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Old 12-01-2015, 04:58 AM   #1
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Turning off converter and still allow 110V to work

Was wondering if I can turn off the converter while plugged into shore power. Do not need 12V or charge the batteries. I would like to put a small 110V heater inside without trying to find a way to fish an extension cord. I assume there is probably a breaker for the converter (WFCO 8955)

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Old 12-01-2015, 07:00 AM   #2
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Without the converter charging the batteries they will discharge and your frig and fans and some other items will not work until you get the batteries back up to power. Just plug the heater into one of the electrical outlets.
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Old 12-01-2015, 07:17 AM   #3
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Why do you even want to shut it off?
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Old 12-01-2015, 07:47 AM   #4
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We think you do need 12v for things like lights and control board for refrigerator and possibly TV antenna amp and in many rigs even the radio/dvd player-- all 12v.
Once batteries are fully charged the converter is pulling very little power.
If you are looking for more amps for a space heater you can shut off the electric heater in your water heater and heat water with LP. You could even put
the fridge on LP only.
Are you having problems with a tripped breaker??
Why do you want to shut off your converter?
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Old 12-01-2015, 12:54 PM   #5
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Marsman...this is a trick question, right?
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Old 12-01-2015, 05:42 PM   #6
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is this so you can store the rv with a heater running, but don't want the converter to cook the batteries?
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Old 12-01-2015, 07:58 PM   #7
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Was wondering if I can turn off the converter while plugged into shore power. Do not need 12V or charge the batteries. I would like to put a small 110V heater inside without trying to find a way to fish an extension cord. I assume there is probably a breaker for the converter (WFCO 8955)

I appreciate the info
1) I'd disconnect batteries and leave the 12 volt system on if your batteries hold a charge. However, it won't hurt you batteries to leave them connected.
2) Usually you do not want to have a space heater on an extension cord.
3) I don't see the relationship between the 12 volt system and not wanting to fish an extension cord?! 110v heater? 12 volt converter. I would suspect most of your inside lights are 12 volt and you need the converter to supply the 12 volt power. If you disconnect the converter you will be powering off the batteries. Which you need to keep charged.
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I'm pretty sure you need 12 volts more than you realize. Lights for sure.
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I'm pretty sure you need 12 volts more than you realize. Lights for sure.
And CO /LP detector.

Probably also fridge logic board and heat/A/C thermostat.
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It's funny, the op has yet to respond to any of our comments or questions yet they've been on the forun Atleast once today.....
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