

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    • No

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    (9 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Junk!

    By 

    from Wheaton, IL

    About Me Commuter, Tuner

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • Flimsy
    • Poor Performance

    Best Uses

      Comments about Peak 400 Watt Tailgate Inverter Max:

      The first one lasted about 6 months with daily use under minimal load and randomly quit. Also, the USB ports would flicker every couple minutes, restarting my gps. I was able to tolerate this. When the AC section failed, I returned it. Advance exchanged it for a new one, which had loose connections inside and would cut out whenever I hit a small bump. The 3rd unit started smoking after a few days and I didn't even have anything plugged into it. Cheap! Thanks to advance for exchanging and returning them. I'm going to get something that's solid and not a flimsy cheapo.

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      • No

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      (9 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Works

      By 

      from Florida

      About Me Commuter, Gearhead, Practical, Tuner

      Verified Buyer
      Helpful Reviewer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Install
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Convertibles
        • Larger Cars
        • Luxury Cars
        • Small Cars
        • Sports Cars

        Comments about Peak 400 Watt Tailgate Inverter Max:

        Got it on sale. If you want more power it has to be connected to the battery.

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        • No

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        (8 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Pretty Impressive

        By 

        from Columbus, OH

        About Me Commuter

        Verified Buyer
        Helpful Reviewer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy to Install
        • Easy To Use
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Luxury Cars
          • Sports Cars

          Comments about Peak 400 Watt Tailgate Inverter Max:

          Very impressed with the way it handled the load of a laptop, 2 teapot Warner's, and via USB a MP3 player, with no sign hesitation.

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          • No

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          (16 of 31 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          You could pay more but why

          By 

          from San Antonio, TX

          About Me Practical

          Verified Buyer
          Level 2

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy to Install
          • Easy To Use
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Peak 400 Watt Tailgate Inverter Max:

              Great product

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (16 of 31 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Has Many Design Flaws. Returning my 2nd

              By 

              from Cape Coral, FL

              Level 2

              Pros

              • Great Ideaif It Worked

              Cons

              • Poor construction
              • Poor Performance

              Best Uses

                Comments about Peak 400 Watt Tailgate Inverter Max:

                Returning my second one today. Thought I would give them a chance. The first developed the Fuse popping issue after about two months of use. The second developed the loud fan issue on a trip which is an unacceptable annoyance. Switching to Shumacher brand.

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                (17 of 35 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Works good for XBOX

                By 

                from Lewis Center, OH

                About Me Gearhead

                Verified Buyer
                Level 2

                Pros

                • Easy to Install
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Peak 400 Watt Tailgate Inverter Max:

                    Kids using it to power XBOX 360 for those really long weekend drives. Works well through the 12V accessory outlet. One thing it does do...if you leave it plugged in and shut off the car, the radio stays on for about 5 seconds. Took a while to figure that one out. Now it is unplugged every time.

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                    • No

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                    (19 of 35 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Good value

                    By 

                    from TX

                    Verified Buyer
                    Level 2

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Install
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Well made

                    Cons

                    • Not Sure About 800w Peak

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Peak 400 Watt Tailgate Inverter Max:

                      I used this to power an Xbox 360 on our trip. Sometimes, the overload alarm would sound and output would be turned off and then back on. Based on this, don't count on the stated 800W peak output. I'm not even convinced it'll do 400W continuous. But it's still a nice converter for light loads.

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                      (18 of 33 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Performs as advertised, powered a 32" tv

                      By 

                      from Lexington, SC

                      About Me Gearhead, Practical, Retired

                      Verified Buyer
                      Level 2

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                      • None so far

                      Best Uses

                      • Battery Dependent
                      • Tailgating Campimg

                      Comments about Peak 400 Watt Tailgate Inverter Max:

                      Great for taigaiting, supplied power for 32" lcd TV, laptop computer and cell phone. Battery determines length of usage, but no portable generator noise

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                      • No

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                      (19 of 36 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      needed trusine wave not modified

                      By 

                      from mchenry,il

                      Verified Buyer
                      Level 3

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Peak 400 Watt Tailgate Inverter Max:

                          make sure you know what your load requires tru or modified sine wave

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                          • Q:

                            will this inverter run my 6amp 1/2 inch drill?
                            Asked on 1/24/2015 by Paul from Stroudsburg, PA

                            1 answer

                            • CUSTOMER CARE

                              A:

                              Hi Paul, glad to help you! The Peak PKC0BO 400 Watt Tailgate Power Inverter converts your cars battery power source into a regular 110\/120V AC outlet. It also features two USB power ports to help you charge devices like portable MP3 players, iPhone and more. This USB power inverter features a portable 3-pin power strip. Ideal for tailgate parties, this AC power inverter delivers up to 400W so you can connect most of the common appliances including radios, fans, TVs and even small low-power grills. Further, this car power converter integrates protection mechanism against voltage vicissitudes. There is a convenient ten-foot cord to help you can reach wherever you need power. Also, the power strip prevents short circuits to a large extent.

                              Answered on 1/25/2015 by Steve from AAP
                          • Q:

                            Could this Inverter, power up a Playstation 3 for my kids, while I am driving ? (without feeling a decrease of performance from the engine of my vehicle?

