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Old 06-20-2013, 08:20 AM   #15
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Hold the phone--you cant plug the remote charger into a "non-inverter" circuit when boondocking--guess I am not understanding what a "remote charger is????????
PS--luck is a stange thing, even with good luck, you can be the first on your block to lose your rig to a frig fire. Realize the technology has been around for years but the idea of using an open flame in my rig to heat ammonia to cool my soda is troublesome to me.....
Not talking about a remote 'charger.' This is a wireless automatic gen start device made by Onan. There is a receiver and a remote transmitter. The remote transmitter is mounted somewhere in the coach and the charger for the battery in the remote must be connected to an outlet that is not on the inverter circuit. That is how the remote senses loss of AC power and knows to start the genset. The device monitors house battery levels, temperature inside the coach and can sense the loss of shore power.
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Old 06-20-2013, 01:41 PM   #16
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OK--that makes more sense but still not sure I follow completely. If set to do so, my inverter automatically comes on in the event of AC power loss--of course none of this applies if you are boondocking. If the AC power outage continues, the auto-start feature monitors bat levels and as the bats are drawn down by the inverter, the AGM triggers the genset to start. The Duotherm A/C thermostat also has a built-in AGM function that will start the genset if A/C power fails and your temp setting calls for cool or heat [heat-pump]. Again, AC power failure is not a "start criteria" if you are boondocking.
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We are fulltimers and boondock 90% of the time. Most residentials require 10-15 amps at startup and 2-3 amps running.
We have an AGS system , 735 AH battery bank, 630 watts of solar, a 3000 watt MSW inverter.
This set up has served us well and we are starting on our 5th year fulltime.
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