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    HI40 0 Owner’s Guide[...]

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    Abou t X ant rex Xantrex T echnology d evelops, manuf actures, an d markets advanced power electroni[...]

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    i Important safety information Gene ral pr eca utio n s - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - [...]

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    Contents ii Conn e ctin g the AC in put co rd - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 22 Chec [...]

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    Contents iii Estim a tin g batt ery requi reme nts - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 40 [...]

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    v Important safety information General prec auti ons 1. Before i nstalli ng and u sing the i nverter[...]

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    Explosi ve gas pr ecautions vi Explosive gas precautions 1. Batteri es gen erate exp losiv e gases d[...]

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    Precautions when w orking with batteries vii Precau tions wh en wo rking with b atterie s 1. Follow [...]

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    Precautions for using rechargea ble appli ances viii Prec au tions fo r u sing re cha r g ea ble app[...]

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    1 Intr oduction Chapter 1 “Introduction” describes the main operating features of the HI400 I nv[...]

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    Introduction 2 Introduction The HI400 I nverter i s a modi fied sin e wave (MSW) inve rter providi n[...]

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    Introduction 3 This recep tacle has a “gro und fault cir cui t int er rupte r” to reduce s hock [...]

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    HI400 feature s 4 HI400 features Figure 1 bel ow , and Figure 2 oppos ite, show t he front a nd back[...]

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    HI400 fe atures 5 Figure 2 Ba ck p anel p T able 2 Back panel featu res Fe a t u r e D e s c r i p t[...]

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    Materia ls list 6 Materials list Y our HI400 inv erter pac kage incl udes the i tems l isted bel ow:[...]

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    7 Installation Chapter 2 “Installation” provides complete information for installing the HI400 I[...]

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    Preparing for installation 8 Preparing for installati on Prior t o begin ning you r instal lati on, [...]

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    Preparing for installation 9 Installation t ools and m aterials Y ou will need the fo llowing t ools[...]

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    Preparing for installation 10 Installation feature s Figure 3 and T able 3 below , list the install [...]

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    Installing the HI400 11 Installing the HI400 Overview This sec tion provi des de tailed i nstalla ti[...]

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    Installing the HI400 12 AC disconne cts and ove r-curre nt pro tecti on devic es T o meet electr ica[...]

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    Installing the HI400 13 AC output ne ut ra l bonding The neutr al con ductor of the inver ter ’ s [...]

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    Installing the HI400 14 DC cabling This inc ludes t he DC cables betwee n the batt ery , the DC disc[...]

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    Installing the HI400 15 Choosing a loc ation The inver ter shoul d only be i nstalle d in locat ions[...]

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    Installing the HI400 16 Mounting your inverter The HI400 inv erter must be mount ed f la t (f or exa[...]

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    Installing the HI400 17 Permanently connecting (hardwiring) the A C output T o ha rdwi re the A C ou[...]

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    Installing the HI400 18 5. Conn ect the black and white (li ne and neutral ) wires from the A C cab [...]

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    Installing the HI400 19 2. Rout e the lockout si gnal wire throu gh the cabl e clamp and in to t he [...]

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    Installing the HI400 20 Follow th e proce dures giv en belo w to conne ct the ba ttery to the DC inp[...]

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    Installing the HI400 21 7. In sert the other end of the neg ative (–) cable i nto the negativ e (?[...]

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    Installing the HI400 22 In an R V or vehicle ins tallat ion, this will usual ly be the vehicle chass[...]

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    Installing the HI400 23 Checks prior to init ial power-up Before powe ring up your in verter , ensur[...]

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    25 Operation Chapter 3 “Operation” explains how to operate the HI400 Inverter .[...]

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    Oper ation fe atures 26 Operation features Inverter on and off The On/O ff p ower switch on the f ro[...]

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    Oper ation f eat ure s 27 Monthly t esting Once a month , with ei ther AC sho repower or inverter po[...]

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    Inver ter lo ad s 28 Inverter lo ads The HI400 wi ll operat e most AC loads wi thin its power rating[...]

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    Inverter load s 29 • Some char gers for batte ry packs us ed in po wer hand tools. Th ese af fec t[...]

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    31 Maintenance and Troubleshooting Chap ter 4 “M aint enan ce and T r oubleshooting” will help y[...]

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    Maintenance 32 Maintenance Minimal mai ntenance i s requir ed to keep your HI40 0 operati ng prop er[...]

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    T rouble shooting r efere nce 33 • Adjust th e orie ntation of the HI400, tele visio n, antenna, a[...]

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    T roublesho oting ref erence 34 Electronic shutdo wn (No LED illuminated) High ba ttery voltage, ove[...]

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    35 Specifications Appendix A “Specifications” contains electrical and physical specificat ions f[...]

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    Electrical 36 Electrical Physical Specifi cati ons are sub ject to change wi thout not ice. Output p[...]

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    37 Battery Types and Sizes Appendix B contains “Battery T ypes and Sizes.” The batteries you use[...]

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    Ba tter y ty pes 38 Battery types Auto motive starti ng batt erie s The lead- acid bat tery you a re[...]

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    Battery si ze 39 Battery si ze Battery siz e or capac it y i s as i mpor tan t as t h e ba tt ery ty[...]

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    Estimating battery requirements 40 T o calculate the ba ttery ca pacit y you requir e, rea d “Esti[...]

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    Estimating battery requirements 41 Batt ery siz ing ex ample This bat tery s izing exa mple illu str[...]

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    Estimating battery requirements 42 Battery sizing wo rkshe et Use the f ollowing wor ksheet to calc [...]

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    Using multiple batteries 43 Using multi ple batteries As your powe r requir ements increa se, you ma[...]

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    Battery tips 44 Battery tips T emperature sensitivity The ca pacity of lead- acid batt erie s is tem[...]

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    Battery tips 45 Discharged batteries Do not leave bat teries in a di schar ged state for more th an [...]

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    47 Warranty and Product Inform ation Appendix C “Product and System Information” contains the wa[...]

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    W arrant y information 48 Warranty i nformati on What does this warranty cov er? Xant rex manu factu[...]

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    Ret u r n i n g a pr o d u c t 49 servic e, plea se retur n it to t he place of purchase along wi th[...]

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    Out- of -warrant y service 50 8. Shi p the invert er to the addr ess provided i n Ste p 1, freight p[...]

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    Contacting X antrex Cu stomer Service 51 Contactin g Xantrex Customer Servic e If none o f the tr ou[...]

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    53 A AC disconnects 11 AC input cord 22 , 23 AC load circuit 13 AC ou tp ut cab le, 3-co nduc tor 9 [...]

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    Ind ex 54 D DC cable 9 DC circuit breaker 21 DC dis tribution panel 20 DC ground bus ( dedicated) 21[...]

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    Index 55 batteries 14 DC cabling 14 DC discon nects and over - current devices 13 mount ing inve rte[...]

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    Ind ex 56 S safety information v serial number 49 starting bat teri es 39 state of char ge 45 T tool[...]