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Old 02-28-2022, 05:39 PM   #15
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I know on a 05 at least, that the refrigerator along with a few other things is not power by the inverter. Only shore or generator. And I'm not even sure about when the gen is running, I never checked.
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Old 03-01-2022, 11:09 AM   #16
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Thanks for the time and mental energy from y'all

To clarify, the only part of the fridge that operates unless on shore or Genset, is the control circuitry, best illustrated by the interior light. The inverter never ran the compressor.

There is something amiss, in that the SurgeGuard panel indicated inverter output voltages and amperage, regardless of source. Additionally, the microwave display was always further indication of the inverter operating and powering certain circuits.

Appreciate the clarification on the hallway AC CB panels, especially the "inverter" CB.
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Old 03-02-2022, 05:49 PM   #17
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Andy and some reflective time made me wonder if my memory was wrong. I found more diagrams, block and schematic, that show two inputs to the transfer switch; nothing from, just to, the inverter. Perhaps things are working okay.

The 'microwave' IS powered (display) as are certain outlets, the reefer control circuits and interior lights (door afar) when the inverter is on. The easiest way to prevent dead batteries seems using the control panel to 'disable' the inverter.

4-5 years of limited use of the RV leaves plenty of room for more systems knowledge!
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Here is how my power system is wired:

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