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Old 06-12-2007, 04:17 AM   #1
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Hi:

Me again I am contemplating installation of an inverter in the rig and I was wondering what my fellow Scottsdale owners have done?

I haven't figured out the 110volt loads I am thinking about yet, but I was thinking the flat screen/Sat/DVD/stuff and the refrigerator.

Some of my thoughts, the refrigerator would be so that I could use it while in motion (good idea?) or while overnighting in Flying J's etc. to cut down on LP use (also to avoid replacing with a 3 way frig). And, so I can watch TV without firing up the generator.

Anybody have more thoughts?

Thanks in advance
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Hi:

Me again I am contemplating installation of an inverter in the rig and I was wondering what my fellow Scottsdale owners have done?

I haven't figured out the 110volt loads I am thinking about yet, but I was thinking the flat screen/Sat/DVD/stuff and the refrigerator.

Some of my thoughts, the refrigerator would be so that I could use it while in motion (good idea?) or while overnighting in Flying J's etc. to cut down on LP use (also to avoid replacing with a 3 way frig). And, so I can watch TV without firing up the generator.

Anybody have more thoughts?

Thanks in advance
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Old 06-12-2007, 10:29 AM   #3
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Dave,

You mean yours did NOT come with an inverter? I wasn't aware that that was an optional item.

On mine the measly mod.-sinewave 400W inverter only powers the two TVs, the entertainment electronics in the fwd. cabinet, and one AC outlet in the pass. footwell. When on shore power that same AC circuit is a pass-through via the inverter switching logic.
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Old 06-12-2007, 10:57 AM   #4
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Hey mahlon long time no see. My rig only has the convertor to recharge the batteries. That is part of my problem. Most of the new inverters have a built in charger/tranfer switch etc. So I may have to remove the converter (i.e. battery charger) and install an up-to-date inverter with the built in transfer switch and generator sensor. I was looking at the Tripplite line.

OBTW have the CB working (thanks again) and the previous owner was also a ham so I also have a thru glass 2 meter ant. I have a buddy pole for HF running either a KX1 or My K2. Life is good!

One last question, and this is not meant to be smarta** how do you pronounce your name? Maylon or Maalon? (I favor the latter the way it is spelled) just in case we ever meet in an eyeball QSO!
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Hey back Dave,

Well, on looking at my 2004 Scottsdale brochure I see that the inverter (600W, by the way) IS optional equipment. So I learned something there.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Mahlon:
Hey back Dave,

Well, on looking at my 2004 Scottsdale brochure I see that the inverter (600W, by the way) IS optional equipment. So I learned something there. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Mahlon:

Do you know the Mfg and model number of your Inverter?

Is it a true sine-wave output or PWM?

I am considering a Tripplite unit, but, I wonder if the PWM output will give me problems on the Satellite or the TV screen. That's why all the questions. the pure sine-wave inverters are more costly.
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It's a Dimensions Unlimited DUI-12/300T. 300 watts, modified sine wave, internal transfer switch (so it's interposed in the AC circuit feeding the outlets/appliances I mentioned previously). I think Xantrex makes a nicer 400 watt unit that is true-sinewave with an internal transfer switch. DC feed is from the DC transfer panel (somehow) so when you shut off the coach DC power the inverter also shuts off.

xantrex 400 watt sinewave inverter

IMO, there's no reason in your case to go with a larger capacity unit unless you want to increase the size of your house battery bank.
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Old 06-14-2007, 03:15 AM   #8
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Thanks Mahlon

I knew I could count on you!
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