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Old 03-10-2016, 11:54 AM   #1
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Exclamation shore power with ignition switch on?

I searched for an answer on this and did not see one. I apologize if it has already been answered.

Is it safe to turn the ignition switch to the on position or even start the rig while plugged into shore power?

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Yes, but...

It might be a good way to forget to unplug and stow your shore cable before driving away. That could be an expensive mistake.
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Agree, no problem doing that.
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The electric power from the engine alternator goes toward charging the chassis battery and doesn't get to the house systems (unless you are operating the inverter AND using shore power - not a wise move because of impact on battery life). SO - no problem starting the engine when on shore power. = as long as you disconnect it before driving off.
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It is no different than running the genset when going down the road, from a power effect on the systems.


JJ if ac power is applied to the inverter from any source the internal transfer switch activates and bypasses the inverter circuits.
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As stated above there is no problem
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I start the engine and then do the walk around while the chassis is airing up. The Shore power is the only thing left to do during the walk around.
Been doing it that way since 2007. No problems.
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I start the engine and then do the walk around while the chassis is airing up. The Shore power is the only thing left to do during the walk around.
Been doing it that way since 2007. No problems.
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This is basically what I intend to do. I like to start the Diesel every ten days or so when I'm at one spot for a while.
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