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Old 06-13-2006, 07:40 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by BobW
How do you know how good the converter is that came with your MH? The Xantrax is a 3 stage converter. Also, the switch? What switch? If your MH didn't come equiped with a inverter, you more than likly don't have a switch, just a transformer. (converter that charges the batteries only.)
The switch is the transfer switch that automatically transfers between inverter power and incoming AC power. I installed my own along with the 3 solar panels I have I rarely have my converter even plugged in. That saves a lot when your paying for your own electricity. The specs on the MS converter should be in your warranty papers. I have read it all but it was a long time ago so I won't quote anything. You can also get add on to control the charge to your batteries if you don't trust the converter to have the needed tecknowlighy built in.

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Old 06-14-2006, 10:33 PM   #22
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Another thought

One more thing. If you add a converter to your system, the inverter power can't be wired to the converter. This would cause the 120 from the inverter to power the converter that would supply power back to the inverter. Did I say that right? I had to make sure my converter was disconnected from the circuit breaker. of corse I have a Xantrax, so I don't need the converter. Think about it, if I have the IV powering 120 to the CV it sends 12v to the IV that sends 120 to the CV, etc, etc, on an endless cycle. This could damage the inverter big time because the converter is not filtered very well and depends on the batteries to act as a large capacitor to do the filtering. Just a thought. Interesting huh?

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