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Old 04-15-2013, 11:53 AM   #11
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This is a brilliant solution. I had all my outlets wired dual modes Upper plug was shore and lower was inverter. Your setup is much smarter.
Thanks Don but the idea for a 6-position manual transfer switch set up this way was "copied shamelessly" from a post I read on another site....

here is the link...http://www.irv2.com/forums/f59/manua...er-120192.html
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Old 08-25-2013, 05:04 PM   #12
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hotfishtacos,

Thanks for your post on the manual transfer switch. Installed 600w pure sine wave inverter and switch. Runs my Traeger Grill perfectly and no need to start a generator.
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Old 08-25-2013, 10:25 PM   #13
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182 King, way to go! Nice looking install! Since you've made the installation you can truly understand how much easier it is now for you to switch from shore to inverter power. ...and not having to wire each outlet as a dual power source saved a lot of time and expense. I guess you are another "Happy Camper!"

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Old 08-27-2013, 09:38 AM   #14
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I wired my transfer switch a little differently. The microwave/refrigerator circuit isn't powered by the inverter. Since it is only a 600 W inverter.

Just have to make a metal box to go around the switch and the project will be done.

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Old 08-27-2013, 04:07 PM   #15
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I wired my transfer switch a little differently. The microwave/refrigerator circuit isn't powered by the inverter. Since it is only a 600 W inverter.

Just have to make a metal box to go around the switch and the project will be done.

Yes, I'm a happy camper
Hey,

Instead of a metal box perhaps something like this Shop Amerock 128mm Center-to-Center Oil-Rubbed Bronze Blackrock Bar Cabinet Pull at Lowes.com might work for you. I am fond of metals and such myself lol better with metal then I am with wood. But To act as a switch protector under the table and for the tank heat pad switches these or something similar are easy to do and you can pick styles to match your tastes. Just a thought .

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Old 08-28-2013, 08:09 AM   #16
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Hey,

Instead of a metal box perhaps something like this Shop Amerock 128mm Center-to-Center Oil-Rubbed Bronze Blackrock Bar Cabinet Pull at Lowes.com might work for you. I am fond of metals and such myself lol better with metal then I am with wood. But To act as a switch protector under the table and for the tank heat pad switches these or something similar are easy to do and you can pick styles to match your tastes. Just a thought .

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Actually I am looking to build a metal box for the back side of the switch (under the seat). Something like a breaker box.
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Hey,

Oh I thought you were trying to protect the switch from being tripped etc when someone is sitting at the table. Perhaps a project box from radio shack might fit over the back side. They have a lot of sizes in plastic and alum.

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Old 10-01-2013, 07:57 PM   #18
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I am only using 5 poles of the manual transfer switch, when I came up with an idea to simply turning on the inverter with the 6th pole.

No when I switch to inverter, the inverter comes on. When switching to off or shore the inverter is off. Can't get any simpler than that!!
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I decided to change my inverter plans from an auto transfer switch to the 6 pole manual one - it avoids an additional breaker box and breakers, but does require a (smallish) box for the switch and wiring. Of course I reserve the right to change my mind 10 times between now and January when I will get the trailer.

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In this picture you can see (starting from the left side) a duplex outlet that is connected directly to the inverter and switch to turn on inverter power, then a 6-pole three position 30 amp transfer switch (black). When rotated to the left position it is wired for normal shore power. In the middle everything is disconnected. In the right position the inverter is supplying power and the air conditioner and converter are disconnected. On the far right side is the main 12volt power disconnect switch supplying the inverter.




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Steve's mod with the 3 way manual transfer switch seems like a better idea to me than the automatic transfer switch that Escape uses.

Anyone have any thoughts about manual vs. automatic transfer switches?

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