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Old 10-13-2015, 09:24 AM   #1
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Inverter Alarming

Was checking systems on our TT this morning and pressed the remote switch inside to turn on the 1,100 Watt inverter in the basement and it alarmed out. Turned the master switch off and on and when I pressed the on button it would give me a brief 9.1 vdc reading and alarm outólow voltage alarm. Checked my battery connections first thing and found the negative lead for the inverter was corroded. Cleaned it and the post thoroughly and all is well again. When I install the battery disconnect switch tomorrow, while getting the correct screws and another battery lead at the auto supplies store I will also pick up some of that liquid rubber or silicone stuff and coat the connections thoroughly, too. Just a reminder to everyone to keep those connections clean and tight.

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Old 10-13-2015, 09:56 AM   #2
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Don't coat the connections with silicone or liquid rubber. They have a mild acid in them and it will cause more problems down the line.

Ask the auto store for some dielectric grease for battery terminals and use that.

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Ah, okay, dons 2346, thanks for the advice. Much appreciated!
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Or just some vaseline/petroleum jelly. Put a new label on it if you need it to be special.
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