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Old 07-06-2016, 07:29 AM   #1
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We just had 2 new invertors installed on our 2004 Travel Supreme Select
at precision painting in Bremen IN. After about a month one of the units
has started to stop inverting intermitantly. I push the invert button and it
comes back on. Ususally happens about 3 or 4 times a day. Sometimes the
unit shuts off completely, and control board goes blank, and then turns back
on and starts charging again. Note, when the unit stops inverting, it still is
charging. The reason we had new invertors installed was we had one go to
overtemp after I plugged in to shore power and we had a surge protector
in the bedroom fry and filled the room with smoke. Cooked our fridge control
board, rear tv and blue ray and home entertainment system. I am wondering
if their is something else wrong. We had the plug recepticle replaced that
the surge protector was plugged into. Any ideas and info on this?
2004 TS/w/Grand Cherokee/HarleyCVO
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We just had 2 new invertors installed on our 2004 Travel Supreme Select
at precision painting in Bremen IN. After about a month one of the units
has started to stop inverting intermitantly. I push the invert button and it
comes back on. Ususally happens about 3 or 4 times a day. Sometimes the
unit shuts off completely, and control board goes blank, and then turns back
on and starts charging again. Note, when the unit stops inverting, it still is
charging. The reason we had new invertors installed was we had one go to
overtemp after I plugged in to shore power and we had a surge protector
in the bedroom fry and filled the room with smoke. Cooked our fridge control
board, rear tv and blue ray and home entertainment system. I am wondering
if their is something else wrong. We had the plug recepticle replaced that
the surge protector was plugged into. Any ideas and info on this?
2004 TS/w/Grand Cherokee/HarleyCVO
What has been the source of your shore power when you have encountered this problem? When you are inverting, what is condition of battery bank? BTW this inverter is most likely a modified sine wave inverter and some appliances and devices do not take well to MSW inverters.
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Ususally happens about 3 or 4 times a day. Sometimes the
unit shuts off completely, and control board goes blank, and then turns back
on and starts charging again. Note, when the unit stops inverting, it still is
charging.
There is some misconception here, because that unit can never be inverting and charging at the same time. If shore power is present, charging is active and the inverter function is in stand-by mode. The light may indicates the inverter is "on", but it is not doing anything as long as external 120v power is also available. If external power is lost, then the inverter kicks in and starts supplying power. And when inverting, there is no charging active (where would it get the power to charge with?).
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