PowerVerter APS 2000W 12VDC 120V Inverter/Charger with Auto
PowerVerter APS 2000W 12VDC 120V
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
3 stage, 25/100 amp selectable
wet/dry cell battery charger
Auto Transfer Switching option
for battery backup / UPS
Reliability enhanced
large-transformer design with
protected DC and AC wiring
Rated over 90% efficient
Versatile inverter/charger system
with auto-transfer switching
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
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.
NOTE: For sump pump
applications, Tripp Lite
recommends its "UT" Utility Truck
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
Package Includes
applications and site conditions with adjustable charger settings for wet/gel/SLA battery types and selectable line
APS2012 Inverter/Charger
to battery power transfer voltages.
Instruction manual with warranty
NOTE: To protect against high current draw that may occur during inverter failure, a fuse link rated at 400a
should be positioned no more than 18" from the APS2012's battery in the positive line.
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
Internal Grounding Terminal 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
Frequency Compatibility
60 Hz
Output Receptacles
Output (Watts)
Continuous Output Capacity (Watts)
Peak Output Capacity (Watts)
Output Nominal Voltage
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)
Overload Protection
Includes 25A input breaker dedicated to the charging system and 20A output breaker for AC output loads
Pure Sine Wave Output
Nominal Input Voltage(s) Supported
120V AC
Recommended 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).
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 Type
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.
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
25A/100A (selectable)
Expandable Runtime
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.
AC Suppression Joule Rating
Shipping Dimensions (hwd / in.)
13.25 x 15 x 21.5
Shipping Dimensions (hwd / cm)
33.66 x 38.1 x 54.61
Shipping Weight (lbs.)
Shipping Weight (kg)
Unit Dimensions (hwd / in.)
7.25 x 8.5 x 16.25
Unit Dimensions (hwd / cm)
18.42 x 21.59 x 41.28
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)
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)
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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