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Tripp Lite
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Model #: APS2012
PowerVerter APS Inverter/Charger with Auto-Transfer Switching
12V DC or 120V AC input; 120V AC output (hardwired)
2000 watts continuous, 3000 watts OverPower™ and 4000 watts
DoubleBoost™ inverter output
3 stage, 25/100 amp selectable wet/dry cell battery charger
Auto Transfer Switching option for battery backup / UPS operation
Reliability enhanced large-transformer design with protected DC and AC
wiring terminals
Rated over 90% efficient
Tripp Lite's APS2012 DC-to-AC inverter with automatic line-to-battery transfer and integrated charging system serves as an extended run UPS, a
standalone power source or an automotive inverter. Supplies up to 2000 watts of continuous 120V AC power from any 12V battery or automotive DC
source. OverPower TM inverter output feature temporarily provides up to 150% of the continuous output for 1-60 minutes, and DoubleBoost TM
inverter output feature delivers up to 200% of the continuous output for up to 10 seconds, providing the extra power needed to cold start heavy-duty
tools and motorized equipment. When hardwire AC input is energized, commercial power passes through to connected equipment and the battery
set is recharged via 3 stage, 25/100 amp charging system. In UPS mode, the APS system responds to blackouts and voltage fluctuations with a
near instantaneous automatic transfer to battery-derived AC output. Includes a set of high current DC input terminals for simple installation (user
supplies batteries and cabling - see owner's manual for recommendations). Passes sine wave utility or generator power during battery charging and
UPS line power operation, plus efficient PWM sine wave AC output in inverter and UPS backup modes. Reliable large transformer design, with
frequency control powers resistive electronic loads or large inductive motors, compressors and other items with high current needs on startup.
Optional APSRM4 wired remote power switch with full status LEDs provides remote power inverter on/off switching and continuous status
information (APSRM4 sold separate). Supports an unlimited amount of runtime with any number of user-supplied batteries connected. Highly
adaptable to a variety of applications and site conditions with adjustable charger settings for wet/gel/SLA battery types and selectable line to battery
power transfer voltages.
Versatile inverter/charger system with auto-transfer switching serves as an automotive inverter for RVs, over-the-road trucking, conversion
vans and fleet service vehicles; a standalone alternative power source for off-grid, alternative energy or export applications and as an
uninterruptible power supply (UPS) for items compatible with a 16.6 millisecond transfer time.
Package Includes
APS2012 Inverter/Charger
Instruction manual with warranty information
APS2012 serves as an automotive or stationary DC-to-AC inverter with automatic line-to-battery transfer and integrated battery charger
Supports 120V AC output from a 120V AC line power source or 12V DC battery source
Supports 120V AC output from a 120V AC 16.6 millisecond automatic transfer between line and battery power supports UPS protection
during blackouts and voltage fluctuations for equipment compatible with a one cycle transfer time
2000 watts continuous AC output in inverter mode, 2400 watts continuous AC output in AC mode
Double Boost inverter output supports momentary startup loads up to 200% of the continuous rating for up to 10 seconds
OverPower inverter output supports longer duration overloads to 150% for 1-60 minutes under ideal battery and temperature conditions.
(For best results, utilize OverPower usage for as short of a duration as possible, ensure battery bank and cabling is able to provide full
nominal DC voltage under load and allow inverter/charger to fully cool before and after OverPower usage.)
