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  • 12|1200 Inverter

    >Hi
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    >I have just bought an inverter form Wind and Sun UK, I called them for two reasons
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    >1) to find out what current the inverter takes when it is switched off and
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    >2) to say the manual was disappointing
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    >So
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    >1) how does switching work as it isn't a power switch that physically breaks and joins the 200A input cables,
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    > i) What is the rating of the dc input cables?
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    > ii) How are the input DC cables connected, I imagine there must be some loss?
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    > iii) Does the power switch, in the off position, just a break in power to a relay, that when on enables the dc circuit to work and connects the DC input.
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    >2) The manual says very little, maybe there is little to say, but it could state
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    > i) the load in the off, as above,
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    > ii) the image in the index is very poor and hardly usable and the one on your website, which isn't mentioned in the manual isn't much better. Could you send me a detailed image or is their one on the website. All I could find is a version of the manual; which I made a screen shot of and enlarged.
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    >A third matter
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    >3)
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    > i) The UK 230v socket is upside down and the mains cable blocks easy access to the power switch.
    [center]![](https://calstock.org.uk/media/blogs/cabin/img/electrics/victron/vpinverter_socket1.jpg "null") ![](https://calstock.org.uk/media/blogs/cabin/img/electrics/victron/vpinverter_socket2.jpg "null")[/center]
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    > ii)Your image show it the correct way.
    >[center]![](https://calstock.org.uk/media/blogs/cabin/img/electrics/victron/vp12-1200.jpg "null")[/center]
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    > Can I unscrew the body and correct this?
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    > iii) plus the socket isn't screwed in place and moves around a bit
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    >4. Finally I am disappointed it is made in China, prior to purchase I though it would be India like the MPPT 75|15
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    >Thank you
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    >Roger Lovejoy
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    >Cc Wind and Sun