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Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-13-2019, 06:43 PM
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Posted By Pahaska
Alex_AVI: I have the same diagram. What I don't...

Alex_AVI: I have the same diagram. What I don't have or can't find is the page that stub you circled hooks to. I need to email Airstream and see if I can get page 95319651 that is referenced...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-13-2019, 12:20 PM
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Posted By Pahaska
I didn't dig back through this thread to check...

I didn't dig back through this thread to check whether anyone has posted this.

Yesterday, while getting ready to install my Blue Sea BIM, I noticed a small box with a glowing LED behind the...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-28-2018, 06:32 AM
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Posted By Pahaska
Historically, it was necessary to keep the...

Historically, it was necessary to keep the batteries connected in Airstream trailers to smooth out the DC from the primitive converters used up unto about the 2000s. Only in recent years were the...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-22-2018, 11:16 AM
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Posted By Pahaska
Back on topic!

I just finished installing and testing my new Magnum.

I had a bit of a scare when the first time I turned the inverter on at the remote, it gave me a red light and the remote indicated "Bridge"...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-21-2018, 06:28 PM
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Posted By Pahaska
When I was at Alumapalooza, I had my disconnect...

When I was at Alumapalooza, I had my disconnect switch off for quite a while while connected to the very chancy AC that was daisy chained along the row of rigs. I had turned it off before I had AC...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-21-2018, 05:17 PM
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Posted By Pahaska
The inverter can be turned on from the remote. I...

The inverter can be turned on from the remote. I leave it in the off state all of the time.

I think Airstream was trying to simplify things for the user by making the disconnect automatic,...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-21-2018, 04:14 PM
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Posted By Pahaska
This is exactly what happened to my Magnum. I...

This is exactly what happened to my Magnum. I was plugged into the AC at the storage yard when I tried to reset the Magnum and it smoked.

I replaced my SB-164 solenoid with a HD battery switch...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-21-2018, 03:47 PM
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Posted By Pahaska
Originally, the coach batteries were always...

Originally, the coach batteries were always connected, even when the main disconnect was in the power-off position. This allowed the Magnum to poll the output AC bus and turn on the inverter if it...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-19-2018, 12:52 PM
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Posted By Pahaska
I would put 3 or 4 louvered 2" round vents nicely...

I would put 3 or 4 louvered 2" round vents nicely spaced at the bottom of the door under the jump seat to allow some air flow up from near floor level. Maybe a vent or two at the bottom on the end...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-17-2018, 08:04 PM
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Posted By Pahaska
According to the parts manual, both positive and...

According to the parts manual, both positive and negative leads are 2 ga. welding cable.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-17-2018, 05:43 PM
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Posted By Pahaska
I was referring to the bare wire that connects to...

I was referring to the bare wire that connects to a clamp on the bottom of the Magnum. That wire goes to a common grounding buss bar nearby.

The AC in and AC out are #14 Romex and their grounds...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-17-2018, 01:57 PM
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Posted By Pahaska
The ground for the Magnum in my AI is a length of...

The ground for the Magnum in my AI is a length of #14 wire.

Good info on the mounting material. I'll put spacers under my new Magnum when it gets here. The original mounting location couldn't be...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-16-2018, 02:58 PM
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Posted By Pahaska
Any electrical hardware can fail. I don't know...

Any electrical hardware can fail. I don't know what ate my Magnum, but it performed perfectly for about 5 years. I developed hardware for 35 years and that is a pretty good record. I am much more...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-16-2018, 11:53 AM
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Posted By Pahaska
Ordered new Magnum

Tried a bench test with the Magnum hooked up to one of the AGMs that I replaced a couple of months ago. This one still looked good. The other dropped to about 9v as soon as it was taken off the...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-15-2018, 12:25 PM
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Posted By Pahaska
I pulled out my Magnum and removed the cover. I...

I pulled out my Magnum and removed the cover. I can see absolutely no evidence of overheating. It is a real hassle removing the Magnum. There is no way to reach the bottom bolt heads. I had to...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-14-2018, 03:09 PM
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Posted By Pahaska
Interesting. I found out yesterday that my...

Interesting. I found out yesterday that my batteries were at about 60% with the coach plugged in at the storage yard. I brought it home last night to see what is the matter.

This morning, I...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-13-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 27,689
Posted By Pahaska
The SB164 solenoid was a poor quick fix for AI in...

The SB164 solenoid was a poor quick fix for AI in the 2014-2015 range. It is not present in later models; a second disconnect switch replaced it.

My SB164 solenoid is long gone. I replaced it...
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