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Old 03-27-2010, 08:36 PM   #1
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Question 600 Watt Inverter

I overloaded my inverter and don't know how to reset or find out if I have blown a fuse . . . can you help? I have my inverter exposed but need more guidance . . . Thank you, Pat
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Old 03-27-2010, 08:55 PM   #2
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My inverter has an automotive type fuse. It's made of translucent colored plastic and has the amperage written on it. Mine never blows! But sometimes the fuse on my vehicle blows when I plug the inverter to my 12 volt jack in the Durango. Do you have any pictures of your inverter? If I could see it maybe I could help you dope out the fuse.
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Old 03-28-2010, 06:35 AM   #3
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do you have the brand and model number? that info would make finding the fuse much easier.
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Old 03-28-2010, 09:30 AM   #5
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[QUOTE=PWirtz]It is a WFCO brand, model WF-600T-112 and I have the documentation showing an inline fuse (100 A). I had a friend check to see if current was running through the fuse and it was but inverter still does not work --- do you think it needs replacing? Just using am OHM meter may not tell the whole story?

It looks like an 'old fashion' fuse with white porcelain in the middle and gold on both sides . . .
i found this owners manual posted by randy @ BestConverter - Converters, Inverters, Electrical Supplies, Electronics (a vendor and member here)

a volt meter is almost a must to check electricity. the link for the owners manual is here:
http://www.bestconverter.com/assets/...f600manual.pdf

i see a power switch on the unit. do you have a remote power switch in the trailer? is the power switch 'on'? simple things need to be verified first. since the inverter uses power even if not powering anything, it should be turned off when not in use.
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Old 03-28-2010, 12:31 PM   #6
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600 watt inverter

I do have a remote on the wall and can't tell when it is on or off except if it is working, would have a red light on, since it is a push to turn on, then another push to turn off . . . I disconnect the batteries when we look at the inverter so wouldn't that be sure it is off?

I can talk with Airstream in the morning, but not sure if the inline is the only fuse. I spoke to them one other time and I thought they indicated there could be another fuse but don't see it in the documentation.

Any other suggestions??? Thanks again for your guidance!!
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Old 03-28-2010, 04:21 PM   #7
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i was hoping that someone with personal experience would post.

if the batteries were disconnected i'd think the power would be off to the inverter unless somehow the converter would still be wired in and feed the inverter. if the batteries are disconnected and the 120v shore power is disconnected, you should have no power there. did you see the on/off switch on the back of the unit?

you could also try calling an airstream dealer.
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Old 03-30-2010, 08:19 PM   #8
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I fixed it!!!! Want to share the answer so others can learn. My inline fuse was just fine so couldn't figure out what to do next. The front of the inverter says 'do not open, no servicable parts inside" --- well, that's just wrong!!!! Since my warranty was out, I took the cover off and sure enough, there were 2 standard fuses, 35 amps each . . . replaced them and everything works beautifully!!!!!! Thanks for your efforts, Pat
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Good for you! Just goes to show that we shouldn't believe everything we read! Bet you'e glad that's done with...and now the rest of us know what to do if ours goes south. Thank you! By the way, how did you overload the inverter?
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good job pat, you get to answer all the inverter posts now! btw, welcome to the forum :-)
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Old 03-31-2010, 08:09 AM   #11
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Thanks!!! I accidently plugged my blow dryer into an inverter plug (brain cramp) and 1875 watt blow dryer doesn't do well in a 600 watt inverter!!! I am sorry to say that I will be putting my 19' Bambi up for sale next, but just not making much use of it. I wanted everything to be perfect before advertising it --- will do that on the forum later today. Thanks again for everything!!!!!!!!!!!
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I would add that finding these fuses are a challenge in some areas, here for example. I called the mfg, WF Co at 574-295-4268. I am getting fuses from them and they told me I could also find them at Invalid Request
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update:
i blew my internal fuses in my unit from an overload. it uses 2 35A ATC fuses. in a pinch 30A will get you going with a lower output limit. you can get the fuses from mouser.com. the fuse replacement requires total powering off and removal of about 10 cover screws.
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Available at Amazon

You can get them at Amazon.com. $7.99 for a pack of 20, should last a long time.

Amazon.com: 35A ATC / ATO Auto Automotive Fuse (MADE IN U.S.A.) - Package of 20: Everything Else

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