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Old 12-13-2015, 09:59 PM   #1
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Things that run on AC only vs DC

I'm posting this in case it is helpful to other forum users or their family members because sometimes these can get a little confusing. These lists are based off a 2016 Forester 2401R; other models may vary somewhat - for example some may have AC only lights or may have a refrigerator that also runs on DC power.

Things that work ONLY on shore power or when generator is on

Air conditioner
Heat pump
Television
Microwave/convection oven
Converter (to charge house batteries)
Refrigerator (AC mode – can switch to propane using Auto mode or Propane mode)
Water heater (AC mode – can run in propane mode)
Arctic pack heaters (these may run on DC but would drain batteries)
AC outlets
Vacuum cleaner charger
Any AC appliances, heaters, fans, etc. plugged into outlets


Things that work on DC power (but will also run while connected to shore power or with generator on)

Lights, including house lights, awning, outside door, driver’s side, closet and outside compartment lights
Water pump
Water heater (using propane – DC powers the control circuit)
Refrigerator (using propane – DC powers the control circuit)
Thermostat
Furnace (fan will draw a lot of power if left on for a long period)
Fan-tastic vent
Bathroom vent fan
Stereo (Jensen)
DVD player using Jensen screen
USB charging and audio ports
12V power ports
CO/LPG detector
Smoke detector (works on 9V battery)
Slider motors (use high power, best done when AC power is on)
Bigfoot stabilizer
Vacuum cleaner – only while its battery power lasts
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