Question about Xantrex Technology Xantrex Technologies 813-1000-00 XPower 1000 Watt Inverter

Open Question

Red fault light

I have the inverter 1000 watts, ran by a 12 v car battery which is charged by a generater, the cables from the battery to the inerter is a foot long, it was working perfectly until we turned it off one night and the next morning when we turned it on the the green light and the red fault light keeped flashing off and on and now its just the red light all we had hooked up was a dvd player which is no more then 50 watts and a 60 watt light bulb, also have a 1800 watt inverter with a simular problem, we tried changing batteries just to make sure it was the battery but that wasn't the problem, we also tested the battery and it is charging very well thank you for your time and I hope to hear back from you shortly, thank you, and best regards Shane Synard

Posted by on


6 Suggested Answers

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 3740 Answers

SOURCE: I have 2 DR 15/24

Hi and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly

On a new deep cycle battery you should perform an initial charging cycle. The batteries are dry charged simply by adding electrolytes. Every deep cycle battery manufacturer states this in their instructions:

Charge the batteries before placing the batteries in service.

You should do a trickle charge on each of the batteries individually over an 8 - 10 hour period. This will activate all of the surface area of the battery plates. When the battery is fully charged it should have specific gravity reading of 1.265 using a battery hydrometer / tester. You will get that on a brand new battery but that specific gravity reading is only coming from a very small active / working area on the battery plates. Hence you have a very short working duty cycle at the moment.
After your trickle charging session.... wait 1 hour to test the specific gravity of the battery.

I am certain that if you do an extended INITIAL charging period on all 3 of the batteries that your working duty cycle will return to near normal time periods. Let me know if this does not work. There is more that can be checked. For the moment just do the initial charging session on all 3 batteries "WITHOUT using your inverter" as the charging source.

Once thing to note... if the batteries were ever tipped in excess of 45 degrees in shipment they may be lacking the necessary electrolyte level for the batteries to function normally. I.e if they were tipped and then someone just added distilled water / battery water. The batteries will never perform properly.

Lastly.... if the NEW batteries were serviced with electrolyte and water but never initially charged
then you many have a split level battery electrical level. I.e. the electrolyte and water have never initially mixed properly. The too will cause the symptom you describe. Charging the batteries for an extended time causes bubbles in the battery and does and excellent job of properly mixing initial electrolyte levels.

Probably more information than you needed but, anyone using deep cycle batteries for the first time should be aware of the above.

Thanks for choosing FixYa,

Posted on Feb 02, 2011

  • 290 Answers

SOURCE: When my batteries run low on power the generator

please check the voltage your generator is supplying to the to the inverter because a high voltage and frequency can make the relays in the inverter to make clicking sounds,and also do not allow your inverter batteries to run completely low before you charge it

Posted on Mar 31, 2010

  • 2702 Answers

SOURCE: My wife and I just bought a 2008 jayco melbourne.

i hope you hooked it up to the battery the right way around??? if not its just poped its clogs,,,,,
they dont like revers hook ups,,,,

Posted on Jun 29, 2010

SOURCE: We are in Haiti, our

Hi, well you see this happened because the "Load" on the Inverter was more than it could handle. You see the Inverter senses the resistance of the batteries to determine how flat they are and how much current to put into the batteries, if anything else is connected to said batteries, that will simply muck up the sensing,and as has happened in your case destroyed the inverter.
I have serviced many inverters and the most likely failure that would emit sparks etc is failed output semiconductors.
One cannot really use an inverter to charge the batteries, like you did, UNLESS the batteries were completely isolated from the Generators wiring, and even then, your inverter, still may not have enough power to do this. As this is NOT what it was designed for.
Really an inverter is used to step up the Voltage from 12/24 Volts DC, batteries to 120/230 V AC.
Now again, one could use it, to then have a Battery Charger plugged into that, and use the output from the battery charger to charge some "Other" batteries, but that seems a bit roundabout.
Yes the Inverter will charge it's OWN batteries, BUT ONLY if that is the ONLY thing connected to the inverter.

Posted on Aug 20, 2010

  • 905 Answers

SOURCE: Hello I have 40 foot

Your Freedom 458 has died. At this point, you need to isolate the batteries from the inverter / charger unit to prevent further risk of fire.

It is normal, with the fried charger, for the battery voltage to plummet even while plugged in. There is no converter to maintain them. When you start your rig, the alternator on the engine is charging the batteries. With the rapid drop in battery voltage, your inverter likely is shorted.

Remove the main battery fuse between the inverter and batteries, as well as unplug / turn off the breaker to the inverter /charger. Take your coach to the nearet service center, as it may still be under (partial?) warranty.

