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Old 02-21-2019, 12:00 AM   #1
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Go Power Inverter Install

Hi everyone. I have searched the threads but was not able to find answers to my specific questions.
I have a 2017 24FQMX. It has the solar charge controller with remote option for the ac inverter and 200w solar. Just missing the inverter.
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1. Does the manufacture prep this Inverter wiring by adding 1 kitchen outlet, the bathroom, one outside outlet and both tvís onto 1 circuit breaker? Apparently they do on the 5th wheels.
2. Anyone have pictures of their factory installed inverters I can learn from?
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Old 02-27-2019, 10:45 AM   #2
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Hey Brian, just bought a Shockwave 24fqmx 2017and was wondering if you ever received the answer about the inverter?
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Old 02-28-2019, 01:18 AM   #3
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Hello. NO I did not but I did speak to GO Power themselves and they were very helpful.
Because I have to AC inlets already the transfer switch will not handle a 3rd.
1. Shore power and 2 being my Onan generator.
I am working with my local RV shop on a solution.
I did test some breakers and found the outlets not to be the same setup as the 5th wheels.
Hope you enjoy yours. We love our and have not had any issues other than replacing the AC but it was within warranty.
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Old 03-24-2019, 06:13 PM   #4
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I have my Inverter installed. I went with a second 30amp Trasfer Switch and hooked the inverter into that. So if I have shore power or using my onboard generator the inverter shuts down. If neither of those power sources are avail either the inverter will kick on.
I changed it up to be on a remote. So with the second TS I simply turn off the breaker to my converter/charger and turn on the Inverter via the remote switch and my entire coach is powered with AC.
I have solar and use that to recharge during the day.
GoPower was very helpful and you get a tech right away when calling them.
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Old 05-12-2019, 02:44 PM   #5
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Just want to add my experience to the conversation. I installed a Magnum energy 1000 watt to all my outlets without installing another switch. This is done by wiring a 110v 20 amp breaker from the main panel to the inverter. I then installed a small sub panel for the outlet breakers. I then ran wire from this sub panel to the trailer outlet wiring that was removed from the main breaker panel. When shore power or generator is present the inverter passes it through. As soon as power goes off the inverter starts generating 110v from the batteries. This inverter also serves as a charger so the existing converter was disconnected. It also monitors the charge rate and temperature of the batteries. No change in solar wiring. The toughest part was running the 25í of wire from the panel to the front storage area. This was on a 2019 Sandstorm 293GSLR.
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Old 05-12-2019, 05:04 PM   #6
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I ended up adding a GoPower 1500 watt pure sine inverter with the remote switch installed next to my fridge. I added a second TS-30 transfer switch so that all outlets were live when using the inverter. Just have to turn the converter off at the breaker. That is why we put the remote switch by the fridge. The breaker panel is located under the fridge.
This setup has worked very well for us. GoPower was very helpful in answering questions and easy to reach a tech right when you call.
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Old 05-13-2019, 08:32 AM   #7
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What size battery bank did you install? I started figuring out what all I can run with the 3 deep cycle 12v batteries I have and it will do a coffee maker but discharges them pretty fast. I installed them in an 8D marine box and might upgrade to an 8D lithium when these need replacing.I too went pure sine and left my converter in with breaker off for backup. My solar is Go Power also.
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Old 05-13-2019, 12:30 PM   #8
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I have 2 six volt Interstate batteries. With 225 amp hours each. My 24fg 2017 Shockwave came with a 200 watt GOPower Solar Panel.
We boondock and also have a 4000 Onan onboard generator if needed. It will bypass the inverter if turned on as well as shore power. So far it keeps our batteries topped off but I have thought about adding a portable panel to catch the morning and afternoon sun if we ever need it. So far this has been more than enough to keep us going for a few weeks at a time.
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Old 05-13-2019, 12:39 PM   #9
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Here are some pics. 2 are from the GoPower Manual
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Old 05-13-2019, 01:15 PM   #10
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Yeah you can never have too much power for sure. Having an extra panel would be nice. Another power source I have been looking into is putting a 12v to 12v charger off the trucks 120 amp alternator. I have dual batteries on the truck. The Aux battery will be kept charged and it will fully charge your trailer batteries ( while driving of coarse) and charge them faster than using your circuit on the 7 pin connection. You do however need to run larger wires to your trailer. It also serves as an isolator from your starting battery.
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