Xantrex Technology DR1512E manual

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    DR Inverter/Char g er DR1512 DR2412 DR1524 DR2424 DR3624 DR1512W DR1524W DR1512E DR1524E DR1548E DR2[...]

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    DR Inverter/Charger Installation and Operation Manual[...]

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    About Xantrex Xantrex T echnology Inc . is a worl d-leading supp lier of adva nced power electronics[...]

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    975-0012-01-02 Rev A iii About This Manual Purpose The purpose of this Installation and Operation Ma[...]

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    About T his Manu al iv 975-0012-01-02 Rev A Conventions Used The following conventio ns are used in [...]

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    975-0012-01-02 Rev A v Important Safety Instructions SA VE THESE INSTRUCTIONS This manual contains i[...]

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    Safety vi 975-0012-01-02 Rev A W iring Requirements 1. All wiring methods and materials sha ll be in[...]

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    Safety 975-0012-01-02 Rev A vii Precautions W hen W orking With Batteries 1. Make sure the area arou[...]

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    975-0012-01-02 Rev A ix Important Safety Instructions - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - [...]

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    Contents x 975-0012-01-02 Rev A Batteries - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - [...]

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    Contents 975-0012-01-02 Rev A xi Start-up - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - [...]

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    Contents xii 975-0012-01-02 Rev A Battery Maintenance - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - [...]

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    975-0012-01-02 Rev A xiii Figure 1-1 Front Panel Features - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - [...]

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    F igures xiv 975-0012-01-02 Rev A Figure 3-9 Battery Capacity Potentiometer (new) - - - - - - - - - [...]

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    975-0012-01-02 Rev A xv Table 1-1 Model Identification and Numb ering Conventions - - - - - - - - - [...]

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    1 Intr oduction Chapter 1, “Introduction” contains information about the features and functions [...]

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    Introduction 1–2 975-0012-01-02 Rev A Introduction Thank you for p urchasing the DR Inverter/Charg[...]

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    Fe a t u r e s 975-0012-01-02 Rev A 1–3 AC S i d e The AC side of the DR Inverter has one 30-amp b[...]

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    Introduction 1–4 975-0012-01-02 Rev A DC Side The DC side of the DR Inverter has th e equipment gr[...]

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    Fe a t u r e s 975-0012-01-02 Rev A 1–5 ❐ V erify all of the items listed on the packing materia[...]

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    Introduction 1–6 975-0012-01-02 Rev A Regulatory The 120 V ac/60 Hz models of t he DR Series inver[...]

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    2 Installation Chapter 2, “Installation” contains information about how to plan for and install [...]

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    Installation 2–2 975-0012-01-02 Rev A Pre-installation Planning T ake some time prior to installin[...]

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    Pre-installation Planning 975-0012-01-02 Rev A 2–3 Mounting The National Building Code requires th[...]

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    Installation 2–4 975-0012-01-02 Rev A Hardwar e / Materials Required The following hardware or ma [...]

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    Pre-installation Planning 975-0012-01-02 Rev A 2–5 Wi re R o u ti n g Determine all wire routes bo[...]

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    Installation 2–6 975-0012-01-02 Rev A Battery Location Locate the batteries in an accessible locat[...]

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    Pre-installation Planning 975-0012-01-02 Rev A 2–7 Figure 2-1 On-Grid Basic Configuration (Utility[...]

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    Installation 2–8 975-0012-01-02 Rev A Figure 2-3 On-Grid Configuration - with Renew able Energy So[...]

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    Pre-installation Planning 975-0012-01-02 Rev A 2–9 Figure 2-4 Off-Grid Configuration - with Renewa[...]

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    Installation 2–10 975-0012-01-02 Rev A Ge nera tors An AC generator can be used as an input source[...]

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    Pre-installation Planning 975-0012-01-02 Rev A 2–11 Inverter Mounting The DR Series inverter can w[...]

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    Installation 2–12 975-0012-01-02 Rev A 3. Secure the 2 x 4 with #10 wood screws (l ength to penetr[...]

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    DC Wiring 975-0012-01-02 Rev A 2–13 DC W iring This section describes the DC wiring requirements a[...]

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    Installation 2–14 975-0012-01-02 Rev A Figure 2-9 DC Grounding[...]

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    DC Wiring 975-0012-01-02 Rev A 2–15 Batteries The DR Inverter can support either 12-vo lt battery [...]

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    Installation 2–16 975-0012-01-02 Rev A Battery Cable Sizing Proper cable sizing (diameter and leng[...]

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    DC Wiring 975-0012-01-02 Rev A 2–17 DC Disconnect and Over -current Protection For safety and to c[...]

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    Installation 2–18 975-0012-01-02 Rev A Battery Cable Connections Battery cables must have crimped [...]

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    DC Wiring 975-0012-01-02 Rev A 2–19 Connecting the Battery Bank to the Inverter Follow the procedu[...]

