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Old 06-27-2015, 08:40 PM   #11
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This way I control the outlet.
Good call.
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Old 06-27-2015, 09:05 PM   #12
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I ran an inverter off the TV jack power which runs off the vehicle battery and it sounds an alarm when using anything goes that draws power like a hair dryer. The alarm is a low voltage on the input side. So the draw is pulling down the input under the minimum for the inverter. Any suggestions how to fix
You can't run a hair dryer from a cigarette lighter type outlet. The wires running to it are too small of a guage. I ran 0 gauge wire directly from the battery. Powers the wife's 1850 watt blow dryer beautifully.
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Old 06-27-2015, 09:27 PM   #13
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I ran an inverter off the TV jack power which runs off the vehicle battery and it sounds an alarm when using anything goes that draws power like a hair dryer. The alarm is a low voltage on the input side. So the draw is pulling down the input under the minimum for the inverter. Any suggestions how to fix
You'll likely get more responses if you were to re-post this in a new thread.
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Old 06-27-2015, 10:27 PM   #14
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Mine is a pure sine inverter
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Old 06-27-2015, 10:28 PM   #15
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At first I thought I was overloading the capacity but I used a volt meter on he incoming power and that is where the voltage was dropping
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At first I thought I was overloading the capacity but I used a volt meter on he incoming power and that is where the voltage was dropping
Just tapping into an existing 12v line is not sufficient to power a full size inverter. A: The wiring is not large enough to supply the high demands. B: It can cause a severe fire hazard if you attempt to do so.

I would start by going to the search box and entering "inverter install". There will be a number of threads addressing this issue.

From there, start a new thread and ask any questions that might still be unclear.

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Old 06-29-2015, 08:57 PM   #17
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nice job. i added a digital voltage gauge just above the fuse box so i could monitor battery voltage. Question though, you must not be using the heater overnight as i would not have the voltage to even start the gennie in the morning?
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Old 06-30-2015, 09:52 PM   #18
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Question though, you must not be using the heater overnight as i would not have the voltage to even start the gennie in the morning?
I assume you mean an electric heater. Correct I don't use one unless I am hooked to shore power. If I need heat when I have no shore power I use the propane furnace. I keep it quite cool though, otherwise the blower on the furnace would probably kill the batteries.
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no, not the electric heater. It wont work without the coach plugged or the genie on but the gas heat and blower will work on the batteries; but dont expect any juice left in the morning.
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