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Old 09-04-2022, 01:39 PM   #1
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Xantrex Freedom x 2000 inverter

Xantrex isnít charging chassis batteries as shown in their online videos. As shown in the videos, when connected to shore power, the inverter will split the power between the house load via bypass and any batteries, house or chassis, in need of charging. Any ideas?
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Old 09-04-2022, 01:49 PM   #2
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What is house battery bank voltage (measure at the large lugs of the inverter if possible)?


If much below 12.0 VDC, it is not supposed to charge. You will need to use some other means of charging to bring it up to that level. Small "stupid" charger, run engine/alternator, jump from another vehicle.


If 12+ VDC, have you confirmed you do have 120 VAC IN to the the inverter/charger?
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Old 09-04-2022, 03:00 PM   #3
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Unless this is something brand new,, the inverter doesn't actually charge the chassis battery, there is a voltage sensing device that controls that.

When the house battery volts are above 13.4 volts, the sensing relay closes a solenoid that connects all batteries together for charging.

The voltage sensing relay may be part of the combining solenoid, it's called a BIM ###.
Many are wired improperly.

What model inverter/charger do you have ?
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2022 Entegra Accolade xl. Purchased in June. House batteries 13.4v. Chassis batteries read 0. Attached a battery tender. Went into charge mode for about a 1/2 hr, but now says charged. Freightliner will start with chassis batteries, but steps and power cord reel wonít work. Entegra manual says they operate off chassis batteries. Iím calling Xantrex when they open tomorrow because theyíre remote display recognizes Iím connected to shore power, but sends all power to the house load (currently 13 amps) rather than splitting the load between house demand and battery charging as displayed in their videos.
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Old 09-04-2022, 07:13 PM   #5
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Sorry for duplicating the photos. One photo is a screenshot from Xantrex video depicting how the Freedom X 2000w display should look when attached to shore power and the batteries (either chassis or house according to the video) need charging. The other photo is of my actual display. I tried to locate the BIM in my battery compartment this morning, but no luck so far.
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2022 Entegra Accolade xl. Purchased in June. House batteries 13.4v. Chassis batteries read 0. Attached a battery tender. Went into charge mode for about a 1/2 hr, but now says charged. Freightliner will start with chassis batteries, but steps and power cord reel won’t work.

Entegra manual says they operate off chassis batteries.

Since the engine starts and a battery tender says charged, the chassis battery is probably charged and working properly.

The steps and cord reel do not work due to a different issue. Check switches, fuses, loose wires. The Entegra dealer or Entegra support can probably help with this.

I’m calling Xantrex when they open tomorrow because they’re remote display recognizes I’m connected to shore power, but sends all power to the house load (currently 13 amps) rather than splitting the load between house demand and battery charging as displayed in their videos.

The Xantrex probably adjusts battery charging when shore power is limited. It probably does not adjust house and chassis battery charging balance. There is usually a bridge circuit between the house and chassis battery. Different RV's have different bridge circuits. Many will switch the bridge "on" or "off" depending on battery terminal voltages.

13 amps for charging both house and chassis and running house 12 volt appliances is reasonable. The Xantrex can certainly supply more if needed so long as the RV shore cord is connected to 30 amp 120 volts or 50 amps 240 volts. The generator can also supply plenty.

See Xantrex Remote instructions for what the display symbols mean.

Freedom X Remote
https://xantrex.com/library/inverter...guide-english/
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Sorry for duplicating the photos. One photo is a screenshot from Xantrex video depicting how the Freedom X 2000w display should look when attached to shore power and the batteries (either chassis or house according to the video) need charging. The other photo is of my actual display. I tried to locate the BIM in my battery compartment this morning, but no luck so far.
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