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twlldeen@gmail.com
Mon, Jul 26, 2021 3:49 PM

Bought a Xantrex 1750 watt pure sine wave inverter at the flea market yesterday. Couldn't refuse really, just $80.

I thought it would be a good thing to add to the coach but thinking about it, not really sure what the advantage of it would be and of course no idea
how or where I could cable it up to the existing system ...I don't have much in the way of appliances ATM, just the 2-way fridge and a microwave.
My computer runs and charges on 5v and the genset/alternator charge the vacuum and power tool batteries. I make coffee/tea on the gas range, old
school, boiling water. I did have a fantasy about moving my home music recording setup into the coach and I suppose that's what motivated me into
getting the inverter .. plus in the back of my mind there's always the solar thing, but if I go that way (solar) my battery system will need a a big
upgrade I should think.

So any advice/suggestions for installs/uses other that buy in haste repent at leisure? :roll:

Larry

Larry - Victoria BC -

1977 Palm Beach 40,000 miles, PO said everything working but forgot the word NOT. New Atwood fridge, water heater & furnace. New SS exhaust system,
6000w Onan, Iota Converter, R134A A/C, New fuel lines & heat exchange hoses

Bought a Xantrex 1750 watt pure sine wave inverter at the flea market yesterday. Couldn't refuse really, just $80. I thought it would be a good thing to add to the coach but thinking about it, not really sure what the advantage of it would be and of course no idea how or where I could cable it up to the existing system ...I don't have much in the way of appliances ATM, just the 2-way fridge and a microwave. My computer runs and charges on 5v and the genset/alternator charge the vacuum and power tool batteries. I make coffee/tea on the gas range, old school, boiling water. I did have a fantasy about moving my home music recording setup into the coach and I suppose that's what motivated me into getting the inverter .. plus in the back of my mind there's always the solar thing, but if I go that way (solar) my battery system will need a a big upgrade I should think. So any advice/suggestions for installs/uses other that buy in haste repent at leisure? :roll: Larry -- Larry - Victoria BC - 1977 Palm Beach 40,000 miles, PO said everything working but forgot the word NOT. New Atwood fridge, water heater & furnace. New SS exhaust system, 6000w Onan, Iota Converter, R134A A/C, New fuel lines & heat exchange hoses
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Rob
Mon, Jul 26, 2021 4:41 PM

I don't have anything that takes that amount of AC power - but two things that immediately came up when looking at a similar Xantrex spec sheet:

No load current draw: <0.65 A
Recommended DC fuse: 200A

So - it's gonna need a LARGE wire for the DC side and should be mounted relatively close to the batteries. The manual recommends a 1/0 AWG cable, no longer than 6 ft long.

Rob
76 Royale Twin Beds, Dry Bath
Victoria, BC

On Jul 26, 2021, at 8:49 AM, twlldeen@gmail.com twlldeen@gmail.com wrote:

Bought a Xantrex 1750 watt pure sine wave inverter at the flea market yesterday. Couldn't refuse really, just $80.

I thought it would be a good thing to add to the coach but thinking about it, not really sure what the advantage of it would be and of course no idea
how or where I could cable it up to the existing system ...I don't have much in the way of appliances ATM, just the 2-way fridge and a microwave.
My computer runs and charges on 5v and the genset/alternator charge the vacuum and power tool batteries. I make coffee/tea on the gas range, old
school, boiling water. I did have a fantasy about moving my home music recording setup into the coach and I suppose that's what motivated me into
getting the inverter .. plus in the back of my mind there's always the solar thing, but if I go that way (solar) my battery system will need a a big
upgrade I should think.