Posted on Aug 30, 2010

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Does the yamaha EF1000is inverter generator 1kva

it seems to be the standard that the rating or model ??1000 or ??1500 or ??2500 or ??5000 or??5500 or ??6500 is the kv rating of the gen-set regardless of straight or inverter
so if yours is EF1000 it will be 1000 watts or 1 kv
remember that most electric drills are 1000 watt units so a unit this small is mostly good for lights, charging batteries, small compressors for tyres

Jul 04, 2015 | Yamaha Electrical Supplies

1 Answer

My 3000 watt aims inverter/30amp charger seems to work but the charger will not charge/transfer when I turn on the generator. Charging indicator will not come on. It does transfer the generator power

dear see that :
1- the range of voltage which inverter work between it for example 180-260 v
2- most small generator voltage reach more than 260V so the inveter not work
3-check the frequency of genaratoer if it not fix the inverter will mot work

Oct 12, 2014 | Aims Power AIMS PWRIC300012W 3000 Watt |...

1 Answer

My 1000 watt inverter has stop from supplying AC power

Unless the set is checked into , it cannot be confirmed if the fault is due to :
Failure of the switching semiconductors- drivers- Mosfets
Failure of the transformer
Failure of the switching frequency generator-IC
Failure of the in voltage detect or relays.

Oct 11, 2010 | Statpower PORTAWATTZ 1000 Watt Power...

1 Answer

I have small portable generator with 220 vac in the philippines and a 12amp 12 v ac to dc converter. can i connect my 1000 w inverter to produce 120 vac becouse i dont have the batteries yet to run the...

no these are made to run off a batteries the 12 volt supplied from the gen is for charging batteries only and if the engine for starting the gen set has a battery their usual to small to run then their made for car style batterers.
hope this helps

Aug 14, 2010 | Vector 2000w Power Inverter

1 Answer

I buy a new power inverter ERP 2300 12v/220Volts

What does the inverter over 600 Watt.
By what type of battery is the inverter supplied? How many Ah? What is its state?

In order to achieve 1000 Watt for 1 hour you need a fully charged 12 V / 100 Ah lead-acid battery.
If your battery is less then 100 Ah and is not very well charged or old (bad) you may not have over 600 W, but not bacause of the inverter, but the battery.

If your inverter stops due to low input voltage (you can see it in the digital display during operation).

If you want to check the real output power of the inverter you should connect it to a big (more than 200 Ah) well charged battery.

Jul 22, 2010 | PowerBright Power Bright ERP2300-12...

1 Answer

Bought a new vector maxxsst 1200 watt inverter

Inverter run on batteries sir, and if these batteries are not charged, the run time {the number of hours it will work} reduces.
S0, you will need to connect the inverter to a power source.Theses will allow your batteries to be charged and enable it to run for a long period of time.
Make sure your batteries are still OK.i.e working properly

May 03, 2010 | Vector ® Maxx SST 1200 - watt Power...

1 Answer

I have a 1000 Watt Inverter, along with a regular car battery when the electricity goes out; Question: Can I use the 1000 Watt inverter and connect a 100 amp, deep cycle battery? I use regular house...

Yes, just be sure connections are heavy enough wire, and obviously the inverter uses 12 vdc input. Hook jumper wires positive to positive, negative to negative, on all 12 volt batteries. Deep cycle batteries will work better than car batteries. Just remember, when re-charging them, that they last longer when charged slowly, so don't use a high amp setting on charger and to monitor them closely, and do it in a well ventilated area, away from any ignition sources.

Apr 14, 2010 | Schumacher 1000 Watt Inverter with 2 GA....

3 Answers

My aims 2000 pure sine wave inverter is pluged to 2 240amp/h 6 volt batteries. When | plug in a 1800 watt hairdrier i get an alarm as if the batt. were to low. they are new and at full charge. is the load...

Your inverter has a peak of 3000 watts rating and should power that hair dryer. Make sure your batteries are in good shape. The inverter can only put out what it takes in. 1800 watt demand on the inverter requires 1800 watts from the batteries.

Jul 14, 2009 | Inverter Aims Pure Sine Wave Power...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Xantrex Technology Xantrex Technologies 813-1000-00 XPower 1000 Watt Inverter Logo

Related Topics:

466 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Xantrex Technology Electronics - Others Experts

Craig Butler
Craig Butler

Level 3 Expert

1723 Answers


Level 1 Expert

20 Answers


Level 3 Expert

12962 Answers

Are you a Xantrex Technology Electronics - Other Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides