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Old 09-10-2012, 01:36 PM   #1
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Inverter Hardwire Install

I use this forum a lot to find out things I don't know so I thought I would put up photos of my install of my inverter into my toy hauler as it was a little bit tricky to set up. I used a 2000 watt pure sine wave Voltec inverter. I installed a 30 Amp sub panel to isolate those circuits I wanted to be powered by the Inverter. I also put in a 30 Amp transfer switch to automatically choose between Inverter power or GEN/SHORE power if I am hooked up. I also installed 4-6 Volt batteries to power the system better. Here are my photos:
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Old 09-11-2012, 08:51 AM   #2
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Very nice, clean install looks good and runs good can't beat that !!!!

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Old 09-11-2012, 11:42 AM   #3
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Did not look at the photos but it sure sounds like you did it right. My install.

I have a 2,000 watt ture sine wave in-line type inverter (This type also contains a converter and has both a 120vac IN and a 120vac OUT)

It feeds a 30 amp sub panel, same as you did, Since it contains it's own transfer switch I did not duplicate that function.

I like my original equipment converter (Progressive Dynamics 9180 with wizard) slightly better than I do the one built into the inverter so I disabled it at the remote panel.. But it's a very good feeling having it there as a backup incase something happens to the PDI (Like I accidently pull the plug.....again....) Has come in handy.
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:15 PM   #4
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That's a great way to go also. I thought about that as an option but my trailer is brand new so my original converter works fine. I just needed to add an additional transfer switch in case I turn on my generator and forget to turn off the inverter. Keep from sparks flying. Very happy so far, hope the 6 volts keep up...considering solar panels but that's gonna require some more research.

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