Victron Phoenix 12/250 VE.Direct IEC inverter allow you to power domestic equipment – requiring 230V/120V AC – using ‘leisure’ or ‘automotive’ batteries rated at 12V DC.
Highly Reliable – built for the years ahead
Phoenix Inverters are built to last. They feature sophisticated full-bridge and toroidal transformer topology – which is suitable for powering sensitive electronics. They are overload, temperature, and short-circuit protected.
Full bursts – High Peak output
Some electronic devices – particularly those which have an electric motor – require short burst of energy on start-up which is much higher than their rated power consumption. No problem – the Phoenix inverter has industry-leading peak-power capability.
Intelligent alarms, shut-downs, and re-starts
A high power draw on start-up can trigger false alarms, and shut-downs. Phoenix makes allowance for this and only shuts down in cases of persistent overload. Intelligently – shut downs will be followed by a series of re-starts – to eliminate ‘false alarms’.
Conserve power with Eco mode
In Eco mode the inverter shuts down when no power is required. Phoenix senses the output socket every couple of seconds and automatically turns back on if power is again required.
Phoenix has a communication port providing access to status information, alarms and automatic user-configurable low-voltage shut downs. Shut downs will be followed by a series of intelligent re-start attempts. User settings can be accessed from your computer or mobile device via VictronConnect – our free-to-use app.
VE.Direct communication port
The VE.Direct port can be connected to:
- A computer (VE.Direct to USB interface cable needed)
- Apple and Android smartphones, tablets, MacBook’s and other devices (VE.Direct Bluetooth Smart dongle needed)
- Low battery voltage alarm trip and reset levels
- Low battery voltage cut-off and restart levels
- Dynamic cut-off: load dependent cut-off level
- Output voltage 210 – 245V
- Frequency 50 Hz or 60 Hz
- ECO mode on/off and ECO mode sense level
- In- and output voltage, % load and alarms
The full bridge plus toroidal transformer topology has proven its reliability over many years. The inverters are short circuit proof and protected against overheating, whether due to overload or high ambient temperature.
High start-up power
Needed to start loads such as power converters for LED lamps, halogen lamps or electric tools.
When in ECO mode, the inverter will switch to standby when the load decreases below a preset value (min load: 15W). Once in stand by the inverter will switch on for a short period (adjustable, default: every 2,5 seconds). If the load exceeds a preset level, the inverter will remain on.
A remote on/off switch can be connected to a two pole connector, or between battery plus and the left hand contact of the two pole connector.
Please see manual for a description.
To transfer the load to another AC source: the automatic transfer switch
For our low power inverters we recommend our Filax Automatic Transfer Switch. The Filax features a very short switchover time (less than 20 milliseconds) so that computers and other electronic equipment will continue to operate without disruption.
Available with different output sockets
- IEC-320 (male plug included)
- Nema 5-15R
DC connection with screw terminals
No special tools needed for installation.