Can i use my normal house ac to charge my 12 volt battery and power up my inverter to get power from that point on???? so can i use a battery charger that can be plugged in to my home , that way i will only use one outled and reduse my bill
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The best you can hope for is 100% efficiency. Sadly, most chargers are only .707 percent efficient when they convert the AC to DC. So charging the battery is going to lose 30% of the electricity your paying for, even if the inverter is 100% efficient, which they aren't, they are actually probably close to 90%, you lose more money converting the DC power back to AC. Not to mention that the average battery loses 1% of its charge over a month. Your better off just following published conservation topics to save on your electric bill.
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This information expands upon the error code information contained in the Link 2000 Owner?s Manual.
E-01 Inverter high DC/Battery voltage shutdown Battery voltage has risen above 15.5 VDC for 12-volt models or 31 VDC for 24-volt models.
E-02 Inverter low DC/Battery voltage shutdown Battery voltage has dropped below 10 VDC for 12-volt units or 20 VDC for 24-volt units.
E-03 Inverter or Charger overtemp shutdown Unit will reset automatically after it has cooled sufficiently.
E-04 Battery overload Caused by excessively discharged batteries. See section in inverter owner?s manual titled ?Charging overdischarged batteries.?
E-05 AC Backfeed AC power from an outside source has been fed to the AC output of the inverter. Potentially damaging to the unit. Disconnect incoming AC power and correct the situation.
E-06 Electronic Overload Inverter overload caused by too large a load or a short circuit. Reset by cycling power switch or connecting incoming AC power.
E-07 Triac control error Triac has overheated. Shut down unit and allow to cool.
E-08 High battery voltage shutdown during charge mode Check all charging sources for proper voltage. Reset by cycling the power switch.
E-10 Link 2000 de-powered This indicates that power was removed and restored to the Link 2000.
E-12 Battery #1 voltage sense leads open Blue wire is not connected to battery #1.
E-13 Battery #2 voltage sense leads open Violet wire is not connected to battery #2. E-14 Inappropriate Charged V selected for sensed voltage This value defaults to 13.2 for a 12-volt system, 26.4 for a 24-volt system. If this setting is above the voltage limits of the charging source, this error code will be displayed. Please refer to page 9 of the Link 2000 Owner?s Manual
E-15 Incoming AC polarity reversed Check incoming AC wiring for a reverse polarity condition.
CCC Indicates battery being charged. Displayed when Time remaining is selected. LO BAT More than 50% of declared capacity of battery 1 or battery 3 has been consumed.
OL Meter reading out of range U xx Designates a user setup CEF. Please read the sections pertaining to CEF on pages 19?22. A Designates Alternator output current on a Link 2000-R. is a number from 1?200. P Indicates Percent of charge mode selected. is a number from 1?100.
The Biggest problems with Inverters is Flat/Low/Bad batteries, Sometimes it pays to remove the batteries and charge then up remotely, and then replace them, fully charged, Now a fully charged 12 volt battery should have 13.8 V DC at the terminals with NO LOAD. If the battery only reads 12 V it is not properly charged.
Please understand that the generator produces power from fuel with an engine wheras the invertor is one which genrerates power from a stored battery using the principle of frequency switching a DC source to induct and produce AC.
Now you can have an uninterupted power supply setting with the invertor backed up by the generator so that when the battery voltage goes down you can start and charge the invertor and also supply the extra energy .
the ratings of both must also be considered.
Ah, I see, it seems what you have is a power pack. If so it would contain a gelcell battery, probably 12 volts. If this is true, then you may charge it with any 14-16 volt wall charger. You have to make sure you observe correct voltage and correct polarity when connecting up. Also you may have to obtain and change the plug on the charger wire. I'm assuming the battery DC output is inverted to AC and you use it to power small AC appliances.
Question does not seem to match this inverters capability.
This Power Inverter converts vehicle’s 12-volt DC power into household 115-volt AC power. AC and USB outlets power and/or recharge personal electronics.
We have owned one of these Power inverters for over a year now and have run a great deal with it, from TV to drill press PC and any thing that was small and that could run from my car. Very nice product.
SET UP: Connect wires. ensure correct polarity, push button on top. Plug in 110 volt appliance.
An inverter uses 12 volt DC current and inverts it to 110 volt AC current. Basically, it will take 12 volts from a car battery, and change it to 110 volt current , same as in your house. What part are you having problems with?