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I am installing an RS3000 inverter in my RV. Everything works fine until i reconnect the chassis ground to the battery and then I get an inverter fault. I have checked every connection multiple times and traced every circuit looking for a fault. Help.

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  • tim_bray Nov 19, 2009

    This is actually in an RV trailer, so there is no alternator involved. The AC is disconnected while troubleshooting. Also no flouresent lights either. Is it possible the built in DC converter is part of the problem?

  • tim_bray Nov 19, 2009

    I will try that, but as i mentioned. The AC side of the inverter is completely disconected. It seems to be DC ground issue.

    What about inserting an isolator on the DC negative side of the chassis ground?

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Please remove the belt off the altanator then turn the key on if the altanator spins with the key on in the run postion then yo have a bad diode trio in the altanator, if that checks out them you need to test all wall scokets unplug the refrigerator and see if you get the fault code also unplug the lights one at a time to see you get a fault code. the most common problem would be the florsent bulbs. hope this helps.

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  • Bruce Hathcock Nov 19, 2009

    Please remove the belt off the altanator then turn the key on if the altanator spins with the key on in the run postion then yo have a bad diode trio in the altanator, if that checks out them you need to test all wall scokets unplug the refrigerator and see if you get the fault code also unplug the lights one at a time to see you get a fault code. the most common problem would be the florsent bulbs. hope this helps.

  • Bruce Hathcock Nov 19, 2009

    Yes it could be but turn off all breakers and see if it still does it, if it does not shut off then turn breakers on one at a time till you have the problem. yo also could have a shorted board in the refrigerator, or in the ac/heat system so kill all breakers and try it that way then see if it is ok then turn one one breaker at a time till it kicks then you will know which one is causing the problem.

  • Bruce Hathcock Nov 19, 2009

    Yes you could but if thats the issue your problem is the power unit.

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