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Old 12-13-2012, 04:48 PM   #1
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Magnum MS2812 question re: installation

RV repair guy tells me the old girl (Trace Legend Series) she is limping. So, today I ordered a Magnum MS2812 and the remote. My question is: Do I need to order anything else for him to come back out and install this beauty? New fuse thingy, cables or any of that stuff? Scaring ya huh Good thing I'm not doing it, just ordering "stuff"

Going into a 2000 Monaco Diplomat 38A

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Old 12-13-2012, 06:53 PM   #2
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If its similar to this unit looks like a tel cable is all thats needed.

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I replaced an older Freedom (Xantrex) 1500 watt inverter with a new Magnum 2000 watt and needed nothing. The battery cables from the Freedom attached directly to the Magnum. The Magnun uses a battery temp sensor that must be installed on one of your batteries but that is included.

The Magnum uses a standard 4 wire telephone cable to connect the inverter to the remote. My Freedom remote cable was 6 wire. I was able to use the existing 6 wire by cutting the 6 wire connectors off both ends and crimping new 4 wire connectors (RJ25 I believe) on that cable.
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I could be wrong (i am a caveman when it comes to electrics) but I think the MS2012 comes with a built-in breaker, whereas the MS2812 have to have a breaker added externally. If I am right (which would be a first ) you will need to purchase one of these.
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:48 PM   #5
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Thanks guys. As usual you are extremely helpful.
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Old 12-14-2012, 10:43 AM   #6
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The DANES ARE COMING: Just had to let you know that you were right. I will need a breaker, new wire and a new fuse, because I am upgrading from 1500 Watts to 2800 Watts according to Magnum. Thank you for your input. I did post another about this subject, because I was wanting you guys opinion about the diagnosis. According to Magnum, what we have is only 1500 watts, it's just not enough for all the electronics we are running, so I guess we will do the upgrade when it gets here.

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Old 12-16-2012, 03:39 PM   #7
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Thank goodness for you guys and a second opinion. We do not apparently need a new inverter/converter. Turns out it was a VERY loose connection on the BLACK Hot leg of incoming 120 VAC in breaker panel inside coach. WHEW! Dodged that bullet....


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