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Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-13-2019, 08:05 PM
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Posted By Alex AVI
JOHN - Yes, I pretty sure I tried looking for...

JOHN - Yes, I pretty sure I tried looking for that diagram page 95319651 (long ago) and did not locate it with what I had.

Ok, I see what you mean. That label just means it is approved for use...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-13-2019, 05:21 PM
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Posted By Alex AVI
PAT - No soap box. I think many agree with you...

PAT - No soap box. I think many agree with you (myself included). Kinda like a hodge-podge'ing the hardware rather than the complete re-design you allude to. If I could extrapolate to the software...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-13-2019, 03:23 PM
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Posted By Alex AVI
JOHN - The AC Enabled sense line (ACE in...

JOHN - The AC Enabled sense line (ACE in diagrams) function is to disconnect inverter/charger from house batts when there is no AC. Per diagrams I saw of 2017 vs. 2018, this started on 2018's. The...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 07-01-2018, 11:33 PM
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Posted By Alex AVI
ROWIEBOWIE - it was such a beautiful weekend to...

ROWIEBOWIE - it was such a beautiful weekend to get away from Las Vegas, a 10 degree drop from 105 to 95 was actually very refreshing for us. And so beautiful Zion National Park, and daughter,...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 07-01-2018, 11:56 AM
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Posted By Alex AVI
FLYFISHINRVR - Thank you! When I had the comm...

FLYFISHINRVR - Thank you! When I had the comm issue between Dometic & Firefly, I was determined to not let it ruin our 3 night stay at Sand Hollow Park, UT that I manually cycled A/C every 3 mins...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-30-2018, 11:14 PM
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Posted By Alex AVI
JOHN - I wonder if my Magnum 1012 is advanced...

JOHN - I wonder if my Magnum 1012 is advanced enough to do the job. I do realize it is a popular unit and many experienced users swear by the brand. But they are now hitting 0-for-2 in my book. ;)
...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-27-2018, 11:39 PM
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Posted By Alex AVI
Yes, I believe that is what AMIRM was saying...

Yes, I believe that is what AMIRM was saying also. Giving Magnum a little benefit of the doubt, they probably should've worded more accurately - "AC causing the DC to ripple" is more accurately...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-27-2018, 01:10 AM
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Posted By Alex AVI
MIKE - I was thinking in that same line, though...

MIKE - I was thinking in that same line, though still unable to comprehend the direct connection. Of course still speculating here - that the dropping voltage to Magnum would cause a current increase...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-27-2018, 12:50 AM
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Posted By Alex AVI
BRICK - Thank you very much. FYI - to...

BRICK - Thank you very much.

FYI - to clarify, grandson was NEVER unattended anytime. He was on one side of sliding door C/S captain's seat, I and members of family were on the other side of...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-25-2018, 11:21 PM
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Posted By Alex AVI
SAJOHNSON - I guess you have not been to Las...

SAJOHNSON - I guess you have not been to Las Vegas when it is 117F. We kick back & watch tv outside even with those temps ;) My first trip for short test at Lake Mead National Recreation area, in...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-25-2018, 08:28 PM
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Posted By Alex AVI
SAJOHNSON - I knew I forgot something. The 2 big...

SAJOHNSON - I knew I forgot something. The 2 big red knobs are not just manual disconnects. Based on my understanding of how these switches work (I have not tested all scenarios & combo permutations...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-25-2018, 08:08 PM
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Posted By Alex AVI
SAJOHNSON - At the dealer's they were testing the...

SAJOHNSON - At the dealer's they were testing the inverter under varying conditions (inside, outside), maximum loading, but as to how long & what percentage of time spent in inverter vs. pass-thru...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-24-2018, 11:15 PM
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Posted By Alex AVI
AMIRM - Thanks. Yeah, not sure what the delay on...

AMIRM - Thanks. Yeah, not sure what the delay on a latching switch is and what amount of time Magnum's ripple current exposure is considered to be catastrophic to it (when batts are disconnected)....
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-24-2018, 10:43 PM
Replies: 232
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Posted By Alex AVI
Good evening folks. Sorry to be MIA since early...

Good evening folks. Sorry to be MIA since early a.m. yesterday. Pls. bear with me as I try to catch up on some posts that I need to reply to. Was busy after I picked up AI from dealer, getting her...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-23-2018, 04:18 AM
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Posted By Alex AVI
BOOM23, SAJOHNSON, MIKE - different terminology...

BOOM23, SAJOHNSON, MIKE - different terminology used by AS in the same docs. makes for some confusion. Also, agreed that the Magnum rep. does not know how to read the AI schematics. It is very clear...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-22-2018, 12:55 PM
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Posted By Alex AVI
JOHN - GREAT to hear all is good. I do not have...

JOHN - GREAT to hear all is good. I do not have your carpentry or metal fabrication tools/skills to effect my electrical compartment changes. Luckily, I have friends that have skills to help me. So I...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-22-2018, 11:11 AM
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Posted By Alex AVI
TOBBUN - My Maytag Neptune W/D is also 18 yrs....

