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Old 06-28-2014, 10:06 AM   #43
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I have a Magnum Device that does the work of a converter and a inverter. It will charge my batteries at up to 100a and provide 2000W of msw AC power.
When someone asks what I have I call it a converter/inverter combination in one unit. Is that a proper description? It seems to be a fine unit and on the AC side there is nothing in our coach that it won't run.

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Converter/inverter, Inverter/charger or inverter/converter are all proper descriptive terms for the combination unit. Magnum is among the best.

Some folks here prefer to wallow in their ignorance, snipe from the sidelines and continue to swap the same old misinformation because that's the way they've always done it. There's safety in numbers, I guess.
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Call it a Magnum inverter or Magnum inverter or Magnum inverter/charger or Magnum whatever. Most of us know the technically correct terminology, but most can look beyond the commonly accepted or marketing terms. If you say it's a Magnum, that narrows down what it is. Some engineers have a hard time straying from technically accurate terms. There is a reason why sales engineers exist...
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I was mowing the yard when this thread was going in.

If it works for you then that is all that matters?
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Call it a Magnum inverter or Magnum inverter or Magnum inverter/charger or Magnum whatever. Most of us know the technically correct terminology, but most can look beyond the commonly accepted or marketing terms. If you say it's a Magnum, that narrows down what it is. Some engineers have a hard time straying from technically accurate terms. There is a reason why sales engineers exist...
How does your rhetoric play when someone specifically asks if an inverter can charge a battery, and he is told by the forum elite that the "modern ones do"?

Sales engineer? Now there's a title that should give us all a ton of confidence.
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Gil,
Using the term "most of us know" is totally wrong for the audience here.
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This thread needs closed mr/ms moderator. A note of apology needs to sent to the OP. The thread has served as a non productive rant by some.
Mr/Ms Moderator? Where are you. Don't allow irv2 to be used as a pissin contest.
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Maybe the OP didn't get his answer, but I did. Thank you Gemini 5362 for the link to the Magnum operating manual. I have the remote instructions, but they don't have enough information for me.
If the OP is still reading this thread, please post the make and model of your inverter and elaborate on the problem. Some of the members of this forum actually know what they are talking about, unlike me.
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This thread is why I wouldn't depend on this forum for assistance. I prefer to call the mfg for guidance. BTW, my Magnum doesn't charge the house batteries from shore pwr. Techs are divided on whether it is supposed to. I keep a trickle charger plugged in and forgot about the subject.
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Rusty, your Magnum must charge the same batteries it uses for its inverter function. Some RV manufacturers don't configure the house bank charger to charge chassis batteries.
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Rusty, your Magnum must charge the same batteries it uses for its inverter function. Some RV manufacturers don't configure the house bank charger to charge chassis batteries.
This is a completely true statement, however, the BCC (which the Endeavor has) doesn't have to know how the batteries are being charged, only that they ARE being charged. When the BIRD like circuitry senses voltage above 13.2v it will close the isolator relay and charge the chassis batteries along with the inverter batteries.

Every HR I've seen since the early '90s works this way.
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Rusty,

What does your Magnum DO???
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To the original poster, I have the same Magnum unit. PM me if you need help without all the BS.
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