400 Watt Tailgate Inverter Max
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Peak 400 Watt Tailgate Inverter Max

Part No. PKC0BO Warranty  
$34.99
was $59.99
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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

    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!!!

      VS

      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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      5.0

      A Must Have

      By Tina Liverman

      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!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Junk!

        By benbenk87

        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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          4.0

          Works

          By Camper

          from Florida

          About Me Commuter, Gearhead, Practical, Tuner

          Verified Buyer

          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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            5.0

            Pretty Impressive

            By BillB

            from Columbus, OH

            About Me Commuter

            Verified Buyer
            Level 1

            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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              (6 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              You could pay more but why

              By Office Manager

              from San Antonio, TX

              About Me Practical

              Verified Buyer
              Helpful Reviewer

              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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                  (8 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Has Many Design Flaws. Returning my 2nd

                  By Tim

                  from Cape Coral, FL

                  Helpful Reviewer

                  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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                    (8 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Works good for XBOX

                    By Pilot

                    from Lewis Center, OH

                    About Me Gearhead

                    Verified Buyer
                    Helpful Reviewer

                    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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                        (9 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Good value

                        By TX Dad

                        from TX

                        Verified Buyer
                        Helpful Reviewer

                        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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                          (8 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Performs as advertised, powered a 32" tv

                          By TIGER tailgater

                          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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                          (9 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          3.0

                          needed trusine wave not modified

                          By Rick

                          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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                              7 Questions | 7 Answers
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                              • 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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