Originally Posted by Mnmueller28
My 2001 national surfside was a repo I purchased a few months ago... I just discovered the Xantrex inverter was taken out prior to me buying. All that is left are two heavy black wires, maybe #2 or so a #12 white wire and a flat wire with 4 tiny wires that lead to the switch inside. At the batteries is the other end of one of the black wires... If I buy a new inverter from Xantrex how does it go back together? And are those all the correct wires or are some missing?
I believe the Surfside is a gas RV on a Ford chassis?
If so it probably is not a inverter/charger.
You should have a separate converter to charge your batteries when on shore or genset power. The inverter would have been an option or was installed after market.
The inverter would be a stand alone type, the 4 tiny wires should go to a remote switch located inside the RV and is for on/off operation only. The cable could be repaired with a RJ11 male connecter, or just replace the whole switch and cable.
The two 2 gauge wires should be traced to the battery + and - terminals. It is possible the negative cable is connected to chassis ground instead of the battery. Preferably it will be connected to the battery negative terminal.
The 12 gauge white wire should be grounded to the chassis.
All of the above wires should be checked for proper connections before you install a new inverter.