Model Number: APS2012

2000W PowerVerter APS 12VDC 120V Inverter/Charger with Auto-Transfer Switching, Hardwired

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Portable 2000W power source for power applications, such as power tools and computers, as a vehicle inverter, standalone AC power source or extended-run UPS. Ideal for RVs, fleet vehicles and emergency vehicles.
  • Delivers clean 120V AC power from AC or DC power source
  • 2000W continuous output power; 4000W peak power
  • Auto-transfer switching option for UPS operation
  • Protects against blackouts, surges and EMI/RFI line noise
  • Rugged polycarbonate housing resists moisture and impact
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APS2012 PowerVerter Inverter/Charger

Overview

The APS2012 2000W PowerVerter APS 12V DC 120V AC Inverter/Charger is a reliable power source for a wide variety of equipment ranging from power tools and pumps to portable lighting and computer equipment in heavy-load conditions. With no fumes, fuel or excess noise, it’s an excellent alternative to generator power.

The DC-to-AC inverter features an automatic line-to-battery transfer switch and integrated charging system that allow it to work as a vehicle inverter, standalone AC power source or extended-run UPS. It delivers 2000W of continuous power, 3000W up to one hour, or 4000W of peak power up to 10 seconds during equipment startup or cycling. An automatic overload detector, cooling fan and resettable AC circuit breakers protect the unit from damage.

Designed for easy installation in RVs, commercial and fleet vehicles, emergency vehicles and construction equipment, the APS2012 converts stored power from any 12V battery or automotive DC source to safe, stable, computer-grade AC power for unlimited runtime. When hardwired to an external 120V AC source, the unit keeps the user-supplied battery charged via a three-stage 25/100A selectable charging system while simultaneously delivering AC power to connected equipment.

When used as a UPS, the APS2012 responds to blackouts and brownouts with an automatic, instantaneous transfer to battery-derived AC output. LEDs on the unit indicate load level, battery charge level, shutdown status and system fault status.

Features

Reliable Power for Mobile, Emergency and Remote Sites
  • Generates safe, stable, computer-grade 120V AC power from 12V battery bank
  • Ideal for powering tools, saws, motors, pumps, portable lighting, appliances and computer equipment in heavy-load conditions
  • Designed for easy installation in RVs, commercial and fleet vehicles, emergency vehicles and construction equipment
  • Functions as vehicle inverter, standalone AC power source or extended-run UPS
  • Unlimited runtime with variety of user-supplied batteries

Meets Normal and Peak Power Demands
  • 2000W of continuous power
  • 3000W of reserve power up to 1 hr.
  • 4000W of peak power up to 10 sec. to accommodate surge power demands during equipment startup and cycling
  • Automatic overload detector, built-in cooling fan and resettable AC circuit breakers protect unit from damage

Automatic Transfer Switching
  • Transfer relay switches to inverter power during blackout in 16.6 ms
  • 3-position switch enables Auto, Charge Only or System Off mode
  • DIP switches configure high and low voltage auto-transfer

3-Stage 25/100A Battery Charger
  • Serves as battery charger when external 120V AC power is supplied and powering connected equipment
  • Protects battery from overcharging and overdischarging
  • Low-battery protection prevents excessive battery depletion
  • DIP switches configure wet/gel charging profiles

Optional Remote Control Capability
  • RJ45 communication port allows connection of optional remote control module, such as Tripp Lite’s APSRM4

Front-Panel LEDs
  • Indicate load level, battery charge level, shutdown status and system fault status

Rugged Polycarbonate Housing
  • Resists moisture, vibration and impact
  • Built-in mounting feet for installation on any rigid horizontal surface
  • Internal grounding terminal connects unit to earth ground or vehicle grounding system

Package Includes

  • APS2012 2000W PowerVerter APS 12V DC 120V AC Inverter/Charger
  • Owner’s manual
RoHS compliant

