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Old 09-21-2016, 01:31 PM   #11
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I wondered about that...200w is barely enough to run a TV.

The comments about wire/fuse sizing are still true though. It is definitely not a good idea to "upgrade" a fuse to over 3 times the capacity without making sure the wiring is capable of handling the current. The expected load is irrelevant as fuses are there to protect the wire from starting a fire when things go wrong.

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Old 09-21-2016, 04:02 PM   #12
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This does not compute. A 200w inverter only needs about 20 amps of DC input (assuming it runs on 12v DC).

Did you increase the wire size too? If not you have created a potential fire hazard. Fuse sizes are dictated by the size of the wiring they are supposed to be protecting. I'm not so much posting this to tell you that you did it wrong (how far would that get me?), but more so that others coming along and reading this realize the risk.
Good catch! It's a 2000W inverter! Trying to type on my IPhone...
Also, good clarification on wire size for others. The size was already good on mine. Others might not be so good to check!

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Old 09-21-2016, 05:58 PM   #13
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After spending a number of hours under the chassis, I found the problem. FR uses cheap self taping screws on the ground leading from the inverter which sheared off. Arc and spark 2 ft from the propane tank....just feel lucky.......thanks for all the input

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