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CyberPower - 175W Power Inverter - Black

Model: CPS175PSUSKU: 9037001

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 526 reviews

92%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    only ok but broke rather quickly

    Posted
    cardriver
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    would only charge mac book pro if vehicle was running, otherwise flickered on and off at mac book connector to macbook. probably needs to draw more current from alternator not just car battery. i give it fair rating because it did do the job for a while. heavy 'electronic' odor when running, had to keep windows open. when vehicle was running worked ok for a few months. eventually the metal plating or foil on the connector on the car side (middle tip) wore off and so the unit was no longer functional. needs more robust design. the cyber pro inverter units seem to be the only ones that best buy stocks. they need to up their game or choose another mfr. another cyber pro unit i had (the smaller one without the wire that plugs directly into the car lighter socket) had a similar connector breakage on the car side of things (but that was internal to the device, not the plating wearing off). going to see if office max has anything better. they claim to have a warranty but you have to mail the thing to who knows where and according to the warranty, maybe they will fix it maybe they will send you a new one maybe they will send it back to you maybe it will get lost somewhere, blah, who has time for that, next time buy a name brand. this is a short life span quickly disposable piece of electronics destined for landfill.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      TechSupport

      Hello cardriver,
      Thank you for providing feedback on this product. We're always looking to improve and value customer insight. If you would like to discuss your experience with this product further please feel free to contact us at 1-877-297-6937 (press 1) and ask to speak with the customer service manager.

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It works efficiently well.

    Posted
    amindneedsbooks
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    I am a site surveyor for a Technology company in Houston, and my work consists of continuous driving throughout the Greater Houston area to various sites. The tools of my trade include a laptop, tablet with necessary software for my surveys, and my cell phone. All of these require charge, especially when used throughout an eight hour work day. So i bought this charger for my car, and it has relieved me of any worries of losing power. I often charge two items at once, as this adapter also has a USB port, and so I plug my tablet or cell in between targeted sites. It has worked well for the past few months, after daily use five days a week, and eight hours a day. Long story short, I strongly recommend this for anyone with a laptop and other devices that need to be constantly charged while on the go continuously.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great for road trips

    Posted
    beachadventurer
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    This thing has been my SAVING GRACE on many road trips up the west coast. With this nifty gadget I can bring my laptop on car rides and watch movies or edit photos or whatever I want. It’s awesome. It doesn’t charge my MacBook Pro very much, but it absolutely helps it keep its charge. So, I recommend having your computer a bit charged before heading on the road. As long as you do that, it will keep it afloat the whole time. I’m really glad I bought this thingy. Two thumbs up for those who love long car rides and productivity.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Great alternative from batteries!!

    Posted
    BOKNOWS
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    I was getting ready to drive on a long road trip and needed to pump air for my prized African Chiclid fish.I was going to use battery operated air pumps but the costs of a dozen D cell batteries and the environmental toll they create, so my son told me about these inverters you Just plug into a 12 volt outlet to power it up than you just plug your devices into the back of the inverter, just like plugging in something at your house. With that said I plugged 2 fairly powerful air pumps into the inverter and for more than 7 hours not one problem, no overheating, no dead batteries and no more batteries to buy. This inverter was worth every penny......

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Just didn't do the trick

    Posted
    65turbo
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    On a 14 hour road trip to the Colorado mountains and stopped to get a power inverter to play the ps4 on our new Tahoe entertainment system.... Asked for help in the car install department and they referred me to the computer accessories department. I was assured this would be enough to power the ps4 but it wouldn't even power it up... Stopped at a truck stop and was able to buy a inverter for a 1/3 the cost that could power just about everything we could think of.... Microwave, ps4, laptop... You name it..... Not disappointed with the product just disappointed with the knowledge of the sales associates that assured us it would work. I would not recommend for the application it was purchased for...

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great truck charger

    Posted
    Lenny
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    The Cyber Oower Inverter Road-Trip Charger performed without any problems. On a two week hunting trip without any electricity the truck was my only means of charging anything. With various equipment that needed to be charged do to safety reason the Power Inverter worked great. The best part is I did not need to buy additional car chargers which made it cost effective and it took up less space in my vehicle ports. I would recommend the Power inverter to anyone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great inverter

    Posted
    ScottF
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    We bought this for a recent camping trip to inflate a portable mattress and it worked great. I'm sure I'm not alone in this so I will share, but we discovered our car had two plugs for the inverter. Only one of them (in the trunk) gave out enough juice to provide enough power. Once we figured that out everything went smoothly, but did have a minor scare when the plug in the front dashboard wasn't working as we expected.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great, rugged, durable product

    Posted
    SeanB0208
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    I already had one of these inverters but, unfortunately, was on vacation and 12 hours from home when I realized I had forgotten to pack it. I didn’t hesitate to buy another one because I personally knew the quality and longevity of this product. Naturally this was the only option and now I have one that stays packed with my travel bag and the other stays in my vehicle.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Skeptical at first

    Posted
    Key2Hm
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    I've used quite a few inverters over the years, so I've come to expect nothing more than the basics of what I need it to do. I was in a bit of a rush at the time I ran in to purchase this and I couldn't recall the wattage on my laptop, so I just grabbed the highest rated they had on the shelf out of all 3. At first, it got ridiculously hot for about an hour, and I was going to take it back. I tried it again a couple days later and have not had any problems since. Charges devices quickly.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    I haven't used it yet.

