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Old 09-17-2015, 08:09 PM   #1
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To Invert or Not to Invert....

So it seems to be a interesting discussion point whether to leave the inverter on (standby) when plugged in to shore power! Here's our experience....We lost shore power around 2:30am yesterday, fortunately the inverter was ready to go and kept the refer and everything else plugged into outlets alive. Needless to say we didn't lose any food, as we didn't wake up until 7:45am. Not knowing we lost power I'm glad the inverter was ready to route power from the batteries....
I'll be leaving the inverter in standby from now on...!
What say you?!


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Old 09-17-2015, 08:31 PM   #2
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We always leave ours on as well. The only time I shut it off is for storage.
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Old 09-17-2015, 08:36 PM   #3
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I still have lots to learn with this whole electrical system.
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Old 09-18-2015, 08:42 AM   #4
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Just keep the house batteries topped off with water.


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Old 09-18-2015, 08:48 AM   #5
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Most of us do not have residential refrigerators. When dry camping, I keep the inverter off when not needed (especially when sleeping), since it draws juice even if nothing is connected. - Hank
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Old 09-18-2015, 09:02 AM   #6
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So it seems to be a interesting discussion point whether to leave the inverter on (standby) when plugged in to shore power! Here's our experience....We lost shore power around 2:30am yesterday, fortunately the inverter was ready to go and kept the refer and everything else plugged into outlets alive. Needless to say we didn't lose any food, as we didn't wake up until 7:45am. Not knowing we lost power I'm glad the inverter was ready to route power from the batteries....
I'll be leaving the inverter in standby from now on...!
What say you?!


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What say me, you are correct, You want the inverter to kick in when you lose 110v or when you are traveling.....
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I also leave mine on.

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