Tripp Lite PowerVerter 1500W
Tripp Lite
1111 West 35th Street
Chicago, IL 60609 USA
Telephone: +(773) 869 1234
E-mail: [email protected]
Model #: RV1512UL
PowerVerter® 1500W RV Inverter/Charger with Hardwire Input/Output
12V DC or 120V AC input; 120V AC output (hardwired)
1500 watts continuous, 2250 watts OverPower™ and 3000 watts
DoubleBoost™ inverter output
3 stage, 19/75 amp selectable wet/dry cell battery charger
Built-in Isobar® premium AC surge protection and Auto Transfer Switching
option for battery backup / UPS operation
Tested to power inverter standards UL458 (USA) and CSA (Canada)
High reliability large-transformer design with protected DC and AC wiring
Tripp Lite's RV1512ULHW Inverter/Charger is the quiet alternative to gas generators - with no fumes, fuel or noise to deal with! It provides equipment
with utility- or generator-supplied AC electricity filtered through premium ISOBAR surge protection. This 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
suitable for rugged RV applications. Supplies up to 1500 watts of continuous 120V AC power from any 12V DC 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, selectable 19/75 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 utilty 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 separately). 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 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
RV1512UL Inverter/Charger
Instruction manual with warranty information
RV1512UL serves as an automotive or stationary DC-to-AC inverter with automatic line-to-battery transfer and integrated battery charger
RV1512UL 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
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
1500 watts continuous AC output in inverter mode, 1500 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 19/75 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 tested to UL (USA) and CSA (Canada) standards
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 dipswitches 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 dipswitches 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
Includes battery temperature sensor with 20 foot cable to prolong battery life by adjusting the charge level based on battery temperature
Automatic Generator Starter jack enables user configuration of automatic generator startup as inverter batteries drop to 11.5VDC and
generator shutoff as inverter batteries are recharged to 14.1VDC
Intended Application
RV/Fleet/Alternative Power
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)
Overload protection
Includes 25A input breaker dedicated to the charging system and 20A output load breaker
Outlet quantity / type
Nominal Input
Voltage(s) Supported
120V AC
Electrical Service
DC INPUT: Requires 12V DC input source capable of delivering 145A 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 - 145A at 12V DC. AC INPUT: 35 amps at 120V AC with full inverter and charger load
(15A 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
Input cord length
DC INPUT: User supplies cabling. 0 gauge or larger (see manual). AC INPUT: hardwire
compatibility (VAC)
compatibility (VDC)
Expandable battery
Runtime is expandable with any number of user supplied wet or gel type batteries
DC system voltage
Battery Pack
Accessory (optional)
98-121 sealed lead acid battery (optional)
Battery recharge rate
19A / 75A (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 APSRM4 accessory (sold separately) in inverter
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 (lbs)
Shipping weight (kg)
Cooling method
Multi-speed fan
Unit Dimensions
8 x 10.5 x 17.5
Unit Dimensions
20.32 x 26.67 x 44.45
13.5 x 15 x 21.5
34.29 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
16.6 milliseconds (typical - compatible with many computers - verify transfer time compatibility of loads for UPS
Low voltage transfer
to battery power
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)
Attractive gray color scheme
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
Tested to UL458 (USA) and CSA (Canada)
Product Warranty
Period (U.S. &
30-month limited warranty
Product Warranty
Period (International)
1-year limited warranty
Product Warranty
Period (Mexico)
30-month limited warranty
Product Warranty
Period (Puerto Rico)
30-month limited warranty
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Remote Control Module - for Tripp Lite Inverters and Inverter/Chargers
Ideal battery housing for use with Tripp Lite PowerVerter APS inverter/charger systems
with a 12 or 24V DC system voltage.
12V DC Sealed, Maintenance-Free Battery
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