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Old 07-16-2016, 10:00 AM   #1
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1000 watt Inverter question.

For my 2015 Palomino Puma 32DBKS I bought a 1000 watt DC to AC inverter to power my outside kitchen refrigerator for a 3 hour trip. If I turn off all circuits except the one for the refrigerator, can I plug in my trailer's shore power cord into the inverter. Below is a picture of my power panel. How would I prevent the trailer's power converter from attempting to charge the battery, or is this not a concern if I turn off all breakers except the outside refrigerator circuit?
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Old 07-16-2016, 10:22 AM   #2
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1000 watt Inverter question.

The converter has a breaker that you shut off


Also, as I found out, there are few actual circuit in the trailer. You want the outside fridge, you will get a lot more powered.


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Ahhhhh, ok, I would switch the 15 amp CONVT to off with the other unneeded circuits. Thanks!
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When I did my inverter, I used a sub panel.

Only pulled four circuits from the main panel, and am powering almost the whole trailer.


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When I did my inverter, I used a sub panel.

Only pulled four circuits from the main panel, and am powering almost the whole trailer.


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Yes, I planned on doing something more permanent than just plugging the umbilical cord into it but my trip starts tomorrow morning and I just got my trailer back from the dealer yesterday, replaced the inside Dometic refrigerator. It was under warranty. That leaves me a few hours to pack, and get the trailer ready. Thanks for your reply.
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The converter has a breaker that you shut off


Also, as I found out, there are few actual circuit in the trailer. You want the outside fridge, you will get a lot more powered.


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What about the fuses? Take them out also or just shut off the breakers?
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The fuses are your 12v dc side.
Leave them be


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The fuses are your 12v dc side.
Leave them be


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Thank you so much for your help! !!
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Here's my sub panel.
I needed to run a few more circuits than you require.
Not quite finished cleaning it all up.
Waiting for one more component.

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Hi,

Because I was concerned about eventual breaker failure from using it as a switch, I simply unplugged my converter, and plugged it into a switched power bar that is plugged into that circuit. Tap a rocker switch and the converter is off: tap it again and it's back on when I need it to be operating.

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