Originally Posted by Rickptb
So then with a Generator things would work the same as plugged into shore power & then your GEN. is your inverter ?.
no, a inverter is a separate thing. what you're getting confused with is that there are inverter generators and non-inverter generators.
when you plug into a generator, inverter or not, it basically is the same as having shore power, it's just coming from the generator.
an inverter generator uses an inverter to control the speed of the generator's motor. if the load is light, the inverter tells the motor to idle, if the demand is high, it tells it to rev up.
a non-inverter generator runs at full revs all the time, low or high demand, it doesn't make a difference.
that's one reason inverter generators can be quieter.
for most RV's, you have to add an inverter to plug in things to run them off the battery. things like a tv, dvd, charging phones and so on. it will invert the 12v DC power from the battery, to 110v AC for things that run off of that. but it's limited to the number and power the battery/batteries have.
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