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Old 03-21-2013, 06:36 PM   #1
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Outlets on kitchen side not working with inverter

When running just off the inverter alone the kitchen outlets have no power... like the only outlet that has power are the ones near the entertainment center and one in the back bedroom. Is this normal or should I be looking for a breaker that is tripped somewhere??
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Old 03-21-2013, 06:40 PM   #2
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Might depend on how the inverter was wired into the system .
Has it worked on other outlets before?
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Old 03-21-2013, 11:33 PM   #3
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not sure if they every worked was hoping that someone with the same coach 2012 390bh could shed some light on it.
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Old 03-22-2013, 07:22 AM   #4
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I have the same mh. The only outlets that work off inverter for me are entertainment center , outlets in the bunks and one in bedroom. I run a extension cord from the bunks if needed as we drive. Ken
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:39 AM   #5
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When running just off the inverter alone the kitchen outlets have no power... like the only outlet that has power are the ones near the entertainment center and one in the back bedroom. Is this normal or should I be looking for a breaker that is tripped somewhere??
The inverter is wired to as many outlets as it can safely supply power to. Larger inverters can be had for a price but at the cost of your battery life.
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I have a 2011 390bh with the Magnum 1200 inverter. I have the same issue. Had an RV guy out to help me track the lines and look into this. He clearly told me its how the coach is wired. Even if we upgraded to a 2000 inverter, we'd have to rewire the entire coach. Ouch looks like the coach was designed to only work on a few select outlets when using the inverter.
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Old 05-10-2013, 02:32 AM   #7
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unless custom built, all coaches have their inverters installed to power only the entertainment outlets and a few others. reason being is that the inverter only has so much power. only the berkshires, with the two 120v 50 amp circuits, we are missing the 2nd leg of power when powered by only the inverter... we could power the 2nd leg as well, but there isn't a mobile inverter large enough for the heavy loads so there would still be some seperating to do...

you could rewire the inverter to power the entire breaker panel (minus the heavy loads like the 2 a/c units).

my coach is back at the dealership for warranty work, so i can't look at the electrical panel to see how things are divided up and if the inverted outlets have their own panel or not...

anyone got pictures of the breaker panels with the covers off?
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We turned on the inverter and then took a night light and tryed each outlet. Think you will find the ones by entertainment center and some in bed room works.
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