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Old 06-06-2005, 07:50 PM   #1
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I just purchased and 800 Watt MaxxSST inverter made by Vector from Camping World. I have no problem in hooking it up to my coach batteries. It has two plugs for the laptop, etc.

My question is, how do you hook an inverter up so you can run your TV, satellite receiver, etc. Our TV is enclosed next to the ceiling. Is there a way to hook it up to the inverter and still have it on the generator or land line? I would prefer not having to disconnect it and run an extension cord every time we use the inverter while boondocking. Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 06-06-2005, 07:50 PM   #2
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I just purchased and 800 Watt MaxxSST inverter made by Vector from Camping World. I have no problem in hooking it up to my coach batteries. It has two plugs for the laptop, etc.

My question is, how do you hook an inverter up so you can run your TV, satellite receiver, etc. Our TV is enclosed next to the ceiling. Is there a way to hook it up to the inverter and still have it on the generator or land line? I would prefer not having to disconnect it and run an extension cord every time we use the inverter while boondocking. Any help would be appreciated.

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Check out post of 56nomad in the RV Systems & Appliances section for one idea of install. Good luck and if you need more help find an electrician that can guide you.
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Basically, you need to have some means of transfering the power source of the outlet for the TV between the two sources. To do so automatically you would need a relay, with the control side supplied by your preferred source, normally shore power. It could also be done with a manual switch. In either case, you will need to run wires to the TV or at some point connect into the circuit that supplies it. Since the TV probably is supplied by one outlet in a circuit of several different outlets, this isn't the most simple thing to do. If you do not have a good understanding of electircal systems, I suggest you get the help of someone who does.
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