Phihong Releases Rugged 1.8kVA AC Inverter with Integral Li-ion Battery Charger for Power Tool & Motor Start Applications

For Immediate Release

October 04, 2016

For more information contact:

Allen Tsao, Phihong USA

(510) 445-0100

Christine Stieglitz, BtB Marketing

(919) 872-8172

Phihong Releases Rugged 1.8kVA AC Inverter with Integral Li-ion Battery Charger for Power Tool & Motor Start Applications

Compact, portable inverter delivers single-phase 120Vac modified sine wave output power at 16A/1.8kVA, with a run time of ~25 minutes using standard Li-Ion battery packs

Fremont, CA (October 04, 2016) — Phihong, a leading global supplier of OEM power solutions, has released a compact, portable 1.8kVA inverter with an integral battery charger designed with four standard  lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery packs. Designed to provide original equipment manufacturers with reliable, energy-efficient, and cost-effective power solutions, the new inverter is engineered to deliver 120Vac at 16A/1.8kVA (continuous) for operating power tools, and features a 40A peak current for motor start applications.

When fully charged, the inverter’s four standard 20V/5Ah battery packs deliver a run-time of ~25 minutes at 1.8kVA, or up to 20 hours at lighter loads or with larger battery packs.

 The rugged, compact design of our newest inverter makes it ideal for both indoor and outdoor use for power tool operation where AC power is not readily available,” said Keith Hopwood, vice president of marketing for Phihong USA.”

The new inverters are compliant with FCC Class B radiated and conducted emissions and with the International Electromechanical Commission (IEC) 61000 standards for lighting surge, ESD, brownout, and radiated susceptibility. The 1.8kVA inverters feature over-temperature, over-voltage, and over-load protections, and are certified to cUL safety specifications. The rugged design also withstands a three-time, 1m “drop test” onto concrete.

The 1.8kVA inverter measures 19” x 10” x 6” (L x W x H) and weighs 17.5lb without batteries. Allowable operating temperatures for the inverter span -20ºC to +50ºC.

For more information about Phihong’s new 1.8kVA inverters, please visit For all other inquiries, please visit, email, call (510) 445-0100, or write to Phihong USA at 47800 Fremont Blvd., Fremont, CA 94538.

About Phihong

Phihong is a global leader in the development of world-class power solutions, with annual revenue of $500 Million. A leading supplier of power adapters, power supplies, LED drivers, lighting controllers, and Power over Ethernet products, Phihong proudly serves OEMs in the datacom, telecom, personal electronics, industrial, networking, and lighting markets, and has a truly global reach, with design labs, manufacturing facilities, and sales support centers in California, New York, The Netherlands, China, Japan, and Taiwan.