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Old 04-10-2017, 09:23 AM   #1
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Smile NO INVERTER 02 Sea Breeze 8311LX

]I am trying to find out what i have to do to install an inverter.There is a 30amp cb,located on the dist. panel (spot cb1)with nothing hooked to it does that mean i can just hook to that and it is all done ?
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Welcome to iRV2.

A lot will depend on what you want to power from the inverter, and how big of a coach battery bank you have available.
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i want it to run my microwave ,tvs and refrigarator. bascicly i want it to be like im plugged in or running my gen.i just dont want 2 have to run my gen all night as we sleep with the tv on
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i want it to run my microwave ,tvs and refrigarator. bascicly i want it to be like im plugged in or running my gen.i just dont want 2 have to run my gen all night as we sleep with the tv on
Your talking a whole house inverter, 2500>3500 watts, for overnight use, you could need 6 or 8 golf cart batteries to supply the power your after for that length of time. What you want is possible but it will be $$$$$.

EDIT: Just noticed the file in your first post , I'll download it and see if I can figure how large an inverter the set up should handle.
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From your question I think you might be better off enlisting someone versed in RV wiring to help you.
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OK , had a look at the file .
The file shows ; on page 4 ; a 120 volt sub panel , that distributes the power from the inverter to the coach systems .
Does that panel exist in your coach ?
Also shows 6 , 6volt batteries to power the inverter , is your coach equipped with those?
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FWIW Work with Skip but to give you a little calibration if you are running a smaller flat screen TV in the bedroom you are probably pulling 100 Watts or less. If it's an older one with a heavy glass tube display 300 to 500 Watts. Ditto if it's the 60 inch flat screen. With losses 1 Amp @ 120 VAC will need 10 A @ 12 VDC through the inverter. If you have a 200 AH battery you should not use more than 100 AH or you are significantly impacting battery life. 100 Amp Hours will give you roughly 100 watts for 10 hours. You can watch the small TV but not the big one. Your propane refrigerator will run all night. A residential will probably run all night. The microwave will suck it down in an hour. I picked numbers you can scale but should give you a reasonable picture of what is feasible and why. Just figure out what the Amp Hour capacity of your battery bank is and go from there. Personally I'd skip the microwave with the generator off.
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I have 2 6volt batt and a 5500w onan on board gen so their is a breaker box that the gen feeds but the inverter was only an option in 02 as i only have a converter to recharge the battery's and run all the 12 volt stuff .I was trying to figure out if i just hook up an inverter if it would switch on and off when i shut the gen down. also i have enough room to build another batt. box and add more batterys i want to cut down on the propane usage for the refrig and hw heater also.
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thank you i am new to this and just was'nt sure on the useage and how many batt. i would need.
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my batts are 122mins@75amps 232AH interstategc2-xhd-utl deep cycle extreme 6volt X2
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my batts are 122mins@75amps 232AH interstategc2-xhd-utl deep cycle extreme 6volt X2
You have two 6 volt batteries that means you double the voltage and have ½ the amps of the two. So you have 232 AH's total and 12 volts. A deep cycle battery should only be drawn down to 50% so you have 116 AH usable.
Refer and water heater will not run off the battery bank and inverter. Too much draw to run them on 120 Volts.

BTW: the Interstates's are good batteries, my last set went 10 years, but I had four of them in the Dutch Star.
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]I have 2 6volt batt and a 5500w onan on board gen so their is a breaker box that the gen feeds but the inverter was only an option in 02 as i only have a converter to recharge the battery's and run all the 12 volt stuff .I was trying to figure out if i just hook up an inverter if it would switch on and off when i shut the gen down. also i have enough room to build another batt. box and add more batterys i want to cut down on the propane usage for the refrig and hw heater also.

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OK , had a look at the file .
The file shows ; on page 4 ; a 120 volt sub panel , that distributes the power from the inverter to the coach systems .
Does that panel exist in your coach ?
Also shows 6 , 6volt batteries to power the inverter , is your coach equipped with those?
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]I have 2 6volt batt and a 5500w onan on board gen so their is a breaker box that the gen feeds but the inverter was only an option in 02 as i only have a converter to recharge the battery's and run all the 12 volt stuff .I was trying to figure out if i just hook up an inverter if it would switch on and off when i shut the gen down. also i have enough room to build another batt. box and add more batterys i want to cut down on the propane usage for the refrig and hw heater also.
the gen or shore power feed it know but i plan i going places where there are no hook up's
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if i had 6 batt i would have 348ha

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You have two 6 volt batteries that means you double the voltage and have ½ the amps of the two. So you have 232 AH's total and 12 volts. A deep cycle battery should only be drawn down to 50% so you have 116 AH usable.
Refer and water heater will not run off the battery bank and inverter. Too much draw to run them on 120 Volts.

BTW: the Interstates's are good batteries, my last set went 10 years, but I had four of them in the Dutch Star.
what size inverter
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