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Old 09-01-2013, 12:22 PM   #1
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Upgrading from Tripplite to Magnum inverter/charger

I am interested in upgrading my 2012 Interstate to the Magnum unit the new ones have instead of the Tripplite mine came with. Curious about how the Magnum is situated under the back seat in a lounge model (mines the short version if that changes anything). Any one know any details about the swap? I'm hoping it is more or less a plug and play. If someone has pics of how their Magnum is hooked up back there that would be fantastic!

Thanks for any input.
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Old 09-01-2013, 12:25 PM   #2
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I am interested in upgrading my 2012 Interstate to the Magnum unit the new ones have instead of the Tripplite mine came with. Curious about how the Magnum is situated under the back seat in a lounge model (mines the short version if that changes anything). Any one know any details about the swap? I'm hoping it is more or less a plug and play. If someone has pics of how their Magnum is hooked up back there that would be fantastic!

Thanks for any input.
If anyone has a Twin model with the Magnum, I'd love to see pics!
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Old 09-01-2013, 01:56 PM   #3
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I have a wardrobe lounge model and looked into it. It should be a fairly simple swap. The cutout for the remote happens to be exactly the same as the Triplite's and the ac/dc hookups are also identical. The unit mounts on the back panel. A close out would have to made where the Triplite inverter is currently located.

My biggest concern was the price-benefit ratio. I am not convinced it is worth it.

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I am interested in upgrading my 2012 Interstate to the Magnum unit the new ones have instead of the Tripplite mine came with. Curious about how the Magnum is situated under the back seat in a lounge model (mines the short version if that changes anything). Any one know any details about the swap? I'm hoping it is more or less a plug and play. If someone has pics of how their Magnum is hooked up back there that would be fantastic!

Thanks for any input.
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Worth is relative! If you go with a Magnum MMS-1012, you get a 1000 watt pure sine wave inverter and also get a 50 amp 4-stage charging section that is fully programmable to your battery bank size and type and features full temperature compensation for correct charging. DUMP YOUR CONVERTER !!!!!!

3 year full factory warranty on these MADE IN USA units, which are all fully field serviceable. A feature the cheap throw always can't match.

So is if worth it? They are the ONLY units I will sell or install. As a factory authorized service center for Magnum Energy, I also feel like the Maytag repairman........not many to fix 'cause they don't break much!

You decide!!!
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Old 09-02-2013, 09:18 AM   #5
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Magnum Inverter/Charger

Attached photo of mine with Onyx interior. The Magnum is just bolted to the rear plywood panel of the compartment under the lounge seat.
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Old 09-02-2013, 09:49 AM   #6
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Attached photo of mine with Onyx interior. The Magnum is just bolted to the rear plywood panel of the compartment under the lounge seat.
Mike,

Did you get the inverter only or the inverter/charger? Do you have the ME-RC remote?
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ME-RC remote

Mine was built by Airstream in Oct 2012 and came with Magnum Inverter/Charger and the ME-RC remote. Photo attached.
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Mine was built by Airstream in Oct 2012 and came with Magnum Inverter/Charger and the ME-RC remote. Photo attached.
That is the same as my 2014 EXT model.
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FWIW, Jim Parrett stated that the reason AS changed to the Magnum was the Tripp-Lite wasn't compatible w/ the new model Onan 2.5 generator.
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Old 09-22-2013, 10:51 AM   #10
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No doubt the Magnum is worth the money. I meant that since I rarely use the inverter anyway, the cost to replace the unit with the Magnum may not be economically justifiable.

If the Tripplite ever fails, then absolutely I would replace it with the Magnum.

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3 year full factory warranty on these MADE IN USA units, which are all fully field serviceable. A feature the cheap throw always can't match.

So is if worth it? They are the ONLY units I will sell or install. As a factory authorized service center for Magnum Energy, I also feel like the Maytag repairman........not many to fix 'cause they don't break much!

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