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Old 07-14-2011, 07:40 PM   #1
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Have a Funrunner and want to install an inverter, I know one of you guys have done plenty of installs, Where do I start?
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First thing is to figure out what you are going to power to get a size(watts) needed.
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Check the rating plates on each unit for watts or amps used. I'd add 30 to 40 percent to that so you are not running near the max. Example, if the tv is 200 watts and the dvd is 50 watts, i'd go with a 350 to 400 watt inverter.

If the tv is installed and you can't get to the rating plate easilly, check the manual or maker's website. You can also measure the actual draw with a meter if you have one.

If you buy a modified sine wave unit, make sure that you can return it if it doesn't work well with your electronics. Some stuff requires pure sine wave power to work well.
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Check the rating plates on each unit for watts or amps used. I'd add 30 to 40 percent to that so you are not running near the max. Example, if the tv is 200 watts and the dvd is 50 watts, i'd go with a 350 to 400 watt inverter.

If the tv is installed and you can't get to the rating plate easilly, check the manual or maker's website. You can also measure the actual draw with a meter if you have one.

If you buy a modified sine wave unit, make sure that you can return it if it doesn't work well with your electronics. Some stuff requires pure sine wave power to work well.
Read up on it, I was thinking more like a 1000/1500/1800/2000 would like to have the extra power just in case
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MORE POWER AHAH!!!! Its always good to plan for expansion down the road don't forget about the batteries will need to be able keep up as well.
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What I did was install the inverter near the batteries. Next I selected two places for inverter power. Then i went to Lowes and bought two heavy duty extension cords, two remodel boxes, two outlets and two cover plates. I cut the holes where I wanted power and installed the boxes. then I cut off one end of the extension cords and ran then from the inverter to the box. Wired the cut end into the outlets and covered them up and plugged the extension cords into the inverter. Last thing I did was lable the outlets as to what the power source was. 120VAC shore power or 120VAC inverter power. Now, depending on where I am I simply plug into the power source.
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