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Old 04-19-2013, 04:30 PM   #1
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Inverter Problem

We have a 1999 Monaco Windsor 34, we do not have any power from the inverter. The lights on the panel do not come on when the on/off button is actuated. Believe it is a 2000W inverter and know that it is in the basement of our MH. Any suggestions to where to start looking for the problem?

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Have you checked the circut breaker / fuse on the inverter ?
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No was first looking to see what advice we were given. Will look at that. Thanks as it seems
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If the breaker on the invertor is not pop then check power cables from Battery's to invertor. At the battery connection on the positive ( Red ) end cable you have a inline fuse, check with a ohm meter to make sure it not burn. Also check all battery and invertor cable connection for sign of corrosion, make sure you have proper contact.

Now if that all working fine and you still don't have 110 AC power coming out the invertor, Sorry to say but your invertor is probably done. These invertor will burn themselves out after time, especially if you run them to the max amps output for long period of time.

However before coming to that conclusion, if you don't know much about them, I would suggest that you bring it to someone that know how to proper diagnose your problem.
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Also check main breaker panel. In some wiring configurations the power for the inverter is feed from the main panel. The 30 or 50 amp service from the pedestal is feed to the main panel then distributed to the inverter. If this is the case you will have a 20 or 30 amp breaker in your main panel feeding the inverter.
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If the lights on the inverter remote panel do not come on, then the inverter isn't getting 12v power. That eliminates the circuit breakers on the main breaker panel as a cause.

First find and press the reset button on the inverter itself. Also, check to see if there are any status lights there and check their meaning in the inverter manual. If no lights there and the reset button doesn't do anything, odds are you have blown a large fuse that connects the inverter to the batteries. Or the inverter is juts plain toasted.

If you have more questions, please provide the make and model of the inverter installed in your coach.
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Gary, you guys are so helpful! I'm just amazed at the willingness to help others. You guys are a blessing !
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All of our return posts we are going to try so much info thank all of you.
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Check to be sure you have 12 volt power feeding the inverter on the large cables coming from the house battery bank. If not, it could be loose, dirty connections, or blown main fuse. If you do have power feeding the inverter, remove the data cable to the remote panel from the inverter and inspect it for corrosion (clean with electronic cleaner if needed) turn off the inverter and clean data port connections if needed, verify no circuit breakers are tripped on the inverter and reconnect and retry operation. Let us know what you find. Thank you.
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