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Old 08-02-2011, 04:29 PM   #1
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Xantrex 2000 problem

I have an '05 Alpine with the Amana residential fridge. I am still learning the control panel and how to work the inverter. Recently, I tried to switch to the inverter to run the fridge. No shore power connected. The lights on the front panel of the fridge then began clicking on and off. I also heard an "on and off" clicking from under the coach. Is there someting I either did or did not do to make this happen? I know there is a reset switch on the inverter. Where do I start? The inverter had run everything fine in the past. Batteries are only a year old.
Thanks in advance, Mike

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Old 08-02-2011, 04:42 PM   #2
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A 2000 watt inverter can only supply about 16 amps continuously at 120 volts. Maybe there are other things running at the same time that is tripping the inverter. Also the inverter can only supply what the batteries can provide so maybe the batteries are low. Is your inverter a pure sine wave or modified sine wave model.

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Old 08-02-2011, 05:17 PM   #3
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Mike, I believe the inverter feeds the frig, the bathroom & kitchen recepticles (GFI), and the microwave. Make sure that nothing else is plugged into those recepticles. Check the battery status on the monitor panel to make sure they're adequately charged (even though they're only 1 year old). You could also try turning the freezer & frig temperature controls to "Off" temporarily just to see if the clicking stops.
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Old 08-02-2011, 08:03 PM   #4
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HI Bob,
I tried what you suggested but no difference.
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Old 08-02-2011, 09:37 PM   #5
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Perhaps you have a loose wire in the transfer switch so it's having a hard time switching between shore power and inverter power--have you checked for loose wires there? If not, be careful and make sure all power in all forms is off the coach; good to check with a meter on those connections before you touch them.
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Old 08-03-2011, 04:13 PM   #6
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It might be the Icemaker.....Switch it from crushed to cubed..
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Old 08-03-2011, 06:42 PM   #7
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My refrigerator had the same problem when I had the Xantrex Heart Interface modified sine inverter. Amana boards just don't like modified sine. When I upgraded to a pure sine, the problem went away. Same for my TV.

Now I have a Xantrex RS3000, though an RS2000 would work. However, I hear they are discontinued and were more or less replaced with the SW series.

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