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Old 03-28-2014, 08:39 PM   #1
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Inverter/ Charger issues

We took our 2005 Magna into a Camping World today to get a new combo washer/dryer installed......When they returned the coach to us, the generator was running. I don't know why they had it going. When we got back to our campground, I noticed that the inverter and charger were both off and I can't get them to turn on... Our batteries are going dead fast, down to 10.5 volts now after just 5 hpurs... Any ideas on how to gewt the charger to start. I've tried everything I can think of
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Old 03-28-2014, 09:00 PM   #2
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Have you checked the circuit breakers on the inverter/charger? What do the status lights say? Do you still have the Xantrex?
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I had a problem with my inverter a few years back. The solution was to unhook the positive wire from the inverter and let it reset (about 30 sec) and then reconnect. For me it cleared the problem. Good luck with yours.
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It is the Xantrex. I checked the breakers, they are all ok...On the Silverleaf, I've got a red light.. When I go to INV. IO can only get the Inverter and Charger to swithch between OFF and Standby, On no longer seems to be an option...
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The Xantrex manual suggests removing all AC power to reset the charging function.
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tried that, unplugged from shore power, replugged in. no changes at all...
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Have you checked the breaker both in the coach and on the charger? Do you have battery voltage at the inverter (maybe the fuse is open)? What are the status lights on the inverter saying?
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the breakers are all on, i've turned them all off and then back on again... i don't see any status lights at al on the inverter itself
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Im no expert at inverters but it seems logical to check for 110 voltage and if absent then chase uphill. With no lights it seems to be absent. Could it be a malfunction with the transfer switch?
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Call camping world and have them fix it.

They broke something or left something off.
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Something is strange for sure. You should have a Charge LED anytime the batteries are connected, blinking for standby or solid for charging.
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Do you have a volt meter?

You may have a loose wire or something unplugged.

Cw may have disconnected something or worse broke something.

Why would they need to start the generator unless they had no place to plug in or there was something wrong.

Does anything work with genny running?

You will need to measure voltages so you know what is going on as you already have done the hard cycle stuff.
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Once the batteries are below that 10.5V the Xantrex will shut off to protect itself.
You will have to use a portable charger to get the batteries up to around 13V before the Xantrex will start charging again.
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Please post a follow-up once you find a solution. It may help others .
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