TOBBUN - My Maytag Neptune W/D is also 18 yrs. old, same age as house and Sub-Zero. I have rebuilt the washer with new bearings, seals, etc. etc. (big pain to do, but having bearing puller tools from...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-22-2018, 10:57 AM
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Views: 27,689
Posted By Alex AVI
TITUS - From pics I have seen of pre-2018...

TITUS - From pics I have seen of pre-2018 non-Firefly units, they have discrete switches but do not know for sure if they are mechanical (hope others here can chime in & confirm).

The diode is...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-22-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 27,689
Posted By Alex AVI
INTERBLOG - yeah, that is the evaporator, the...

INTERBLOG - yeah, that is the evaporator, the same part that cost me $1,200 to get replaced along with complete sealed-system evacuation that only licensed HVAC techs can do (and other smaller minor...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-21-2018, 08:35 PM
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Posted By Alex AVI
TITUS - I think what you said ^^^ above is THE...

TITUS - I think what you said ^^^ above is THE safest approach.

In case you haven't seen yet, will just paste what I said on WACHUKO's thread ...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-21-2018, 02:50 PM
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Posted By Alex AVI
And so the wheels are turning (albeit a bit slow...

And so the wheels are turning (albeit a bit slow in my opinion). But nevertheless, some update:

1. Dealer has done as much testing with as much load and all look ok for now. I will pick up my...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-20-2018, 05:30 PM
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Posted By Alex AVI
GKLOTT - excellent advice. A friend in the legal...

GKLOTT - excellent advice. A friend in the legal field who also owns rv's did mention UL. But you are the 1st to mention local FD and NFPA. It makes sense. I do plan to report, along with other...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-20-2018, 11:30 AM
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Views: 27,689
Posted By Alex AVI
WACHUKO - saw that on your thread. Glad you were...

WACHUKO - saw that on your thread. Glad you were able to tighten the nut near steering wheel :D


INTERBLOG - sorry you had to take this route :sad: Surprising as Sears normally back their...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-19-2018, 11:24 PM
Replies: 232
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Posted By Alex AVI
WACHUKO - sorry I missed that part. I thought...

WACHUKO - sorry I missed that part. I thought your charging situatrion was just a temporary 'glitch' as we used to call it in the computer world. But I wonder why the TB unit has those vents and the...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-19-2018, 08:19 PM
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Posted By Alex AVI
Nice! There ya go. Your Magnum is now in full...

Nice! There ya go. Your Magnum is now in full compliance of their installation requirements. ;)
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-19-2018, 06:39 PM
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Posted By Alex AVI
I am not sure any of those vents and fans would...

I am not sure any of those vents and fans would be sufficient. It will help, but in extreme cases (like extreme summer temps in Las Vegas) it may barely make a dent. I do not have my unit yet...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-19-2018, 11:20 AM
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Views: 27,689
Posted By Alex AVI
SAJOHNSON - That is already my plan, only to put...

SAJOHNSON - That is already my plan, only to put that cushion down when being used (which is rare). FYI - original incident occured when there not a single load on Magnum. Other than A/C running,...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-18-2018, 08:26 PM
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Posted By Alex AVI
General response to these folks who have been...

General response to these folks who have been GREAT help in brainstorming ideas here:
PAT, SAJOHNSON GMILLEROK1, WACHUKO, BOOM23

SAJOHNSON - "If so, then at least some fault may lie with AS". I...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-17-2018, 01:19 PM
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Views: 27,689
Posted By Alex AVI
Folks, amazing responses. I forgot my tablet, so...

Folks, amazing responses. I forgot my tablet, so bear with me if typos as I am using my teenie smartphone

MIKE, GMILLEROK1 - yes, I do not like that Magnum is installed on a piece of wooden...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-16-2018, 11:05 PM
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Posted By Alex AVI
SSQUARED - Thank you for your thoughts. The quick...

SSQUARED - Thank you for your thoughts. The quick answer is no, I have not verified everything. Keep in mind this is a 3mo. new unit. My troubleshooting and teardown purpose was NOT to fix the...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-16-2018, 08:02 PM
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Posted By Alex AVI
SAJOHNSON & PAT - 100% agree. On paper, there is...

SAJOHNSON & PAT - 100% agree. On paper, there is no conceivable reason why the A/C would have any bearing on Magnum burning up. At the risk of sounding like I am defending dealer (I am not, my first...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-16-2018, 03:52 PM
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Posted By Alex AVI
SAJOHNSON - Yes, the hot smell MANSDERM161 is...

SAJOHNSON - Yes, the hot smell MANSDERM161 is smelling is definitely not normal. Was not that way prior to my problem and I used to sleep on the side of bed.

Yes, my AI has MMS1012 and schematics...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-16-2018, 03:13 PM
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Posted By Alex AVI
JOHN - yes, agree. The best-of-best equipment can...

