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Old 09-04-2013, 10:19 AM   #113
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What's the house battery voltage after sitting for awhile w/o charging? And when the generator is running?
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Old 06-25-2014, 12:00 PM   #114
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I'm really sorry to hear that. After reading your post, I went out to test the AC because I haven't used mine since then either. And though it took a little over a minute for the lights on the Power Control System to light up, it eventually did and the AC is blowing fine (I'm in it as I'm typing this). Too bad you didn't notice what the voltage of your house batteries were. Mine was at 13.3v when I started the genset (thanks to my solar panel upgrade). Just a guess, but I'm wondering if your house batteries still wasn't high enough even after driving for an hour, and the power was still diverting towards the charging system.
Hi David

I am new owner of 2014.5 ext .my first RV ,started last week and also in orange country too.
Would you please give me a direction to solar up grade ? Mine got 50 w only .

Also Adding two extra lifeline AGM to the Bank today .

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Welcome to the Air Forums.

I thought the new models came w/ a 75W panel. Anyway here's a thread dealing w/ solar upgrades.

Where are you placing the extra AGMs.
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Old 06-25-2014, 11:59 PM   #116
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Ok

It happened again today.

Here's the scenario:

engines running and I go and start generator.

No problem, it starts right up and runs.

I then go and turn on AC after waiting a few minutes for Jenny to warm up.

So far so good, alls ok.

I then go shutoff chassis engine.

Now is when it starts going downhill.

After about 10 min or so of engine being off and no change in settings of Jenny. AC still running and all ok.

THEN, BAM everything shuts off. CAN'T RESTART !! ALL DEAD.

Only way to restart is by starting chassis engine again. It has to be batteries? Right?

But the weird thing is batteries still show 13+ volts even with nothing on?

This Damn thing is frustrating....
I had the same problem with my 2014.5 that I just bought. I brought it back to the dealership and they said I had a bad Magnum power energy management system that needed to be replace.
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I had the same problem with my 2014.5 that I just bought. I brought it back to the dealership and they said I had a bad Magnum power energy management system that needed to be replace.

I figured it out. Generator was low on oil and it's a safety feature. Service guy told me after routine service.

But anyway got rid of my 2010 and got a 2014. Now I'll know for next time.


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Old 06-26-2014, 09:20 AM   #118
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I had the same problem with my 2014.5 that I just bought. I brought it back to the dealership and they said I had a bad Magnum power energy management system that needed to be replace.

Magnum makes the inverter, not the energy management system.


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That's what my service lady told me and mine is still in the shop.
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Welcome to the Air Forums.

I thought the new models came w/ a 75W panel. Anyway here's a thread dealing w/ solar upgrades.

Where are you placing the extra AGMs.

I put it under the chair next to the inverter . Two 100ah type 27 #1 wire . Tide it to original bank ,before 300amp T-type DC Fuse .
And adjust the bank size to 400ah on the control panel (to extend absorb charging time to 120 minutes .
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Ahy,

If you have 2 group 27 Lifelines, your settings are off. You have a 200 amp/hour battery bank. Also, the absorb time should be 1hour for a bank of this size.

Also, a 300 amp class T fuse should only be used for 2/0 cable. What size inverter cable do you have? I would think 1/0 or smaller. If so, you need a much smaller fuse.


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Old 06-28-2014, 01:37 PM   #122
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how many amps to run both my AC units out sheer curosity? I was wondering to myself about a larger unit to have permanent in my truck bed later down the road to use for home use if needed and for dry camping in the heat....13.5k unit and 15k unit
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My 13.5 uses about 14-19 amps depending on outside temperature.
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Old 06-28-2014, 04:02 PM   #124
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The 13,500 BTU unit's compressor has a full-load current requirement of 12.4 A. The 15,000 BTU unit consumes 13.3 A. The fan motor requires approximately 3 A of additional current.

Note that these values are only for normal running conditions. Starting currents can be as much as 7 - 10 times higher for very short periods of time. The LRA (locked rotor amps) for these motors are listed here:

https://www.dometic.com/b97fb7b3-584c-470d-b19d-6b5d758792f7.fodoc

This is why Dometic requires a 3.5 KW generator for one unit and a 5.0 kW unit for two.
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Old 07-02-2014, 01:53 PM   #125
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Running AC on Generator Power

So like a honda EU6500 or EU7000 would run both AC units

I'm just bored and thinking

Bout to have electrician quote me for home 50amp install and trailer sits about 100 ish feet from fuse box so it will be costly I think

Want power for home airstream AC use for planned guests I get every year for extra sleeping arrangement (including during hottest summer months)

Perhaps such a generator will replace my need to pay the electrician and serve double duty for home
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Old 07-03-2014, 12:06 PM   #126
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You can use a normal 110v with an adapter and still run the ac unit. Dealer supplied my a a heavy gauge 30amp extension and an adapter down to normal wall outlet when I bought my AS.


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