Power inverter

mndriver

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I am guessing it's a bad sign to have a continuous 4-5 amp draw from a power inverter.



With absolutely nothing plugged in.
 

Tazz

Infidel
I would take the cover off and blow it out. I had one that a guy fixed at a CB shop when it was pulling like that. It was just dust and condensation from getting hot or cold causing a short.

Worth a shot.
 

mndriver

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Plan is Monday when the wife is at work to take it out and open it up.

Thinking of wiring a remote outlet so that it's not running into power strip for the stuff I need it for.

Mainly, charging the Bluetooth, printer/scanner and microwave.
 

8978

** Commie Express **
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XANTREX is top of the line.
 

8978

** Commie Express **
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And by the way, the Espar D2 heater is in just about every boat and yacht. One for each cabin.
 

Copperhead

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XANTREX is top of the line.
Indeed! I will only use Xantrex products. I especially like the inverter/charger varieties. When I am at home on the weekend, I hook up shore power to the Xantrex and it makes sure and keeps batteries fully charged. Batteries last longer. On the road, if I am using the inverter a lot while stopped, along with built in fridge, webasto bunk heater, etc, I have portable generator that is in its own box on the frame rail. I fire it up, hook it up to the Xantrex, and batteries get fully charged while I continue to use power in the sleeper/cab. Xantrex makes reliable products. A little pricey, but one area where you get your money's worth.
 

mndriver

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Been considering the xantrex inverter/charger. Probably be sooner than later now with this revelation.
 
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