Originally Posted by charlies rv adventure
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...