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Old 05-03-2015, 05:36 PM   #1
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Wiring Question. Adding an Inverter

I have a Xantrex 1000w inverter on the way and am trying to figure out how to wire it to my 2-6v batteries. I have a red, black and a green (ground) wire to go somewhere. HELP!

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Old 05-03-2015, 06:04 PM   #2
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Greggo,
I looked at the Xantrex manual on-line (for the Prowatt SW-1000 ):
battery +, battery - , and chassis ground
are the three terminals on the backside illustration.
Chassis ground has to be green.
So, red = "+" (plus battery terminal from the trailer),
and black = "-" (minus battery terminal to your trailer).

Nothing from the Xantrex is connected to the cable connecting the two 6V batteries together.
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Old 05-03-2015, 06:31 PM   #3
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I have 2 + and 2 - posts tho.

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Your batteries are wired in SERIES (not parallel). Look at and follow the SERIES discussion: How to wire 6V Batteries in series or parallel configuration
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Although you have 4 posts, if wired in series you should only have wires going to the trailer from 2 of the terminals, one negative from one and a positive from the other. Those are the posts you need to connect your inverter to.
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Old 05-03-2015, 08:41 PM   #6
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So I'm thinking the red + to the inverter is connected to the + on battery #1 and the black - to the inverter goes to the - on battery #2? That's the opposite of the way my solar controller is attached (- to - on #1 and + to + #2) and I got that from ETI.

I'm like SO confused!


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Look past this thread here Switching 12v to dual six volts
Check this video
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Old 05-03-2015, 09:03 PM   #8
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Your intuition appears correct, lets hope someone else with a inverter can confirm what you said above.I'll check back.
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Here is another one with an inverter install Trojan 6 Volt Batteries RV Install
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Thanks Jim! Going to the rally? I owe you a cool one, you've been a great help more than once!

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