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Old 06-05-2015, 04:53 PM   #15
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CAn someone advise me on how to wire a inverter to an outlet so that outlet is only used when the inverter is ON? I hate reaching under the bed to plug a cord in and would like to "hardwire" my Xantrex outlet to an outlet on the wall. The Xantrex only has a GFI outlet, no ports for hard wire.Thanks!
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When installing any Magnum inverter/charger, there is no need for the redundancy of a converter. And NO converter is as 'smart' or programmable as a Magnum.
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I don't need the 2K Inverter; I am concerned about battery conditioning. The MMS1012 is a sweet spot on price. I am unclear on the battery charger capabilities, 4 Stage? 5 Stage? Is the MMS1012 programmable or do I have to jump up to the MS2000 at twice the price?

That would make the PowerMax "Boondocker" Converter/Charge a compromise. But perhaps a necessity. I may have to purchase a stand alone smart battery charger for storage.

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The MMS 1012 is fully programmable like all Magnum inverter/chargers. You will need the ME-RC remote also, as that does the programming.

Is is fully temperature compensated and can be programmed for lithiums if you decide to go that route in the future.


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Old 06-27-2015, 04:52 PM   #18
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Hello peeps need some advice and will be reading through this thread as well. I am on the road and I cannot tell you how many issues I have come across so far. Needless to say my power inverter pure sine Xantrex unit burned up. Considering that I have lightly used it I am miffed. I figure that with my batt sizing and capacity I need something compatible with solar charges if that matters and also 1500 watts continuous at most. Any quick ideas or where to get such on the road? I am a few hours from Jackson Center in Ky my wiring is done so it should be a quick swap
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Old 06-27-2015, 05:00 PM   #19
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I just read through and noted the Magnum brand. That is about $1000 yikes. I am finding good reviews on Samlex but am not sure where to go to get these locally.
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Keep buying Chinese garbage that is not repairable and you get what you pay for.


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Old 06-28-2015, 08:05 AM   #21
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One needs to step up from Interstate lead acid car batteries to at least GSM cells if a 1500 watt capacity is required for more than a few minutes. One can safely draw about 30% of the power from lead acid batteries, 50% from GSM batteries and 80 to 85% from lithium iron phosphate batteries.

The Magnum MS 2012 would fill the bill for 2000 watts of power if the battery bank is sized properly.

Typically in solar applications, the battery bank amp hours is 75% of the solar wattage on the roof. We have 800 watts of solar panels and a 600 amp hour battery married to a Magnum MS-2812. It will start and run the 15K BTU air conditioner for awhile.

The Hybrid Magnum series can augment a 2000 watt generator output with battery power to start and run an air conditioner where the generator alone could not do so.
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What I am hearing is that there is only one brand to buy and that is magnum right?

Switz, that all depends on what kind of system you want- what are the needs. A gentleman did a study on battery types for solar I am not able to hunt on the road but he actually recommends two directions for batteries depending on system size needs and he recommends lead acid due to low cost. He offers charts and says never buy. Sealed for solar and AGM is overkill. If I get a chance I will post the site at least. My system meets my. Needs but oddly when I went to use the inverter it was dead so now I need one. 1000 watt is rated for my system I just thought I would go to 1500 watts. I have been able to find high ratings for magnum and a brand called AIMS but no personal experience both are pricey.
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Old 06-28-2015, 12:39 PM   #23
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Nod,

Sounds like you should be just fine with a 1000 W inverter. Amazon is a good place to purchase such a unit. As for The China/US debate, I'd vote with my wallet. Electronic components are largely made overseas and the fact that the final assembly is made in the US doesn't change the reliability of the unit. Perhaps the Magnum's are easily serviced but heck, why pay $1000 for a 1000 W inverter when you could by five of these http://www.amazon.com/Sunforce-11240.../dp/B000WGNNUQ for the same price! They also have two year warranties.

These units are typically very easy to install. Good luck with your replacement.
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I found and bought a magnum energy csw1012 1000 watt pure sine wave inverter. Maybe it will hold up. It is a really light weight inverter compared to the old one. Thanks to all who commented to my problem!
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Lewster,

I too became convinced when you commented on inverters. I recently recieved my Magnum MS2012 from RV Power Parts from your neck of the woods. I look forward to seeing how this will perform, and yes I bought the controller also. I'm coupling it with 4 6V 190 AH AGM Duracell batteries.... I know what your going to say, should have used Lifeline, but I've been hearing mixed feeling on the brand as far as cost comparison. Anyways, thanks for setting the record straight. Your the type that makes this forum possible!
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I too became convinced when you commented on inverters. I recently recieved my Magnum MS2012 from RV Power Parts from your neck of the woods. I look forward to seeing how this will perform, and yes I bought the controller also. I'm coupling it with 4 6V 190 AH AGM Duracell batteries.... I know what your going to say, should have used Lifeline, but I've been hearing mixed feeling on the brand as far as cost comparison. Anyways, thanks for setting the record straight. Your the type that makes this forum possible!
Thanks AA!

If you have any specific questions about the settings to use for your battery bank, shoot me a PM. The charging section of the MS-2012 will do your batteries a great service, but you have to program the ME-RC properly to achieve all the benefits.

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Make sure installer uses the correct copper wire size between the batteries and the Magnum. This will be the most expensive short wire you have probably purchased.

We used 4-0 copper and, as an understatement. it is not very pliable.

If the batteries can be located close together, consider using one inch wide by one eighth inch flat copper bar stock to connect the battery terminals together to keep the connections as short as possible.
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Solid copper bar is great stuff!! Use it all the time.........

Also, If you use heavy cables, look for class 'K' welding cable. Bends like butter............even up to 4/0.
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