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Old 01-16-2016, 08:19 PM   #11
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But the cheater box only cost $80 bucks. Most of the campgrounds I go to has 50amp as well as 30amp. But to each his own.


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Inverter is needed anyways.
Cheater box won't help when running on generator.


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My two Honda's will run my AC just fine


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If you had the hybrid, and a decent battery bank, one Honda would be enough.


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Old 01-16-2016, 09:46 PM   #14
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I have had my two Honda's for 8 years now. I feel like they are almost part of the family


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how much power may be to much?

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I am trying to decide on the inverter/charger I want to purchase. The Magnum Energy 2012 is at the top of my list. I have a question regarding a possible concern. This unit has a transfer switch built in (I like the simplicity of that). I have 50amp service (Rockwood 8289WS). When I look at the specifications it states under Transfer relay capability "2 legs at 30 A for 120 V/30A". I like the 2 legs which seems to make sense for split phase circuit, but I will have 50 amps on each line. I have read several blogs where folks are using this for 50 amp service but this seems to say I might be overloading the relay switch. I am not an electrical engineer so am I missing something? I believe Magnum to be top notch and would be surprised if they did not make this for 50 amp service. Can I use this unit for 50 amp service? Everything else is exactly what I want (except for the Magnum price ) I have searched and cannot find an explanation. I will probably call Magnum on Monday but thought I would like your thoughts on this subject.

While I'm at it, I have a second question. I have a PI HW50C Surge protector. I believe I would install this unit between the surge protector and the power distribution panel. Do you agree or is there a reason I should put this before the surge protector?

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First i want to post to links to pdfs that you should look at before you make a choice;

1)http://www.magnum-dimensions.com/sit...eet_revi_1.pdf

2)http://www.magnum-dimensions.com/sit...eet_revb_0.pdf

These two pdf's are for inverters you are looking at and ones you should be looking at. I do not know where you have been getting your info, but most folks should spend some serious time at company websites as most your work in the electric field have some great sites with a ton of info, next "BEFORE" you purchase anything CALL the company you have made a choice to purchase (and you second choice ) ALSO and then make your final choice. Most companies in this field are pretty good and trying to help you out with making the right choice or even after to get you out of trouble.

So i hope this helps in your quest and Happy camping
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Old 01-18-2016, 07:58 PM   #16
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Thanks Silverback. Those links are the pages I studied to realize the websites saying the MS2012 supports 50 amp service were wrong. The spec sheet you included clearly shows that. The -H version will work if I branch off the pannel with one 50 amp wire. I wanted to have the main line coming in both 50 amp feeds going through the relay switch. And I agree I will likely talk to the manufacturer. I might even call Magnum although the specs would make me uncomfortable if they told me it was okay to use on 50 amp service anyway. I might consider the -H version still although I am much less excited about this option. If I have to wire portions of the rig separately for the inverted power, I might go for a samlex at much less cost.

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I called.
They told me sub panel.


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That is what I am thinking now Kenny. Where are you mounting the subpanel? I Hate the thought of cutting a hole in the interior walls for one. I guess it could be installed in the basement storage although I would worry about having enough wire on the circuit you take off the main panel to reach the new panel and I would not like another connection from extenders. Your thoughts and a bit more detial on the connection plans would be appreciated.
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I opened up a wall in the basement.
Found the stock controller on the floor. I am going to rebuild that " wall" ( really just 1/4 board covered w carpet) a bit further in.
Mount the inverter and sub on my new wall.
It will be no more than two feet from the back side of the panel.

It should turn out really nice.



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Old 01-18-2016, 10:07 PM   #20
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MagNUM MS2012 WITH 50A?

Here's what is behind the " wall"
You can see every circuit going " up" to the interior panel. Click image for larger version

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I may move that one pipe, and run it along the floor, just to clean it up a bit. I'll see, once the trailer is back home, and it's not -40.


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