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Old 04-12-2007, 05:32 PM   #1
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I know I am asking for opinions, but I plan to purchase an inverter for
my 2000 Gas Endeavor and would like to see the pros and cons of various
brands and models. I plan to get one large enough to serve a 22" and
13" in TV, DVD player, refridgerator and some minor stuff and will
hardwire to four deep cycle 6-volt batteries. Any advice on potential
operating problems is welcome as well.
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Old 04-12-2007, 05:32 PM   #2
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I know I am asking for opinions, but I plan to purchase an inverter for
my 2000 Gas Endeavor and would like to see the pros and cons of various
brands and models. I plan to get one large enough to serve a 22" and
13" in TV, DVD player, refridgerator and some minor stuff and will
hardwire to four deep cycle 6-volt batteries. Any advice on potential
operating problems is welcome as well.
Thanks
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Old 04-12-2007, 05:42 PM   #3
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We like our Xantrex RS2000 inverter/charger it has 3 stage charging with float, we have 4 T-105's, it is a true sine wave inverter. I installed a sub panel and run everything on the inverter except the air and fridge. Everything can be controled inside he MH with the remote control panel.
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Old 04-13-2007, 08:19 AM   #4
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Xantrex is the industry leader in RV inverter/chargers, but you need to decide whether to go with an inverter only (keeping your existing converter/charger) or replacing the converter/charger with an inverter/charger. The full inverter/charger will likely give you a much better quality charger (3 stage) than what you now have, but it depends of course on what you have.

I would choose a pure sine wave model if the budget permits - that way you don't ever have to worry about what you plug into it.
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Old 04-14-2007, 07:50 AM   #5
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I would install a sine wave inverter so that you don't have any problems. I have heard that that refers don't like modified sine wave. My microwave will not run on modified.

If you plan to install a small subpanel after the inverter, CutlerHammer makes very small load center that is made just for the purpose. Cat# is TT120SLGNM

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Old 04-14-2007, 10:55 AM   #6
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Xantrex Pro Sine 3000 is the way I went. Refrig to electric blankets, anything with a "chip" doesn't like modified sine. They need pure sine or you'll fry them. Computers for some reason don't have as big a problem. (They're filtered ?) I'm no expert but wouldn't buy old technology. (I think you could use a 2000 and save some money) Check with a vendor to properly size unit.
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We have had a 2000 watt modified sine wave inverter for 5 years. We run every thing off of it. The TV's, Sat box, Fridge, computer, fans and clocks.

The clocks run fast and the fan make more noise but no other problems. We have a Trace which has been bought out by Xantrex.
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Old 06-16-2007, 07:46 PM   #8
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by cvrvr:
I would install a sine wave inverter so that you don't have any problems. I have heard that that refers don't like modified sine wave. My microwave will not run on modified.

If you plan to install a small subpanel after the inverter, CutlerHammer makes very small load center that is made just for the purpose. Cat# is TT120SLGNM

Good luck
George </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Anybody have a supplier for this panel/breakers?



I am installing a Xantrex Prosine and need to put in the subpanel. I am installing a transfer switch for the Generator and the transfer switch is in the Inverter for bypass. My rig has a 3 stage converter already so I am keeping it. That panel is the same as the original factory C.B. panel for the 110VAC distribution, so it would be a good match in the rig.

I have so far been unable to find a supplier on the web. Monday I am going to try some local suppliers ($$$$)
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I installed a Magnum MS2012 pure sine wave inverter/charger. It has a 3 stage charger and a Battery Saver Mode. I don't know if all inv/chargers have the Saver mode but I like it. Whenever the charger is in float for 4 hours with no DC loads running, it will turn off. If the voltage drops below 12.5, it goes back to float mode.
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With one exception, I also wanted to run what you listed. I bought a Xantrex RS-400. It will run two 27" TV's, Dish receiver and or DVD player. I have one TV mounted in outside bay.
This sells for about $400 but I bought it off Ebay for $225 new. It has a built in solonoid that will switch from battery to shore/generator power automatic. Very quite, did not break the bank and serves my purpose.

I did not hook the Refrigator as it can run on propane and actually did not even think about it. I also put a switch plug off the Xantex to run the laptop or sometimes a small fan while we are traveling.

Very pleased but be sure to install a in line fuse per instructions to prevent fire and use good quality cable to batteries. I used welding cable as it has a lot of small copper wires and withstands a lot of movement with out breaking.

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Old 06-20-2007, 11:54 AM   #11
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Want to thank all who responded to my original request. I was able to put all the suggestions together and have installed a charger/inverter, with a sub panel for the two circuits that I run off the inverter.

Dave: I found a two breaker panel and box at a local electrical dealer. As I recall, it was Cutler Hammer and it was not all that expensive. Only thing I had to do was install a separate ground bar in the box as typical household/110 boxes use the nuetral bar for ground as well, which you cannot do on a motorhome.
Thanks again for everyone's help.
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