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Old 02-02-2013, 10:28 PM   #11
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You should be able to power everything in the RV with shore power, including moving the slides. I think everyone assumed you didn't have shore power and were looking for a work-around with a tow vehicle battery or jump box.

Shore power provides the AC and your converter creates the DC power which moves the slides.
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Old 02-02-2013, 10:33 PM   #12
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sideout1951, you ( and the other posters) are correct that it runs off the 12V system. The 12V system will not work without the battery installed.

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Old 02-02-2013, 11:05 PM   #13
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You may consider using your tow vehicle and jumper cables connected to the camper battery leads to power the slide motor if you can get close enough. I have used jumper cables to run pumps, lights and other 12v devices without any problems on several occasions.
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Old 02-02-2013, 11:18 PM   #14
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So by all the responses here I am assume that the slide only runs on the 12v system and not the 110v. Thanks for all the help
My input.

Yes, you can use the 110 volt ac shore power without the battery installed to open and close your slide. It is a strain on the converter (which manufactures 12 volt DC on demand); and its use is not recommended to power your camper without a battery installed.

Having said that, IMO, using the converter to open and close a slide once or twice should not cause any lasting damage.

The caveat is important because "it could;" I just think it is unlikely unless you abuse the converter without a "power sink" like the deep discharge battery.
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sideout1951, you ( and the other posters) are correct that it runs off the 12V system. The 12V system will not work without the battery installed.

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Mike,

The AC to DC converter will power the DC items in your camper without a battery installed (provided 120 VAC is supplied).

It is just not recommended to use high draw items simultaneously as it could damage the converter.
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I store our TT away from our home just a few blocks away with the battery at home when not camping. If I need to roll our slide out, I back my truck up to the hitch area and plug the TT pigtail into the TV. I can roll the slide in and out all I want as long as the engine is running, since the power only flows when the engine is running. I have also done this to power the water pump to flush the toilet and wash hands when I have been doing mods or other stuff with no problems.
Your TV must be wired to charge the TT battery in order for this to work.
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