Having scoured all the threads on IC units it appears the jury is still out.
As I have just lost
my Statpower prosine
2.5 and now relying on an ancient but durable Newmar I need to select a new IC unit.
From what I see the choice is between
- Mastervolt combi 12/2500
- Victron Multiplus 12 3000
- Magnum MS2812
- Promariner - maybe as the Truepower 2000PS seems suitable.
If any member
has a Promariner 2000PS i would like to hear your comments.
Xantrex are out based on massive evidence they are unsupported cheap
stuff and the recent failure of my 60A charger
after 2 months confirms that for me. They even wanted $250 to open it and check it, ie buy a new one!
The Victron has its supporters on the forum and also some who feel the DIP switch settings are a mess, having read the manual i have to agree it is very complicated and even the remote
does not provide a solution to setting parameters.
The Magnum MS2812 has the right specs and has many supporters in RV and off grid users but not many in the marine
industry. Good remote
The Mastervolt wants me to open up the case, whilst operating!!!!! and flick some switches to get an equalisation mode. WOW
Then of course there is Newmar who do a unit but the price
is ridiculous unless it is bulletproof, twice the cost of a Victron and 4 times the cost of a Promariner........Any body using the latest Newmar unit?
Other makes like AIMS have amazing specs at super low prices but no word from the cruisers on this one?
So the perennial question is which one?
Any comments on the Promariner appreciated and also others on the list.
Need to charge 600Ah lead acid tubular flooded daily and equalise twice a week or invert to 120 60Hz at up to 2000W. All done manually ie no auto switching. Basically runs all day every day of the year.