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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Trace inverter high AC voltage
Not to worry. First thing is you are probably not using a true RMS volt meter. You are reading an average voltage of peak. You have a sine wave inverter. The RV 2012 has a peak of 164 volts. I could go into much more tech detail but may confuse you. If you want to learn more her is a link from my dealer tech sheets. Also if you have checked voltage in a float state it will read high.
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Posted on Mar 26, 2009
SOURCE: Low voltage output from inverter
Ignore peak, that means nothing. RMS * 1.414 = peak. RMS is the actual usage you will get, thats all. Peak doesnt mean it will supply the peak wattage for a short period of time: salesmen with no electrionics training tell people this and its a big fat lie.
See what the unit is drawing, use a clamp-on ammeter on ONE lead (not both, or it will read 0). That shoudl tell you if your device is drawing too much. You should only be able to run that device UNDER the 800 Watts (watts = volts * amps, not including loss of efficiency which might be 10% or more, and even greater when warm)
Source: I'm a maintenance electrician. Like the home-builder kind, same apprenticeship (more hours; 10,400) but also with much industrial training in PLCs, transformers, converters, inverters, motors, controls, etc.
Posted on Mar 31, 2009
IF your washing machine is a conventional model with a common AC induction motor, waveform isn't the problem. Normal starting current for typical AC induction motors is usually 5 to 7 times the rated running current. Even though that current draw only lasts a fraction of a second, it's marginal for a 2.4 kw inverter's surge capacity. The trick of switching on other small loads (preferably resistive loads like incandescent bulbs) before starting the washer may help. Another area to check is your battery cables and connections The inverter pulls a huge amount of current to produce it's max surge output and even a little resistance in the battery circuit may cause the inverter to trip off. If you've got one of the fancy new electronic controlled washers with a D.C. motor, (so called energy saving or high efficiency models) then the waveform may be an issue and a pure sine wave might be needed.
Posted on Aug 28, 2009
What kind of inverter is it and what kind of meter are you using to check the voltage with? If the inverter puts out modified sine wave, you have to use a true rms volt meter to accurately check the voltage with. A non rms volt meter will show a low reading.
Posted on Sep 21, 2009
SOURCE: I have 2 DR 15/24's,
here is the pdf manual for your inverter,, it will walk you thru the equalization process of your system. www.donrowe.com/user_guides/xantrex/trace_series...
the equalization information is on page '2-14'
if you are still having troubles you can write me back here and I will walk you thru the process.
you can also visit the xantrex web site at : www.xantrex.com.
have a great day,
Posted on Feb 18, 2011
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