Integrated Inverter / Charger recommendation? – Magnum?
It is time to choose a charger and inverter for the 1986 29’ side bath Sovereign
renovation and I’m looking for recommendations on Magnum or an alternate integrated model.
I have a 29’ 1986 Sovereign
side bath model with front accessed battery boxes. There is a space between the battery boxes where I plan on putting the inverter/charger. (21.5” w, 11” h, 16” d). This is the original location of the converter/charger and thermal breakers. My batteries will be two 12V
Lifeline group 27 or 31’s (100 – 130 Ah x 2). I rebuilt the boxes and confirmed the 31’s will just fit.
So far we have done little boondocking and estimate one to two days of it in a trip would be a lot. I’m upgrading to the group 31’s to add some capacity. I felt we could get by with a 1000W of inverter for (TV, charging phone/computer, Keurig coffee and occasional blender use).
Inverter / Charger selection parameters
1) Integrated inverter / charger with simple integration to control panel, battery monitor.
2) Pure sine model
3) Future expansion to solar is preferred.
4) US or European suppler (no Chinese)
5) Power 1000 – 1500W inverter output and a 50A min battery charger.
6) A model that fits in my allocated area.
7) So far I like what I have seen from Victron however the integrated product solutions are generally higher power and mostly 230V.
I was about ready to settle on the small Magnum Dynamics (MMS1012) unit until I read some negative comments on it.
* Is the Magnum MMS1012 a reliable product?
* Should consider the Magnum MS2012?
* Is there a better Victron or Xantrex integrated solution?
* Should I give up on the integrated inverter/charger in the sub 2kw range and go to separates, like the Victron Phoenix charger and Phoenix inverter?