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Old 08-29-2014, 03:55 AM   #11
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Old 08-29-2014, 06:50 AM   #12
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What type of venting do you currently have?

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Old 08-29-2014, 11:49 AM   #13
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Most if not all inverters have built in fans that kick in as they warm up, so as long as you place them in an area with some adequate space around them you should be fine. If you have a large inverter, say around 3000w or better, and use it a lot I would place in a vented area to dissipate heat better.
Mine is around 2000w and I mounted it in the forward storage area which has plenty of space around it to dissipate heat. I use it for only 1 hour or so in AM and maybe a couple of hours in evening if I watch TV so it hasn't been a problem.
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Old 08-29-2014, 07:24 PM   #14
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1st, thanks for the replies and yes they have fans but when they are located in a storage bin during the summer it does get very hot in the bin. while at the moment, there is plenty of space, it is a storage bin. this is a ttl, so my choices would be to vent it into the living space, or to the outside. if I do it to the outside, then I ill need a way to close it when needed. I have thought about putting a floor vent in the floor, at least then it could pull some fresh air in. any one else with a suggestion?
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Old 08-29-2014, 09:26 PM   #15
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If you're really worried about heat issues, just pop the bin door open during daytime or when you're using it. I would not cut a hole into my ttl. Inverters are pretty rugged and as long as fans are drawing air over them they will work.
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Old 08-29-2014, 09:42 PM   #16
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I wouldn't open the trailer floor and expose it to the elements.
Installing a vent to the living area is what I would do. If it's still to warm in the bin you could install a small desk fan on a plug in thermostat, provided your inverter has a receptacle.

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