Originally Posted by becks
Finally completed an upgrade we have been wanting to do for some time.
New 2800 watt PSW Inverter.
New Magnum remote.
New Magnum AGS.
New battery monitor kit.
Gary, any specific reason why you upgraded to the new inverter. Was it to get the PSW or the 2800 watts?
Was your refrigerator running fine on the MSW 2k watt inverter?
Also, have you had to add any batteries to your battery bank?
I have only had my residential refrigerator in for one long and one short trip so far and have not boondocked with it. I would assume it wouldn't be much different than before due to the Samsung's low current draw. In the past boondocking we would run the genset for a couple of hours at night while cooking dinner or watching tv to top off the battery bank, then by morning it would be in the 12.0-12.1 volt range and would start up the genset again while showering, getting ready and fixing coffee and something to eat. This is even with the diesel burner of the Aqua-Hot on and the blower fans running when the T-stats called for it. I did replace the higher current draw blower fans in our Dynasty with the Aqua-Hot Cozy III heat exchangers/blower fans though about 6 years ago. They have bit less current draw and are much quieter than the ones Monaco used in their coaches.
It wasn't ideal but for the 2-3 times a year we would boondock for a weekend at the dunes or up in a state campground or one night here and there while traveling it worked fine.
At this time it is purely an assumption as far as my battery bank because I have not tested it yet. I am going to need to replace my batteries next spring before the RVing season ramps up so if I need to add larger batteries or jump to a 6-battery bank then so be it.
I am just curious how yours is working out thus far.
Oh, by the way, looking forward to seeing you and Darlene in a couple of weeks in St. George.