                            Regards
                            Asked on 12/9/2014 by Pepe from Hidalgo, Tx

                            1 answer

                            • CUSTOMER CARE

                              A:

                              Hi Pepe, glad to help you! The Peak PKC0BO 400 Watt Tailgate Power Inverter converts your cars battery power source into a regular 110/120V AC outlet. It also features two USB power ports to help you charge devices like portable MP3 players, iPhone and more. This USB power inverter features a portable 3-pin power strip. Ideal for tailgate parties, this AC power inverter delivers up to 400W so you can connect most of the common appliances including radios, fans, TVs and even small low-power grills. Further, this car power converter integrates protection mechanism against voltage vicissitudes. There is a convenient ten-foot cord to help you can reach wherever you need power. Also, the power strip prevents short circuits to a large extent.

                              Answered on 12/10/2014 by Steve from AAP
                          • Q:

                            can this be connected to a separate stand alone battery, besides the car and will it power laptops and stuff all the way to TX and back to Virginia?
                            Asked on 12/7/2014 by james

                            1 answer

                            • CUSTOMER CARE

                              A:

                              Hi James, I'm happy to assist you! The PKC0BO can be connected to a separate 12 V power source such as a battery. Provided battery has sufficient reserve amperage to power the unit and any wattage draw of the laptops and stuff it will be able to power them over that length of time. Please determine the draw of each individual item you wish to power and the time you wish to power it and multiply this together to determine the amount of amp hours you will need the battery to be.

                              Answered on 12/8/2014 by Solomon
                          • Q:

                            will the inverter power a 12 cup coffee maker?
                            Asked on 7/16/2014 by jt from pa

                            1 answer

                            • CUSTOMER CARE

                              A:

                              Hi JT, glad to help you! The Peak PKC0BO 400 Watt Tailgate Power Inverter converts your cars battery power source into a regular 110/120V AC outlet. It also features two USB power ports to help you charge devices like portable MP3 players, iPhone and more. This USB power inverter features a portable 3-pin power strip. Ideal for tailgate parties, this AC power inverter delivers up to 400W so you can connect most of the common appliances including radios, fans, TVs and even small low-power grills. Further, this car power converter integrates protection mechanism against voltage vicissitudes. There is a convenient ten-foot cord to help you can reach wherever you need power. Also, the power strip prevents short circuits to a large extent.

                              Answered on 7/17/2014 by Steve from AAP
                          • Q:

                            Will this product work with my cooking skillet?
                            please awnswer becasue i need it before tommorow
                            thank you
                            Asked on 6/20/2014 by EpicSam75 from Boynton Beach, Florida

                            1 answer

                            • CUSTOMER CARE

                              A:

                              Hi EpicSam75, glad to assist you! This part converts your vehicles 12V DC power to AC household power to make all Tailgate events a success. With 400 watts of power you can power any audio or video device, lighting, laptops, cell phones, and more. For further assistance, please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                              Answered on 6/22/2014 by Steve from AAP
                          • Q:

                            why does the fuse blow as soon as i turn it on? how can it be fixed?
                            Asked on 10/6/2013 by kenneth from United States

                            1 answer

                            • CUSTOMER CARE

                              A:

                              Hi Kenneth, for any further assistance regarding the Peak 400 Watt Tailgate Inverter Max (Part No. PKC0BO) , please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                              Answered on 10/7/2013 by Steve from AAP
                          • Q:

                            Will this run a medium/small 4.5 amp refrigerator?
                            Asked on 10/27/2012 by Jim from Bethesda, MD

                            1 answer

                            • CUSTOMER CARE

                              A:

                              Sorry, this Peak 400 Watt Tailgate Inverter Max - part# PKC0BO will not work to run a medium/small 4.5 amp refrigerator. For any further assistance, please visit your nearest Advance Auto store or call us directly at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) and one of our representatives there would be more than happy to assist you.

                              Answered on 10/29/2012 by Vincent from AAP
                          • Q:

                            Why does the cooling fan run even without load, also voltage varies from 95 to 116 VAC with the unit connected direct to battery and the engine running?
                            Asked on 9/21/2012 by hoagie from Sarasota, Fl

                            1 answer

                            • CUSTOMER CARE

                              A:

                              With reference to your inquiry on the Peak 400 Watt Tailgate Inverter Max (Part No. PKC0BO) the cooling fan problem that you are facing might be due to a bad fan relay. If the wiring is good it could be a bad fan motor which causes the voltage variation. I would suggest taking your vehicle to a certified mechanic for a proper diagnosis. For further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto store and one of our representatives will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                              Answered on 9/24/2012 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
                          • Q:

                            Is this a true sine wave inverter?
                            Asked on 8/31/2012 by Carl the great from United States

                            1 answer

                            • CUSTOMER CARE

                              A:

                              No, I am sorry. The Peak 400 Watt Tailgate Inverter Max (Part No. PKC0BO) is a Modified Sine Wave inverter. For any further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto store and one of our representatives will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                              Answered on 9/1/2012 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
                          • Q:

                            Will this power a c-pap machine through the night without the engine running if not what do I need?
                            Asked on 3/14/2012 by Anonymous

                            1 answer

                            • CUSTOMER CARE

                              A:

                              No, the vehicle had to be running to ensure the enough power to use this Peak 400 Watt Tailgate Inverter Max (Part No. PKC0BO). For further assistance please feel free to call 1-877-238-2623 and one of our representatives will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                              Answered on 3/16/2012 by Dennis from AAP
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