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Old 03-01-2013, 12:46 AM   #1
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Help setting up new Inverter/Charger

Just got my rig back from the dealer. They replaced the POS Dimensions 2000 Inverter/Charger for a new Magnum Energy ME2012. I have the Remote and am trying to learn what I can. I spent the last month studying the hell out of the rig and the electrical system and the Dimensions 2000. Tonight, I have spent a good deal of time trying to take in the information on the new Magnum ME2012. HOLY COW!! Talk about two systems being so different. Anyway it has a ton of settings. I don't want to get into individual settings yet. Just looking for general experience on what you did, if you own one of these. I am running a bank of three Interstate 27M batteries with a total amp hour rating of 285. (Important in setting Absorption Time.

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Old 03-01-2013, 06:57 AM   #2
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I recently replaced my old inverter with the ME 2012 but I don't recall what settings I used. I set it up based on what the manual advised.

I did have a question and called Magnum Energy and they were very helpful. I am sure they will give you whatever information you need.
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Old 03-01-2013, 11:02 AM   #3
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Why the ME2012 and not the MS2012? Isn't the ME2012 a modified sine wave? I'm thinking of replacing my Dimension 2000 for a MS2012, so just wondering.
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Jerry, I have been looking at these two (ME2012 and the MS2012) for about a month now and really it comes down to do I absolutely need a pure sine wave (MS2012) so my TV and kids chargers for there toys can have power while it's quite hours. The modified sine wave will do the same but for about $500 - $600 less. Again I think it comes down to what are you planning to run off the inverter?

phinneyj, As for setting the control panel I would recommend YouTube there seems to be a wealth of info on getting familiar with the control panel.

P.S The wife said we will go with the MS2012 so that in a year from now she won't have to listen to me complain I should have gotten the one that will run some future device that requires it.
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Old 03-01-2013, 02:21 PM   #5
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Our microwave makes a different sound on the inverter and before we had to replace a circuit board and transformer, so I am paranoid about using the micro with the inverter. I will try the micro first thing after getting the inverter installed. We probably will at some day get a 120 volt refrigerator. Pure sine wave seems the way for me to go.
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I found the youTube video, check it out and see if this helps
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Old 03-01-2013, 04:49 PM   #7
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The dealer replaced the bad Dimensions 2000 with a similar unit.
I did not have a choice. I would have preferred a PSW unit, yet I am not complaining.
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I found the youTube video, check it out and see if this helps
Thanks, I will check it out. I kind of got how to run through the remote menus. Just like to hear why you chose a certain setting. Absorb rate, charge rate, LBCO, etc.
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Old 03-01-2013, 05:23 PM   #9
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I have had the MS2012 in my houseboat for three years now. No problems what so ever and its made in the good old USA. YEA. I am going to replace the one in the Itasca soon. We keep killing electric blankets and coffee pots.
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