Tripp Lite
1111 W. 35th Street
Chicago, IL 60609
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3000W PowerVerter RV Inverter/Charger with Hardwire Input/Output

Model Number: RV3012OEM


  • 12V DC or 120V AC input; 120V AC output (hardwired)
  • 3000 watts continuous, 4500 watts OverPower™ and 6000 watts DoubleBoost™ inverter output
  • 3 stage, 35/140 amp selectable wet/dry cell battery charger
  • Built-in Isobar® premium AC surge protection and Auto Transfer Switching option for battery backup / UPS operation
  • Tested to power inverter standards UL458 (USA) and CSA (Canada)
  • High reliability large-transformer design with protected DC and AC wiring terminals

  • 30-month limited warranty

Overview

Tripp Lite's RV3012OEM Inverter/Charger is the quiet alternative to gas generators with no fumes, fuel or noise to deal with! It provides equipment with utility- or generator-supplied AC electricity filtered through premium ISOBAR surge protection. This 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 suitable for rugged RV applications. Supplies up to 3000 watts of continuous 120V AC power from any 12V DC 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, selectable 35/140 amp charging system. Includes optional dual-circuit hardwire AC input to enable full charger output from circuit 1 with a 120V 20A input and full AC pass-through from circuit 2 with a second 120V 20A input feed. 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 separately). 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.

NOTE: To protect against high current draw that may occur during inverter failure, two fuse links rated at 250a each should be positioned no more than 18" from the RV3012OEM's battery in each positive line.

Features

  • RV3012OEM 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
  • 3000 watts continuous AC output in inverter mode, 4800 watts continuous via dual circuit 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 35/140 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. Includes optional dual-circuit hardwire AC input to enable full charger output from the first 120V 20A circuit and full AC pass-through from the second 120V 20A input feed
  • Reliability enhanced large-transformer design tested to UL (USA) and CSA (Canada) standards
  • 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
  • Set of 4 additional configuration dipswitches support 4 levels of charger limiting relative to output load size, a battery equalization program and battery charger low/high settings
  • Resettable 30A charger AC input breaker and resettable dual 20A branch-rated AC output breakers 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
  • Load sensing control dial enables adjustable load threshold required to automatically turn the inverter on and off in DC mode as load conditions change
  • Includes battery temperature sensor with 20 foot cable to prolong battery life by adjusting the charge level based on battery temperature
  • Automatic Generator Starter jack enables user configuration of automatic generator startup as inverter batteries drop to 11.5VDC and generator shutoff as inverter batteries are recharged to 14.1VDC

Package Includes

  • RV3012OEM Inverter/Charger
  • Instruction manual with warranty information
RoHS compliant

Specifications

OVERVIEW
UPC Code037332117427
OUTPUT
Frequency Compatibility60 Hz
Pure Sine Wave Output  No
Output (Watts)3000
Nominal Output Voltage(s) Supported120V
Output ReceptaclesHardwire
Continuous Output Capacity (Watts)3000
Peak Output Capacity (Watts)6000
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 VAC (+/-5%).
Output Frequency Regulation  60 Hz (+/- 0.3 Hz)
Overload ProtectionIncludes 30A input breaker dedicated to the charging system and 2 branch rated 20A output load breakers
INPUT
Nominal Input Voltage(s) Supported120V AC
Recommended Electrical ServiceDC INPUT: Requires 12VDC input source capable of delivering 290A for the required duration (when used at full continuous capacity - DC requirements increase during Over-Power and Double-Boost operation).
Maximum Input Amps / WattsDC INPUT: Full continuous load - 282A at 12VDC. AC INPUT: 40 amps total (20A line 1 / 20A line 2) at 120VAC with full inverter and charger load (25A max charger-only from line 1 / combined input load to support charger and AC output is automatically controlled
Input Connection TypeDC INPUT: Set of 4 DC bolt-down terminals (2 red / 2 black). AC INPUT: hardwire (2 input circuits - see manual)
Input Cord Length DetailsDC INPUT: User supplies cabling. 0 gauge or larger (see manual). AC INPUT: hardwire
Voltage Compatibility (VAC)120
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 Charge35A / 140A (selectable)
LVC (Low Voltage Cut-Off)10V DC +/-3%
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 APSRM4 accessory (sold separately) in inverter mode. In AC uninterruptibl
SURGE / NOISE SUPPRESSION
AC Suppression Joule Rating  450
PHYSICAL
Cooling MethodMulti-speed fan
Form Factors SupportedMounting slots enable permanent placement of inverter on any horizontal surface (see manual for additional mounting information)
Material of ConstructionSteel
Shipping Dimensions (hwd / in.)23.20 x 14.90 x 15.40
Shipping Weight (lbs.)70.00
Unit Dimensions (hwd / in.)9.75 x 11.5 x 16.75
Unit Weight (lbs.)62.6
ENVIRONMENTAL
Relative Humidity0-95% non-condensing
LINE / BATTERY TRANSFER
Transfer Time (Line Power to Battery Mode)16.6 milliseconds (typical - compatible with many computers - 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 75V (user adjustable to 85, 95, 105V - see manual)
High Voltage Transfer to Battery PowerIn AC "auto" mode, inverter/charger switches to battery mode as line voltage increases to 135V (user adjustable to 145 - see manual)
SPECIAL FEATURES
Load SensingOptional 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.
CERTIFICATIONS
CertificationsTested to UL458 (USA) and CSA (Canada)
WARRANTY
Product Warranty Period (U.S. & Canada)30-month limited warranty

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Additional FAQs may be available on the RV3012OEM 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
BP-260 | Power Inverter Accessories BP-260 External 12/24V Tower Battery Pack Enclosure for PowerVerter APS Inverter/Chargers (BP-260)
APSRM4 | Power Inverter Accessories APSRM4 Remote Control Module for Tripp Lite PowerVerter Inverters and Inverter/Chargers

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