3-stage, selectable 25/100 amp battery charger with adjustable settings for wet/gel battery types offers fast, reliable battery recharging
Protected hardwire bolt-down input lugs safely accept heavy gauge input wiring from attached battery bank
Protected hardwire output passes 120V line power or inverter output through to connected equipment
Reliability enhanced large-transformer design with secure mounting flanges and protected DC wiring terminals
Moisture-resistant construction enables vehicular or marine operation in high humidity environments
3 position operating mode switch supports "AUTO" mode to enable automatic transfer between DC and AC modes, CHARGE-ONLY to
maintain a full battery charge when AC is present without auto transfer and SYSTEM OFF settings
Set of six front panel LEDs display AC/DC operational modes, overload status, DC voltage level, shutdown status and system fault status
Set of 4 configuration dip switches support wet/gel battery charging profiles, adjustable 135/145V high voltage auto transfer during
overvoltages and selectable 75/85/95/105V AC low voltage auto transfer during brownouts
Set of 4 additional configuration dip switches support 4 levels of charger limiting relative to output load size, a battery equalization program
and battery charger low/high settings
Resettable 25A charger AC input breaker and resettable 20A AC output breaker and automatic 2 speed cooling fan protect the inverter from
load and temperature related failures
Grounding lug properly connects the inverter/charger system to earth ground or vehicle grounding system
Automatic overload and thermal shutoff safely turns off inverter as excessive loads or overheating conditions develop
Front panel remote control connector enables remote off/on switching (requires APSRM4 switch accessory). Optional APSRM4 accessory
also includes user configurable jacks to support inverter shutoff or startup as a vehicle ignition is engaged
Load sensing control dial enables adjustable load threshold required to automatically turn the inverter on and off in DC mode as load
conditions change
Emergency Home Power (Sump Pumps, Furnice Motors, Lighting, Computers & Radio's)
compatibility (VAC)
compatibility (VDC)
60 Hz
Output watts
Continuous output
capacity (watts)
Peak output
capacity (watts)
Output nominal
Output voltage
LINE POWER (AC): Maintains 120V nominal sine wave output from line power source. INVERTER POWER (AC):
Maintains PWM sine wave output voltage of 120 V AC (+/-5%).
Output frequency
60 Hz (+/- 0.3 Hz)
Includes 25A input breaker dedicated to the charging system and 20A output breaker for AC output loads
Outlet quantity /
Electrical Service
DC INPUT: Requires 12V DC input source capable of delivering 192A for the required duration (when used at full
continuous capacity - DC requirements increase during Over-Power and Double-Boost operation). For automotive
applications, professional hardwire
Maximum input
amps / watts
DC INPUT: Full continuous load - 192A at 12V DC. AC INPUT: 38 amps at 120V AC with full inverter and charger load
(21A max charger-only / combined input load to support charger and AC output is automatically controllable to
66%-33%-0% based on AC output l
Input connection
DC INPUT: Set of 2 DC bolt-down terminals. AC INPUT: Hardwire via built in junction box with cover plate. User
supplies cabling. 4 gauge or larger (see manual). AC INPUT: user supplies hardwire input cabling.
battery runtime
Runtime is expandable with any number of user supplied wet or gel type batteries
DC system voltage
Battery Pack
98-121 sealed lead acid battery (optional)
Battery recharge
25A/100A (selectable)
3 position on/off/remote switch enables simple on/off power control plus "auto/remote" setting that enables distant on/off
control of the inverter system when used in conjunction with optional APSRM4 accessory when used in inverter mode.
In AC uninterruptible power mode, "auto/remote" setting enables automatic transfer from line power to battery power to maintain continuous AC power to connected loads.
Front panel LEDs
Set of 6 LEDs offer continuous status information on load percentage (6 levels reported) and battery charge level (7
levels reported). See manual for sequences.
AC suppression
joule rating
Shipping weight
Shipping weight
Cooling method
Multi-speed fan
Unit Dimensions
7.25 x 8.5 x 16.25
Unit Dimensions
18.42 x 21.59 x 41.28
13.25 x 15 x 21.5
33.66 x 38.1 x 54.61
Unit weight (lbs)
Unit weight (kg)
Material of
Heavy-duty with built-in battery charger
Form factors
Mounting slots enable permanent placement of inverter on any horizontal surface (see manual for additional mounting
Relative Humidity
0-95% non-condensing
Transfer time from
line power to
battery mode
16.6 milliseconds (typical - compatible with many computers, servers and networking equipment - verify transfer time
compatibility of loads for UPS applications)
Low voltage
transfer to battery
In AC "auto" mode, inverter/charger switches to battery mode as line voltage drops to 75V (user adjustable to 85, 95,
105V - see manual)
High voltage
transfer to battery
In AC "auto" mode, inverter/charger switches to battery mode as line voltage increases to 135V (user adjustable to 145
- see manual)
All black housing
Load Sensing
Optional load sense function enables automatic inverter shutoff and startup as connected equipment is powered off
and on. Front panel load sense potentiometer can be set to shutoff or turn on inverter power in response to loads of any
level, up to 150 watts.
Remote control
Product Warranty
Period (U.S.,
Canada & Puerto
1-year limited warranty
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External Battery Housings
Ideal battery housing for use with Tripp Lite PowerVerter APS
inverter/charger systems with a 12 or 24V DC system voltage.
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