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Old 09-03-2018, 11:34 PM   #1
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Should I be running my inverter all the time?

Howdy campers, I have a Vibe 308BHS. I came with a power inverter and Iím not sure how I am to run it. I leave it on all the time as it also keeps my battery charged. The owners manual is quite vague on the subject. Can anyone give me some advise? Thanks
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Old 09-04-2018, 01:30 AM   #2
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There are power inverters that step up 12V battery power to 120V AC and there are power converters that reduce 120V AC to 12 DC and charge batteries. There are some combined units that perform all functions in one unit. There really isn't ever a point to shut off a power converter. It is going to be off when not plugged into shore power anyway. If inverter power is not needed or desirable, then shut the inverter off. If the converter and inverter functions are all combined in one unit, just leave it on unless keeping the batteries from completely discharging is important, than shut the inverter off. Converting 12V battery voltage to 120V AC power discharges batteries, it does not change a battery.
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