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Old 07-19-2018, 04:42 PM   #1
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Hello All,

Apologies if this has been beaten to death however I wasn't able to find anything from the search.

Attached is a pic of my breaker/fuse panel. I am getting ready to install a 1500 watt inverter and hope to put in a 30 amp plug to run all my ac outlets. I understand that I need to make sure the fridge is on LP and I need to shut down my charger. However does anyone know if turning off the converter breaker will kill the charger but still allow the outlets to work?

Another question as well that I am a bit confused by. I have a 32" Furrion tv that is 120v so not sure why there is a 12v fuse labeled TV?

Thanks for any help on this. Just want to make sure I am not causing any damage.

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Old 07-19-2018, 05:49 PM   #2
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1500 watt inverter will only give you less than 15 amps of 110 vac power. sounds like you are planning on plugging the 30 amp shore power cord into the inverter output so you can power the entire trailer. with less than 15 amps from the inverter what is the purpose of the 30 amp breaker you mention? any overload and you'll be tripping the breaker in the inverter itself which is probably properly sized for the inverter output.

flipping the breaker that runs the converter off may or may not turn off other devices. it all depends on what is wired into that circuit. turn it off and see if anything else goes dead.

don't know about your tv question. possibly it is for the tv antenna booster, not the tv itself.
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1500 watt inverter will only give you less than 15 amps of 110 vac power. sounds like you are planning on plugging the 30 amp shore power cord into the inverter output so you can power the entire trailer. with less than 15 amps from the inverter what is the purpose of the 30 amp breaker you mention? any overload and you'll be tripping the breaker in the inverter itself which is probably properly sized for the inverter output.

flipping the breaker that runs the converter off may or may not turn off other devices. it all depends on what is wired into that circuit. turn it off and see if anything else goes dead.

don't know about your tv question. possibly it is for the tv antenna booster, not the tv itself.
Yeah...my thought was if I plugged in the 30 amp cord into the inverter that would make all my outlets hot. I know I won't be able to run things as I do if I am plugged in to a pedestal. Just want to charge phones and run the TV mainly. I will most likely just install a dedicated outlet in the trailer and run an extension cord to the TV.

I store my trailer so I wasn't able to do the converter breaker test so thought I would ask. I will have to run over there this weekend.

Thanks for your thoughts on this.
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In reference to the 12v for the tv check behind the tv for a socket style connection (like a cigarette lighter). Some RVs have them in case you want to use a 12v tv. Sometimes its part of the antenna booster wall plate, the one with the switch to turn the booster on/off.
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Old 07-19-2018, 06:00 PM   #5
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In reference to the 12v for the tv check behind the tv for a socket style connection (like a cigarette lighter). Some RVs have them in case you want to use a 12v tv. Sometimes its part of the antenna booster wall plate, the one with the switch to turn the booster on/off.
I was hoping that was the case but there isn't a 12v socket back there. It is most likely for the antenna booster. The plate for the booster only has the cable and satellite coax connections.
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Are you sure there's no 12v cigarette lighter socket in the trailer. I would think a 2017 Rockwood would have at least one. Then you just plug a 400w inverter into it and charge your devices and run the tv.
That's what we've been doing for 12 years.
No need to go to all the trouble you trying to do.
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Hello All,

Apologies if this has been beaten to death however I wasn't able to find anything from the search.

Attached is a pic of my breaker/fuse panel. I am getting ready to install a 1500 watt inverter and hope to put in a 30 amp plug to run all my ac outlets. I understand that I need to make sure the fridge is on LP and I need to shut down my charger. However does anyone know if turning off the converter breaker will kill the charger but still allow the outlets to work?

Another question as well that I am a bit confused by. I have a 32" Furrion tv that is 120v so not sure why there is a 12v fuse labeled TV?

Thanks for any help on this. Just want to make sure I am not causing any damage.

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This thread may help as it explains your different electrical systems and what a converter is. The converter has no effect on your 120 volt AC outlets.


Converter or Inverter (they are different)



The reason you want the converter off, when plugging the whole RV into an inverter, is that the converter is the charger. So you would in essence be taking power from the battery to run the inverter, which would then be running the converter, which would then be trying to recharge the same battery that is actually powering it thru the inverter. You would be running your battery down (taking power from it), trying to recharge itself (sending power to it). It's a self-defeating loop.
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Are you sure there's no 12v cigarette lighter socket in the trailer. I would think a 2017 Rockwood would have at least one. Then you just plug a 400w inverter into it and charge your devices and run the tv.
That's what we've been doing for 12 years.
No need to go to all the trouble you trying to do.
I think cigarette lighter sockets are out these days; USB ports are in.

My 2016 Mini Lite doesn't have either style.
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Are you sure there's no 12v cigarette lighter socket in the trailer. I would think a 2017 Rockwood would have at least one. Then you just plug a 400w inverter into it and charge your devices and run the tv.
That's what we've been doing for 12 years.
No need to go to all the trouble you trying to do.


There is one but it is next to the bed which is at the opposite end of the trailer from the tv. Not sure why they stopped putting one next to the tv. Would make life easier.
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This thread may help as it explains your different electrical systems and what a converter is. The converter has no effect on your 120 volt AC outlets.


Converter or Inverter (they are different)



The reason you want the converter off, when plugging the whole RV into an inverter, is that the converter is the charger. So you would in essence be taking power from the battery to run the inverter, which would then be running the converter, which would then be trying to recharge the same battery that is actually powering it thru the inverter. You would be running your battery down (taking power from it), trying to recharge itself (sending power to it). It's a self-defeating loop.


Thank you for the thread.
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