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I have a 2005 Winnebago sightseer 29r. In the cabinet on the right of the tv in the cab area is a button that when you push down a green light comes on and when you push it again the light goes off? Also the outlet plates in the cabinets next to the tv and also in the cabinet in the bedroom where that tv would be are black? There's one across from the refrigerator also? All the rest of the outlet covers are white and are in everyday use areas? An inverter was an option that the previous owner did not get. are these outlets pre-wired for a inverter?
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Might be antenna booster?

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That should be the antenna booster as Dave stated. When ON (green light) you are able to pick up channels farther away. I've forgot to turn ours on once or twice, but could still pick up a couple channels. Once, in the SW, left it off and found no channels (far away from town). When back on, I got a few.


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The outlets by the TV are switch off when the ignition key is turned on, so the driver can not watch TV while driving. That might be the reason the covers are black.

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Posted: 10/23/19 11:52am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Are these standard outlets (3 prong 120VAC)
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Coax Cable connectors

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IS there anything else on the wall plate where that button is?
Antenna connetion + 12 volt outlet + Antenna booster

Word: Winegard. or Jack or King controls likewise.

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SOme RV's have an automatic Satellite antenna. and such a switch may power it as well. These make noise. usually 2-5 seconds after power on. (noise usually goes away after a couple minutes or faster)


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Yes it does say winegard on it. As far as the black outlet plates go they are 120 looking. There is also one in the compartment with the outside stereo radio. It is next to a cig lighter type 12 volt outlet and also a white 120 plate is right above it? None of the manuals I have say anything about them. Thanks Old-Biscuit for the wiring diagram.

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My guess the switch is for an inverter to power those black outlets while in transit or camped without utility power.


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time2roll wrote:

My guess the switch is for an inverter to power those black outlets while in transit or camped without utility power.


My guess also....
No Coax cable connection BUT small on/off button with Winegard on the outlet

Inverter fed outlets/black plates to distingusih them from standard AC Power Outlets AND on/off button for antenna booster

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Antenna booster switch. Turn off when cable connected?

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