My coach has a 2000W Magnum inverter that I think is about 4 years old (I purchased coach 2 years ago). Generally everything seems to run fine, but on 3 occasions the circuit breaker on the inverter itself (a small button on the side of it) has tripped off. When this happens I don’t know anything is wrong until I lose power somewhere or I happen to be checking the inverter monitor and notice something is not right. This morning, my wife went to make coffee and there was no power at the outlet. I had already made 4 cups so was surprised. I checked and found that the inverter panel was saying low battery… 11.7V. I tried turning the inverter on… and when that didn’t work I remembered the circuit breaker on the inverter itself. Going to the inverter bay I reset it and everything went back to normal.
So my questions. 1. Is there a way I can hook up an alarm (audible if possible) so that I know if the inverter circuit breaker trips? 2. When I am hooked up to shore power can the same or similar alarm alert me that my inverter is running because the park power goes down? That has happened a few times over the years as well.
Just wondering what I might be able to do to be made aware when my power supply has these issues.
Thanks for any help!
Rick & Nancy – FMCA# F476913
2006 Country Coach Allure 470 Siskiyou Summit, Cummins ISL 400; 2012 Buick Enclave