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Old 09-02-2012, 11:47 AM   #1
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110 AC - 12volt switching over??

Is the engine alternator re- charging both the engine and house batteries when we are driving? If we have TV's plugged into both the 12v connection and a 110 circuit, do we need to unplug the 12v connection before plugging into 30amp service at a campground or using our generator? I wasn't sure if leaving both plugged in would damage anything?

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Unplugging TVs or any load is not necessary. You should have 110v loads turned off whether you have a transfer switch or not.
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Old 09-02-2012, 03:50 PM   #3
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Why would you plug the TV into both 12 and 120 volt connections? (Ok if you have a magnetek 6300 perhaps it would make sense)

Most dual power TV's when you plug in the 12 volt cord the 120 volt supply is disconnected. Just so you know. So long as you have a decent converter (Say a Progressive Dynamics Charg Wizard unit at least 30 amps) I'd leave it on 12 volt full time.
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And to answer the first question, yes the engine alternator charges both house and chassis batteries.
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