So any advice/suggestions for installs/uses other that buy in haste repent at leisure? :roll:

Larry

Larry - Victoria BC -

1977 Palm Beach 40,000 miles, PO said everything working but forgot the word NOT. New Atwood fridge, water heater & furnace. New SS exhaust system,
6000w Onan, Iota Converter, R134A A/C, New fuel lines & heat exchange hoses

I don't have anything that takes that amount of AC power - but two things that immediately came up when looking at a similar Xantrex spec sheet: No load current draw: <0.65 A Recommended DC fuse: 200A So - it's gonna need a LARGE wire for the DC side and should be mounted relatively close to the batteries. The manual recommends a 1/0 AWG cable, no longer than 6 ft long. Rob 76 Royale Twin Beds, Dry Bath Victoria, BC > On Jul 26, 2021, at 8:49 AM, <twlldeen@gmail.com> <twlldeen@gmail.com> wrote: > > Bought a Xantrex 1750 watt pure sine wave inverter at the flea market yesterday. Couldn't refuse really, just $80. > > I thought it would be a good thing to add to the coach but thinking about it, not really sure what the advantage of it would be and of course no idea > how or where I could cable it up to the existing system ...I don't have much in the way of appliances ATM, just the 2-way fridge and a microwave. > My computer runs and charges on 5v and the genset/alternator charge the vacuum and power tool batteries. I make coffee/tea on the gas range, old > school, boiling water. I did have a fantasy about moving my home music recording setup into the coach and I suppose that's what motivated me into > getting the inverter .. plus in the back of my mind there's always the solar thing, but if I go that way (solar) my battery system will need a a big > upgrade I should think. > > So any advice/suggestions for installs/uses other that buy in haste repent at leisure? :roll: > > Larry > -- > Larry - Victoria BC - > > 1977 Palm Beach 40,000 miles, PO said everything working but forgot the word NOT. New Atwood fridge, water heater & furnace. New SS exhaust system, > 6000w Onan, Iota Converter, R134A A/C, New fuel lines & heat exchange hoses
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twlldeen@gmail.com
Mon, Jul 26, 2021 8:46 PM

Don't think you posted the info on the "two things" Rob?

Larry

Larry - Victoria BC -

1977 Palm Beach 40,000 miles, PO said everything working but forgot the word NOT. New Atwood fridge, water heater & furnace. New SS exhaust system,
6000w Onan, Iota Converter, R134A A/C, New fuel lines & heat exchange hoses

Don't think you posted the info on the "two things" Rob? Larry -- Larry - Victoria BC - 1977 Palm Beach 40,000 miles, PO said everything working but forgot the word NOT. New Atwood fridge, water heater & furnace. New SS exhaust system, 6000w Onan, Iota Converter, R134A A/C, New fuel lines & heat exchange hoses
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twlldeen@gmail.com
Mon, Jul 26, 2021 9:01 PM

Not sure yournote came through properly Rob

Larry

Larry - Victoria BC -

1977 Palm Beach 40,000 miles, PO said everything working but forgot the word NOT. New Atwood fridge, water heater & furnace. New SS exhaust system,
6000w Onan, Iota Converter, R134A A/C, New fuel lines & heat exchange hoses

Not sure yournote came through properly Rob Larry -- Larry - Victoria BC - 1977 Palm Beach 40,000 miles, PO said everything working but forgot the word NOT. New Atwood fridge, water heater & furnace. New SS exhaust system, 6000w Onan, Iota Converter, R134A A/C, New fuel lines & heat exchange hoses
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Rob
Mon, Jul 26, 2021 9:27 PM

It took some text in my email as a formatting directive! Here's another (slightly altered) try:

I don't have anything that takes that amount of AC power - but two things that immediately came up when looking at a similar Xantrex spec sheet:

  • No load current draw: 0.65 A

  • Recommended DC fuse: 200A

So - it's gonna need a VERY LARGE wire for the DC side and should be mounted relatively close to the batteries. The manual recommends a 1/0 AWG cable, no longer than 6 ft long.

