Cruisers Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 01-09-2020, 13:27   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2020
Posts: 2
Beeping Inverter?

I have a new inverter (1500 watt Cobra) and 4 recent golf cart batteries as my house bank plus 2 1000 watt solar panels. I understand that an inverter will beep when a load is beyond its capacity or if the bankís charge is too depleted- but - the only load Iím using is a laptop charger and phone charger and 13 watt lamp ... and still it beeps, intermittently then constantly, regardless of my voltmeter telling me the bank is well charged. Any ideas as to why?
Chris Kelly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2020, 13:54   #2
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Minnesota
Boat: Jeanneau SO 34.2
Posts: 124
Images: 7
Re: Beeping Inverter?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chris Kelly View Post
I have a new inverter (1500 watt Cobra) and 4 recent golf cart batteries as my house bank plus 2 1000 watt solar panels. I understand that an inverter will beep when a load is beyond its capacity or if the bankís charge is too depleted- but - the only load Iím using is a laptop charger and phone charger and 13 watt lamp ... and still it beeps, intermittently then constantly, regardless of my voltmeter telling me the bank is well charged. Any ideas as to why?
Ours (Xantrex) would get too warm from engine room heat (before we installed a blower fan). Even just switched on with no load it would throw a temp alarm intermittently. Does yours have adequate ventilation?
steffan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2020, 14:21   #3
Registered User
 
Reefmagnet's Avatar

Join Date: May 2008
Location: puɐןsuǝǝnb 'ʎɐʞɔɐɯ
Boat: Nantucket Island 33
Posts: 4,829
Re: Beeping Inverter?

Check the cabling by measuring input DC voltage at the inverter when it's beeping. You might have a bad electrical connection.
Reefmagnet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2020, 14:23   #4
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2020
Posts: 2
Re: Beeping Inverter?

Quote:
Originally Posted by steffan View Post
Ours (Xantrex) would get too warm from engine room heat (before we installed a blower fan). Even just switched on with no load it would throw a temp alarm intermittently. Does yours have adequate ventilation?
Thanks for this. It could be ventilation.
Chris Kelly is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
inverter

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
INVERTER CONSTANT BEEPING zengirl Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 1 06-08-2019 23:31
Beeping Breaker SV Saranya Marine Electronics 2 03-03-2019 17:45
Hatteras beeping alarm, solid warning light on. SouthernPride Engines and Propulsion Systems 0 24-10-2018 22:24
GME gx548 vhf beeping. Herreshoff Marine Electronics 3 21-03-2017 04:40
Beeping Autopilot Drive sailorboy1 Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 14 25-06-2012 04:18

Advertise Here


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:43.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.