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Offline harleyman_1000

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I need a inverter
« on: June 27, 2013, 01:25:52 PM »
 I need a inverter, either new or used. Any busnuts have one?
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Re: I need a inverter
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2013, 01:39:27 PM »
What size? 12 or 24 volts?
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Re: I need a inverter
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2013, 01:42:00 PM »
I need a inverter covers a lot of territory  ::)
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Re: I need a inverter
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2013, 01:45:10 PM »
 He said it had a 24 volt inverter that didn't work when he bought the bus and he converted everything to 12 volt, and never put a inverter on it. So Im guessing I need a 12 volt :-\
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Offline Bill B /bus

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Re: I need a inverter
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2013, 01:46:30 PM »
You want something repairable. Aren't any available that are repairable.
We are using a Trace SW4024. Translation: SW- sine wave, 40 - 4000 watts, 24 - 24 volt system.

As posted more info about size and input voltage.

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Re: I need a inverter
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2013, 02:00:43 PM »
 Ok the bus is in phoenix and Im in St.Louis, and I don't know much other than what I have told you other than he said he just used a simple battery charger to keep the house batteries charged. Would the information from the old 24 volt inverter info that is in the bus tell me what size 12 volt inverter I need?  Im sorry for the ignorance on my part, but My plan is to pick the bus up in Phoenix and after having a oil sample test done buy the bus and spend a month on the road before comming back to St. Louis. I will need a inverter and also the Jake brake fixed( it is installed but not working) This was Macs old bus.
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Re: I need a inverter
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2013, 02:07:11 PM »
personally that would be down my list of repairs (personally)

get the bus first so you can learn about it........don't throw parts at it.........yet ;D

and if you want to charge your house batteries off 110/120 you need a converter to step down from AC to Dc

if you want to turn your DC battery bank into AC 110/120 you need an inverter

First figure out what you need to power with it (12v,24v 110v or?) and if you need an inverter or converter



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Re: I need a inverter
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2013, 02:08:31 PM »
google both terms so you can read about them, maybe print them out and start a binder for all the knowledge you need to learn and save it for later
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Re: I need a inverter
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2013, 02:09:45 PM »
I would buy a cheap Harbor Freight inverter in the size you decide you need, just to get started for your trip.  $50 to $150.  Then, when you get home and have time to figure out what you need you can agonize for months over the correct high-buck choice.  Or keep the small cheap one till it smokes.  No need to rush the big buck decisions.  You can buy a whole bus for what some battery/inverter setups cost.

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Re: I need a inverter
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2013, 03:30:41 PM »
Oh, boy. It is just beginning.

Scott, this is the tip of the iceberg.

I have a 24 volt inverter, free to a good home. Just pick it up here in Knoxville. BTW, it is not just an inverter. It is an inverter charger and  you need to find out if you need an inverter or an inverter / charger.
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Re: I need a inverter
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2013, 03:37:49 PM »
Scott, if you are planning on coming to Phoenix to spend a month AC is on the top of the list it's supposed to be 122 Sat  don't worry about a inverter  ::)
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Re: I need a inverter
« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2013, 04:32:58 PM »
It's only gonna be 118, Don't be so dramatic. lol
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Re: I need a inverter
« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2013, 04:38:44 PM »
122 here in Mohave for Sat Kevin I think we will be north come Sat lol
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Re: I need a inverter
« Reply #13 on: June 27, 2013, 05:25:26 PM »
From Monday to Thursday it is supposed to be from 95-110 in eastern Wa. and Central Oregon, and in the 90s in Montana.
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Re: I need a inverter
« Reply #14 on: June 27, 2013, 05:38:43 PM »
I remember the 122 here. I was breaking down tires and swapping wheels that day, 20 of them! It did seem a little hotter than normal. I didn't hear about it until I got home and saw the news. You're already north!
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