Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-04-2014, 09:24 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: strattanville pa
Posts: 237
nice welcome
__________________

__________________
pacin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2014, 10:13 PM   #12
2011 Berkshire 390BH
 
Superchief's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Lancaster, NY
Posts: 1,063
Welcome to the "club"! I had to go out and make sure my unit was still in my driveway! Yours looks exactly like mine!! Craig
__________________

__________________
Craig



Finally completed all State visits in August 2011 with a trip to North Dakota.
Superchief is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2014, 10:22 PM   #13
Member
 
Terrilegacy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 73
Welcome and great RVing
__________________
Terrilegacy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2014, 11:36 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 101
Welcome! This forum has been a huge help to me, and I hope to be able to help others! No question is too "green!"
__________________
chesterhull is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2014, 06:58 AM   #15
Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 60
Here's a ? How do I turn the inverter on/off ? and if off does my batteries still charge when plugged in? Thanks for the help in advance
__________________
michell-n-scott is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2014, 07:32 AM   #16
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 101
You've got two things that are controlled by the panel:
1. Convertor: this turns A/C (shore power or the Generator) into 12v, and charges your batteries.
2. Inverter: This turns your 12v batteries into 110v A/C to power your tv, or other standard "house-plug" items from your batteries. You can turn this on and off at the control panel, but be aware that it only powers some of the outlets....not all of them. It also won't provide enough power to run your roof air conditioners or microwave.

When you are plugged into shore power, your batteries will be charging no matter if the Inverter is on or off. In fact, if you plug in, and use the electronic battery disconnect by the inside door light switches, or even turn the manual battery disconnect in your battery bay, the batteries will still charge.

That is, if you have good batteries. If they've not been taken care of, batteries will go bad, and not take or hold a charge.

On your control panel you should see at least three different charging status: bulk, float, and absorb. Check the Magnum manual, or give magnum a call for a deeper explanation...they've been very helpful!
__________________
chesterhull is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2014, 08:34 AM   #17
Senior Member
 
tmmar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Long Island (Nassau County), NY
Posts: 4,258
Congrats on your Berkshire and welcome to the Forums! Hope you have many fun, memorable and trouble free trips with it!
__________________
Tom and Margaret
2014 Berkshire 390bh-60

tmmar is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2014, 11:28 AM   #18
Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 60
Thanks great help
__________________
michell-n-scott is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2014, 04:57 PM   #19
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: West Michigan/Fort Myers
Posts: 3,927
Very nice looking rig. It looks like someone is proud of their bike also. Both very nice.
__________________

__________________
Phil57 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:18 PM.