Rob
76 Royale Twin Beds, Dry Bath
Victoria, BC

On Jul 26, 2021, at 1:46 PM, twlldeen@gmail.com twlldeen@gmail.com wrote:

Don't think you posted the info on the "two things" Rob?

Larry

Larry - Victoria BC -

1977 Palm Beach 40,000 miles, PO said everything working but forgot the word NOT. New Atwood fridge, water heater & furnace. New SS exhaust system,
6000w Onan, Iota Converter, R134A A/C, New fuel lines & heat exchange hoses

It took some text in my email as a formatting directive! Here's another (slightly altered) try: I don't have anything that takes that amount of AC power - but two things that immediately came up when looking at a similar Xantrex spec sheet: - No load current draw: 0.65 A - Recommended DC fuse: 200A So - it's gonna need a VERY LARGE wire for the DC side and should be mounted relatively close to the batteries. The manual recommends a 1/0 AWG cable, no longer than 6 ft long. Rob 76 Royale Twin Beds, Dry Bath Victoria, BC > On Jul 26, 2021, at 1:46 PM, <twlldeen@gmail.com> <twlldeen@gmail.com> wrote: > > Don't think you posted the info on the "two things" Rob? > > Larry > -- > Larry - Victoria BC - > > 1977 Palm Beach 40,000 miles, PO said everything working but forgot the word NOT. New Atwood fridge, water heater & furnace. New SS exhaust system, > 6000w Onan, Iota Converter, R134A A/C, New fuel lines & heat exchange hoses
RS
RICHARD/MARLI SHOOP
Mon, Jul 26, 2021 9:45 PM

The manufacturer's recommendations need to be followed as to wire size, fusing, etc. The idle current is indeed less than an amp. However, when using some common appliances, let's say a coffee maker (750 watts), the amp draw at 12 volts will be 62.5 amps minimum.
Be sure to use proper sized crimp on lugs if connecting to a stud. Do NOT solder the connection! There are available wire crimping tools available for loan if necessary.

On 07/26/2021 2:27 PM Rob gmc@thebaileys.ca wrote:

It took some text in my email as a formatting directive! Here's another (slightly altered) try:

I don't have anything that takes that amount of AC power - but two things that immediately came up when looking at a similar Xantrex spec sheet:

  • No load current draw: 0.65 A

  • Recommended DC fuse: 200A

So - it's gonna need a VERY LARGE wire for the DC side and should be mounted relatively close to the batteries. The manual recommends a 1/0 AWG cable, no longer than 6 ft long.

Rob
76 Royale Twin Beds, Dry Bath
Victoria, BC

On Jul 26, 2021, at 1:46 PM, twlldeen@gmail.com twlldeen@gmail.com wrote:

Don't think you posted the info on the "two things" Rob?

Larry

Larry - Victoria BC -

1977 Palm Beach 40,000 miles, PO said everything working but forgot the word NOT. New Atwood fridge, water heater & furnace. New SS exhaust system,
6000w Onan, Iota Converter, R134A A/C, New fuel lines & heat exchange hoses


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The manufacturer's recommendations need to be followed as to wire size, fusing, etc. The idle current is indeed less than an amp. However, when using some common appliances, let's say a coffee maker (750 watts), the amp draw at 12 volts will be 62.5 amps minimum. Be sure to use proper sized crimp on lugs if connecting to a stud. Do NOT solder the connection! There are available wire crimping tools available for loan if necessary. > On 07/26/2021 2:27 PM Rob <gmc@thebaileys.ca> wrote: > > > It took some text in my email as a formatting directive! Here's another (slightly altered) try: > > I don't have anything that takes that amount of AC power - but two things that immediately came up when looking at a similar Xantrex spec sheet: > > - No load current draw: 0.65 A > > - Recommended DC fuse: 200A > > So - it's gonna need a VERY LARGE wire for the DC side and should be mounted relatively close to the batteries. The manual recommends a 1/0 AWG cable, no longer than 6 ft long. > > Rob > 76 Royale Twin Beds, Dry Bath > Victoria, BC > > > On Jul 26, 2021, at 1:46 PM, <twlldeen@gmail.com> <twlldeen@gmail.com> wrote: > > > > Don't think you posted the info on the "two things" Rob? > > > > Larry > > -- > > Larry - Victoria BC - > > > > 1977 Palm Beach 40,000 miles, PO said everything working but forgot the word NOT. New Atwood fridge, water heater & furnace. New SS exhaust system, > > 6000w Onan, Iota Converter, R134A A/C, New fuel lines & heat exchange hoses > _______________________________________________ > GMCnet mailing list > Unsubscribe or Change List Options:
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Scott Nutter
Mon, Jul 26, 2021 10:15 PM

