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Old 01-22-2016, 11:12 AM   #15
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You might want to check the GFI electrical outlets in the Bathroom sink and Kitchen areas. If they tripped you will not have power to outlets and the converter box. At least that is what happened in my MH, Hope that helps

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Hey Smitty, what was the reason for doing that? I have looked at that inverter and I like the fact it will produce a pure sine wave. But, was told by changing the inverter you lose all the controls up in the cabin, etc.


Ya know, now that I think about it, I've had the inverter off for the last month or so. I wonder if that will stop the battery from charging. ??
It depends on what inverter you have. For instance, on my ME 3000H, I can turn the charger off and have the inverter on. Default is to have the charger on all the time. The old Xantrex had the charger running all the time, even with the inverter off

As a side note, if anyone is thinking about installing a Magnum Energy inverter, the cheapest place by for is http://www.imarineusa.com/

They have everything you need, inverter, remote controller, battery monitor, and auto gen start module
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Hey Smitty, what was the reason for doing that? I have looked at that inverter and I like the fact it will produce a pure sine wave. But, was told by changing the inverter you lose all the controls up in the cabin, etc.


Ya know, now that I think about it, I've had the inverter off for the last month or so. I wonder if that will stop the battery from charging. ??
We were going thru the electrical all up, adding solar panels, new HiFi and TV, etc. Some my electric gear is more sensitive then I wished to run on modified sine wave, thus the jump to the PSW unit. And yeah, we swapped out all of the related inverter/charger components, including the BMK Meter which has worked well for us.

In the overall scheme of things, needing to swap out the related inverter parts was not that much of a hit!

I did consider just adding a secondary PSW and to feed one or to circuit breakers. But elected to keep it KISS, and go with a unit that was robust enough to cover our needs ahead.

Sold the still working fine OEM inverter/charger, etc. - to a gent that was adding it into his home built trailer. Good for him, and it helped defer some of the costs on the stuff for me.

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Hey Guys, forgot to post a follow up on this thread. Turns out the batteries were shot. Making matters worse, one was leaking acid and started eating the bars the batteries were sitting on. So, we had the entire battery floor cut out and a new one built and new batteries. It looks great and works even better now. Was also advised that with my inverter (Xantrex) the only time I would ever need to turn it on is when on battery only and need 110 power. Otherwise leave it off and there batteries will still charge. So, lesson learned and I'm good to go.
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