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Rugged Tactical Inverter - ETI0018-seriesP/N: ETI0018-2035
Tactical Transit Case DC/AC Power Inverter
5000 VA, 3500 Watts
24 VDC In, 120 VAC Out

This field-proven Series of Tactical Inverter® is supplied as a System incorporating numerous safety and operational advantages over other Inverter products sold into this market. The Inverter and associated connectors, circuit breakers and cables are housed in a rugged, water-resistant, tactical case. When the case is closed, all of the equipment is protected from the elements. Heavy-duty handles on the sides serve as both lifting points for deployment and as tie-down points to secure in a vehicle or aircraft. Optional permanent mounting bracket are available for fixed installations.

Setup of the Tactical Inverter System is a 'no tools' operation. The unit has been designed for rapid setup and tear down using quick-connect cable terminations. For example to connect to DC power on an HMMWV, Stryker, Abrams or other military vehicle with a NATO Slave connector, simply open the cover of the system case, plug the NATO Slave plug end of the cable into the vehicle's NATO connector and then plug the other end into the corresponding DC Input connector on the Tactical Inverter System. This can be done with an existing NATO Slave cable that some of these vehicle carry; or it can be done with a cable supplied from ETI. In either case, DC setup or tear down is a 2-minute or less operation.

The Inverter draws power from a 12, 24, or 48 VDC source (depending on Tactical Inverter model - see Technical Specifications section) and delivers a Computer-Grade true sine wave AC output voltage that is equal to or better than the voltage supplied by your local utility.  When the DC voltage is within the operating range of the unit, the Inverter will continue to deliver AC power to the loads connected.  If the DC voltage falls out of the specified range of operation, a Low or High DC Shutdown will occur respectively. This feature also protects any battery source from being discharged too low.

In addition to producing AC power, this series of Tactical Inverters also is available with a built-in 3-Stage Battery Charger that can operate simultaneously with Inverter operation. This Battery Charger can operate from 100/110/115/120 or 200/220/230/240 VAC source (depending on Tactical Inverter model - see Technical Specifications section) and charges 12, 24, or 48 VDC batteries (depending on Tactical Inverter model - see Technical Specifications section) per battery manufacture recommended charge levels and rates.

Technical Specifications
Output voltage: 120 VAC true sinewave
Optional 220 VAC
Output rating: 5000 VA, 3500 watts continuous
Output voltage regulation: ± 3.0% static regulation of nominal
-10% to +4.0% dynamic
Overload surge capacity: 2900 watts surge for 5 seconds
Output protection: Overcurrent protection
Harmonic distortion: Less than 3.0% THD
Output frequency: 60 Hz ± 0.5% crystal controlled
Optional 50 Hz
Operational status Status LCD display, load level, input volts/amps
audible alarm
Input voltage selection: Nominal 24 VDC
Input voltage tolerance: 21-32 VDC
Input control/protection: 2-pole Guarded DC Circuit Breaker,
Under/Over voltage,
Input Reverse Protection,
Low Voltage Disconnect (LVD) protecting source so vehicle battery does not go below starting voltage
Input power connection: Quick connect (1) NATO Slave female and
Quick connect (1) Anderson Power Pole
Input power cable: Uses standard NATO Slave male-male cable or
Optional 10' Anderson to NATO Slave male connector
Output circuits: Six (6) outputs standard
Output protection: GFCI, Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters
Output control: Optional panel switches or breakers
Optional remote interlock ON/OFF control
Output receptacles: NEMA 5-15R straight blade standard
Ground connection: Quick connect jack
Enclosure type: Mil Grade Transit Case, water tight to -30 ft w/pressure relief valve, lockable
Rotation Mold Case
Dimensions ( H x D x W ):
Unit weight:
    Inverter Built into Case only
    Cable only
    Inverter with Cable together

19 in (483 mm) x 16.4 in (417 mm) x 20 in (508 mm)

82 lb. (37 kg)
15 lb. (7 kg)
97 lb. (44 kg)
Injection Mold Case w/Wheels and Retractable Handle (A1 suffix)
Dimensions ( H x D x W ):
Unit weight:
    Inverter Built into Case only
    Cable only
    Inverter with Cable together

10 in (254 mm) x 20.5 in (520 mm) x 15.5 in (394 mm)

76 lb. (35 kg)
15 lb. (7 kg)
91 lb. (42 kg)
Audible noise: <47 dBA @ 5 ft., ANSI "A" scale
Cooling type: Positive pressure fan. thermostatically controlled, over temperature protection
Air intake filter: Easy clean intake air filter
Storage temperature: -22° to 160° F ambient (-30° to 71° C),
lower/higher optional
Operating temperature: -25° to 140° F ambient (-32° to 60° C )
Operating humidity: 0 to 95% relative humidity (non-condensing)
Storage elevation: Up to 40,000 ft (12,192 m)
Operating elevation: Up to 10,000 ft (3,048 m)
United States: Meets UL-1741 and 458
Canada: Meets CSA 107.1 safety requirements
EMI Protection: EMI/RFI FCC Part 15, Class B standard
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