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Old 04-24-2013, 09:10 AM   #1
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New Dimensions Pure-Sine Inverter

I've been in contact with the Dimensions folks concerning a replacement for the Dimensions Quasi-Sine Inverter installed by Winnebago on our 2008 Vectra. I was looking for an inverter that would be a easy swap-out, without extensive modifications. Contacted Steve VanDyke, [email protected], National Sales Manager, and he suggested a new line of inverter/chargers in pure-sine wave 1,000 and 3,000 watt, specifically, the 2000 watt 2000W 12VDC Pure Sine NP Series Inverter Charger | Dimensions 12NP20 as an ideal replacement. These inverter/chargers are about ready to come on the market and I'll keep the forum advised on our switch to the pure sine.
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Old 04-26-2013, 11:21 AM   #2
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Chief, here is another source of inverters. I had to replace mine last year and went to a magnum psw, MS2000. At the time they had the best price, and are really nice people to deal with. I was replacing a Xantex 458 2000 modified sine wave, and you could really tell the difference. Mostly if I ran the microwave. Steve

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Old 04-27-2013, 12:23 AM   #3
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I replaced my Dimensions with a Magnum MS2000 a few years ago, and it's not a big deal to swap them at all. If the Dimensions was avaliable when I did this I still would have gone for the Magnum simply because it has a rock-solid track record, and it's a real American company that stands behind what they sell and answers the phone with people that speak english.

I looked on their site at the unit and don't see any indication of a real remote panel for this inverter, nor any mention other than a remote switch.
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Old 04-27-2013, 05:57 AM   #4
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I replaced my Dimensions with a Magnum MS2000 a few years ago, and it's not a big deal to swap them at all. If the Dimensions was avaliable when I did this I still would have gone for the Magnum simply because it has a rock-solid track record, and it's a real American company that stands behind what they sell and answers the phone with people that speak english.

I looked on their site at the unit and don't see any indication of a real remote panel for this inverter, nor any mention other than a remote switch.
As stated on the spec sheet, "Each system comes with an easy to use 7-segment LED display. The display provides status, input/output values, programming, and troubleshooting information. The display can also be used as a remote for use in another part of the vehicle by ordering an extension kit." Also confirmed with the company, my current display will support the new inverter.
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Old 04-27-2013, 09:44 AM   #5
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Missed that but it makes sense. Still, do yourself a favor and look at the Magnum before taking the plunge. I have all of the manuals on .pdf if interested.

Btw- Magnum's remote was an exact fit replacement.
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Another thing I was concerned with is the cable from the unit to the over the drivers head display. some of the inverters use a cat5 cable, so you would have to run a new cable all the way. The MS2000 uses a phone cable, like your old one so it's a plug in job. Steve
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I'm pretty sure it was a direct plug-in. Don't think I ran a new one, but its wired either straight or flipped, and that's an easy change.
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