Originally Posted by smac999
stay away from the current xantrax crap. it's junk.
we've had good luck with the magnums. the ms 2000 or 2800 watts are nice.
the magnums have a add on battery monitor too if you don't already have one.
how big is your battery bank?
since your gen is so big I'd add more battery chargers too.
IE if you have a 1000+ah bank add another 100a charger for 200+ amps total. so you can recharge faster and run the gen half as long.
I have a great video that I am getting really, really, really close to uploading to YouTube.
I am however giving Xantrex the option
to make this situation right for the customer. Promises, promises, promises for well over a year. Oh and of course I am the only one
to have ever had this problem... Right!!! Problem is I know few other marine
electricians who have had the identical issue I have with the SW series..... Plain and simple, they lied!!
Oh and I have already been told they will in no way pay any labor to fix this issue just supply the parts
, which have been promised now for well over a year....
I won't even go into how bad the SCP display is or how user unfriendly it is... My poor customer, a very successful and very smart guy, can't even figure it out.
Lucky for me I tried
to talk the customer out of the Xantrex and into Magnum but he insisted on Xantrex. Now he knows why I did that....
As for the OP you first need to address the "what can my batteries handle
" question before you buy an inverter... A 3000 watt inverter, in peak conditions, can draw upwards of 290A from your battery bank. Many typical factory banks won't handle this for very long before tapping out on low voltage.