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Can I Heat Hot Water with an EFOY?, on Oct 31, 2017 asked:

Thank you for taking the time to chat with me the other day. While we were originally dead set on buying a CutWater with a generator we have moved forward with trying to go without. One question I forgot to ask. If all of my batteries are ripped off and I have an EFOY would it even be feasible to heat the hot water heater up using the inverter? - Scott

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My 900W Coffee Maker is Triggering the Low Voltage Alarm, on Sep 05, 2017 asked:

My commercial salmon troller has a 1600W inverter drawing from a single 8D lead-acid battery which is isolated from the two other 8Ds at night when on anchor and the engine is off. The engine has an 80A alternator and is usually running 16-18 hours per day. The biggest load we put on the inverter is a 900W standard coffee maker, which we only use while the engine is running. While brewing coffee the voltage reading on the inverter display is usually in the mid 11s and the low voltage alarm occasionally starts going off. The voltage goes right back up when the coffee is done brewing. Is this type of use bad for the battery or hard on the inverter? I have size 4 cables going to the inverter, which is what the installation manual called for, and the run is only about 3 feet. - David

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How do I know what battery type my Xantrex Inverter/Charger is set to using the Freedom Remote?, on May 30, 2017 asked:

I have the Freedom 458 Remote Panel installed on my boat. As per your suggestion, I downloaded the manual for the Freedom 25 inverter/charger I purchased. Unfortunately the manual doesn’t show the new panel I received, it actually shows an image of the old one we replaced (page 29). If you read pages 29-35 it suggests the panel’s “dip switches” should be programmed to the Freedom 25 inverter. I’m sure we didn’t do any of that, your tech just plugged it in. Although the system appears to be working, how can I be sure the inverter/charger and the remote are correctly paired? Furthermore, can you provide a manual or instructions on how to use this panel? Or is this manual and I’m so “electrically challenged” I don’t understand it? Would appreciate your feedback on this. - Peter

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Should I install an external fan for my inverter/charger? - Mike, on Apr 04, 2016 asked:

I would like to install a fan in the area that I have installed the inverter. I have cut two large holes to help with circulation but I still don't think there is enough ventilation. Is it possible to add a fan that operates automatically each time the inverter turns on?

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Does My Inverter Draw More Than What My Alternator Creates? - Doug, on Oct 16, 2015 asked:

My SOC was 51% and my meter said inverting -7 amps. I started the engine at 1200 rpm and my meter says inverting 66 amps. Am I correct in assuming that I am putting 60 amps per hour into my batteries? So after a couple of hours I will have another 120 amps in the batteries and should be good for the night?

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Batteries Hotter Than Others in Battery Bank – Larry, on Aug 21, 2015 asked:

A couple of years ago your guys completely updated my electrical system on my Cat 36, Pacific Psalm. I have six golf cart-6v-US-2200 232ah (T105) batteries. One bank of four were installed September 2010 and another of two in January 2012. They are all hooked up to one bank. The four together seem fine, but the two newest batteries closest to the Freedom, Marine 20 Heart Interface, Inverter/charger are heating up and losing water. Is it possible that these were wired together incorrectly? I have noticed last year that the two batteries seemed to get hotter.

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What does it Mean When Your Inverter is “Searching”? – Ken, on Jun 19, 2015 asked:

We took our boat to Kitimat last week and everything worked great. The only thing that happened, which I didn’t understand, was the inverter would say “searching” when it wasn’t being used? I would have to go to the remote and turn it off, and then back on to get it working again. Any idea of what is causing this? Also, with our Garmin GPSMap, are there any updates we should be doing? Are there updated charts we should be using? Everything is working well, just wondering about updates?

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How Does an Automatic Combiner Relay Work with an Inverter – Daryn, on Apr 30, 2015 asked:

My port starting battery was receiving a charge from the inverter even though it was not hooked up to the inverter. Could this be coming back though a shared device? If that is in fact the case would that also mean the starting battery is discharging when the inverter is in use?

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Michael – Service Disconnect Switch on Battery Distribution Cluster, on Oct 15, 2014 asked:

I understand the house, emerge parallel, and start switches; but what is the switch to the very of left of the panel and when is it used?

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Don – How to Ground Your Inverter, on May 22, 2014 asked:

I purchased the Magnum MS2812 inverter and the installation material does not provide a definite place to ground. What do you recommend?

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