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Old 09-08-2019, 02:05 PM   #1
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Xantrex 458 swap for Magnum ms2012

I'm looking for some info on wiring needs or change to insure proper charging of house and chassis battery banks.Is the echo charger not used? I've heard that a few folks have went from xantrex to magnum inverter/charger. Any and all advice would be helpful.
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Itís a pretty easy swap. You can make it easier by reusing existing date cable
Old inverter used a 6 conductor cable. The magnum only uses 4 wires. I just changed the rj45 plug ends to the magnum 2012 pattern. Itís a phone jack but not the same color pattern in the plug ends. Only hard part is fishing new battery temp sensor from battery to inverter
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Yes.....very easy. Some have even just been able to plug in the old data cable after replacing the control unit.
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Itís a pretty easy swap. You can make it easier by reusing existing date cable
Old inverter used a 6 conductor cable. The magnum only uses 4 wires. I just changed the rj45 plug ends to the magnum 2012 pattern. Itís a phone jack but not the same color pattern in the plug ends. Only hard part is fishing new battery temp sensor from battery to inverter
The xantrex 458 remote cable is a RJ11 6conductor and the Magnum remote cable is a RJ11 4condutor.That would be nice if I could just plug in the cable as it is but I would like to know for sure. Xantrex has a cable adapter 808-9010 but not sure if that would be the quick fix?
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4 conductor jack - rj11, six conductor jack - rj25 - the size of the ends and jacks are the same. It boils down to how many conductors the magnum remote panel uses and the position of the conductors in the jack.

https://rvseniormoments.com/projects...erter-install/
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the internet says that the Magnum remote cable is 4 conductor.

2 connecting the remote cable, 0 installation 2.2 connecting the remote cable | Magnum Energy ME-ARC Remote User Manual | Page 9 / 107
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4 conductor jack - rj11, six conductor jack - rj25 - the size of the ends and jacks are the same. It boils down to how many conductors the magnum remote panel uses and the position of the conductors in the jack.

https://rvseniormoments.com/projects...erter-install/
Thanks Andy.Sure sounds like no need to change ends or change wire configuration.
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