Question re replacing Xantrex RS3000

Need to know what inverter/charger that can replace a Xantrex RS3000 in my '02 CC Magna. Xantrex says the Freedom SW3012 is what I need but will that integrate with my Silverleaf 440CL and whole house control including the auto genstart?

re: Replacing the RS3000

In a word: no

Hello Deen, the language for the Freedom SW hadn't been invented yet when your coach was built. However, we knew, or believed, that the CAN-bus networking language now called RVC was coming. Eventually.

So, built into your display units are the hardware to be able to work with the new unit. A conversion will need to be done to update the software (in those same display units) in addition to some minor wiring changes.

Also, a couple Silverleaf boxes (TM101 and PM001/PM002) will need to be sent in. With those, we'll be able to pull the original settings and so will be able to ship back a third box, a TM102, to use in place of the others. This is the same unit used in new 2018 coaches; gets you back up to current electronics very nicely.

This conversion will require a block of time, somewhat determined by the skill-level of the shop. If done here in Oregon, its part of a day. Other shops, without that factory experience, will likely take a few days.

There are other details, too many for the forum. Give us a call for that and some recommendations.

cheers

Art
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Live close by

Live in Vancouver, WA so close enough to drop by and have it done there when the time comes. Possible cost estimate?

re: RS3000 to Freedom SW

Hello Deen
If you drop into our factory location we'll be able to take care of this update quickly. We flat-rate this to $50 for the update--and since its done here, we'll pull the TM102, fix the configuration and update the SW to the newest version as well.

cheers

Art
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Thinking about

going to a Magnum 3012 hybred. As I understand it that takes a bridge too. How much and do I still need to buy a Magnum control panel to set it up the first time?

re: magnum possibility

Our Silverleaf TM502 Magnum interface is $99; its price dropped last fall from $199. Add to that some wiring adjustments and a strong back and...viola!

If only a single unit, no Magnum panel will be needed for programming. However, we have those (for this one-time purpose) as a loaner here. So, no worry about that if you drop in.

Hows your back?

Art
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Error codes

Is there a way to read the Xantrix error codes with my whole house or VMS 440 or do I need to connect a Xantrix control panel?

re: Error codes and Xantrex

I'm not sure. Your tag/ handle indicates you have an '09 Magna...but the post above reads '02 Magna. Notwithstanding...

If the Prosine is still installed (on an '09) then, probably, yes; you (may) see an error if it produces one. At the time, their messaging was a bit simpler but one would expect an error to pop up when looking at House Diagnostics --on either unit.

Art
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Someone else posted on my question

I have an '09 Magna with the 440CL. I know the error sometimes, but no always, shows up on the total house panel. But that's not my question!
The question is: Can the VMS 440CL or the whole house system give me a readout of the error codes that are causing the fault condition or do I need the Xantrex System Control Panel to do that?

Xantrex RS-3000 or SW-3012 and RV-C Error Codes

The Short answer is YES and YES..

The Xantrex Inverters, when connected to the SilverLeaf RV-C System, will report the Errors in the RV-C Diagnostic Message format.

The VMS 440Cl and Total Coach System display the RV-C DM-1 messages for Errors..

You can connect a Xantrex Panel to the Inverter(s) in addition to the SilverLeaf RV-C System, so that you can see Both Types of Error Messages..

You can also contact us with an RV-C DM-1 Error, and we will look it up, and give you the Manufacture's error code if relevant...

MarkO