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Old 04-24-2019, 04:04 PM   #183
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All - #42 has great link to boating wire. FWIW-Boat wire is copper strands, tinned and very easy to use because they are very malleable, cable size is the same, but more little wires make up the whole. It's expensive, and why RV's don't use it as a rule. Best Stuff around. Appreciate the link-put in my Newmar Favorites Folder.

#48-We are getting the Sleep Number mattress, tried them and they are great. Just have to remember to let air out if I know we are going up and coming down from on high. Changed my sureflo pump to flojet 4 years ago, and never looked back, great pumps.

Here is a link to ALL the Videos on YouTube from Magnum Inverters, it explains all about different settings, RC, ARC, AGS, P-100, etc. Maybe someone posted them, maybe even me, but doing so again. Watch them in order, and I opened the manual, and checked what they were saying to make sure I understood the videos. I have little program that copies from YT, and saves to PC, so I kept them in My Magnum File so I can review them once we have coach. NOTE: They are showing a 24 VDC system, ignore values on display, and watch how they change settings, just use 12.8VDC for top voltage.

https://www.youtube.com/user/MagnumEnergyInc/playlists - This takes you to the playlist option, you then choose which playlist, or you can watch them all in order. Don't think at this stage I want to tackle the BMK, but will change out the RC to the ARC so I can control what I do have better. The manual is not hard to understand once you watch the videos, and the glossary is good with explaining terms not familiar with.

In pervious post question was asked what inverter, Present Coach came with Xantrex, many, many owners of my brand had them fail, when possible, every replacement was the 2800-3000 watt Magnum, has solid track record, and based on previous experience (my Xantrex also failed while in Storage) so replaced with magnum, it's great, also big item, Field Repairable, although it would have to be removed from coach, the qualified tech should have parts to fix it on the spot.
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Old 05-02-2019, 06:15 AM   #184
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This is wrong for those with Magnum inverters. You will destroy your inverters accessories if you leave the positive connected without a battery ground.

With magnum you *must always* disconnect the positive cable first, and then the ground.
Is this the case when installing the BMK device in the battery bay, or just when directly working on the inverter?

For the BMK, do I need to disconnect the positive, before disconnecting the ground to hook to the BMK shunt?

Getting ready to do this as soon as my RV comes back from dealer (some warranty work).
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Old 05-02-2019, 06:32 AM   #185
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Is this the case when installing the BMK device in the battery bay, or just when directly working on the inverter?

For the BMK, do I need to disconnect the positive, before disconnecting the ground to hook to the BMK shunt?

Getting ready to do this as soon as my RV comes back from dealer (some warranty work).
This is any time you are disconnecting the batteries.

Yes, when installing the shunt you need to first pwer down the inverter, unhook shore power, and disconnect the positive cables. Then you can remove the grounds.

Reverse when putting back together.
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This is any time you are disconnecting the batteries.

Yes, when installing the shunt you need to first pwer down the inverter, unhook shore power, and disconnect the positive cables. Then you can remove the grounds.

Reverse when putting back together.
Hard switch power down of inverter, or power down at the control panel?

Electrical is not my forte.
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You need to power down the inverter and disconnect its positive cable. All other positive cable can remain connected.

With the inverter positive cable off and insulated, you can then go to the normal safe routine of disconnecting all negetive cables.
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My process is to first turn off charger and inverter from the RC panel. I then disconnect 12v power via the salesman switch. Finally I disconnect the shore power cord.

At that time power is off to the inverter, and you can disconnect positive and then negative
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ARC-50 Settings with Lithium Batteries?

I just spent the last couple of hours reading this entire thread. Magnum needs to include this thread in the User Manuals for their systems! Very good info indeed. Thanks to all who contributed.
I have two Battleborn LiFePo 100 AH house batteries, ME2012, ARC-50, AGS-N and a Victron 712. No solar, yet. I should have (and will now) added a ME-BMK, but really like the BT function of the 712.
I won't be doing any boondocking until I add two more Battleborns and some solar. Would anyone like to take a shot at recommended settings for my current installation? Much appreciated.
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Is this the case when installing the BMK device in the battery bay, or just when directly working on the inverter?

For the BMK, do I need to disconnect the positive, before disconnecting the ground to hook to the BMK shunt?

Getting ready to do this as soon as my RV comes back from dealer (some warranty work).
Take a look at this guide I wrote:

http://www.newmarhoots.com/simple-gu...-in-your-rv-2/

Starting at page 11 is where you document your settings and it will guide you towards how to properly setup your controller.
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I just spent the last couple of hours reading this entire thread. Magnum needs to include this thread in the User Manuals for their systems! Very good info indeed. Thanks to all who contributed.
I have two Battleborn LiFePo 100 AH house batteries, ME2012, ARC-50, AGS-N and a Victron 712. No solar, yet. I should have (and will now) added a ME-BMK, but really like the BT function of the 712.
I won't be doing any boondocking until I add two more Battleborns and some solar. Would anyone like to take a shot at recommended settings for my current installation? Much appreciated.
If you have the BMV-712 already...then purchase the ME-BMK-NS. The “NS” (no shunt) version is all you need to add the ME-BMK features to your Magnum network. The Blue and Orange sense wires can be attached to the Victron Shunt using the two screws that hold down their circuitboard. Both units can use the same 50mV/500A shunt. You still need to make up your own power leads for the BMK...and connect the network cable to the system.

I would ask BattleBorn for settings they recommend for the ME2012. They are the ones that warranty the batteries.
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Take a look at this guide I wrote:

http://www.newmarhoots.com/simple-gu...-in-your-rv-2/

Starting at page 11 is where you document your settings and it will guide you towards how to properly setup your controller.


Great resource, I just printed a copy and went out this afternoon and made the adjustments. It was easy after you walked us through.
Thanks for putting this together!
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