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Old 01-05-2009, 05:35 PM   #1
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We were travling this last weekend. The inverter power that feeds 115volt was flashing on and off. The only thing that stopped it was to run the generator continous. What would cause this condition? Batteries were fully charged.
Also I was standing on the step cover slide and the plastic side support broke and I almost fell out onto the pavement. Where can I get new parts for slide supports?
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We were travling this last weekend. The inverter power that feeds 115volt was flashing on and off. The only thing that stopped it was to run the generator continous. What would cause this condition? Batteries were fully charged.
Also I was standing on the step cover slide and the plastic side support broke and I almost fell out onto the pavement. Where can I get new parts for slide supports?
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Old 01-05-2009, 08:12 PM   #3
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Sometimes the inverter/charger gets a wild hair up it's brain. Disconnect shore Power, and make sure the genset is not running, turn off all master switches for about a minute.

Then turn on the master chassis/coach switch, and plug back into shore power, that should fix it.
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Old 01-07-2009, 03:03 PM   #4
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You didnt mention what year your coach is--inverters and their problems vary from year to year. If no settings have been changed recently, I'd vote for an inverter gremlin. If you have a Xantrex, the symptom sounds like the inverter was in load sensing mode and the parasitic draws from you mircowave, stereo, alarm clock, etc, makes the Xantrex "burp". There is a good thread on the Xantrex load sensing mode on this site--you can use the "find" option to research it.....
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Old 01-07-2009, 04:43 PM   #5
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Our Alpine is a 2005 FDQS, and I have had few problems. But when things happen it's good to have a place to get help. Thanks
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Is your inverter a Xantrex? or possibly an Onan Equinox?
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Old 01-11-2009, 04:17 PM   #7
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Our Coach has a Xantrax inverter.
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Old 01-11-2009, 07:32 PM   #8
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Ok, mine does this when I am shifting from shore power to internal power. It does exactly what you describe.

To remedy the problem, I turn of the inverter function, disconnect shore power and then re-enable the inverter function. Then the Amana has power to run while we are heading down the road.

So try my above suggestion to see it that stops it, if it does ok, if not, you might have another issue.
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Make sure that "load sense" on your panel is set to the "off" position.
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I too am guessing load sense...

However if the batteries are at "Just that perfect" state of charge, It can happen the inverter can sens low voltage, then it drops off, the battery recovers and the inverter re-starts, and then the battery goes low again.

But I thin kit was load sense. Disable it.
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