PowerDrive 2.0 inverters have more power, smartphone app

PowerDrive 2.0 has updated its line on power inverters, adding a dashboard-mounted control panel, additional ports and outlets and a Bluetooth-enabled smartphone app.

“PowerDrive has always provided rugged power that drives your lifestyle,” said Charles White, vice president, Brands and Marketing, DAS Companies, Inc., the parent company of PowerDrive. “The new, improved lineup of PowerDrive 2.0 inverters offers drivers more power, mobility and convenience.”

PowerDrive 3000

PowerDrive 2.0 retains features found on the original lineup: tach switch, 24-inch heavy duty installation cables, swivel direct plugs for mounting ease in tight places, replaceable fuses, an output wattage indicator and voice alarm.

Among the new features:

  •  A new 3,000 watt inverter is the most powerful in the PowerDrive lineup, and is capable of running refrigerators and other power-hungry appliances that make life on the road more comfortable. Other inverters are available in 2000, 1500, 1000, 750, 300, 150, 120 and 100 watts.
  •  A removable control panel that can be mounted on the dashboard allows drivers to use the inverters without having take their eyes off the road; available on the 3000, 2000, 1500 and 1000 watt inverters.
  • A PowerDrive app (Android-approved; iOS approval pending) allows users to remotely access the inverter from their smartphones or tablets from up to 66 feet away through Bluetooth connectivity. Available for the 3000, 2000, 1500 and 1000 watt inverters.
  • All nine PowerDrive inverters now have two USB ports with 5-volt DC output to allow more devices to be charged.
  • More three-prong AC outlets for flexible charging combinations: four in the 3000, 2000, 1500 and 1000 watt inverters; three in the 150 watt inverter; two in the 750 and 300 watt inverters and one in the 120 and 100 watt versions.
  • The inverters are illuminated when in use, making it easier to see controls and check that the inverters are reliably powered.

These improvements are the first comprehensive upgrades to the PowerDrive lineup, which was introduced six years ago to make it easier to bring the comforts of home to the road.

“Today’s drivers are traveling with more appliances and electronics than ever and they need inverters that are powerful, mobile, convenient and reliable,” said White.

PowerDrive 2.0 inverters will be available at travel centers in May.