    Posted
    ubordsc
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    3 Stars based only on the claim of 175 watts. I want to charge a MacBook. So I probably need somewhere around 60 watts. I've read other reviews about blown fuses, and I assume these people don't realize that Watts = Amps x Volts. or A=W/V since the fuses are Amp-rated. So it seems to me that the issue is : don't require wattage that will result in Amp flow that exceed the fuse's rating. (10 Amps for my Outback accessory fuse) We'll see what happens.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it

    Posted
    gobigblue
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    Wonderful product. We did have issues with it, unfortunately, after 5-6 uses when we would plug it in it would blow fuses in our vehicle. BUT we contacted Best Buy who advised us to contact the manufacturer and within ~1.5 weeks, we had a new adapter on our doorstep and it has since worked perfectly. I think the reason we had the problem was because I left it plugged up all the time, so now I just unplug it when it is not in use. Only regret is I wish we would've gotten it sooner. Absolutely love it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    doesn't charge macbook

    Posted
    likemytoys
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    I have a 2010 17 macbook, I know it's a beast. When plugged in with the apple 85w magsafe power adapter, my laptop's charging indicator and the the charging icon kept blinking like it wasn't sure if it was charging or not. product says that it charges 120w so I'm not sure what the issue was. My friend told me to stop using it or else my laptop battery would get damaged so I immediately stopped. It does however charge smaller electronics with no problems like walkie talkies and bluetooth speakers.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great little Inverter

    Posted
    KJones
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    I was on the road and my laptop battery was dying. I stopped into Best Buy and after locating the Inverters (they arent in the mobile section) I picked this on out based on the size and the added USB port. The inverter is nice and small and charged both my Toughbook laptop and my Iphone without even getting warm. I would buy this product again in a heartbeat!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    It looks nice and has a nice price

    Posted
    BuyBest
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    But it's flimsy, the internal fan didn't kick on until it was too hot, and the fan had gradually spun up and was grinding (so it was most likely stuck until it was too hot). Then it blew my cigarette lighters fuse, but even after replacing the fuse, my cigarette lighter ports don't work and this unit no longer works. All within 20-30 minutes of plugging in. Do not recommend.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      TechSupport

      Hello BuyBest,
      We're always looking to improve our products and value customer feedback. The issues you've described are certainly not typical and we'd like to help. Please do not hesitate to contact our technical support team at 1-877-297-6937 (press 1).

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great way to avoid getting car chargers

    Posted
    JesseWrae
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    I am a photographer and I like to charge my electronics in the car on the way to shoots A lot of my gear a car charger can set me back a good bit of $$. With this adapter I can charge my camera and laptop and with the usb have my GPS telling me were to go all at the same time. Charging rate is decent and it fits right along side the emergency brake. I keep my cords bundled with Velcro so they don't become a driving hazard. I would definitely recommend this item to anyone that travels a lot with devices.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great accessory for the mobile worker

    Posted
    mratlanta
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    This is my second power inverter that I bought after it appeared that my old one died on me. This one is quiet under most loads and reasonable temperature in the car, and works well with two laptops plugged in at the same time. My only complaint is the cord - I would like to run a cord from the connection in my trunk so I can fully utilize my other outlets in the cabin area. With a longer cord, I'd give it 5 stars.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Just what I needed for road trips

    Posted
    RBNYC
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    I knew what I was looking for when I found this. It’s a great option to plug your devices in when you’re on the go. So far it’s been reliable and I was able to charge two laptops at the same time while getting work done. It’s a bit noisy, but I think that’s a product of this type of conversion. I haven’t found one that’s not noisy yet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Going on a trip-take this inverter

    Posted
    MyPuppyisGREAT
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    Prepare for your next trip with this 175W CyberPower inverter. It converts your vehicle’s 12V output into power for up to three devices, including two household outlets and one USB port, so you can charge laptops, tablets and smartphones on the go. This slim CyberPower inverter has a 15-amp fuse and surge protection for added safety.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works well, charge two devices like at home!

    Posted
    marblerye2
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    Power inverter works well. I was concerned that it would not deliver enough power from my car's cigarette lighter outlet to actually charge two devices as if I was at home but it does the job just fine. Word of caution - DO NOT LEAVE PLUGGED INTO CIGARETTE LIGHTER outlet overnight, drained my car battery completely! My mistake.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works.

    Posted
    ubordsc
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    I've just returned from the road trip. The inverter worked perfectly - ran DVDs on, and recharged, my old MacBook Pro throughout. No issues with noise or blown fuses. As I mentioned in my first review, I suspect that reviewers who encountered these problems don't understand the physics of electricity. Amps = Watts / Volts

    I would recommend this to a friend