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Posted: 08/05/19 05:09pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

time2roll wrote:

No. I installed a transfer switch. Touch the remote button inside and power is there. No hassle, no fuss.


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SoundGuy wrote:


I installed a 1000 watt PSW inverter in the trailer's front pass through cargo compartment and ran a cable from one of the 120 vac outlets down through the trailer floor to the outside world and terminated the cable with a female Leviton WetGuard connector. It was used mostly for the convenience of plugging in a fan, etc but if I connected a dogbone to the trailer's main service cable I could power the entire trailer with the inverter, I just had to remember to shut off the converter in order to avoid a closed loop.

How was the inverter wired into the battery(s)?

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Posted: 08/06/19 10:44am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

time2roll wrote:

No. I installed a transfer switch. Touch the remote button inside and power is there. No hassle, no fuss.


I added a transfer switch also. Then ran the wire that powers the converter into the transfer switch, then added a relay inside the transfer switch to automatically turn off the converter when the inverter is powering the camper.


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I have done a similar thing with out motorhome, have 3 deep cycle going into the rv through a 50A circuit breaker, and off the batterys through a 150A circuit breaker to the inverter. Have put in a 40A contactor that closes when on shore power to supply power only to the interior outlets. when no shore power or generator the contactor opens, and will feed power to the interior outlets only, and not to the microwave, AC or to the charger...

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Posted: 08/06/19 12:50pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

SoundGuy wrote:

I installed a 1000 watt PSW inverter in the trailer's front pass through cargo compartment and ran a cable from one of the 120 vac outlets down through the trailer floor to the outside world and terminated the cable with a female Leviton WetGuard connector.


philh wrote:

How was the inverter wired into the battery(s)?


Group 31 AGM sitting in the front pass through cargo compartment, used 18" 4 gauge cables from the battery to the inverter input.


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