JOHN - yes, agree. The best-of-best equipment can fail right off the assembly line. Like you, being in the tech world for same time gives me the same perspective. One of my simple asks is a redundant...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-16-2018, 03:05 PM
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Posted By Alex AVI
Yep, 1st house we ever built with pool (with...

Yep, 1st house we ever built with pool (with intent of being the forever house) AND last (if we ever move again). Sorry to hear about friend child drowning, this is the big concern which causes me to...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-16-2018, 02:23 PM
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Posted By Alex AVI
This is the problem right now, trusting the...

This is the problem right now, trusting the identical (albeit new) Magnum model in my rv. My head is churning up many ideas right now into wanting to fortify that enclosure with some type of venting...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-16-2018, 02:17 PM
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Posted By Alex AVI
SAJOHNSON - yes, been scrutinizing diagrams for...

SAJOHNSON - yes, been scrutinizing diagrams for days now. All that you have said, I see them too. The only thing I want to add is that regardless of whether A/C is running or not, the Magnum will...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-16-2018, 01:40 AM
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Posted By Alex AVI
SAJOHNSON - Wow! that incident is even more scary...

SAJOHNSON - Wow! that incident is even more scary than mine, if that's even possible. Yes, at least up to this point, dealer & AS were/still are responding to my requests. They really have no choice,...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-15-2018, 11:54 PM
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Posted By Alex AVI
I think mine was too or even 100% (even though I...

I think mine was too or even 100% (even though I can not confirm now). I think I would have noticed it to be very odd if it were set to 10% (as AMIRM was). It would've triggered the question "why is...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-15-2018, 11:35 PM
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Posted By Alex AVI
AMIRM - Interesting, and yes I see that now from...

AMIRM - Interesting, and yes I see that now from Magnum manual Default Settings page - Charge rate default is 100%. I will have to see what the new one is set to. All my settings are what came from...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-15-2018, 08:47 PM
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Posted By Alex AVI
Hey PAT. Glad to hear from you. Thank you for...

Hey PAT. Glad to hear from you. Thank you for your thoughts..

Yes, Airstream already is pointing at Magnum. But all evidence, including my own personal take apart and smoke chasing does support...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-15-2018, 12:36 PM
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Posted By Alex AVI
JOHN - if you are still testing, you may want to...

JOHN - if you are still testing, you may want to consider what LOTUS54 mentioned about testing on the bench instead of inside your unit. That's what I would have done if I was at home and was not...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-15-2018, 11:58 AM
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Posted By Alex AVI
MARK - one of my best friends who also owns an rv...

MARK - one of my best friends who also owns an rv suggested leaving inside their showroom. Unfortunately, AI is too tall for showroom. So it is inside service bay and then at some point going outside...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-15-2018, 11:43 AM
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Posted By Alex AVI
STREAMINWILD - jury is still out on how serious...

STREAMINWILD - jury is still out on how serious they are taking it. This is actually the easy part. The tough part is how they want to address the detectors not working and my minimum ask of...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-14-2018, 11:52 PM
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Posted By Alex AVI
Thank you. It is looking better now. I left it at...

Thank you. It is looking better now. I left it at dealer, at minimum it will be hooked up for 24 hrs and depending on when I can pick it back up, may end up being there for a couple more days, due to...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-14-2018, 07:16 PM
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Posted By Alex AVI
I agree, if this can happen to a brand new 3...

I agree, if this can happen to a brand new 3 month old unit, everyone can be susceptible. I do not have picture of my actual inverter, but the foreman showed it to me and where the burn hole was. I...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-14-2018, 01:53 PM
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Posted By Alex AVI
AIR99 - Thank you. At dealer's as I type. They...

AIR99 - Thank you. At dealer's as I type. They were on it right away with Jackson Centet and indications are it was all contained in Magnum inverter/converter. They are spending rest of time...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-13-2018, 09:20 PM
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Posted By Alex AVI
INTERBLOG - Thanks much. It definitely smelled of...

INTERBLOG - Thanks much. It definitely smelled of Printed Ckt Board burning. Having been around them since early 70's, you just know the smell. Also having been in the technology field from high...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-13-2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 27,689
Posted By Alex AVI
TOBBUN - Thank you. Will definitely post any info...

TOBBUN - Thank you. Will definitely post any info that would be useful to AI owners, as I learn them.


CRAZYLEV - yes, internal Magnum caps are suspect given I have yet to see external burns or...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-13-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 27,689
Posted By Alex AVI
FLYFISHINRVR - Thank you. Yes, safe family was...

FLYFISHINRVR - Thank you. Yes, safe family was the only acceptable outcome. I could care less if AI burned to the ground (in retrospect, maybe I should have). Instead I spent countless hours to make...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-13-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 27,689
Posted By Alex AVI
MARK - Thank you. Yes, from my vantage point,...

MARK - Thank you. Yes, from my vantage point, definitely AS and nothing to do with MB. Gosh, I would not want to go through another 2 yr. lawsuit with MB again. They never settle even if their fault,...
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