Originally Posted by hockeytownmom
So I just did an experiment. I'm using shore power and we shut off the battery disconnect and lost the TV and all lights. Do they not run on shore power at all? Am I missing something?
Any way to use electrical outlets during travel?
I believe what you are experiencing is correct. The older units like I have have Wfco converters and it is connected downstream of the disconnect switch so 12v power remains on to the items you mentioned if the disconnect is opened. However with the later models and progressive dynamic converters it is connected upstream or on the battery side so you loose all downstream loads when the disconnect is opened.
Concerning 110v power at the outlets when not on shore power, there is an option you may or may not have which converts 12v to 110v for selected outlets. If you have the option list for your unit it should indicate the option if you have it. Otherwise just go around and check all outlets for power when not plugged in to find out if you have the option. If you have need to power some 110v olt devices while on the road or boondocking you can buy a converter which you can plug into one of your 12v outlets and get 110v. They come in various sizes and are available in places like Walmart. It's funny but I just bought a 400 watt one on special at Pep Boys Auto store for $20 to use in my Toyhauler.