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Old 11-17-2010, 09:55 AM   #1
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I have a 2006 country coach inspire. It has a 458 freedom inverter in it with 2 AC outlets. While on the shore power, I never use the inverter and batteries, If we have the TV, microwave, and try and run a space heater or a toaster at the same time the 25 amp breaker on the inverter throws. We never throw any other breakers on the AC panel. There is a 30 amp AC breaker feeding the inverter and it never throws off.

From my investigations there only seems to be one AC circuit in the whole coach for the plug-ins and seperate AC circuits for the other items in the coach including the microwave. However going through the inverter the microwve and all the plugins go thru the inverter.

The second breaker on the inverter is a 15 amp and I can't determine what it controls.

Anyone have any thoughts, I know why the microwave goes through the inverter, so you can use it on batteries, but when I'm on shore power I should be able to use more AC without bothering the inverter.

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Old 11-17-2010, 09:19 PM   #2
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We has similar problems with our coach with nearly all outlets running through the inverter. Our's was wired for a washer/dryer that had a seperate breaker. I installed an outlet in the w/d cabinet that we use for a small cube heater and it works well. -- Chuck

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Old 11-18-2010, 02:59 AM   #3
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The circuit breakers on the inverter will monitor and trip if overloaded as you have found out. This will occur in pass through as well as invert. Do you know if you have more than two "Romex" cables connecting to the inverter? If there are three, then you have the model with one line in (30 amp) and two out. There should also be two breakers. One can be 20 amp and the other can be 15 amp.
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Give ol' Junior a call. He can help you out with that BR549 thingy.

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Old 11-18-2010, 06:19 PM   #5
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Thanks so much, I think that will be my solution, I will install another plugin on a circuit that doesn't go through the inverter'

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Old 11-18-2010, 06:25 PM   #6
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I do have a 30 amp AC feed and two outlets. the 20 amp feed the coach and 15 amp feeds the water heater and the refrigerator. So I don't think I have aproblem, I just have to get me a plugin that goes around the inverter.

Thanks for your input. Good Luck
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Old 11-18-2010, 06:30 PM   #7
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Wish I could but old junior is gone, I didn't mean to have it like that but I'm having lots of problems getting this going.

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