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Old 07-13-2007, 05:33 PM   #1
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Hi all I'm new here and have an Inverter question. How many watt inverter would I need to power one A/C unit or the heater and a TV?
We need to power the essential when we are dry camping past the generator running curfew.
I read apost by Hurricaner about how he installed an inverter that plugged int a 50 amp receptacle. That sounds like an easy way to hook one up. Anyone else try that approach?
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Hi all I'm new here and have an Inverter question. How many watt inverter would I need to power one A/C unit or the heater and a TV?
We need to power the essential when we are dry camping past the generator running curfew.
I read apost by Hurricaner about how he installed an inverter that plugged int a 50 amp receptacle. That sounds like an easy way to hook one up. Anyone else try that approach?
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Hi and welcome to our forum! What kind of coach do you have? I don't think you will be able to run an AC unit off of an inverter. They draw a lot of power and although they do make inverters large enough to power one, the battery bank would have to be huge!
We have a 1750 watt inverter that runs out TV, fans, and a few lights when we dry camp. It runs the microwave with no trouble but I do have to watch what else is on line at the same time. I vacuum with it daily. I have two six volt golf cart batteries that are dedicated solely to the inverter and two more golf cart batteries just for the house. That way even if I kill the house batteries, I still have the others or vise-versa. I can tie the two banks together if need be but so far I haven't needed to.
I too plug the main power cord into the inverter and I turn off the charger and set the 'fridge to gas. I have a remote switch in the hall. See my earlier posts for pictures

Hope this helps...
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Old 07-14-2007, 10:49 AM   #4
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Thought I had my signature turned on. I have an 06 Damon Challenger 348
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Old 07-15-2007, 06:06 PM   #5
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We have a 2k inverter and run most of the things in them but they will not power the A/C units. Infact, the manual says to NOT run the A/C off them...
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