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Old 03-07-2019, 02:25 PM   #11
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Thanks for the info on how the Roadtrek is wired. It works OK if you are using the inverter to power everything. On my Interstate the 2000W Magnum only powers a few outlets and the microwave.

With inverter passing all 120V AC power then it can become a single point failure. Sounds like that is what happened to goodtogo.
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Old 03-07-2019, 02:29 PM   #12
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goodtogo - With RV unplugged from shore and inverter off you could unplug the remote control wire from the inverter and then plug the inverter back to shore. If the inverter starts up that would let you know that the remote is causing the problem. With the remote unplugged you might have to power the inverter on by a switch on the inverter.
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I have no 110 Volt output at the inverter. Its fried.
The low voltage works fine, refer, lights and all DC equipment works fine.
I have a Microgreen Inverter, called them they do not have any or make them anymore.
I called KS2 inverter they said they make one that will work but is configured different for hook up. MG has DC one side and AC on the other end. KS2 has both DC and AC on the same side.

Looks like since I have no more warranty with RT, since they are belly up, I will have to replace it myself covering all the cost. To bad only little over a year old.


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Are you saying you have not 110v AC at the input or output of the inverter? If it is at the input, it would likely be something other than the inverter.
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I have 110Volt at the inverter input, nothing at output of the inverter
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Also be on the lookout for a short stop that is blown. There are lots of them (required for fire prevention) and not all of them self reset.

Short stops are like breakers, same function, and most of the time self reset when they get cold again (current heats them up and opens them).
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Thanks for the thought. This puppy's output 110 voltage is dead as a door nail.
I still can't decide what inverter to replace it with. Have done a lot of research, a lot of 3000 Watt sine wave inverter/chargers out there from $675 to $1,900.


I wish RT was still around to get some input and warranty coverage.

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Are you saying you have not 110v AC at the input or output of the inverter? If it is at the input, it would likely be something other than the inverter.
Look at the photo of the output romex conductors. Note that the hot black lead and terminal are damaged but the white neutral is pristine. If this was caused by appliance overload or a dead short it would trip the breaker and in any event since the white neutral is a current conductor, it should also show signs of damage. I think this melt down was not caused by appliance problems but was caused by a high resistance black lead connection.
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Look at the photo of the output romex conductors. Note that the hot black lead and terminal are damaged but the white neutral is pristine. If this was caused by appliance overload or a dead short it would trip the breaker and in any event since the white neutral is a current conductor, it should also show signs of damage. I think this melt down was not caused by appliance problems but was caused by a high resistance black lead connection.

That kind of failure was mentioned by Continuous Improvement in his issues about Roadtrek inverters. He tracked it down to not having the clamping screws down tight.


Another issue that would show this kind of issue is if the neutral and ground are bonded upstream, which they aren't supposed to be, but we have heard of that error also. That way the neutral and ground share the load on the negative side so they see less current.


I would try going around that connector with a jumper and see if the inverter starts working.
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Inverters are a hard market to navigate. If you want good ones, I like Victron and Samlex, both American companies. I've been really happy buying from "Inverter Supply.".

BTW, Roadtrek skimps on the inverter/charger, if they gave you a warranty replacement, that'd be cool, but you wouldn't get high quality inverter.
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