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Author Topic: Ok....... I'm stoked!!! Actually, "ELECTRIFIED"!!  (Read 1487 times)
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« on: February 08, 2007, 10:57:09 AM »

Well, I finally got an inverter. I got it off eBay. Only my 3rd purchase ever! And it was a doozey!!!! (hope I didn't step on anybody's toes on this site!)

  I got a Xantrex 4024. I have been talking with Jerry Lieber and he recommended that I go ahead and get this type as it really is nice in the long run. I definitely like the idea of something taking care of all the electricals for me.
  I have been reading some of the posts about the bonding, GFIC's blowing, etc., so it looks like I need to start really paying attention!  Roll Eyes   Smiley  Jerry has one on his coach so he said he could try and coach me thru it too.
   
  Well, that's all I got. I was just so tickled I had to tell someone who could appreciate it!  Grin
  Now I just have to find my water tanks!!   Undecided   Smiley

     Electric and estatic,
          Chaz
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« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2007, 12:00:29 PM »

Chaz,
Good for you steel tenting will never be the same. Grin
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« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2007, 01:06:51 PM »

Chaz, congrats on getting a great inverter, it will be worth it in the long run.

As for water tanks, I got my poly tanks from Ronco Plastics 714-259-1385.  They make the tanks for Ardemco, and can give you a much better price.  I think I got more than 50% off the list price.  same part numbers as ardemco.

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« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2007, 01:26:14 PM »

Thanks Chaz,
Bought it right out from under me.  Just kidding.  Grin
I will be looking for one of those in the future.

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« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2007, 03:20:48 PM »

Dang Lee............ Ya scared me!!!  Shocked I certainly don't want to screw anybody over.

 Do they have a site, Jim??? The bad thing is shipping would bite!!

     Thanx,
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« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2007, 04:36:17 PM »

http://www.ronco-plastics.net/

maybe someone from here would deliver if they are headed that way...
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« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2007, 05:28:41 AM »

Don't forget Dura-Cast in Lake Wales Florida for tanks. They put the fittings where you want them and ship them to you completed and shipping really isn't that much from what I have been told from other buyers!

They have many sizes and styles to choose from or you can custom design what you want and they will make it for you!

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« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2007, 11:22:00 AM »

I just got my inverter!! WooooooooooooooHooooooooooooooo!!!
                               Now i just have to figure it all out!!   Huh   Huh    Undecided
  Man!!!!! is it big and heavy!!!!!!!!!!! I haven't really gotten into the manual yet, but I was thinking about mounting it up on a plate and legs so I had space under it for storage. I'm a metal fabricator so that wouldn't be a problem, but would there be any other drawbacks to that??
  Another reason for that thought is i was also going to put it in the bay with the water tanks. Is there any heat generated from it that it would help a little with heating that compartment??

     Looking for opinions and ideas, Roll Eyes
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« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2007, 12:27:38 PM »

Chaz, There is a guy in Indiana that makes tanks, soon as I find my receipt I'll give you his info. and he puts in fittings where you need them.
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« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2007, 12:39:05 PM »

yes it does generate some heat.  especially when inverting or charging.  The manual recommends to mount it vertically on a wall or somethnig.  When mouinted this way, the bottom panel is solid.  So if it melts down, the solid panel catches the red hot balls before they hit something flameable.

I mounted mine horizontally, but in a place where it doesn't matter too much.  and I am hoping it doesn't melt down anyway.

Yes, they are a pretty hefty unit. I mounted the bottom mounting rails on angle iron so I can slide it in and out if I ever need access to it.

Congrats on getting a great unit.
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« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2007, 07:31:29 PM »

Chaz, as a general rule of thumb, figure on your inverter turning about 10% of the power that it is handling into heat, whether it is inverting or charging.

That ought to be pretty close.

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« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2007, 07:43:19 AM »

Ron,
  Thanx. I appreciate that. I would just drive there to get them. I imagine he would be up north as most of the parts and such are. But that is only a couple hours away.
 
  Jim,
   Thanx. I haven't had time to get into the manual yet, but that gets my wheels turning in the right direction!!  Wink

  Tom,
   That is good to know. I want to mount my inverter, water tanks, aux. heater, pump, etc. all in one bay. At least that is my thoughts. I was hoping they could then kind of take care of each other with a little excess heat. The batteries I was going to put in the front most bay.
                           
                         Ok........... now I'm thinkin!!!   Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Undecided  SCAREY!!!!

    I'm going to start a new thread on mechanical/electrical/water layouts in a coach. Hopefully you guys can chime in and give some ideas. I'm starting to get the things I need collected, so now it's time to find out where they should go.

       Looking for ideas from people who know,
                   Chaz

       
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