Specifications

OUTPUT
Nominal Output Voltage(s) Supported 120V
Frequency Compatibility 60 Hz
Output Receptacles Hardwire
Output (Watts) 2000
Continuous Output Capacity (Watts) 2000
Peak Output Capacity (Watts) 4000
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
INPUT
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) 120
Voltage Compatibility (VDC) 12
BATTERY
Expandable Battery Runtime Runtime is expandable with any number of user supplied wet or gel type batteries
DC System Voltage (VDC) 12
Battery Pack Accessory (Optional) 98-121 sealed lead acid battery(optional)
Battery Charge 25A/100A (selectable)
Expandable Runtime Yes
USER INTERFACE, ALERTS & CONTROLS
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 uninterruptible power mode, "auto/remote" setting enables automatic transfer from line power to battery power - to maintain continuous AC power to connected loads.
SURGE / NOISE SUPPRESSION
AC Suppression Joule Rating 600
PHYSICAL
Shipping Dimensions (hwd / in.) 13.25 x 15 x 21.5
Shipping Weight (lbs.) 43.2
Unit Dimensions (hwd / in.) 7.25 x 8.5 x 16.25
Unit Weight (lbs.) 40
Cooling Method Multi-speed fan
Material of Construction Polycarbonate
Form Factors Supported Mounting slots enable permanent placement of inverter on any horizontal surface (see manual for additional mounting information)
ENVIRONMENTAL
Relative Humidity 0-95% non-condensing
LINE / BATTERY TRANSFER
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 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)
SPECIAL FEATURES
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 Yes
WARRANTY
Product Warranty Period (U.S. & Canada) 1-year limited warranty
Product Warranty Period (International) 2-year limited warranty
Product Warranty Period (Mexico) 2-year limited warranty
Product Warranty Period (Puerto Rico) 1-year limited warranty

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Tripp Lite2000W PowerVerter APS 12VDC 120V Inverter/Charger with Auto-Transfer Switching Hardwired
 
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1.0

Circuit breaker trips frequently

By Sailboat Blown Away

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Comments about Tripp Lite 2000W PowerVerter APS 12VDC 120V Inverter/Charger with Auto-Transfer Switching Hardwired:

I replaced my original TL inverter which failed after 9 years with the exact same model. Unfortunately the built/resetable circut breaker trips frequently and the unit will not carry the same load as my old TL inverter. The equipment and line loads have not changed. I also have TL remote panel installed and the Red overload warning light does not illuminate prior to the breaker tripping. I have contacted TL Customer Service on two occasions about this problem hoping to get a more knowledgeable person the second time. Unfortunately on both attempts their Customer Service representatives seemed lacking in product knowledge and we're not able to help me.

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5.0

MY HAPPY STORY!

By PATSY

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Comments about Tripp Lite 2000W PowerVerter APS 12VDC 120V Inverter/Charger with Auto-Transfer Switching Hardwired:

Imagine you have a nice generator in the house. The power goes out and you start looking for that flashlight to go out and start the generator. Is it raining, Snowing, I wonder how long the power will be out? ANSWER: I installed this easy to use product and now when the power goes out I have my main areas all on backup, front porch lights, garage, basement, upstairs and downstairs hallways, even smoke detectors still going. NOW: I forget the flashlight, take my time when the power goes out, and have plenty of light to travel the house safely. I can read a book, go to bed or start the generator when I feel like it. I have MANY hours or backup time!
ALSO, if you need any tech support they are the best!

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5.0

Great, Efficent Product

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Comments about Tripp Lite 2000W PowerVerter APS 12VDC 120V Inverter/Charger with Auto-Transfer Switching Hardwired:

I like the APS2012 because it has many handy features, is easy to hook up, operate, and understand. I have a 24V system where a string of batteries had one bad cell. I decided to use the rest with a 12V configuration and this unit fit my bill for running my shop. Granted, I still need my generator for certain tools but this handles everything else with ease and efficency.

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Great Features at reasonable cost

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Comments about Tripp Lite 2000W PowerVerter APS 12VDC 120V Inverter/Charger with Auto-Transfer Switching Hardwired:

I live off grid and use another system for my house. Recently a string of my 24v batteries went bad but I could salvage enough of them to run a 12v system for my shop so I started looking into 12v inverter/chargers. I have to admit I bumped into this model by accident when I found an ad from someone who bought a 12v inverter when he needed a 24v and was selling this unit brand new, unused, still unopened in the box. I checked this unit out both here on this site, with others, other sites, and 1st hand. Let me tell you that for the price, you will not find a unit with as many functions and capabilities as this machine has. It has some functions I wish my larger inverters had. It is easy to set up and to calibrate. I haven't noticed any lag time when starting up any machines or switching to charging mode. It is relatively quiet. I do have to remind myself that it is only 2000 watts but that's my problem, not theirs.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The APS2012 will run off generator power as long as the output of the generator meets the input requirements for that unit. That requirement is a nominal 120vac at 60hz.
 Yes, we offer Pure Sine Wave Inverters. Visit our Inverters product category and filter for Pure Sine Wave Output.  A pure sine wave inverter produces a smooth, sinusoidal AC output with a low level of distortion for better performance. A PWM (Pulse Width Modulated) Wave inverter produces a multi-step AC output that approximates a sinusoidal AC output with a higher level of distortion.
Thank you for your inquiry. The APSX1250 does support 3 stage charging with equalization.
APS-series inverters include a built-in battery charger. See our Inverter Buying Guide on tripplite.com for additional information and help with selection.
Contact Tripp Lite Technical Support for further assistance with your inquiry.
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