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Old 05-20-2013, 09:30 AM   #11
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Now, if you ARE plugged into shore power and not getting 110 outlets to work, then you may indeed have an issue with the inverter. Or am I the one who's missing something here?
The reason for the confusion happens often here. Folks use the term "inverter" when they mean "converter" and "converter" when they mean "inverter".

Converters "convert" 120 volt shore power to 12 volt DC to run the lights.

Inverters "Invert" 12 volt DC and boost the output voltage to 120 volt shore power (AC) to power the 110 volt outlets when running on just the batteries.

ALL campers come with "Converters" and some come from the factory with "Inverters." Many have after market inverters installed.

Since his camper is used, it could have an inverter installed, but most likely not; so that is why a model number from what he is referring to is important.
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Old 05-20-2013, 09:36 AM   #12
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I've never seen a converter with 110 outlets on it.
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Old 05-20-2013, 09:53 AM   #13
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I've never seen a converter with 110 outlets on it.
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Stand corrected.
I missed the follow up post where he said it was a 2500 watt pure sine inverter.
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Old 05-20-2013, 01:52 PM   #15
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I went directly to the inverter, unplugged the HD 110v plugs and just plugged in my iphone charger. Tried ALL 4 plugs right on the inverter and NOTHING

Don't check voltage with a charger, check it with a volt meter. It may be just that the charger doesn't like the power output of the inverter.
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Old 05-20-2013, 02:15 PM   #16
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If the inverter wouldn't power a phone charger, what use could it possibly be? Inverter no workie!
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Our CC has an inverter installed... But it only powers the residential fridge from the battery bank... What type of fridge in your TH?

Or I agree with Herk - probably added after purchase.
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Old 05-24-2013, 08:46 PM   #18
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Hey Guys

Yeah, its definitely an added INverter. The previous owner has nasal issues and set it up to power a 110 outlet in the main bed area for his snore mask thingy.

I'm about to head out for my first weekend in this, and will further disassemble when i get back to try to fix it.

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A little background on me, and what i will be setting up to do.

I've done a TON of backcountry off the grid exploring in Baja (to Cabo 3x) in a Toyota Landcruiser.

I had it setup with 2 huge deep cycle lifeline batteries and ran them through one of these:

Battery Isolators | 12 Volt Battery Isolators | 24 Volt Battery Isolators | Perfect Switch, LLC

I had it all wired up to a 2500 Watt Inverter and occasionally used the inverter to charge stuff, run a coffee maker, and operate a 45qt Engle fridge i ran in the truck.

This is my first camper/hauler so the whole generator thing is brand new to me.

Since the Fridge runs on propane and is fairly efficient, i don't see myself wanting to use the generator for much else other than the A/C when its REALLY hot, but then again, i don't care for camping in extreme heat, so that might not happen either!

I don't see myself watching much TV while i am camping either. Camper doesn't even have a TV and that would be pretty low on the priority list to install anyway!

So.... Basically, i would like to set my camper up like i used to have my other rigs setup. To mostly run off of battery power.

Thoughts on this? Anyone else run these type of setups?

Thanks, i am researching as I type!
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Sound like you have a fried inverter and other than that it seems like a slick system. Trouble shoot the inverter, check the health of the battery bank and you are good to go. You have more experiance than most of us anyway
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