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Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 04-06-2019, 04:24 PM
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Posted By Boxster1971
Thanks for posting this story. It contains a lot...

Thanks for posting this story. It contains a lot of stuff in the 12 pages. I found another incident of a Magnum fire in post #41 of the thread above.
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Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-26-2018, 09:10 AM
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Posted By Boxster1971
Alex - good advice on not making mods while...

Alex - good advice on not making mods while warranty is in force. My only thought on the A/C connection - the heavy load from A/C can drop the voltage going to Magnum in coach. Looking forward to...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-25-2018, 05:34 PM
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Posted By Boxster1971
The two switches are the same or similar to the...

The two switches are the same or similar to the switches in this West Marine link.
https://www.westmarine.com/buy/bep-marine--remote-operated-motorized-battery-switches--P014981633

They have...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-25-2018, 04:16 PM
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Posted By Boxster1971
Yes - disconnect would be used when storing or...

Yes - disconnect would be used when storing or extended parking with no shore power.

Disconnect is manually engaged by user. There is a switch that energizes the two motor driven switches. One for...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-24-2018, 09:45 PM
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Posted By Boxster1971
Unfortunately with either Magnum model OFF there...

Unfortunately with either Magnum model OFF there is still a drain on the batteries. It is less than the search mode. I just checked my notes and past posts and this totally OFF drain is 0.3-0.4A as...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-24-2018, 07:43 PM
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Posted By Boxster1971
My bad. It is not a CAUTION, just the first step...

My bad. It is not a CAUTION, just the first step in the Reset procedure on page 54.

"4.5 Performing a Power Reset
To perform a power reset (also known as a hard reset):
1. Remove all AC...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-24-2018, 01:14 PM
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Posted By Boxster1971
The MS2000 manual I have does have a CAUTION note...

The MS2000 manual I have does have a CAUTION note about have the inverter/charger connected to AC power when disconnecting the DC side. It is in the section on Resting the unit.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-23-2018, 07:19 PM
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Posted By Boxster1971
Amrim - I agree that Alex's write-up is very...

Amrim - I agree that Alex's write-up is very informative. I also agree that this problem is largely the fault of Magnum for not identifying this vulnerability with significant CAUTION notes in their...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-22-2018, 05:06 PM
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Posted By Boxster1971
I agree with sajohnson - this makes no sense.

I agree with sajohnson - this makes no sense.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-22-2018, 01:26 PM
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Posted By Boxster1971
Electrical burning, heavy smoke w/ 3yr old grandson sleeping in AI

John - the Magnum is a top quality battery charger, you won’t find one much better.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-21-2018, 06:50 PM
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Posted By Boxster1971
The problem Airstream was trying to fix with...

The problem Airstream was trying to fix with SB-164 and later the disconnect switch is parasitic drain on batteries. Even with the Magnum in fully off state it draws about 0.5A constantly. The only...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-21-2018, 06:26 PM
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Posted By Boxster1971
Thanks SA - in my rush to get the info out I...

Thanks SA - in my rush to get the info out I forgot that the generator power comes directly from the batteries and it is possible to start the generator with battery disconnect OFF.

The caution...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-21-2018, 04:05 PM
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Posted By Boxster1971
I see that sajohnson and Pahaska have also...

I see that sajohnson and Pahaska have also connected the problem.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-21-2018, 04:02 PM
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Views: 27,689
Posted By Boxster1971
Thank you TheCabin for posting the Safety Recall...

Thank you TheCabin for posting the Safety Recall Report. I think it is very relevant to the Magnum MMS 1012 inverter problem we are discussing. Titus and Boom23 comments are really close to the...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-21-2018, 03:30 PM
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Views: 27,689
Posted By Boxster1971
Titus - you are on to something in you post...

Titus - you are on to something in you post above, but not for the reasons you have stated. I'm about to make a longer post that will explain the connection between the information the the Safety...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-17-2018, 08:55 AM
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Views: 27,689
Posted By Boxster1971
I had similar thought since Airstream now packs...

I had similar thought since Airstream now packs everything around the Inverter/Charger much tighter than they did before they started the GT models.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-16-2018, 10:58 AM
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Posted By Boxster1971
I installed four Lifeline GPL-4T 6V AGM batteries...

I installed four Lifeline GPL-4T 6V AGM batteries on custom made battery trays behind the rear wheels under the van. Two mounted on each side where there was room as I have an Extended model. This is...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-15-2018, 03:36 PM
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Posted By Boxster1971
Not stupid at all - no such thing as a stupid...

Not stupid at all - no such thing as a stupid question.

Keeping the Magnum inverter/Charger with a lithium conversion would depend on how big of a battery pack you have. For lithium the...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-13-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 27,689
Posted By Boxster1971
Alex - what a scary incident. Glad no one was...

Alex - what a scary incident. Glad no one was hurt and damage limited. Do all Interstate owners a favor and file an incident report with NHTSA once you have more details on what happened.
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