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Old 04-12-2015, 05:08 PM   #1
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38FL Inverter Install and 12-V Wiring Cleanup

Well spring has finally sprung and it was a nice weekend so I got to complete a project that has been waiting for a while... Clean up the 12V wiring near the battery and install a new 1000W inverter for use with the TV and Sat when boon docking...


What it looks like from the factory (except the 500 Amp Shunt for the Tri-Metric meter)
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This is the dual 50A circuit breaker - not sure why they use two ganged together instead of a 100A breaker - this is what supplies 12V to the camper.
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All installed - I only need to install the remote start switch for the inverter and wire in the auto-cutover switch for the entertainment center. I was hoping to run the Keurig too but the Mini uses 1454 W. May try to find a B130 that is designed for the Hotels and only uses 700 W - takes longer to brew but not an issue for camping.
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Old 04-12-2015, 05:30 PM   #2
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Well spring has finally sprung and it was a nice weekend so I got to complete a project that has been waiting for a while... Clean up the 12V wiring near the battery and install a new 1000W inverter for use with the TV and Sat when boon docking...


What it looks like from the factory (except the 500 Amp Shunt for the Tri-Metric meter)
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This is the dual 50A circuit breaker - not sure why they use two ganged together instead of a 100A breaker - this is what supplies 12V to the camper.
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Added new panel for mounting
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All installed - I only need to install the remote start switch for the inverter and wire in the auto-cutover switch for the entertainment center. I was hoping to run the Keurig too but the Mini uses 1454 W. May try to find a B130 that is designed for the Hotels and only uses 700 W - takes longer to brew but not an issue for camping.
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Nice and clean job....
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Old 04-12-2015, 06:55 PM   #3
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I should point out that the user manual for the FACTORY installed 2000W inverter calls for #1 wire with a 300A fuse. It was installed with #6 wire and a 150 Amp fuse. Started to replace the wiring and will replace all wiring and fuse some time soon.
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Old 04-19-2015, 03:50 PM   #4
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Installed the remote start switch for the inverter today.

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Old 04-19-2015, 04:03 PM   #5
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I have a 2013 too nice job on the inverter
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Old 05-04-2015, 06:47 PM   #6
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inverter model

I have a 2014 36CKTS w/residential refrigerator. I noticed you stated your has a FACTORY install 2000W inverter. I was wonder what model that is?
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Old 05-04-2015, 07:18 PM   #7
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They change from year to year... Ours is a 2013 CC38FL - Dimensions Inverter 2000W QuasiSine Inverter.


Manuals (now owned by Sensa):


Downloads | Dimensions
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Power Usage Numbers

Here are some numbers of our power usage by device/appliance... These are all measured as 12V power draw (120V AC Appliances as measured through the Inverter use). Inverter power use at Idle is based on nothing plugged into the inverter. All measurements are done using a Trimetric 2030RV with 500Amp Shunt.




Items Amps
12 Volt Use
IDLE - Phantom Loads 0.90

Lights
1 - LED Puck Light 0.20
2 - LED Puck Light 0.40
3 - LED Puck Light 0.70
4 - LED Puck Light 0.80
Dining Light (3 - Incandescent Bulbs) 4.20
Porch/Step Lights (3 - Incandescent Bulbs) 3.60

Appliances
Water Pump 1.20
Fantastic Fan Vent
Low 1.00
Medium 1.40
High 1.70
Heater (Blower) 7.80
TV Riser Motor 6.50
TV Antenna Amplifier 0.10
Rear TV (12 Volt Jensen) 3.40
Sony DVD/BlueRay Player 0.30

AC Power Use
2000 W Demension Inverter
Idle - No draw 0.90
Fridge On - No compressor 1.00
Fridge On - Compressor 12.60

1000 W Xantrex Inverter (Entertainment)
Idle 0.40
TV and Satellite Box (Standby) 2.00
TV and Satellite Box (On) 18.70
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Old 05-05-2015, 09:58 PM   #9
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This is great! Thanks!
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Old 05-05-2015, 10:09 PM   #10
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Walter,
I just went through the same exercise when I was planning my solar system. Only items you left out was the 6 point level, slides, and awning ah usage.
Very clean install looks great! Are you installing solar also?
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