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Old 07-03-2015, 04:42 PM   #29
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What would be the recommended thickness and width? I understand that the bigger the better but what would be the "standard" for the ms 2012 model and 4 6v batteries worth at 190 AH a piece?
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Old 07-03-2015, 09:02 PM   #30
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For 300 amp/hours or less, I use 1/8 X 3/4". For larger battery banks, 1/8 X 1".
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Just thought to add more info on the inverter discussion. I did find that not all Asian brands are the same (obviously) most everything is built overseas but some carry the CE, UL458 and other ratings which provides more detail on the quality. One brand rated highly that is Chinese is GoPower. Four of their pure sine units are UL rated.
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Just thought to add more info on the inverter discussion. I did find that not all Asian brands are the same (obviously) most everything is built overseas but some carry the CE, UL458 and other ratings which provides more detail on the quality. One brand rated highly that is Chinese is GoPower. Four of their pure sine units are UL rated.
...........and unfortunately just like all of the other Chinese inverters, they are throw-aways when they fail!
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Old 05-15-2018, 08:53 AM   #33
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Old thread but I'm in the market for either a 2000w inverter or 2000w inverter/charger.

Anyone have further thoughts given 3 additional years?
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Old 05-15-2018, 08:57 AM   #34
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Very happy so far with our Victron hybrid inverter / charger, installed just over a month ago. Our model is 3,000 watts, though.
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Very happy so far with our Victron hybrid inverter / charger, installed just over a month ago. Our model is 3,000 watts, though.
3,000w could work. I'm wired for it. And I love Victron stuff. Have their solar controller and battery monitor which both work splendidly.

Do you know if they have a straight inverter that's 2000w or more? I only see 1200w and the inverter/charger gets spendy.

[edit] I do see one for about $1300. Still spendy.
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Yup, Victron = Spendy returns TRUE.
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Yup, Victron = Spendy returns TRUE.
I hear ya. And went that way before. But I won't use the inverter a lot so was hoping to minimize cost here.
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Old 05-15-2018, 12:26 PM   #38
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I hear ya. And went that way before. But I won't use the inverter a lot so was hoping to minimize cost here.
Scott,

Here is a link to a users discussion of pros/cons of magnum vs victron:

http://www.rvnetwork.com/topic/12687...um-vs-victron/

They are very close when compared. I like durable on the trailer so I went magnum. Found many good prices but most low priced vendors were not authorized sellers by magnum.
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Scott,

Here is a link to a users discussion of pros/cons of magnum vs victron:

http://www.rvnetwork.com/topic/12687...um-vs-victron/

They are very close when compared. I like durable on the trailer so I went magnum. Found many good prices but most low priced vendors were not authorized sellers by magnum.
Good to hear from you old bud!

Thanks for the link. If I was running my trailer with this i'd go victron but I'm really looking for something that will run a blender a few times a week without frying my rig.
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We used the Magnum MS-2812 on the Classic in 2014 as its had two 30 amp contacts which was what few needed with 50 amp two pole service. We put in a new primary power panel and redistributed the load so that one A/C, the refrigerator and water heater AC power loads where shed when on the 600 amp-hour lithium battery.

We put the Magnum hybrid MSH-3012 in our 23D with 30 amp service. It will pull power from the 300 amp-hour lithium battery to help start the single A/C when using just one propane powered Honda 2,000 watt generator.
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