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Old 06-12-2011, 06:16 PM   #1
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I am in the process of changing out a Trace 1.5 inverter and installing a Trace 2.5 . The problem is that if I hook up the ground wire*to the boat's bonding system and turn it on the shore power supply breaker pops. If I leave the ground wire off all works well. Adding the ground after it is running has no effect on it and it runs well.* Any ideas?
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Old 06-13-2011, 04:20 AM   #2
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RE: inverter

DA Book should show a circuit with a simple relay that hooks the ground to the inverter , when shore power is gone.


The AC system is grounded at the "source".

Power pole , noisemaker or inverter , choose ONE! at a time
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RE: inverter

Your post really needs a better explanation. Are you connecting the DC ground to the bonding system? Is this a new or used inverter? How do you connect to the boats shore power? Without a lot of detail on the installation it is impossible to answer your question. Chuck
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Is your shore power supply a GFI?
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how does it work? do you need to run main engine to charge batteries? how long can you stay on hook without generator?
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