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Old 08-07-2018, 08:04 AM   #41
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Well, THAT's encouraging... Business major here.... This means 1 in 5 trailers AS makes have "Made on Monday issues..."


They have MoM issues! I think we can make that a thing!

ďAh, your trailer has mom issues...Ē

I crack myself up.
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Old 08-07-2018, 08:07 AM   #42
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While I realize that my setup is in an older AS, I have the Xantrex FS-3012 converter/charger/inverter (3000-watt). Along with 540-watts of solar it all works fine for me for boondocking.


Nice!
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Old 08-09-2018, 08:59 AM   #43
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2018 27FB Inverter failure? Better replacement?

Update: Heard from Airstream of Scottsdale on the progress of my warranty work. They so far have been very proactive. The inverter problem was apparently a fuse at the battery.

A fuse. The Airstream technical support guy didnít even have me check that (not blaming him). I recall that Uncle Bob may have mentioned a fuse but I was too busy to look up the wiring diagram and I was taking it in anyway.

A fuse. Boy am I embarrassed.
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Old 08-10-2018, 07:58 AM   #44
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Update: Heard from Airstream of Scottsdale on the progress of my warranty work. They so far have been very proactive. The inverter problem was apparently a fuse at the battery.

A fuse. The Airstream technical support guy didnít even have me check that (not blaming him). I recall that Uncle Bob may have mentioned a fuse but I was too busy to look up the wiring diagram and I was taking it in anyway.

A fuse. Boy am I embarrassed.
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Well, there a fuse and then there's a FUSE ... That beast costs about $70 to replace and has ... wait for it ... torque specs on the lug bolts. Very much a monster device. Looking at the enclosure for it, you'd never guess what was inside ....

All that said, the bigger question is - why did it blow? When you pay that much for them, you don't expect ( or usually get ) random failures on that category of device

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Old 08-10-2018, 09:20 AM   #45
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I think I recall now what happened.

Letís just say that something may or may not have been plugged into an inverter outlet that may or may not have probably had too large of a thirst for electrons that worked for a split second and then all of a sudden did not work.

I guess the details are not really all that important now are they? Lesson learned under warranty.... 🤪

Sounds like this particular fuse might be something worth having in a spare parts kit. I will need to find where to purchase it.
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Here's a low cost version:

https://www.amazon.com/Go-Power-F-11...s=class+T+fuse

Indeed the prices on them seem to be all over the place. I have no experience with the cheap ones .....

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Here's a low cost version:

https://www.amazon.com/Go-Power-F-11...s=class+T+fuse

Indeed the prices on them seem to be all over the place. I have no experience with the cheap ones .....

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Thanks! Added to the list....
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Here is the correct fuse:

Blue Sea Systems 5183 100A Fuse Terminal https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0017SJOH4..._V14EBbG15NFPN
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Here is the correct fuse:

Blue Sea Systems 5183 100A Fuse Terminal https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0017SJOH4..._V14EBbG15NFPN
Thanks for the link. Iíve searched, but canít find out what the numbers in the bottom right mean.

The one installed is a Buss 100A 58V fuse. The bottom right numbers are 12817. Do those numbers matter if they are different?
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Thanks for the link. I’ve searched, but can’t find out what the numbers in the bottom right mean.

The one installed is a Buss 100A 58V fuse. The bottom right numbers are 12817. Do those numbers matter if they are different?
The number in the lower right appears to be manufacturer-specific, maybe a part or lot number. Blue Sea Systems uses 36310, Eaton uses 03712, Littlefuse uses 3605. I didn't find one that uses 12817 though.

I've used the Blue Sea Systems 5183 100A Terminal Fuse recommended by UncleBad. My previous one fell victim to a hair dryer
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The number in the lower right appears to be manufacturer-specific, maybe a part or lot number. Blue Sea Systems uses 36310, Eaton uses 03712, Littlefuse uses 3605. I didn't find one that uses 12817 though.

I've used the Blue Sea Systems 5183 100A Terminal Fuse recommended by UncleBad. My previous one fell victim to a hair dryer
Thanks, appreciate the information!
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Does anyone know the make/model of the stock inverter mentioned in this thread?

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Does anyone know the make/model of the stock inverter mentioned in this thread?

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Should be a WFCO
https://wfcoelectronics.com/product/wf-5110r/
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Does anyone know the make/model of the stock inverter mentioned in this thread?

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There are a couple of slightly different versions of the inverter. Some have a fuse on them for the AC transfer switch. Others apparently have a breaker instead. It would not surprise me to find that at least on a year to year basis, there are other minor differences as well.

The main "value" of the WIFCO stuff is that it is the rock bottom cost to OEM's. I'd go with something else if buying retail.

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