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Old 04-13-2014, 12:34 PM   #1
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Inverter?

I have a Surveyor Select SV264. What does the inverter run? Just the fan for the a/c?
I assume all of the lights are 12V and run off the battery. None of the 120V outlets work without shore power so it's not feeding any of them.

Any wiring diagrams around for these units?

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Old 04-13-2014, 12:43 PM   #2
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The inverter better be pretty big with alot of battery's if you think it will run your a/c. It only to convert your plugs to 110v. You might have a switch to turn it on, it shouldn't be running when you plug in. They also may not have all outlets on it. Some just have the TV or microwave, an outlet for coffee, refer or something. Did you get a book on it. Most have to be switched on. check either at the unit or look for a remote switch.
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I have a genny for the A/C. I just don't know what the inverter is good for. The instructions are generic so they don't help. The TV doesn't work unless plugged into shore power or on the genny. I see no switches only circuit breakers and all are on.
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Inverter or converter? I don't know of any trailers that come with a factory installed inverter, so there wouldn't be a wiring diagram.

A lot of add-on inverters are setup so that you just plug whatever you want to run directly into the receptical on the inverter.
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I don't know. That's why I need a wiring diagram or some directions that are worth a darn.
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I don't know. That's why I need a wiring diagram or some directions that are worth a darn.
Your inverter is not your converter that all your 12 volt is hooked to with the fuse's. that is used to supply 12 volt from the shore power from 110v so you don't need your battery's If you have a multimeter you should have wires from the battery and then 2 wires for the ac on the inverter Those would be connected to outlets. I assume you do not mean the convertor, that's should be located near the floor with a black cover. If you have a ginny the only reason for a inverter would be to run during quite hrs. at a CG. The inverter should be mounted as close to the battery as possible. So it will not have a drop of voltage. What is the brand name on the inverter? What is the brand name on the convertor by the floor somewhere? Should be a WFCO on the outside, that's the converter. Hope it helps if not let me know, I know quite a bit about converters and inverters...
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Your inverter is not your converter that all your 12 volt is hooked to with the fuse's. that is used to supply 12 volt from the shore power from 110v so you don't need your battery's If you have a multimeter you should have wires from the battery and then 2 wires for the ac on the inverter Those would be connected to outlets. I assume you do not mean the convertor, that's should be located near the floor with a black cover. If you have a ginny the only reason for a inverter would be to run during quite hrs. at a CG. The inverter should be mounted as close to the battery as possible. So it will not have a drop of voltage. What is the brand name on the inverter? What is the brand name on the convertor by the floor somewhere? Should be a WFCO on the outside, that's the converter. Hope it helps if not let me know, I know quite a bit about converters and inverters...
It does say WFCO so I must have a converter. So all it is a battery charger and 12VDC power supply when I am connected to shore power or genny power?

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It does say WFCO so I must have a converter. So all it is a battery charger and 12VDC power supply when I am connected to shore power or genny power?

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Okay now we are on the same page. You have it right, I didn't read how old your unit is. If you ever need to change that converter out because of fan noise or over heating, Get a progressive to replace it. Progressive has 2 fans and is a true state 4 stage charger. A word of caution to you on the WFCO. You will not drop down to 13.2v or float it will stay at 13.6 and over charge your battery. Keep your eye on the water level monthly add that to your list. Glad we got that taken care of. Have a GREAT CAMPING SEASON......
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Thanks for the help. I have a 2013 model.

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all RV's have CONVERTERS, but not all RV's have INverters.

usually motorhomes are the only RV's that come with an inverter. everyone else has to add an aftermarket one.
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