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Old 11-28-2015, 11:37 AM   #1
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Was poking around my coach (2005 Kountry Star gas) today and was looking at the inverter. Its a 600w pure sine wave unit and works fine. I was wondering why it has a plug on the front end, and an outlet wired in that bay. The manual that I found online shows it's an AC input. Why would you need an AC input for something that takes 12V in and ouputs AC?

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Old 11-28-2015, 12:27 PM   #2
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Probably because it has a transfer switch built in so that you can use AC when it is available and not always use the inverter function.

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Old 11-28-2015, 03:31 PM   #3
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Hi Mr Michael,
Mine is the same. Algoma, is correct. This allows the inverter to use battery power or go into by-pass mode when shore power is available.
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Old 11-28-2015, 04:51 PM   #4
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Thanks guys. On my coach I do not have a seperate sub panel for the inverter powered outlets. So I assume that those outlets are being powered through the inverter pass thru when hooked up to shore power and then the inverter if it's on (when not plugged in). Mine only powers the tv outlet in bedroom and entertainment area in the front of the coach, but it sure is nice to have. Thanks again for good info from this site
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