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Old 06-23-2013, 10:00 PM   #21
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Nice to know there is an option to switch automatically. The only thing left to remember is to turn off the inverter when it is not needed.
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Old 06-23-2013, 10:22 PM   #22
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Nice to know there is an option to switch automatically. The only thing left to remember is to turn off the inverter when it is not needed.
No, not just that...you also need to remember to turn off the circuit breaker to the air conditioner and the circuit breaker to the converter charger and any other large load circuit breakers when the auto switch connects the inverter....and make sure the refrigerator has been switched over to propane....and that is why I went with a manual switch because everything is changed correctly when the switch is moved from shore power to inverter power. It involves more than changing the 120 volt supply source.
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Old 06-26-2013, 01:28 AM   #23
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No, not just that...you also need to remember to turn off the circuit breaker to the air conditioner and the circuit breaker to the converter charger and any other large load circuit breakers when the auto switch connects the inverter....
That's why the best approach is to split the AC panel into two sections, with only the one supporting stuff you want to be inverter-powered fed by the auto-transfer switch for the inverter. RV electrical systems can get complex.
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Old 06-26-2013, 01:46 AM   #24
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That's why the best approach is to split the AC panel into two sections, with only the one supporting stuff you want to be inverter-powered fed by the auto-transfer switch for the inverter. RV electrical systems can get complex.
Brian, have you wired your trailer like you're suggesting or are you speculating?? With my setup I don't have to chose one or the other. It is customized so whatever I want I can run on either of the AC supplies...not one or the other...like my refrigerator and microwave...and all of the electrical outlets. BTW, it isn't safe to run two different 120vac supplies into a single outlet junction box.
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BTW, it isn't safe to run two different 120vac supplies into a single outlet junction box.
Why? A single outlet JB as in a duplex? The metal tab that connects the outlets is meant to be broken allowing each outlet to have its own 15 or 20 amp breaker. It's allowed in the BC Building code and works great in my kitchen and garage.

Am I missing something?
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Old 06-26-2013, 12:13 PM   #26
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Why? A single outlet JB as in a duplex? The metal tab that connects the outlets is meant to be broken allowing each outlet to have its own 15 or 20 amp breaker. It's allowed in the BC Building code and works great in my kitchen and garage.

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As long as the supply at the main breaker in the RV is turned off both supplies will be disconnected. This would mitigate my safety concern.
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