Have 120 volt AC power anywhere you go - Up to 1200 watts/10.0 amp continuous output. New "Peak Power" for starting and running up to 1/2 HP motors! Run lights, power tools, lap top computers, testing equipment, VCRs, mixing boards, refrigerators, even microwave ovens anywhere with one of these new state-of-the-art power inverters from Tripp-Lite. A must for people who truly work out of their vans and cars. Model PV-125 conveniently plugs into vehicle's cigarette lighter. Other models connect directly to vehicle battery. All models, except PV-125, provide controlled frequency power flow which is needed for tape recorders, test, video tape and ambulance equipment. These models also provide "Peak-Power" which is the ability to produce at twice the unit's wattage output rating for 3-5 seconds. "Peak-Power" is essential to handle the large current draw that occurs on startup. Select the inverter with a watts/amp output rating equal to or greater than the watts/amps required to start an d run the items you'll be using.