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Just purchased Xantrex 3012 new with remote.
Amazon.
Remote question, I have the manual hoping after several of you send advise to refer to
It which I will.

Can anyone tell me in the simple est terms :
Regarding knowing what my battery power is I keep the remote function display on that
screen. There is a bar graph blue. Is that what I need to view to know if my batt bank
Is in the safe operating range?
My goal is not to let the bank go below 50%, in order to protect the batts.
Thanks guys

Upgraded to this unit after years of the 2k freedom. That remote with idiot lights I could
read across the room. Not so much with this digital display

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rickhise wrote:

Just purchased Xantrex 3012 new with remote.
Amazon.
Remote question, I have the manual hoping after several of you send advise to refer to
It which I will.

Can anyone tell me in the simple est terms :
Regarding knowing what my battery power is I keep the remote function display on that
screen. There is a bar graph blue. Is that what I need to view to know if my batt bank
Is in the safe operating range?
My goal is not to let the bank go below 50%, in order to protect the batts.
Thanks guys


Upgraded to this unit after years of the 2k freedom. That remote with idiot lights I could
read across the room. Not so much with this digital display


Also. Can I set up an alarm with this unit that will sound when the bank goes below 50%

Of charge. Thanks

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I would email Xantrax or where you bought it from and read the manual. I didnt use there meter just the remote switch. I installed the trimetric 2030rv meter which is very accurate. I don't use alarms just check it from time to time. Hopefully you are pulling on a good set of batteries.


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Posted: 07/24/19 08:15am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Keep the voltage above 12.0 to 12.2 under light or no load for best results.
3000 watts I assume you have 6+ batteries.


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Unless you have an external shunt and a battery monitoring device the bar graph on the display is largely voltage based. I don't know what all parameters Xantrex is reading to come up with the battery level but voltage is a huge component. That means, it's not terribly accurate. If you really want a battery gauge Xantrex does make one that works with their XW and SW products. I think it would likely work with your inverter as well but you'd have to check with them.
Otherwise, Trimetric makes a good meter and their are others. If it doesn't have a shunt, it's not really a battery gauge.

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It will SHUT OFF if the batteries drop too low. On most Xantrex you can set the cut off point. BUT. there is a problem....

Due to resistance in the connections and wires the thing may well shut off early if you are sucking major power.

And it usually alarms before it shuts off.


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