Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-10-2008, 10:40 PM   #21
4 Rivet Member
 
1972 25' Tradewind
Madison , Wisconsin
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 396
On/Off Switch

Something to consider...I have a 12V switch on the hot side of my control panel. I got it at NAPA, it is a good heavy duty switch. While I have tested my panel for phantom loads (and have none ) I still shut off the system when I am not using it or actively charging it. I did leave a light (led panel)on for a week one time, it did not seem to cause a problem, but I too the lesson to hart & installed a switch.
Smokin Camel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2008, 08:39 PM   #22
3 Rivet Member
 
gunworks's Avatar
 
1995 35' Land Yacht Diesel
Noblesville , Indiana
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 105
Images: 1
Thumbs up Xantrex installed!

Lewster,
If you are keeping up, I finally installed a Xantrex Prosine 2.0 this past weekend and all I can say is WOW! Worth every penny. Did away with the Magnatek and the pissy little inverter. I wired it into the GFCI circuit already in place under the bonnet and used 4/0 cables to the batteries via 300A fuse block. Grounded everything and let-er-rip. I watched the olympics for sever hours last evening on new 20" flatscreen with shore power disconnected and only pulled batteries down to 12.9 volts. I mounted the prosine on a shelf in the hole which used to house the old Audiovox TV. I will upload installation photos this weekend time permitting. Many thanks for the suggestion. Big improvement on battery performance.
__________________
95 Landyacht
gunworks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2008, 09:10 PM   #23
Rivet Master
Commercial Member
 
Vintage Kin Owner
Naples , Florida
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 7,453
Quote:
Originally Posted by gunworks View Post
Lewster,
If you are keeping up, I finally installed a Xantrex Prosine 2.0 this past weekend and all I can say is WOW! Worth every penny. Did away with the Magnatek and the pissy little inverter. I wired it into the GFCI circuit already in place under the bonnet and used 4/0 cables to the batteries via 300A fuse block. Grounded everything and let-er-rip. I watched the olympics for sever hours last evening on new 20" flatscreen with shore power disconnected and only pulled batteries down to 12.9 volts. I mounted the prosine on a shelf in the hole which used to house the old Audiovox TV. I will upload installation photos this weekend time permitting. Many thanks for the suggestion. Big improvement on battery performance.
GW,

Glad you are happy with your new apparatus. You sure have a bunch of power at your disposal now!!!!

Next step should be a solar charging system from AM Solar (assuming that you will be off the grid for any extended periods). I have a 400 watt/300 amp-hour system in my service van (along with a Magnum 2000 watt sine wave inverter/charger) and it works great!
__________________
lewster
Solar Tech Energy Systems, Inc.
Victron Solar Components and Inverters, Zamp Solar Panels, LiFeBlue and Battle Born Lithium Batteries, Lifeline AGM Batteries
lewster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2008, 06:27 PM   #24
3 Rivet Member
 
gunworks's Avatar
 
1995 35' Land Yacht Diesel
Noblesville , Indiana
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 105
Images: 1
Xantrex installation

Here are the photos
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Xantrex mount.JPG
Views:	94
Size:	535.6 KB
ID:	65952   Click image for larger version

Name:	xantrex wired.JPG
Views:	98
Size:	448.7 KB
ID:	65953  

__________________
95 Landyacht
gunworks is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Batteries & Solar Charles Q Treichel Generators & Solar Power 2 12-02-2008 01:06 PM
Upgrading batteries Les Gilliam Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 5 10-16-2002 12:58 PM
Batteries..All about batteries FrankR Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 0 07-17-2002 10:05 PM
Univolt/Dual Batteries uwe Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 4 06-28-2002 09:26 PM
Where should I install new batteries? Andy R Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 3 03-31-2002 11:01 PM


Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:30 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.