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    Installation 2–20 975-0012-01-02 Rev A 8. Observing battery polarity , connec t the positive batte[...]

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    DC Wiring 975-0012-01-02 Rev A 2–21 Installing a Battery T emperatur e Sensor A battery temperatur[...]

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    Installation 2–22 975-0012-01-02 Rev A AC W i r i n g This section describes the AC wiring require[...]

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    AC W ir i ng 975-0012-01-02 Rev A 2–23 Before wiring the input of the inverter , refer to T able 2[...]

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    Installation 2–24 975-0012-01-02 Rev A T o connect the AC Input to the Inverter: 1. Disconnect the[...]

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    AC W ir i ng 975-0012-01-02 Rev A 2–25 A C Output Wiring to the A C Distribution P anel (Sub-panel[...]

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    Installation 2–26 975-0012-01-02 Rev A The following diagrams illustrate the AC wiring for the fol[...]

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    AC W ir i ng 975-0012-01-02 Rev A 2–27 A C Input Wiring using a Generator in an On-Grid Applicatio[...]

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    Installation 2–28 975-0012-01-02 Rev A A C Input Wiring - Off-Grid Applic ations using a 120 V ac [...]

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    AC W ir i ng 975-0012-01-02 Rev A 2–29 A C Input Wiring - Off-Grid Applicat ions using a 240 V ac [...]

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    Installation 2–30 975-0012-01-02 Rev A Series Stacking (120 V ac/60 Hz M odels only) This COM port[...]

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    AC W ir i ng 975-0012-01-02 Rev A 2–31 Figure 2-22 AC Wiring for dual-inverters - On-G rid Applica[...]

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    Installation 2–32 975-0012-01-02 Rev A Figure 2-23 Wiring for dual-inverters - On-Gri d Applicatio[...]

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    3 Oper ation Chapter 3, “Operation” contains info rmation about how to operate the DR Inverter/C[...]

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    Operation 3–2 975-0012-01-02 Rev A Front P anel Controls and Indicator s All operating controls, i[...]

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    F ront P anel Controls and Indicators 975-0012-01-02 Rev A 3–3 P orts There are two ports on the i[...]

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    Operation 3–4 975-0012-01-02 Rev A • Erratic Blinking (0 to 3 and 2 to 5 flashes @ 2 second inte[...]

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    F ront P anel Controls and Indicators 975-0012-01-02 Rev A 3–5 See Important notes that follow . T[...]

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    Operation 3–6 975-0012-01-02 Rev A SEARCH MODE W A TTS P otentiometer The Search Mode W atts poten[...]

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    F ront P anel Controls and Indicators 975-0012-01-02 Rev A 3–7 Battery Charge r Rate The Battery C[...]

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    Operation 3–8 975-0012-01-02 Rev A Use T able 3-2 to find the approximate setting of the Battery C[...]

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    F ront P anel Controls and Indicators 975-0012-01-02 Rev A 3–9 Over Discharge Pr otection (ODP) Wh[...]

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    Operation 3–10 975-0012-01-02 Rev A A C T ransfer V oltage During normal operation, the inverter s[...]

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    F ront P anel Controls and Indicators 975-0012-01-02 Rev A 3–11 Figure 3-7 ODP Enabled/Disabled P [...]

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    Operation 3–12 975-0012-01-02 Rev A Battery Capacity The Battery Capacity potentio meter is used t[...]

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    F ront P anel Controls and Indicators 975-0012-01-02 Rev A 3–13 LED Indicators There are four LEDs[...]

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    Operation 3–14 975-0012-01-02 Rev A Whenever the battery voltage drops to its lowest (safe) level [...]

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    F ront P anel Controls and Indicators 975-0012-01-02 Rev A 3–15 Circuit Br eaker s The DR Inverter[...]

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    Operation 3–16 975-0012-01-02 Rev A Start-up Once the inverter is properly connected to the batter[...]

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    Charger Mode 975-0012-01-02 Rev A 3–17 Charg er Mode 3-Stage Char ging Process The charging cycle [...]

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    Operation 3–18 975-0012-01-02 Rev A Equalize Charging Equalize charging is a special mode of batte[...]

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    Charger Mode 975-0012-01-02 Rev A 3–19 4. Set the BA TTER Y TYPE SELECTOR switch to position “0?[...]

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    Operation 3–20 975-0012-01-02 Rev A Figure 3-16 Equalize 1 Battery Charger Rate P otentiometer (P [...]

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    4 T r oubleshooting Chapter 4, “T roubleshooting” contai ns information about how to troubleshoo[...]

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    T roubleshooting 4–2 975-0012-01-02 Rev A T roubleshooting the DR Inverter T able 4-1 provides a l[...]

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    Problem Loads 975-0012-01-02 Rev A 4–3 Problem Loads The inverter can drive most loads, howeve r ,[...]

