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Old 01-21-2015, 02:05 PM   #1
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Our last RV allowed us to use the TV dry camping. I may be missing flipping a certain switch? The TV works fine when using the 50amp cord or running the generator. I was wondering if the TV should work using house or coach batteries? Same goes for the awning. Thanks.
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If you have an inverter, then you just need to turn the inverter power on and your TV's will work. Our Inverter switch is located in the cabinet with all the gauges ect. The awning should just work off the 12 volt system. What MH and year do you have.
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Old 01-21-2015, 03:40 PM   #3
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Some RV's come with 12 volt TV's wired to the house 12 volt system
Others come with inverters,, Some are small 300-600 watt, and power only the entainerment system(s) (usually only the main tv) Slightly larger ones (say 1KW) may power a few outlets or the remote TV) mine is 2KW, all the above plus the microwave.

IF your RV does not have one, one can be added.. A True Sine Wave inverter, installed, of reasonable size will be about a buck a watt, but, Well worth it. also.

INLINE type inverters such as my Prosine (No longer made which is why I'm so free with the model) act a bit like the electronics of a UPS, they charge the battery by shore power (or generator power) with a dang fine 3-stage converter in most cases, (I give it "Top band" rating, more on that in a bit) and instantly switch over if power is lost, TV does not even blink.

You need at least one pair of GC-2 Golf Car batteries or 12 volt equivalent per kilowatt.

The more I promised... (Top band converters)
3-stage plus at least one feature, or my prosine it is Temperature compensation, For my Intella-Power (progressive Dynamics) 9180 + wizard it is auto-equalization Which I personally like a bit more so that's the one I normally use.

Many RV's come with far less capable converters (Parallex 7300 for example is a single stage converter 7300T a two stage on a timer).

Hard to beat a top band converter (Oh and there are many in that band).
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Old 01-23-2015, 02:29 PM   #4
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Shouldn't the tv work off the generator with the inverter off?
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Shouldn't the tv work off the generator with the inverter off?

If TV requires the inverter to be on then the TV is always connected to the inverter without a switch to AC power. Some are done this way.
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Shouldn't the tv work off the generator with the inverter off?
Yes, the generator should be supplying 120v power. If the TV doesn't work off gen. power, do other appliances, such as microwave?

If other appliances don't work off the gen, possibly the automatic transfer switch has failed, or do you have to plug in the gen to a separate outlet.

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TV Problem

Microwave, toaster, refrigerator all work. So far it's only the TV. I believe I have checked the breaker for the TV and it's not tripped. I looked to see if any fuses were blown and I believe they are ok. I am going to plug in an appliance into the receptacle to see if it operates. We have 3 TV'S I will see if they are affected also this might help in diagnosing the problem?
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Our last RV allowed us to use the TV dry camping. I may be missing flipping a certain switch? The TV works fine when using the 50amp cord or running the generator. I was wondering if the TV should work using house or coach batteries? Same goes for the awning. Thanks.
Just by chance you don't have ignition switch on do you?
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