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Author Topic: xantrex/trace inverter getting noisy!  (Read 1999 times)
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« on: October 31, 2009, 04:54:31 PM »

Hi All

My xantrex 4kW inverter is humming/buzzing!

it has always made a little hum when inverting but this noise has suddenly got much louder under load (2.5 Amps) with detctable vibration when i touched the casing  Huh. the noise subsides to normal when no demand is on the unit.

Anybody any experience of this or any ideas?

Anyone know of a good service engineer for these units?

Many thanks
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« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2009, 05:14:12 PM »

Sounds like the cooling fan's bearings are going.
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« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2009, 07:45:00 PM »

Hi Just

The fan normally kicks in when charging and this noise is not the fan.

any other ideas?

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