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Old 11-18-2018, 10:49 AM   #1
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Problem with Electrical in my 1999 Eagle

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I started my coach to turn around in my garage the other day. I had to power the coach to run the block heater as my coach does have the preheat-er working still and when I started the coach to air up for the re position I noticed the microwave cycling on and off. So I went under the bed to the breakers and shut off the microwave. What was weird was the think keep doing it. I would like to know if it is the inverter going out or something else. The inverter is a freedom and is vintage 1999. Thanks for any advice. John Wenner 1999 american eagle.
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Could be a failing inverter. Much of the 120vac power passes through the inverter (whether actually inverting or using shore/genset power), so a failing auto-transfer switch in the inverter can cause problems.


If your Eagle is all original, you have the old Heart Source Manager II for power management & inverter, and most of those have failed by now.



If you don't have the manual for Source Manager, get it at http://www.xantrex.com/documents/Dis...s%20Manual.pdf
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If you pulled the shore cord to move the MH, the microwave would be running on the inverter.

If your inverter is in seek mode, ( a battery saving mode ), it will search for a small 120 volt draw every few seconds. The panel of the microwave won't be enough to pull it out of seek mode and will do what it did. Turn something else on and it will go to idle mode.

Could be what happened.
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Power problem

My inverter is a heart freedom 20 and have been thinking about changing out with a new one. What would a good replacement that would fit where to old one went. Thanks
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The Xantrex 458 converter/inverter will certainly fit .


If your present unit is not the Heart Source Manager (which included an integrated transfer switch), you will need a transfer switch and the converter/ inverter.


As the Source Manager units were very large, you should have no problem space wise for the new converter/inverter and a separate transfer switch.


Most American Coaches of your vintage and mine were oem with the Source Manager. It sounds like yours must have been replaced at some point in time .
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Xantrex Freedom Inverter/Charger - 3000W

I did find a Xantrex Freedom Inverter/Charger - 3000W that has the ats in the inverter. Would that be a good choice? Product # 815-3012 Thanks John
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See my response in your other thread.
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