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Inverter/Charger System
1500 Watts 120Vac output with 30A 12Vdc Charger


Expanding on the reliable and affordable SAM Series of Inverters that have been proven in the field for years, Samlex now introduces the first SAM Series Inverter/Charger. This all-in-one robust unit integrates a 1500W Modified Sine Wave Inverter, 30A Transfer Switch and a Two Stage 12V, 15 Amp Battery Charger. The transfer switch automatically detects utility or generator power and seamlessly transitions to your battery bank when grid power is unavailable. Also provides safe and rapid charging of 12V battery bank when gird power is available.

2 Year Limited Warranty



Parameter Value
Input Voltage Rating 12 VDC nominal, 10.5-15.5 VDC range
Output Voltage & Frequency
(battery mode)
115 VAC  +10% -15%, 60 Hz +5%
Continuous Power Output Rating 1500 Watts AC
Surge Power Output Rating (< 4 ms) 3000 Watts AC
AC Output Connections by 2 outlets, NEMA 5-15R GFCI
AC Input Connection cord
Automatic Transfer Time to inverter 2-3 sec
from inverter 1 sec max
Transfer Relay 30 Amp
Run Time (see Note 1 below) depends on batteries connected
Battery Types
(purchase separately, see Note 2)
lead acid
Battery Charger Output Rating 15 amps DC
Dimensions (W x D x H) inches 7.95 x 13.58 x 3.30
Weight 9 lbs

1) Select and size batteries based on your total expected load and run time.  Use one of the following two plots.  Read the number of Tripp Lite #98-121 gel cell batteries from the left plot, or if you plan on using other batteries read the required amp-hours from the right plot.  

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2) If you are purchasing batteries elsewhere, be sure to use only the proper types as described above.  We DO NOT recommend using standard vehicle starting batteries as these will wear out after only a small number of discharges.  Use only "deep cycle", marine or golf cart batteries.

3) This unit is not large enough to power most sump pumps.  Use one of our larger APS units such as the APS2012 or APS2424.   If you have a high efficiency sump pump motor the APS1024 may also have sufficient capacity.  Click here for some high efficiency sump pumps.  If interested in these request a quote by e-mail.



Item Number: SAM-1500C-12
Price: $407
Price last updated 10/11/2023
Shipping Weight: 10 lbs.
This item normally ships in approximately 1-2 weeks or less.


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