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Old 10-27-2013, 08:23 AM   #71
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Yes I do have a remote, but I'm not sure how that can help the current problem.
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Yes I do have a remote, but I'm not sure how that can help the current problem.
Some Inverter/Chargers require that the unit be switched OFF before installing the plug to/from the remote. It is then turned ON from the remote. Might be something to look at.
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Everything was turned off when I installed the remote, in fact nothing even had power connected when I installed the remote. The remote in this case is just the MM-RC25, just inverter on/off and status of invert/charge and fault. Note that while I measure 11.8 volts at the AC output, there is no fault showing just a green flashing invert indicator.
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Ok, problem solved!
Thanks to docj and loulong for bumping me in the right direction. It turns out the initial power up and checkout procedure is incorrect or at least misleading.
Step 1 measure battery voltage for correct range 10.5-14volts And make sure all AC loads are removed.
Step 2 is to connect dc power to the inverter which gives you a momentary blip on the green light.
Step 3 turn on the inverter, you get a flashing green light.
Step 4 measure AC voltage at wall plug. This is where it goes awry, with no loads attached the inverter is in search mode and not supplying 120v. I measure 11.8v so I did not go any further.
This morning after my coffee and reading the above posts, I started reading about the remote and the different inverter modes. This is where I found the blinking light means it is in search mode looking for a load. I took my coffee pot (cheaper test load than the TV) out and plugged it in. When I turned the inverter on this time it went to search and then to invert and I measure 120v!!!
Next I plugged into shore power and after the inverter verified that was good it passed it along to the output and started charging the battery. First in bulk mode, then absorption since the batteries we already nearly full.
Charge voltages seemed a little high until I remembered that I installed the temperature sensor and it's nicely cool this morning. I'll check in an hour or so and it should be in float mode.
I look forward now to a quiet cupa joe in the morning and some tv in the evening. Maybe this coming week!!
Thanks guys for the encouragement and help.
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Charge voltages seemed a little high until I remembered that I installed the temperature sensor and it's nicely cool this morning. I'll check in an hour or so and it should be in float mode.
Don't be surprised if it takes a little longer (maybe a lot longer) to get to float mode than you thought. It will eventually get there, and when it does you'll be pleased with your battery's performance. Glad it all worked out.

BTW - A lot of us defeat the search mode so the inverter will continue to produce 120vac for extremely light loads, such as TV and radio presets, clocks, etc. Just be aware that this is an option if you need it.
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Old 10-28-2013, 11:01 AM   #76
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Ok, problem solved!
Thanks guys for the encouragement and help.
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