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Old 05-04-2022, 04:47 PM   #1
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INVERTER QUESTION Need a QUICK RESPONSE

I have a 2001 National Tradewinds model 7390. Today I found that several of my plugs had no power this included the Kitchen GFI plug and the GFI plug above the bathroom sink. My inverter was off, I hit the inverter button and everything came back on. Is my inverter supposed to be on all the time?? It's been awhile since I've used her.
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Old 05-04-2022, 04:53 PM   #2
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If your using the coach , no real reason for it to be off .

Storing the RV without shore power ; turn inverter off .
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Most inverters have a section that passes through Ac power to some parts of the coach. These circuits will also be the ones that work when the inverter is converting Dc to AC. In my coach, the inverter feeds an AC sub panel for the pass through circuits.

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Old 05-04-2022, 05:18 PM   #4
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Thanks Folks, I thought I had a big electrical problem. So if I want all my plugs to work while plugged into shore power I need the Inverter button ON, right??
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Thanks Folks, I thought I had a big electrical problem. So if I want all my plugs to work while plugged into shore power I need the Inverter button ON, right??
I'd need to see a manual for the inverter to see if being turned off ; would interrupt the inverter by-pass function for shore power and switching from invert to battery charging .
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In other words, what brand and model inverter do you have?
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Old 05-04-2022, 09:14 PM   #7
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Okay Folks, I finally figured it out and now all is good. One of the green wires in my plug to the motorhome was not connected inside the plug and the white wire was loose. It took awhile but all are connected now and the MH is plugged into my 50amp plug, even the GFI over the kitchen is now working.

Should have known this because it happened once before years ago and it was the same problem.
Lesson learned is to never drag the power cord by the end, always by the cord going to the plug.
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Old 05-04-2022, 09:17 PM   #8
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Thanks for the update, glad to hear all is well!
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Okay Folks, I finally figured it out and now all is good. One of the green wires in my plug to the motorhome was not connected inside the plug and the white wire was loose. It took awhile but all are connected now and the MH is plugged into my 50amp plug, even the GFI over the kitchen is now working.

Should have known this because it happened once before years ago and it was the same problem.
Lesson learned is to never drag the power cord by the end, always by the cord going to the plug.
That happened to me recently as well. In my case the heat pump a/c wouldn't work and I got shocked when kneeling on wet ground to check my tire pressures! As soon as I touched metal on the coach I got a little electro therapy. Just glad is wasn't worse!
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Loose wires are no laughing matter. A loose neutral took out our inverter, the DISH Hopper receiver and a few more minor things.

As an aside, the RV electrician that installed a work-around while we ordered parts recommended a Magnum inverter. It is capable of making up the difference when shore power is weak. Really a nice unit.
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