Tripp Lite APSINT3636VR Datasheet
PowerVerter APS INT 3600W 36VDC 230V
Inverter/Charger with Auto Transfer Switching,
Hardwired, AVR
36V DC or 230V AC input; 230V,
50 Hz output (hardwired)
3600 watts continuous, 5400
watts OverPower and 7200 watts
DoubleBoost inverter output (see
3-stage, selectable wet/dry cell
battery charger (30-amp
high/7.5-amp low)
Auto Transfer Switching option
for battery backup / UPS
operation - includes wired
APSRM4 remote control switch
Automatic Voltage Regulation
corrects brownouts and
overvoltages without using
battery power
Versatile inverter/charger system
Tripp Lite's APSINT3636VR 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
3600 watts of continuous 230V AC power from any 36V battery or automotive DC source. When hardwire AC
input is energized, commercial power passes through to connected equipment and the battery set is recharged
via 3-stage, selectable wet/dry cell battery charger (30-amp high/7.5-amp low). In UPS mode, the APS system
responds to blackouts and severe 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. Built-in Automatic Voltage Regulation (AVR) corrects line power AC brownouts and
overvoltages without using battery power during battery charging and UPS standby 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. Included APSRM4 wired remote power switch
with full status LEDs provides remote power inverter on/off switching and continuous status information
(APSRM4 included). Supports an unlimited amount of runtime with any number of user-supplied batteries
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
20 millisecond transfer time.
NOTE: For sump pump
applications, Tripp Lite
recommends its "UT" Utility Truck
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.
Package Includes
APSINT3636VR Inverter/Charger
Instruction manual with warranty
Supports 230V AC output from a 230V AC line power source or 12V DC battery source
20 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
Double Boost inverter output supports momentary startup loads up to 200% of the continuous rating for up to
10 seconds (see specification chart)
Wired Remote Switch with full
LED status indicators (model
OverPower inverter output supports longer duration overloads to 150% for 1-60 minutes under ideal battery and temperature conditions.
3-stage, selectable wet/dry cell battery charger (30-amp high/7.5-amp low)
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 259/264V high voltage auto transfer during overvoltages and
selectable 144/163/182/201V 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
Resettable 10A charger AC input breaker and resettable 15A AC output breaker and automatic 2 speed cooling fan protect the inverter from load and
temperature related failures
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)
General Info
Heavy-duty with built-in battery charger
Frequency Compatibility
50 Hz
Output Receptacles
Output (Watts)
Continuous Output Capacity (Watts)
Peak Output Capacity (Watts)
Output Nominal Voltage
Output Voltage Regulation
LINE POWER (AC): Maintains 230V nominal sine wave output from line power source. INVERTER POWER (AC):
Maintains PWM sine wave output voltage of 230 VAC (+/-5%).
Output Frequency Regulation
50 Hz (+/- 0.3 Hz)
Overload Protection
Includes 12A input breaker dedicated to the charging system and 20A output breaker for AC output loads.
Nominal Input Voltage(s) Supported
230V AC
Recommended Electrical Service
DC INPUT: Requires 36VDC input source capable of delivering 114A for the required duration (when used at full
continuous capacity - DC requirements increase during OverPower and DoubleBoost operation). For automotive
applications, professional hardwire installation with 300A minimum battery system fusing is recommended.
Maximum Input Amps / Watts
DC INPUT: Full continuous load - 114A at 36VDC. AC INPUT: 26 amps at 230VAC with full inverter and charger
load (10.4A max charger-only / combined input load to support charger and AC output is automatically controllable
to 66%-33%-0% based on AC output loading using the charger limiting set points - see manual for setting
Input Connection Type
DC INPUT: Set of DC bolt-down terminals. AC INPUT: Hardwire via built in junction box with cover plate
Voltage Compatibility (VAC)
Voltage Compatibility (VDC)
Expandable Battery Runtime
Runtime is expandable with any number of user supplied wet or gel type batteries
DC System Voltage (VDC)
Battery Pack Accessory (Optional)
98-121 sealed lead acid battery (optional)
Battery Charge
30-amp high/7.5-amp low
Voltage Regulation Description
Includes automatic voltage regulation to correct brownouts and over-voltages back to usable levels
Overvoltage Correction
Over-voltages are automatically reduced by 10%
Brownout Correction
Brownouts are automatically boosted by 10%
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.
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.
Shipping Dimensions (hwd / in.)
13.25 x 15 x 21.13
Shipping Dimensions (hwd / cm)
33.66 x 38.1 x 53.67
Shipping Weight (lbs.)
Shipping Weight (kg)
Unit Dimensions (hwd / in.)
7 x 8.5 x 14
Unit Dimensions (hwd / cm)
17.78 x 21.59 x 35.56
Unit Weight (lbs.)
Unit Weight (kg)
Cooling Method
Multi-speed fan
Material of Construction
Form Factors Supported
Mounting slots enable permanent placement of inverter on any horizontal surface (see manual for additional
mounting information)
Relative Humidity
0-95% non-condensing
Transfer Time (Line Power to
Battery Mode)
20 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 144V (user adjustable to 163,
182V - see manual)
High Voltage Transfer to Battery
In AC "auto" mode, inverter/charger switches to battery mode as line voltage increases to 259V (user adjustable to
264 - see manual)
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 Capability
Product Warranty Period (U.S. &
1-year limited warranty
Product Warranty Period
2-year limited warranty
Product Warranty Period (Mexico)
2-year limited warranty
Product Warranty Period (Puerto
1-year limited warranty
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