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    Inverter In RV Not Grounded?

    Again, thank you so much to all. I believe I am beginning to understand. I have ordered the Giandel 2200W 12V inverter. It has a permanent 3-wire connection for higher power-required service that includes a ground connection. It also has a case ground connection and I previously added a chassis...
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    Inverter In RV Not Grounded?

    Since I am now thinking that downsizing is smart for my limited inverter needs, I am focused on the Giandel 2200-watt unit (the one without the built-in solar charger controller) instead of a larger 3000-watt unit. I'd love to throw my very limited budget to the wind and buy a supposedly higher...
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    Inverter In RV Not Grounded?

    I looked at the EDECOA, and have it on my list. But, I am now thinking/learning the 3000-watt size is probably overkill for my needs? When you say it runs your 10K BTU AC with no problem, what type AC is that. The little portable 6000 BTU AC unit I looked at draws 930 watts/10.4 amps which is...
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    Inverter In RV Not Grounded?

    Thank you. I just read the page about grounding three times, and some of the rest of the Samlex manual. I do not understand it all. And, further, an expensive inverter like a Samlex or Victron is not in the budget for me. I recognize they may be better quality over the long term, but I am a...
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    Inverter In RV Not Grounded?

    I appreciate the recommendation. And, I am beginning to understand the value of a 24V system. But, that's not really in the cards for me with my very limited barely-beginner knowledge level. Further, and perhaps more importantly, I am learning I don't really need a 3000-watt inverter, at all? I...
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    Inverter In RV Not Grounded?

    Thanks again. Yet, my limited knowledge still leaves me slightly confused. So, I've just read another hour's worth of posts on this forum, and I admit a little hopefulness in the fact that I am not the only beginner having trouble with explanations here and asking for comments to be "dumbed...
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    Inverter In RV Not Grounded?

    Good morning, again, Since I responded (above) earlier today, I've been reading more on this DIY Solar Forum and other sites. Given that the unit I bought two weeks ago now shows up on Amazon as "unavailable," I've decided to just return it and buy something else. One of the appeals of the...
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    Inverter In RV Not Grounded?

    Duh. Obviously needed info. Sorry. It is a XIJIA 300W 12 Volt Pure Sine Wave Inverter. Bought on Amazon, link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07VBGM3T6?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2_dt_b_product_details. Note: When I just connected to that link on Amazon, it shows a different photo than 2 weeks ago, and now...
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    Inverter In RV Not Grounded?

    Again, I’m a real beginner. I just spent another 4 hours over two days reading info on this forum, and now I am even more confused. Yes, I read "Mobile Grounding Made Simpler . . . and several other threads about RV/mobile inverter grounding, one with a lot of technical debate was waaaaay over...
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    Different Type Batteries Connection Risks?

    Thank you, thank you. That explanation is VERY helpful. I appreciate your time. I am seeing the picture much more clearly. It appears I need to find some larger distribution blocks, as mine are only 4 posts. I will tackle the rewiring and additional battery connection this weekend. And, never...
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    Different Type Batteries Connection Risks?

    A life interruption kept me from responding faster. My apology. I very much appreciate both perspectives about my issue. To Northernchateau: You wrote exactly my fear and my reason for asking the question. For perspective, my choice is (a) either to limp along with only one 200 Ah LiFePO4...
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    Different Type Batteries Connection Risks?

    I just spent nearly two hours reading related posts here. I am a limited knowledge beginner. I have learned a lot from this forum. But, I still don't understand one nagging issue in my mind. A quick recap: - Early this year I had four (cheap) Chinese 150Ah LiFePo4 batteries fail, i.e. would not...
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    Update. Replacement BMS? What's next?

    (1) Since I have none of your (sophisticated-to-me) tools, I have not tried to test and make the checks you suggested above. But, I kinda' understand what you are saying. And, since I am now in an RV park with 30 amp power, I am not microwave-less. But, I will test this weekend with shore...
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    Update. Replacement BMS? What's next?

    Hedges, I owe you an apology for the long delay in responding. Please accept my heartfelt "I am sorry." I've had several travel issues with my RV over the past few weeks. I've read your last message at least a half-dozen times over the past couple of weeks, hoping a read on a different day...
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    Update. Replacement BMS? What's next?

    Thank you, once again. 1) High resistance connection between cable and breaker. If that is the case, should be hot enough to burn your finger. I'm not sure I truly understand "high resistance connection?" (Beginner here.) I have 4/0 AWG with heavy copper lugs. There is a total of 18" length...
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