Lewster (or anyone experienced in upgrade/repair of batteries).
So after charging 48 hours I'm going to unplug and see how the batteries hold up (I figure 1-2 hours with inverter & fridge as only load based on prior experience). So should confirm batteries are toast. Dealer (Dayton where I bought the unit, 4 hours away) has said that they would take a look at them, but wouldn't guarantee they'd replace them if bad (I've had the unit - and this problem for a year now) and since it is cheaper for me to buy new batteries ($299 cost each) than to drive to Dayton and deal with service department. I'll probably be doing that.
QUESTION: While I'm in there what all should I do to this thing to make it operate the way it should? I got a temperature sensor for the Magnum, but haven't installed, it yet; but figure while the batteries are out I might as well get the electronics working the way AS should have configured things from the factory.
Should I go back with GPL24T; or is there a better long term solution that won't require major overhaul to charger / inverter, etc.
We use LiFePO 4 batteries in some of our military applications and they are amazing, but expensive (and require a special conditioner/charger) but open to adding more capacity if it doesn't kill my pocket book or my weekend
- replace batteries
- install temperature sensor
- ??? replace / upgrade panel in cabinet? to what?
- ??? install 2nd Propane switch in cabinet (really want to do this, what size wire? can I just put it inline on one of the two wires running to existing switch?)
- any other stuff easier to do while the batteries are out?