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Old 02-16-2015, 11:25 AM   #1
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Electrical overdrive!

So im thinking about adding the Inverter 1500W plus the Transfer Switch for all the outlets!

Is this overkill for a 15a with the solar upgrade?
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Old 02-16-2015, 11:35 AM   #2
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We love ours and have both. In a larger trailer it seemed silly not to have all outlets live and therefore we got the transfer switch. You might be able to skip that and have one outlet only. Was concerned the 1500W would not run a Vitamix but it does. It's nice to have extra outlets to charge stuff and to watch AC TV & DVD.

Having solar means you have a lot more battery to then be able to use an inverter. I say go for it.
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Old 02-16-2015, 11:51 AM   #3
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So im thinking about adding the Inverter 1500W plus the Transfer Switch for all the outlets!

Is this overkill for a 15a with the solar upgrade?
That's entirely subjective and depends what you need or want to be able to do.

Our inverter powers the microwave outlet and one located on a panel by our table. Most of our charging is done with multiple USB outlets.

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Old 02-16-2015, 12:34 PM   #4
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That's entirely subjective and depends what you need or want to be able to do.

Our inverter powers the microwave outlet and one located on a panel by our table. Most of our charging is done with multiple USB outlets.

Ron
I say go for the whole bundle. u may want to plug in your 120v tv, hair dryer etc. in different locations.

easier to do at factory than later.

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Old 02-16-2015, 12:53 PM   #5
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