The new Xantrex IP1012 AL inverter/charger converts 12-volt DC battery power into 1000 watts of standard 120-volt AC household current. Mounted on the frame rail of a heavy truck, it means the driver can operate a small air conditioner, microwave or other appliances, electronics and tools from any dual-purpose battery bank.

The built-in 50-amp battery charger quickly recharges batteries to full capacity in three automatic stages when the unit is connected to shore power. While the batteries are charging, the system seamlessly feeds shore power to any AC loads connected to the unit, and manages the incoming power automatically, preventing nuisance tripping of the
shore power breaker.

Certified for ignition protection, the Xantrex IP1012 AL can be safely mounted in a battery box that’s mounted on a vehicle, freeing up valuable interior cabin space. Said to be rugged, and completely sealed in a weatherproof aluminum enclosure to provide dust and water resistance, the inverter/charger can also be mounted in areas exposed to the
elements, without damage to the unit. It uses a weatherproof AC wire harness and has been tested to operate within a temperature range of -40°C to +40°C.

Its 1000-watt continuous output comes with 3000-watt surge capacity, and it’s similar in size to a Group 31 battery. The built-in 20-amp transfer switch automatically transfers
between inverter power and AC power. Xantrex says the unit is rigorously tested for industrial-class vibration, emissions and environmental requirements. It comes with a
remote switch control, an integrated sensor for temperature-compensated charging, automatic over-temperature and over-current shutdown, and intelligent low-voltage cutout based on 10.6 volt DC threshold. Warranty is for two years.

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