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Old 02-09-2014, 02:38 PM   #1
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1997 Magna chassis batteries.

As designed by CC, does the inverter/converter charge the chassis batteries when on shore power?


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Old 02-09-2014, 08:19 PM   #2
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Mine do. I have two inverter/charger control panels above the windshield. There are buttons on those panels that say charge. When they are activated your batteries should charge when on shore power.

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Old 02-10-2014, 09:12 AM   #3
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My 95 Magna did not.

The generator and shore power charged the house battery and the generator battery.

The alternator charges the house and chassis battery.

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Old 02-10-2014, 09:33 AM   #4
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Do you have a Xantrex inverter/charger with the little Echo Charge gizmo in the battery compartment? If so, the Echo charge is designed to do just what you want. My Echo charge died so I replaced with with a Trik-L-Charge and it works like a charm.
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Old 02-10-2014, 12:37 PM   #5
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Thanks ever one for your responses. Guess I should have mentioned that the coach is 36'.
Inside the front bay of the coach is a forward facing cover that gives access to the electrical compartment, with inverter/charger and all the fuses and circuit breakers. In that compartment is what I believe to be the BIRD. The relay is engaged and voltage is equal on both sides but still no charge to the chassis batteries. With out a wiring print, it's hard to decipher what cables and wires go where. I did find a large 3 pole isolator diode in the electrical compartment, which I find strange for a coach of that era. It had the normal 0.3 volt drop across the terminals.
The electrical compartment is a work of art, with very large cables going to the batteries in the back/left side of the coach.

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