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Setting your Trace Auto Gen Start Parameters
02-22-2019, 23:35 (This post was last modified: 02-23-2019 00:32 by travelite.)
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RE: Setting your Trace Auto Gen Start Parameters
I'd add that the Trace inverter is mil-spec having seen combat in Desert-Storm and beyond. They are truly remarkable in that the total available software space is 6KB (kilobyte) and the technology is no more complex than what you'd find in your dishwasher. (3 Microchip micro-controllers and a handful of TTL logic). In addition to the RV world and the military, many have been sold for industrial backup and residential backup and off-grid applications. Now you see why I want to keep these alive by providing power boards and controller boards. Are there areas for improvement? Yes. They need to be brought into the 21st century. There's no IP interface. There's no standardized management protocol allowing an interface to Crestron, RTI or network management system; there's an absence of non-volatile storage; there's no way to parallel units for more inverter or charging power; there's a relatively coarse adjustment of AC voltage amplitudes but yet it still manages less than 3% total harmonic distortion. They were phenomenal for their day and they still rein in some areas, but in many ways they're stuck in the 90's. It's clear to me why Xantrex dropped the design - they're expensive to build as compared to today's standard high frequency inverter. They have a lot of parts and the assembly in not simple, especially the powerboards. But I have a hard time letting them go. They came out of the high-fidelity world where folks needed clean power supplies for their hi-fidelity amplifiers and they're incredibly overbuilt. One of the things that really stokes me about them is the way they perfectly lock onto the incoming shore or generator power frequency. It's technology that came out of the military for tracking guided missiles. The lead engineer at Trace learned his trade in the military. It's a very good design.

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02-23-2019, 10:36
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RE: Setting your Trace Auto Gen Start Parameters
I wonder if it makes sense to buy a extra inverter being they are so awesome ?

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02-23-2019, 12:07 (This post was last modified: 02-23-2019 12:08 by davidbrady.)
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RE: Setting your Trace Auto Gen Start Parameters
It does make sense Al. I have five SW4024's and five SW4024Plus's in my workshop, plus as you know I'm working on replacement circuit boards: http://www.prevostgurus.com/showthread.php?tid=825

The SW4024Plus is a neat unit. It's the same as the standard SW4024 but the big transformer is 50% larger. The Plus can start and run two Cruisairs. Two of these in our Vantare's will greatly ease the load management of our buses. The only problem with them is they don't give priority to the generator.

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02-23-2019, 12:25
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RE: Setting your Trace Auto Gen Start Parameters
ok then , please do keep your eyes open for me when you see one for sale and I will buy it . I would want a plug and play one , no need for me to get into messing around with making a larger one fit . Thank you

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02-24-2019, 13:08 (This post was last modified: 02-24-2019 13:11 by davidbrady.)
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(02-23-2019 12:25)cubeman Wrote:  ok then , please do keep your eyes open for me when you see one for sale and I will buy it . I would want a plug and play one , no need for me to get into messing around with making a larger one fit . Thank you

Sure will Al. Actually, there's one on Ebay right now, item number:292936156309, but you should make sure it's an MC2 which is the recreational vehicle model that prioritizes the generator on AC2. MC2 will be marked next to the serial number on the chassis. A quick question and a photo of the serial number from seller should be definitive.

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02-24-2019, 22:26
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Not to excited about this one . He said it has a dent so I'm not taking any chances with unknowns on Inverters . Buying this coach is enough unknowns for me for a while .

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