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Old 02-07-2010, 03:38 PM   #1
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Inverter Grounding Question for Electricians

I just purchased a Xantrex Freedom 10 Inverter-Charger. Unlike the Magnatek battery charger-converter presently in my Sovereign, the Freedom 10 calls for a ground connection. What's the best way to tap into the ground? There's a ground wire running to the 110v fuse panel. Can I safely connect to that?

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Old 02-07-2010, 04:03 PM   #2
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I just purchased a Xantrex Freedom 10 Inverter-Charger. Unlike the Magnatek battery charger-converter presently in my Sovereign, the Freedom 10 calls for a ground connection. What's the best way to tap into the ground? There's a ground wire running to the 110v fuse panel. Can I safely connect to that?

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Even though electrically they are the same potential I would not connect there.

I would connect directly to the Trailer frame close to the convertor.
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On the instruction manual it says to ground to the AC wiring. If the AC wiring is grounded to the chassis you can go to the body or frame.
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Thanks guys, appreciate the quick response. I assume the easiest way to tap into the ground is through a nearby rib, correct?
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That's what I did when I replaced my converter.
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Cool, thanks Richard.
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On my 73 27' they created a primary ground tied to the main chassis steel ladder frame about 18-inches from where the cord went into the black tank area, the household style solid wire ran back to that point from the air conditioning - outlet receptacles (converter) disconnect panel that had the rubber cord ran to.. .

. ..so the Main AC ground was hidden except when viewed from the black tank area, loose and corroded, practically useless - I suggest you renew the hardware there and use an anti-corrosion compound, I have a tiny tube of "NO-OX-ID A Special" that's made for iron as well as copper and aluminum and is conductive (therefor do not use it anywhere it might creep across and complete a circuit, just grounds or buss bars etc..
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