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PowerVerter APS Inverter/Charger
with Auto-Transfer Switching
Model #: APS750
12V DC or 120V AC input; 120V AC output; 2 outlets
750 watts continuous, 1125 watts OverPower
output
and 1500 watts DoubleBoost
inverter
3 stage, 20 amp selectable wet/dry cell battery charger
Auto Transfer Switching option for battery backup / UPS operation
Reliability enhanced large-transformer design with protected DC wiring terminals
DESCRIPTION
Tripp Lite s APS750 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 750 watts of continuous 120V 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 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 3 stage, 20 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 battery types and selectable line to battery power transfer voltages.
KEY BUYING POINTS
APS750 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
750 watts continuous AC output in inverter mode, 960 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, 20 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
Two built-in NEMA 5-15R 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 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
Resettable 6A charger AC input breaker and resettable 8A 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.
TYPICAL APPLICATIONS
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.
OPTIONS & ACCESSORIES
98-121: 12 volt / 75 amp-hour battery
BP260: Battery cabinet that holds two 98-121 batteries; order 98-121 batteries separately
APSRM4: Wired Remote Switch controls the inverter/charger output power; 50 ft. cord; diagnostic LEDs; ignition interlock power
control
PACKAGE INCLUDES
APS750 Inverter/Charger
Instruction manual with warranty information
COMPLETE SPECIFICATIONS
SYSTEM OVERVIEW
System overview:
"Inverter / charger system with automatic transfer switching between DC and AC modes.
INVERTER MODE - 750 watts continuous, Double Boost rated to 1500 watts peak (up to
10 seconds). Overpower rating supports overloads to 1125 watts for up to 15 seconds prior
to inverter shutoff. AC / CHARGER MODE - 960 watts continuous. DC input operating range
10-15V DC. "
Voltage compatibility:
12V DC / 120V AC
Frequency compatibility:
60 Hz
OUTPUT
Output watt capacity (watts):
750W (continuous) / 1500W (peak)
Output nominal voltage:
120V (AC) / 12V (DC Charger)
Output voltage regulation:
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 regulation:
60 Hz (+/- 0.3 Hz)
Outlet quantity / type:
2 NEMA 5-15R
Overload protection:
Includes 6A AC input breaker dedicated to the charging system and 8A output breaker for AC
output loads
INPUT
Maximum input amps / watts:
DC INPUT: Full continuous load - 72A at 12V DC. AC INPUT: 8 amps at 120VAC with full
inverter and charger load (4.2A max charger-only)
Input connection type:
DC INPUT: Set of 2 DC bolt-down terminals. AC INPUT: NEMA 5-15P input plug
Input cord length:
DC INPUT: User supplies cabling. 6 gauge or larger (see manual). AC INPUT: attached 6 ft.
AC line cord with plug
Recommended electrical service:
DC INPUT: Requires 12V DC input source capable of delivering 72A for the required duration
(when used at full continuous capacity - DC requirements increase during OverPower
DoubleBoost operation). AC INPUT: 15A 120V AC recommended
and
BATTERY
DC system voltage:
12V
Battery recharge rate:
20A
Expandable battery runtime:
Runtime is expandable with any number of user supplied wet or gel type batteries
LEDS ALARMS & SWITCHES
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.
Switches:
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
PHYSICAL
Shipping weight (lbs):
18.6
Shipping weight (kg):
8.4
Unit weight (lbs):
17
Unit weight (kg):
7.7
Unit Dimensions (HWD/in):
7 x 8.75 x 9
Unit Dimensions (HWD/cm):
17.8 x 22.3 x 22.9
Shipping Dimensions (HWD/in):
12.5 x 11 x 10.75
Shipping Dimensions (HWD/cm):
31.8 x 27.9 x 27.3
Material of construction:
Polycarbonate
Form factors supported:
Mounting slots enable permanent placement of inverter on any horizontal surface (see
manual for additional mounting information)
Cooling method:
Multi-speed fan
ENVIRONMENTAL
Operating Temperature:
32-104 Fahrenheit / 0-40 Celsius
Relative Humidity:
0-95% non-condensing
LINE / BATTERY TRANSFER
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 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 power:
In AC "auto" mode, inverter/charger switches to battery mode as line voltage increases to
135V (user adjustable to 145 - see manual)
WARRANTY
Product warranty:
1 year (Outside the U.S. and Canada, call for warranty information)
The policy of Tripp Lite is one of continuous improvement.
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Therefore, your product may vary slightly from what is currently listed.
Tripp Lite World Headquarters
1111 W. 35th Street
Chicago, IL 60609 USA
Customer Support
(773) 869-1234
© 2007 Tripp Lite. All Rights Reserved.
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