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#51 buckland

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Posted 11 October 2021 - 12:36 PM

Pan is dial up to 205 C (400 F)  120V 1255 W .... too much ....... maybe at half temp?


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#52 Vic Harder

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Posted 11 October 2021 - 09:19 PM

Perfect.  Plug it in turned off or at its lowest setting.  Watch your BMV as you dial up the heat.  The Renogy should be able to supply 1000W, and even more for short time.  


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Posted 12 October 2021 - 05:05 PM

Tried not just now. plugged the pan into the inverter ... pan set on 1...lowest temp ... turned on inverter.    Red light comes on and the alarm buzzes and fan comes on...then it shuts off..... 20 seconds later it tries again on its own and same result.

I have sent all this info to Renogy with the case number but no reply.

argh

 

PS I am also tearing up my shop floor ...all the joists right down to earth... have to rebuild due to flooding damage. 

So somewhat tuckered out (those machine in there were very heavy getting them out) so I am a bit touchy from body aches! 


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#54 Vic Harder

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Posted 12 October 2021 - 07:29 PM

OK, that sounds like the inverter is no good.  


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Posted 13 October 2021 - 06:01 PM

Vic  Thanks for the time you put in. I just got off the phone with Renogy.... I will never buy anything from them again. After hours on hold and multiple transfers and repeated tests... They say sorry not their fault... it is over the year warranty ...( I just installed it out of the box in early summer as I live in new England... nowhere to go in winter.... then no where to go with the pandemic. 

 

I can't believe there wouldn't stand behind something that did not work from day one.... and I'm out $165!

 

I will now start looking for another company inverter to purchase.

I feel like screaming 

 

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#56 Vic Harder

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Posted 13 October 2021 - 07:52 PM

ugh, I feel your pain.  I have been very happy with my AIMS 3000W unit.  Cheapest among the big names, and the right size shape for where I put mine in the camper.


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#57 buckland

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Posted 13 October 2021 - 08:13 PM

Really appreciate the suggestion as I am not savvy to the market…. I freaked when I googled Victron egads I like their stuff but whoa!!$$

I will check that out. I am gonna take the renogy apart and play with it …. After I get ahold of the schematics. Might fry me or it but I am curious!!
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#58 Vic Harder

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Posted 14 October 2021 - 08:00 PM

I had a victron inverter.  didn't last long.  I learned to beware of products that have small dangly bits on the outside for attaching wires.  The victron I had used a small green bit to attach the wires to.  It snapped off.  Otherwise, yes, I love Victron stuff!


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Posted 14 October 2021 - 08:42 PM

One last question... I hope to find time this weekend to remove battery #2 and so get at the Renogy inverter to remove it. Thereafter is there any testing I can have done to find out what could be wrong? If I am gonna hack into it ...thinking of it as a LOSS $ anyway.... I'd like to find out why it petered out brand new!!!  If you think of any components that could be culprit let me know.

 

Good news the border is open for vac'd folks..... hope you can get traveling again soon.

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#60 Vic Harder

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Posted 14 October 2021 - 11:21 PM

Well, I would not write it off just yet.  Get at it and see if any of the wires are loose.  A bad connection could cause an issue too.


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