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Xantrex inverter stop working after lightning

My inverter won't turn on after a major lightning. How can you help?

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Officially Xantrex has the position of Note: In order to protect our intellectual property, Xantrex does not release schematics, part lists or wiring diagrams to the public. Xantrex does not sell internal parts to the public. If you need an internal part replaced, your inverter will need to be serviced by an Authorized Service Center or at the Xantrex factory.

So your options are to ship it to an authorized Xantrex repair depot, or reapair it based on electrical knowledge in general

If you decide the latter approach, you have to see if there are any IC's or other semiconductors you can identify. If they are true sine wave inverters- the wave form genesis is what counts- you will have to locate the low frequency oscillator, if it will power up and you have an oscilliscope. you can see if the waveform genesis is a square wave originally, triangle wave or a sine wave. essentially move through the traces to see where the signal goes away. your failure point will be close.

If the original waveform is sine wave, applying class A, AB or B audio amplifier principles should allow you to effect repair.

If the original waveform was square wave or triangle wave- the wave form is shaped by an LC network. Depending on what sized Capacitors and inductors are inside of the cabinet will determine where the sinewave form was achieved. If they are physically small, the waveform was shaped off the Pulse Width modulation circuit, audio amplifier principles should apply in the circuit trace and troubleshooting with the scope.

if they are physically large- the waveform is shaped at the output device(s) Usually an IGBT or power darlington..

If you are working with a modified sine wave inverter, the principles and block diagram is similar to a Class D audio amplifier or a crude AM transmitter with none of the pass filters (oversimplification perhaps)

this ought to be either enough of a start or enough of an outline for you to determine how you want to proceed.

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Is there a bench test for the Xantrex freedom 458 inverter/charger?


My experience has been thay there is no real "bench test" available to the general public. You can do some testing if you are familiar with how to read the color codes on resistors, and know how to test relays. There are two fuses inside, so you can check their continuity. Before going to this trouble though, get on line and download the Xantrex trouble shooting guide, bulletin No. 512-0084001-01 rev1. If that is ok, it'll be a trip to the dealer, where you'll learn that it costs about $400 to replace the board. I'm on my second one, in two years, so they aren't a long life article I'm afraid.Hope this is helpful for you.

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I have a Xantrex 2400-12 two years old, installed off grid in a vacation home in Mexico, a service call is not an option. The inverter quit working, flashes "888" and shuts off. I have a trace...


First off I am not in this for the money. If your not satisfied with the information below simply reject the solution so that you can hear from other experts.

The 888 flashing is telling you that the inverter has lost DC power momentarily. This can be from broken strands in the battery cables or an internal wiring problem in the inverter. Check the battery cables for corrosion. Remove the terminals check for battery post corrosion and visually inspect each bable to terminal connection from the battery connector to the inverter DC Power connections.
Here is something to keep in mind. A DC power cable only needs one tiny strand of wire to indicate voltage on a meter. However, if there is any load on the AC side that tiny strand of wire that is giving you the proper DC reading may in fact drop well below 10.5 V DC and simply cause the unit to automatically shut off even with no load.

Explain your situation to Xantrex using the link below and they may be able to help you due to the fact that you do not have a local "post warranty service provider" in Mexico:

If your product requires troubleshooting or warranty service, contact your

dealer.

If you are unable to contact your dealer, or the dealer is unable to provide

service, contact Xantrex directly at:

Direct returns may be performed according to the Xantrex Return Material

Authorization Policy described in your product manual. For some products,

Xantrex maintains a network of regional Authorized Service Centers. Call

Xantrex or check our website to see if your product can be repaired at one of

these facilities.

What proof of purchase is required? In any warranty claim, dated proof of

purchase must accompany the product and the product must not have been

disassembled or modified without prior written authorization by Xantrex.

Proof of purchase may be in any one of the following forms:

• The dated purchase receipt from the original purchase of the product at

point of sale to the end user, or

• The dated dealer invoice or purchase receipt showing original equipment

manufacturer (OEM) status, or

• The dated invoice or purchase receipt showing the product exchanged

under warranty

Telephone: 1 360-925-5097

Fax: 1 360-925-5143
Web: www.xantrex.com/support
customerservice@xantrex.com

The owner's guide is here:
http://www.xantrex.com/documents/Power-Inverters/Xantrex-Inverters-Digital/XPower_200-400-800_Digital(975-0176-01-01_Rev-B).pdf

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Sounds like the link between the inverter and the remote is bad. Chaffed wire, broken wire, etc may be the culprit.

You should still have the shorting jumper that came with the Freedom. Put the jumper into the AUX port, and you should now have local control of the inverter. If so, then replace the wiring between inverter and remote.

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Inverting side working fine but charger is not


I had a similar problem at work yesterday.when your charger switches of it assumes that the battery is fully charged, while it is not.this is the solution , switch on you inverter machine and allow it to run, while it is running use a direct current "dc" multi meter a test the voltages of the batteries any one that drops like 3 volts below the normal voltage is bad. Change it and you will notice that the problem will stop. Note that when a battery is bad it takes little time to get it charged than when it is in a good condition .

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Fis\rst of all is the inverter supplying 120 VAC? when turned on?. If so the inverter seems to be working.I think your problem is in the truck alternator/charging system. The inverter is independent of this charger..

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My Xantrex rs400 stop working


First and foremost, It's a piece of ****!

I've been fighting with Xantrex for 3 years now and after 3 replacements I'm still stuck with the same erratic behavior. I don't trust it and Xantrex is not even responding anymore.

This is my review at Amazon

http://www.amazon.com/XS400-400w-Sine-Wave-Inverter/dp/B000A7MW5E/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=sporting-goods&qid=1256963563&sr=8-1

I know this is not helping you much but I thought it would be nice to know that you are not alone!

Good luck!

Richard


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