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Old 03-01-2018, 08:00 AM   #41
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you are correct & I will do so!

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Old 03-01-2018, 09:52 AM   #42
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For those of us who are electronic Luddites, I'm still not sure what this means for us with boots on the campsite. Does this mean for example that, if we are connected to shore power, and we turn on the transfer switch, we fry our inverter? The same when we're connected to a generator?
No, if you have a transfer switch it will disconnect the inverter at the same time it connects to shore power. Its purpose is in fact to isolate the two, and will only permit one to be used at a time.

The problem I mentioned would come if someone installed the inverter themselves without a transfer switch, and left it connected to the ac circuit when plugging in shore power. The reason, I suspect that if you don't order the transfer switch ETI only runs the ac from the inverter to one dedicated outlet is to avoid this exact issue. The plug supplied by the inverter is completely separate from the shore power system, so the inverter is protected.
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Old 03-01-2018, 09:00 PM   #43
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Agree; re-read the thread to see if there is solar and it doesnt appear so. Our first Escape had dual six volt with no solar and it is very clear the advantage of having the solar charge controller do the work. When you run your batteries below 50% it takes a looong time for the WFCO to get them charged up, whereas the solar is not only charging all the time(variably of course given conditions) but does it with much better efficiency.
I didnt think it was relevant but yes, I do have the factory solar panel. I don't think the batteries have spent much time at all below 12v.
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Old 03-02-2018, 03:05 AM   #44
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Do you store it inside? Just wondering why you plug in periodically to charge if you have solar?
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Old 03-02-2018, 08:27 AM   #45
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Do you store it inside? Just wondering why you plug in periodically to charge if you have solar?
Yes I store it in a open sided shed, no direct sun on the panel.
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