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Old 12-15-2018, 02:59 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by RLS7201 View Post
Bounders have had auto transfer switches since their inception in 1988.
1996 Bounder does not have an OEM inverter/converter. Just a converter.
You may start you generator while plugged in to shore power. The auto transfer switch will keep both power sources isolated. You may want to manually shut down your air conditioner before changing power sources. AC Compressor damage while switching under load is an Internet myth. The transfer switch is designed to switch while under load but it's longevity could be reduced.

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I would think that the relay contacts in the auto transfer switch are much larger then the relay contacts in the air conditioner.

The AC ones start and shut down the compressor 50 or more times a day, every day, and their small.

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Old 12-16-2018, 10:09 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by Nomad Vegans View Post
I have a question, we have a Fleetwood bounder 34J 1996. I was once told that I should unplug from the pedestal in order to start the generator. He said in older rigs it can create a problem. Donít want to unplug necessarily because it causes me to have to reprogram the TV and satellite. Any thoughts appreciated.
Coaches with transfer switches are supposed to break before make, so as not to try and parallel the genset with the power company and not a good thing.
However, anything can go wrong with anything, so.........it's your call.
With thousand's of rigs out there, doing this, as we speak, it's highly improbable, that you'd ever have a problem.

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