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    T roubleshooting 4–4 975-0012-01-02 Rev A Clocks The inverter ’ s crystal controlled oscillator [...]

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    Problem Loads 975-0012-01-02 Rev A 4–5 Printers Most inkjet type printers work well in inverter ap[...]

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    4–6[...]

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    A Specifications Appendix A, “Specifications” c ontains information about the electrical specifi[...]

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    Specifications A–2 975-0012-01-02 Rev A Specifications of the DR Inverter T able A-1 provides the [...]

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    Specifications of the DR Inverter 975-0012-01-02 Rev A A–3 DC Input V oltag e (nominal) c 12.6 Vdc[...]

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    Specifications A–4 975-0012-01-02 Rev A T able A-2 Electrical Specifications fo r the DR Inverter/[...]

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    Specifications of the DR Inverter 975-0012-01-02 Rev A A–5 T emperature Comp Probe (BTS) optional [...]

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    Specifications A–6 975-0012-01-02 Rev A Auto Low Battery Protection enabled 1 1 V 1 1 V 22 V 22 V [...]

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    Specifications of the DR Inverter 975-0012-01-02 Rev A A–7 T able A-4 Environmental Specifications[...]

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    A–8[...]

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    B Battery Information Appendix B, “Battery Informati on” supplies gene ral information about bat[...]

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    Battery Information B–2 975-0012-01-02 Rev A Introduction Batteries Batteries are available in dif[...]

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    Battery T ypes 975-0012-01-02 Rev A B–3 Sealed Batteries (Gel and A GM) Description Gel Cell and a[...]

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    Battery Information B–4 975-0012-01-02 Rev A Understanding Battery Capacity Ratings Dischar ge rat[...]

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    Battery Bank Sizing 975-0012-01-02 Rev A B–5 Back up power systems which use utility power for rec[...]

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    Battery Information B–6 975-0012-01-02 Rev A Considerations When calculating battery bank size, co[...]

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    Battery Bank Sizing 975-0012-01-02 Rev A B–7 Battery bank size worksheet Calculation T o calculate[...]

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    Battery Information B–8 975-0012-01-02 Rev A Battery Configurations The battery bank must be wired[...]

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    Battery Configurations 975-0012-01-02 Rev A B–9 W iring Batteries in P arallel Effect W iring the [...]

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    Battery Information B–10 975-0012-01-02 Rev A W iring Batteries in Series-P arallel Effect W iring[...]

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    Battery Configurations 975-0012-01-02 Rev A B–11 Connect to inverter T o connect to the invert er:[...]

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    Battery Information B–12 975-0012-01-02 Rev A Battery Connections for Stacked Inverter s When usin[...]

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    Battery Maintenance 975-0012-01-02 Rev A B–13 Battery Maintenance Maintenance strategy T o get the[...]

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    Battery Information B–14 975-0012-01-02 Rev A T emperature compensation is b ased on battery type [...]

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    Battery Maintenance 975-0012-01-02 Rev A B–15 Equalization Charging Purpose An equalize char ge he[...]

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    Battery Information B–16 975-0012-01-02 Rev A General Maintenance W ater Levels Flooded lead acid [...]

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    Battery Maintenance 975-0012-01-02 Rev A B–17 State of Charge The battery’ s state-o f-charge sh[...]

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    B–18[...]

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    C Multi-wir e Br anch Circuit Wi r i n g Appendix C, “Multi-wire Bran ch Circuit W iring” suppli[...]

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    Multi-wire Branch Circ uit Wiring C–2 975-0012-01-02 Rev A Multi-wire Br anch Circuits Problem A p[...]

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    Multi-wire Branch Circuits 975-0012-01-02 Rev A C –3 Figure C-2 Multi-wire Branch Circuit Wiring a[...]

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    Multi-wire Branch Circ uit Wiring C–4 975-0012-01-02 Rev A Identifying Multi-wire Br anch Circuits[...]

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    Correcting Multi-wire Branch Circuit Wiring 975-0012-01-02 Rev A C –5 Correcting Multi-wir e Branc[...]

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    Multi-wire Branch Circ uit Wiring C–6 975-0012-01-02 Rev A Figure C-5 Using a Step-down Autotransf[...]

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    975-0012-01-02 Rev A WA–1 W arranty and Return Information Wa r r a n t y What does this warranty [...]

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    W arranty and Return WA–2 975-0012-01-02 Rev A What does this warranty not cover? This Limited W a[...]

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    W arranty and Return 975-0012-01-02 Rev A WA–3 Return Material Authorization P olicy Before return[...]

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    W arranty and Return WA–4 975-0012-01-02 Rev A Information About Y our System As soon as you open [...]

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    A AM radios 4–3 AW G 2–4 B Batteries Battery Care and Maintenance Equalization Charging B–15 T[...]

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