DPDT 20-Amp Flip Switch - RadioShack.com
Originally Posted by crashbot
I do think the single pole issue on the switch may be a problem. Perhaps some other sort of switch would be better suited. Any suggestions for a switch to select from two sources of 120V?
Switch both your neutral and hot through this. I got some weird backfeed through the neutral buss and killed my el-cheapo inverter.
I picked up a twist timer, the mechanical type. I use that to run/switch the 12V that feeds the inverter. My setup is just for the TV in the living room, and with the timer, I don't fall asleep and leave the inverter running all night. I twist the timer over, then hit the switch to change the outlet from shore/gen power to inverter power.
Originally Posted by herk7769
I burned up my first inverter trying to use a single pole double throw switch to accomplish what you are trying to do.
I should have used the double throw double pole to switch BOTH ground and hot wires to the load circuit with an "off" in the center to keep the power TOTALLY seperate from each other.
And you would have saved me $150 had I seen this first. Thats okay, it forced me to pickup a pure sine wave inverter.
Also, ETA, my laptop ran fine for years on a MSW inverter, probably due to the fully regulated power supply... I'm still getting some noise on my LCD TV and PSW inverter.
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