Tripp Lite APSX1250F User's Manual
Tripp Lite
1111 West 35th Street
Chicago, IL 60609 USA
Telephone: +(773) 869 1234
E-mail: [email protected]
Model #: APSX1250F
PowerVerter APS X Series Inverter/Charger - with Faster Auto-Transfer Switching
12V DC or 230V AC input; 230V, 50 Hz output; 2 AC outlets
1250W continuous, 1875W OverPower and 2500W DoubleBoost inverter
output (see specifications)
3-stage selectable 7.5 / 30 amp wet/dry cell battery charger
Faster Auto Transfer Switching option for battery backup/UPS operation
Reliability-enhanced large-transformer design with protected DC terminals
Tripp Lite's APSX1250F DC-to-AC inverter with faster automatic line-to-battery transfer and integrated charging system serves as an extended-run
UPS, a stand-alone power source or an automotive inverter. Supplies up to 1250W of continuous 230V AC power to 2 AC outlets from any 12V
battery or automotive DC source. OverPower™ inverter output feature temporarily provides up to 150% of the continuous output for up to 1-60
minutes and DoubleBoost™ 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 AC cable is connected to a live wall socket, commercial power passes
through to connected equipment and the battery set is recharged via a 3-stage selectable 7.5/30A charging system. In UPS mode, the APS system
responds to blackouts and voltage fluctuations with 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, and 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). Provides unlimited runtime with connection of any number of
user-supplied batteries. 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 10-millisecond transfer time.
Package Includes
APSX1250F Inverter/Charger
Instruction manual with warranty information
(1) Universal Receptacle Adapter compatible with multiple international plugsets
APSX1250F serves as an automotive or stationary DC-to-AC inverter with a faster automatic line-to-battery transfer and integrated battery
Supports 230V AC output from a 230V AC line power source or 12V DC battery source
10 millisecond automatic transfer between line and battery power supports UPS protection during blackouts and voltage fluctuations for
equipment compatible with a half cycle transfer time
1250W continuous AC output in inverter mode
Double Boost inverter output supports momentary startup loads up to 200% of the continuous rating for up to 10 seconds (see
specification chart)
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 a time as possible, ensure that battery bank and cabling are able to provide full
nominal DC voltage under load, and allow inverter/charger to fully cool before and after OverPower usage.)
3-stage selectable 7.5/30A battery charger with adjustable settings for wet/gel battery types offers rapid, reliable battery recharging
Protected hardwire bolt-down input lugs safely accept heavy gauge input wiring from attached battery bank
Dual C13 output receptacles pass 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, charger enable/inhibit, and selectable 144/163/182/201V AC
low voltage auto transfer during brownouts
Set of 4 additional configuration dip-switches supports 4 levels of charger limiting relative to output load size, a battery equalization program
and battery charger low/high settings
Resettable 5A charger AC input breaker, resettable 6A AC output breaker and automatic 2-speed cooling fan protect the inverter from loadand 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 if excessive load 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 when a vehicle ignition is engaged
Intended Application
Emergency Home Power
Voltage compatibility
50 Hz
Output watts
INVERTER MODE1250 watts continuous, Double Boost rated to 2500 watts peak (up to 10 seconds). Overpower
rating supports longer term overloads to 1875 watts for up to 15 seconds prior to inverter shutoff.
Output nominal
Output voltage
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
50 Hz (+/- 0.3 Hz)
Outlet quantity / type
Overload protection
Includes 5A input breaker dedicated to the charging system and 6A output breaker for AC output loads
Continuous output
capacity (watts)
Peak output capacity
INVERTER MODE - Double Boost rated to 2500 watts peak (up to 10 seconds). Overpower rating supports longer
term overloads to 1875 watts for up to 15 seconds prior to inverter shutoff.
Input connection
DC INPUT: Set of 2 DC bolt-down terminals. AC INPUT: IEC-320 C14 inlet connection
Input cord length
DC INPUT: User supplies cabling (6 gauge or largersee manual). AC INPUT: IEC-320 C14 inlet, ships with 1.8 m (6
ft.) IEC C13-C14 AC line cord
Electrical Service
DC INPUT: Requires 12VDC input source capable of delivering 125A 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 load125A at 12VDC. AC INPUT: 9.3A at 230VAC with full inverter and charger load (3.3A
max charger-only / combined input load to support charger and AC output is automatically controllable to 66%-33%-0%
based on AC output loading
Expandable battery
Runtime is expandable with any number of user-supplied wet or gel type batteries
DC system voltage
Battery recharge rate
Selectable 7.5 / 30 amp
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 uninterrupt
AC surge
840-joules AC surge suppression rating
Shipping weight (lbs)
Shipping weight (kg)
Dimensions (HWD/in)
12.5 x 11 x 10.75
31.8 x 27.9 x 27.3
Unit weight (lbs)
Unit weight (kg)
Unit Dimensions
7 x 8.75 x 9
Unit Dimensions
17.8 x 22.2 x 22.8
Material of
Form factors
Mounting slots enable permanent placement of APSX1250 on any horizontal surface (see manual for additional
mounting information)
Cooling method
Multi-speed fan
Heavy-duty with built-in battery charger
Relative Humidity
0-95% non-condensing
Transfer time from
line power to battery
10 milliseconds (typicalcompatible with many computers, servers and networking equipment - verify transfer time
compatibility of loads for UPS applications)
Low voltage transfer
to battery power
In AC "auto" mode, inverter/charger switches to battery mode as line voltage drops to 144V (user adjustable to 163,
182, 201Vsee manual)
High voltage transfer
to battery power
In AC "auto" mode, inverter/charger switches to battery mode as line voltage increases to 272
All-black color scheme
Remote control
Battery Pack
Accessory (optional)
98-121 sealed lead acid battery (optional)
RoHS compliant
Product Warranty
Outside the U.S. and Canada, call for warranty information
Related Items
External Battery Housings
Ideal battery housing for use with Tripp Lite PowerVerter APS inverter/charger systems with a
12 or 24V DC system voltage.
Qty: [optional]
Remote Control Module - for Tripp Lite Inverters and Inverter/Chargers
Qty: [optional]
12V DC Sealed, Maintenance-Free Battery - For all PowerVerter models which accept 12V
DC input
Qty: [optional]
Inverter Accessories
Replacement Batteries
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