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1250W APS X Series 12VDC 230V Inverter/Charger with Auto Transfer Switching, 2 C13 Outlets

Model Number: APSX1250


Portable dual-outlet 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 230V AC power from AC or DC power source
  • 1250W continuous output power; 2500W 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
  • 1-year limited warranty

Overview

The APSX1250 1250W APS X Series 12V DC 230V 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 1250W of continuous power, 1875W up to one hour, or 2500W 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, over-the-road trucks, fleet vehicles and conversion vans, the APSX1250 converts stored power from any 12V battery or automotive DC source to safe, stable, computer-grade AC power and sends it to two C13 outlets for unlimited runtime. When powered by an external 230V AC source, the unit keeps the user-supplied battery charged via a three-stage 7.5/30A selectable charging system while simultaneously delivering AC power to connected equipment.

When used as a UPS, the APSX1250 responds to blackouts and brownouts with an automatic, instantaneous transfer to battery-derived AC output. LEDs on the unit indicate AC/DC operational modes, overload status, DC voltage level, shutdown status and system fault status.

Features

Reliable Power for Mobile, Emergency and Remote Sites
  • Generates safe, stable, computer-grade 230V AC power from 12V battery bank
  • Ideal for powering tools, saws, motors, portable lighting, small appliances and computer equipment in heavy-load conditions
  • Designed for easy installation in RVs, over-the-road trucks, fleet vehicles and conversion vans
  • Functions as a vehicle inverter, standalone AC power source or extended-run UPS
  • Features dual C13 outlets
  • Unlimited runtime with variety of user-supplied batteries

Meets Normal and Peak Power Demands
  • 1250W of continuous power
  • 1875W of reserve power up to 1 hr.
  • 2500W 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 breaker protect unit from damage

Automatic Transfer Switching
  • Transfer relay switches to inverter power during blackout in 10 ms
  • 3-position switch enables Auto, Charge Only or System Off mode
  • DIP switches configure high and low voltage auto-transfer

3-Stage 7.5/30A Selectable Battery Charger
  • Serves as battery charger when external 230V 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 AC/DC operational modes, overload status, DC voltage 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
  • Detachable 2 m C13-to-C14 power cord connects to AC power source

Package Includes

  • APSX1250 1250W APS X Series 12V DC 230V AC Inverter/Charger
  • Owner’s manual
RoHS compliant

Specifications

OVERVIEW
UPC Code037332121660
OUTPUT
Frequency Compatibility50 Hz
Pure Sine Wave Output  No
Output (Watts)1250
Nominal Output Voltage(s) Supported230V
Output Receptacles(2) Universal outlets
Continuous Output Capacity (Watts)1250
Peak Output Capacity (Watts)2500
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 ProtectionIncludes 5A input breaker dedicated to the charging system and 6A output breaker for AC output loads
INPUT
Nominal Input Voltage(s) Supported230V AC
Recommended Electrical ServiceDC INPUT: Requires 12VDC input source capable of delivering 125A 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 225A minimum battery system fusing is recommended. AC INPUT: 230VAC
Maximum Input Amps / WattsDC INPUT: Full continuous load - 125A 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 using the charger limiting set points - see manual for setting instructions)
Input Connection TypeDC INPUT: Set of 2 DC bolt-down terminals. AC INPUT: IEC-320 C14 inlet connection
Voltage Compatibility (VAC)230
Voltage Compatibility (VDC)12
BATTERY
Expandable Battery RuntimeRuntime 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 ChargeSelectable 7.5 / 30 amp with 1/2 cycle transfer time
Expandable RuntimeYes
USER INTERFACE, ALERTS & CONTROLS
Front Panel LEDsSet of 6 LEDs offer continuous status information on load percentage (6 levels reported) and battery charge level (7 levels reported). See manual for sequences.
Switches3 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  1020
PHYSICAL
Cooling MethodMulti-speed fan
Form Factors SupportedMounting slots enable permanent placement of APSX1250 on any horizontal surface (see manual for additional mounting information)
Material of ConstructionPolycarbonate
Shipping Dimensions (hwd / in.)12.50 x 11.00 x 10.75
Shipping Weight (lbs.)26.00
Unit Dimensions (hwd / in.)7 x 8.75 x 9
Unit Weight (lbs.)24
ENVIRONMENTAL
Relative Humidity0-95% non-condensing
LINE / BATTERY TRANSFER
Transfer Time (Line Power to Battery Mode)10 milliseconds (typical - compatible with many computers, servers and networking equipment - verify transfer time compatibility of loads for UPS applications)
Low Voltage Transfer to Battery PowerIn AC "auto" mode, inverter/charger switches to battery mode as line voltage drops to 144V (user adjustable to 163, 182, 201V - see manual)
High Voltage Transfer to Battery PowerIn AC "auto" mode, inverter/charger switches to battery mode as line voltage increases to 272
CERTIFICATIONS
ApprovalsRoHS
WARRANTY
Product Warranty Period (U.S. & Canada)1-year limited warranty

Frequently Asked Questions

The batteries used with the inverter should be the same voltage and amp hour rating. If you're purchasing 6 of the 98-121 (12volt, 75 amp hour) batteries you will definitely have matching batteries and shouldn't have any battery backup issues.

Additional FAQs may be available on the APSX1250 model support page.

Accessories

Power Inverter Accessories
  Model Number Description
98-121 | Power Inverter Accessories 98-121 12VDC Sealed, Maintenance-Free Battery for All Inverter/Chargers, 12VDC Battery Connections
APSRM4 | Power Inverter Accessories APSRM4 Remote Control Module for Tripp Lite PowerVerter Inverters and Inverter/Chargers
BP-260 | Power Inverter Accessories BP-260 External 12/24V Tower Battery Pack Enclosure for PowerVerter APS Inverter/Chargers (BP-260)

Extended Warranties

Part Number Description
WEXT1E 1-Year Extended Warranty - For select Tripp Lite Products
WEXT2E 2-Year Extended Warranty - For select Tripp Lite Products
WEXT3E 3-Year Extended Warranty - For select Tripp Lite Products

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