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Randell I have a question about freedom 458 series

inverted/charger. When you plug shore...
Randell I have a question about freedom 458 series inverted/charger. When you plug shore power adapted down to a regular extension cord, the charge light will be green then the overtemp overload/agm comes on green charge light goes off. None of 120V from inverters work
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RV Mechanic: Robert, RV Mechanic replied 3 years ago
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RV Mechanic: Robert, RV Mechanic replied 3 years ago

You really can not plug into a standard 110 outlet, that inverter is going to pull to many amps and try to charge the batteries and when that happens you can get the over temp condition. I would plug into a standard outlet with no cords or adapters and see what happens. I have a strong feeling the 110 on the regular extension cord is the problem. You are trying to pull to many amps through a small cord and are having line loss, the cord also might feel warm.

Even smaller RV's that only have a power converter can have issues like this, you have a large inverter and to much for the system to handle.

You would need at least a 30 amp service to run some items in the RV.

Robert

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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
Ok thank you.
RV Mechanic: Robert, RV Mechanic replied 3 years ago

No problem at all.

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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
How about with the generator will it work properly that way??
RV Mechanic: Robert, RV Mechanic replied 3 years ago

Yes the generator should supply enough AC power. Make sure you unplug the cord before starting the generator.

Robert

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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
Awesome thank you I will check that tomorrow
RV Mechanic: Robert, RV Mechanic replied 3 years ago

Sounds good.

Have a good evening. Robert

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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
You too! I’m a new mobile Rv tech so I’ll have lots of questions I’m learning I’ve got lots to learn thanks
RV Mechanic: Robert, RV Mechanic replied 3 years ago

Sounds good. Let me know if you need more help, I am around daily and respond when I can.

Robert

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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
I have a Freedom 458 series inverter/charger. Plugged into 50 amp service. The high temperature overload light came on and is buzzing. Unplugged from the 50 amp service. Flipped off both breakers on the front of the inverter and inverter is still buzzing.?
RV Mechanic: Robert, RV Mechanic replied 3 years ago

Sorry for the delay, if you are plugged in the inverter will still have voltage coming into it, the breakers are for the output, so the breakers normally are for the outlets and some other AC appliances that can be used when the inverter is ON, the inverter still passes that circuit through it even though it is not inverting.

So make sure the inverter is OFF plugged in and make sure the batteries are in good condition. IF to much load is being used it can cause this or a faulty inverter.

Robert

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