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Old 02-02-2013, 08:54 PM   #21
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I purchase a Wagan Tech 3000 Watt Power Inverter from my local Costco for $299 that has a remote switch so it can be turned on & off from inside. It also has a 6000 watt peak rating and include the DC cables. I hope to install it when our Columbus arrives and I determine if it will fit in a suitable place.

It has 2 AC sockets for extension cords, etc. Plus a power block to run directly into the rigs AC circuits.

Besides space and location issues I would want to study the "modified" vs "pure" sine wave issue. Being a plug 'n play kinda guy, I want to know if the inverter is outputting clean enough current to run electronics safely...
I wish I had a generator in my Columbus 295, but I dont so when I am going to be somewhere without power, I put my Generac Wheelhoure 5500 on the bike rack on the back end. Also, do you know about the Facebook page for Columbus owners??
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Old 02-02-2013, 09:40 PM   #22
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Thanks Herk. I have a lot to review before I decide to install the 3000 watt inverter. I would never use it at full capacity, I know. And it only draws 3 amps without a load so I will research it to see if it is variable depending on load.

I looked up the 42" Hisense TV and it only draws 80 watts so there's not much need for a lot of power...

I'm just waiting to I get the rig in my hands to complete the research.
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Old 02-03-2013, 12:01 AM   #23
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Thanks Herk. I have a lot to review before I decide to install the 3000 watt inverter. I would never use it at full capacity, I know. And it only draws 3 amps without a load so I will research it to see if it is variable depending on load.

I looked up the 42" Hisense TV and it only draws 80 watts so there's not much need for a lot of power...

I'm just waiting to I get the rig in my hands to complete the research.
3 amps without a load is a huge overhead. If you are boondocking (or camping without hookups ) that inverter needs a kill switch of its own.

My PowerBrite 2300 has a less than 0.2 amp overhead for example.
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