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Old 11-03-2015, 07:03 PM   #1
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Inverter - Coach power question

I seldom need to leave the coach for long periods of time. However, in the near future I will need to leave it for a couple of months. Therefore, I started testing by turning off everything. I kept having house batteries drain down in a couple of weeks. These are (2) one year old Interstate 8D closed cell. This evening after being plugged in for a week I started disconnecting, unplugging and turning off things. I turned off all breakers in the coach - including the main 50 amp brkrs. I then turned off the coach chassis 50 amp breaker. After doing that I wandered thru the coach to make sure everything was off. However, the inverter was still "on". The display still showed "waiting for power" - nothing I did seemed to be able to turn that off. The question you can help with is "why is this on" since the house brkrs and chassis brkrs are off. Where would the power be coming from? Any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks

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Old 11-03-2015, 07:47 PM   #2
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The inverter is connected directly to the batteries.
My Magnum draws nearly 1 amp including the remote panel.

Disconnect the neg battery cable for long term storage.
Or install a disconnect switch.


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Old 11-03-2015, 08:21 PM   #3
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There is a switch on most inverters to turn them off completely. However I have not tested if there is any parasitic load even with it switched off at the inverter.

My inverter is also wired direct to batteries bypassing the house and chassis disconnect switches. I am in a 2007 Country Coach Allure. Xantrex Freedom 458.

Any disconnect switch installed between inverter and batteries would need to be rated at 300+ amps (3000W inverter), and capable of wiring sizes of at least 2/0.

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POst #2 is providing very good advice.
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There is usually a switch to turn off the invert function on your Inverter/Charger/Converter (Inverter) inside the coach.

My on/off switch is on the Link 2000 panel, and was a separate toggle switch before the Link was installed.

On my "Inverter" the switch on the "Inverter" box is always off allowing the Link 2000 remote panel switching to operate. You could turn off that switch on the inverter itself, if it is in the "on" positon.
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