Larry,
What are you doing on the home recording studio?
You can email me at Winoscott88@gmail since it is a bit off topic.
Scott.

Scott Nutter
1978 Royale Center Kitchen, Patterson 455, switch pitch tranny, 3.21 final drive, Quad bags, tankless water heater, everything Lenzi. Alex Ferrera
installed MSD Atomic EFI
Houston, Texas

Larry, What are you doing on the home recording studio? You can email me at Winoscott88@gmail since it is a bit off topic. Scott. -- Scott Nutter 1978 Royale Center Kitchen, Patterson 455, switch pitch tranny, 3.21 final drive, Quad bags, tankless water heater, everything Lenzi. Alex Ferrera installed MSD Atomic EFI Houston, Texas
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dave silva
Wed, Jul 28, 2021 2:00 PM

I would love to have something like that for occasional high power short duration things like a toaster, a microwave or a coffee pot.

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Dave & Ellen Silva
Hertford, NC

76  Birchaven, 1-ton and other stuff

Currently planning the Great american Road Trip Summer 2021

It's gonna take a lot of Adderall to get this thing right.

I would love to have something like that for occasional high power short duration things like a toaster, a microwave or a coffee pot. -- Dave & Ellen Silva Hertford, NC 76 Birchaven, 1-ton and other stuff Currently planning the Great american Road Trip Summer 2021 It's gonna take a lot of Adderall to get this thing right.
T
twlldeen@gmail.com
Wed, Jul 28, 2021 4:34 PM

hertfordnc wrote on Wed, 28 July 2021 07:00

I would love to have something like that for occasional high power short duration things like a toaster, a microwave or a coffee pot.

Now that does make sense - thanks - short duration usage was something I hadn't thought about - firing up the genny to make a round of toast seems a
little inefficient for sure!

Maybe I will keep it after all, just have to figure out how to install it in the rig.

Cheers

Larry

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Larry - Victoria BC -

1977 Palm Beach 40,000 miles, PO said everything working but forgot the word NOT. New Atwood fridge, water heater & furnace. New SS exhaust system,
6000w Onan, Iota Converter, R134A A/C, New fuel lines & heat exchange hoses

hertfordnc wrote on Wed, 28 July 2021 07:00 > I would love to have something like that for occasional high power short duration things like a toaster, a microwave or a coffee pot. Now that does make sense - thanks - short duration usage was something I hadn't thought about - firing up the genny to make a round of toast seems a little inefficient for sure! Maybe I will keep it after all, just have to figure out how to install it in the rig. Cheers Larry -- Larry - Victoria BC - 1977 Palm Beach 40,000 miles, PO said everything working but forgot the word NOT. New Atwood fridge, water heater & furnace. New SS exhaust system, 6000w Onan, Iota Converter, R134A A/C, New fuel lines & heat exchange hoses
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Mike Hamm
Wed, Jul 28, 2021 5:50 PM

Is it a strait inverter or does it also charge?

1977 Kingsley 455 as stock as it gets except lots of Ragusa parts

Is it a strait inverter or does it also charge? -- 1977 Kingsley 455 as stock as it gets except lots of Ragusa parts