Saturday, March 17, 2018

Short circuit

12:18pm:
Last nite it rained. For air circulation, Scampy's rear window was opened a few inches. Rain entered thru the window screen. Some of that rain ran down the blind and then, into our 12-volt inverter.

The inverter short-circuited.

Shopping for a new inverter
We tried to locate a new inverter online that was available for local pickup. Finding and buying that inverter took a few hours.

First, we tried Best Buy and found very little selection inside the store.

Then we tried Fry's Electronics. Bingo! We drove to Fry's which was only
8 miles distant.

Click [Here] to see the inverter we bought.


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2:14pm:
New inverter installed!


With all the tools and supplies in Señor Tránsito's storage, an installation as this one is sooooo easy!



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6 comments:

  1. Can you make a cover of some kind to protect it? Can't keep the window closed forever.

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    1. Suz,

      I am going to keep that window closed forever. There are three side windows that when open, don't allow rain to enter. Also two big roof vents, one vent with a fan.

      Replacing the inverter was a fun project for me!

      George

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  2. Good deal on the inverter. I bought a 1000W a couple of years ago. Works great but I wish I had a 1600W. I was being cheap.

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    1. Hi LBM,

      The largest wattage device that I charge is a power pack for dead battery. I just recharged that power pack. No problem with the new inverter!

      George

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  3. Does a cooling fan run when the inverter is turned on and running? Thanks.

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    1. Hi Jeff,

      The old inverter had a fan. So far, I have not heard a fan in the new inverter.

      George

      PS: The new inverter seems to be a rugged piece of equipment which does not have outlet circuit protection. I like that. Circuit protection is a real pain!

      I charged my 12 volt battery jump start battery device with the new inverter. The old inverter often shut down when charging the jump starter.

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