Originally Posted by vlevesque
I'm thinking about getting a 2k watt inverter for my RV. I was thinking that I might be able to hook it up to the battery connector point since one is free on the converter. When I'm driving down the road I would unplug the AC power from the converter and plug the shoreline power into the inventor. This way the people in the back can power their electronics and run the microwave and coffee maker. The batteries should remain charged because the alternator would be recharging them. Has anyone done something similar to this?
I'm not sure I understand your post. Are you proposing connecting the output of the converter to the input of the inverter? If so, it won't work. There is no output from the converter unless you're on shore power. Even if there was, a 2000 watt inverter draws 166.6 amps DC. Way more than most converters output. An inverter of that power should be installed directly to the house batteries using 4 gauge or larger cables.
On the other hand, if you are talking about plugging your shore power cable into the output of the inverter, that's also not a very good idea. Way too much current draw from your coach's AC electrical system for a 2k inverter.
I would wire a smaller inverter directly to the house batteries for the electronics and when it's time for the high power items (microwave, coffeemaker), start the generator.