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Old 05-23-2023, 09:51 AM   #1
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Inverter switch inop. But problem solved.

Lately the off/on button on my magnum csw2012 has been squirrelly (I am certain this is an electronic term). Took many presses to get the inverter on and no amount would get it to turn off. I had to use the shut off in the battery compartment I took a close look (with my phone camera) and found a phone plug receptacle which was labeled ďremoteĒ. Nothing available on Magnum site so went to Amazon and ordered one for about $15. I donít see why that wonít solve the problem instead of paying hundreds for a new inverter.
 
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Lately the off/on button on my magnum csw2012 has been squirrelly (I am certain this is an electronic term). Took many presses to get the inverter on and no amount would get it to turn off. I had to use the shut off in the battery compartment I took a close look (with my phone camera) and found a phone plug receptacle which was labeled ďremoteĒ. Nothing available on Magnum site so went to Amazon and ordered one for about $15. I donít see why that wonít solve the problem instead of paying hundreds for a new inverter.
The inverter factory programming disables the power on off function. It's meant to always be in search mode. You can turn it off using the inverter battery disconnect switch in the battery compartment. Or you can do what I did and program the switch to work. See the attachments regarding programing.
Set to PS4 for the power button the work.
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Thanks for the information and the reply. The problem is not the settings but a switch on its last legs of functioning. All of the settings are correct.
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Thanks for the information and the reply. The problem is not the settings but a switch on its last legs of functioning. All of the settings are correct.
What switch do you have? If it's the top switch then yes it could be faulty. If it's the bottom you need to check the programing by scrolling through using the select button. Note the display and see if it reads PS0 - PS1 - PS2 or PS4. Only PS4 allows the power button to operate.
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The switch in the top picture is the one I ordered which came in today after we left town for 3 weeks. The switch on the bottom is similar to the one I have on my inverter. It is a push button covered with a plastic film. Rarely, it will work to turn it on but will not work to turn it off.
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