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Old 10-14-2016, 07:53 PM   #11
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Not an expert on Inverters but I would guess if you need 400 watts for any length of time your gonna take a prety good bite out of your batteries? thus needing to run the gen to recharge anyway. Unless you need is while driving but that may require a bigger alternator?
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Old 10-14-2016, 08:00 PM   #12
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Not sure what your needs for an inverter are, but your tv's are all 12 volt
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Old 10-15-2016, 09:48 PM   #13
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DH uses a CPAP we have a 400 and a 600 watt inverter. He uses one or the other when we boondock at Walmart. Hardly shows any battery drain after 8hrs use.
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Old 10-18-2016, 09:55 PM   #14
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Have been faithfully reading all these posts, but I still don't quite get what situation would benefit from adding an inverter on top of existing power in my new 2401W. Granted, I am new to RVs, so must be missing something. Is it a boondocking need? Thanks for continued enlightenment!


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Old 10-18-2016, 10:08 PM   #15
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Now THAT'S what I'm talking about. Would you please share brand, where you bought it, mounting, etc
Be advised that if you go for a 400 watt inverter, that's equivalent to 33 amps at 12VDC. You will need to run at least #10 wire from your battery to the inverter to power it. Most cigarette lighters have 20 amp fuses.
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Old 10-18-2016, 10:28 PM   #16
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Have been faithfully reading all these posts, but I still don't quite get what situation would benefit from adding an inverter on top of existing power in my new 2401W. Granted, I am new to RVs, so must be missing something. Is it a boondocking need? Thanks for continued enlightenment!


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A small inverter (100 Watts or so) is good for recharging laptops, cell phones, Tablets, etc. that have 120 volt plug-in power supplies.

If you are connected to shore power or run a generator, the inverter is not needed.
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Old 10-18-2016, 11:08 PM   #17
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Got it ... thanks so much, Bluepill!


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Old 10-19-2016, 12:40 AM   #18
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I suppose the biggest reason for an inverter is that I didn't want to run a generator all night just to power my c-pap
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Old 10-19-2016, 06:05 AM   #19
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Mach428 have you looked into a 12v adapter? I have an Intelipap that I ordered with a 12v adapter . It uses minimal power while dry camping and I have also run it off my jump starter
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Old 10-19-2016, 06:49 AM   #20
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Our Winnebago Aspect, class C, has a 1,000 watt inverter with two NAPA house batteries to support it. That being said, it is rarely used.
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