Thermo king inverter

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  1. michaelbunt

    michaelbunt Light Load Member

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    my apu is a thermoking tri PAC it's a 2013 and
    It is in my 2013 peterbilt 587, the power inverter behind the passenger seat just stopped working, the display lights up, it has three dashes across it, the reset button on the outlet I reset it, I pressed the reset button on the side of the inverter also. It's a thermo king inverter that came with the apu. Any advice I checked fuses already, it's getting power to it, just nothing out the outlet. Never had a problem with it before. Every once in a while if I shut the truck off and crank it back up it would make a beeping noise and I would have to turn it off and back on for it to stop. I really hate not having a inverter for my microwave and tv. This is irritating please help lol.
     
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  3. 86mechanic

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    Have tried disconnecting the battery cables and letting it sit for a couple minutes.
    Then reconnect them and try it.

    That's much all you can do.
     
  4. michaelbunt

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    I'll try shortly. I'll let you know how I get on. Thanks. All I should have to do is disconnect one ground correct? Also my truck is equiped with a power disconnect I could just shut the power off from the battery to the truck? But I think the inverter is wired directly to the batteries and I can't tell which cables belong to the inverter. Thermo king did the install.
     
  5. 86mechanic

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    Yeah just disconnect the ground. Can you get to the cables at the inverter?
     
  6. michaelbunt

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    There not marked at all. I've looked in the battery box, can't figure out which ones are inverter cables
     
  7. Mark Kling

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    take a pic and post
     
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  8. gregbo

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    Three years is about the expected lifespan for an inverter in my experience. If you can fix it great but I'd be shopping for a new one. I actually carry a spare in case mine goes bad. Can't live without AC.
     
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  9. michaelbunt

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    I will shortly I will before I take off tonight
     
  10. Onetongwa

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    That’s ########, maybe with the cheap inverters, nobody pays top dollar for a three year inverter. And my inverter is still going strong after 4.
     
  11. Wickedchicken

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    soo, there is not a lot of information on Thermo King Inverters. My research has shown me that previously they had an inverter that had massive recalls due to fire hazards. But when I try to research on the durability or any type of reviews ratings on the new they released on September 24 2020, I get nothing. Does anyone have any experience with Thermo King Inverters 2000W late model, please post up here. Thanks.
     
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