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Old 02-08-2014, 07:09 PM   #11
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Also on another note, when you pluged in your 30 amp rv plug into your inverter, you were creating a closed loop from battery through inverter to rv plug feeding rv electrical panel feeding converter feeding battery again, causing high circulating currents that most likely tripped that min-breaker.
I did plug the 30 amp directly into the inverter. You don't recommend this? What would you recommend?
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Old 02-08-2014, 07:12 PM   #12
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If you do plug it in, then you need to open (turn off) your converter breaker in the electrical panel to prevent what I mentioned above.
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Old 02-08-2014, 07:17 PM   #13
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Okay. Thanks
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I did plug the 30 amp directly into the inverter. You don't recommend this? What would you recommend?
In the scenario you have, when you plug the 30 amp plug into the inverter, you powering the "whole house" with battery power through the inverter, including powering the factory installer converter, which normally charges your battery when on shore power. So in this setup, you are essentially charging your battery with your battery.

With the setup you have, you would probably want a switch or some other method of shutting off the charger that is built into your converter when your are running the inverter.

The attached diagram shows a similar "whole house" setup or an alternate, setup which is to use a sub-panel. The sub-panel is more work to install, but it has some advantages especially if your inverter has a transfer switch. One being, the inverter only powers the 110V circuits you want to power. This prevents accidental overloading, like if the A/C switch was left on my mistake.

Would be so much easier if it was a factory option to have an inverter and solar wiring already installed...
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Just installed an inverter

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In the scenario you have, when you plug the 30 amp plug into the inverter, you powering the "whole house" with battery power through the inverter, including powering the factory installer converter, which normally charges your battery when on shore power. So in this setup, you are essentially charging your battery with your battery.

With the setup you have, you would probably want a switch or some other method of shutting off the charger that is built into your converter when your are running the inverter.

The attached diagram shows a similar "whole house" setup or an alternate, setup which is to use a sub-panel. The sub-panel is more work to install, but it has some advantages especially if your inverter has a transfer switch. One being, the inverter only powers the 110V circuits you want to power. This prevents accidental overloading, like if the A/C switch was left on my mistake.

Would be so much easier if it was a factory option to have an inverter and solar wiring already installed...
Thanks for the information.
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If you have a battery disconnect make sure it is in proper position. After check for a resetable mini-breaker underneath trailer at front near tongue, push black button to reset.
The mini breaker was the problem. Thank You.
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glad it all worked out
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