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Old 01-06-2014, 12:55 PM   #1
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2007 Bounder Diesel popping inverter breaker

Does anyone else have the problem of popping the inverter breaker when the DW starts the hair dryer and the toaster oven at the same time? Is there a solution? Is there another place to plug the hair dryer in that is not on the same side of the 50 amp circuit?

I have the wall slide and my current solution is always hands and knees in the dark pushing the breaker back in. I am wondering if a 2000 watt inverter would wait longer before popping.
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Not to be a smart ass but..

How many watts is a hair dryer? 1000? 1500? How many watts is a toaster? A lot I bet.

I have found that we have to be selective when we run multiple devices in our MH too. Can't run a electric heater and the microwave at the same time (right side circuits). We kept tripping the circuit breaker on our inverter quite often until I realized this.
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Does anyone else have the problem of popping the inverter breaker when the DW starts the hair dryer and the toaster oven at the same time? Is there a solution? Is there another place to plug the hair dryer in that is not on the same side of the 50 amp circuit?

I have the wall slide and my current solution is always hands and knees in the dark pushing the breaker back in. I am wondering if a 2000 watt inverter would wait longer before popping.
Find what your combined total watt usage is and get a larger inverter or, as the other member stated, don't use them together.
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You really have to regulate your power consumption, this is especially true in cold weather with a electric heater. I bought a new circuit breaker like inside the inverter and replaced the origianl with longer wiring so to place it outside the inverter. This keeps the cb cooler. This not a easy fix but it definitely makes a huge difference. Inverter's generate quite a bit of heat is the reason I did this.
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Pcurt it looks as if we have a similar coach, mine is a 08 Bounder Diesel 38 v. I have found if I pull more than 30 Amp, on the circuit that runs through the inverter, that I will pop the breaker on the inverter. You will have some plugs that do not run through the inverter, find them. Ie.. When powering the micro wave we plug the toster oven, hair dryer etc. into the non inverter circuit. Yes I know I have a Power Mgt System and a 50 amp unit, but in real life usage that's how my coach works.

Hope this works for you it works for me!
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The remote breaker is a great idea. I am not sure that I am up to it though. Has any body tried the higher rated inverter approach? I know all about rated loads and all that hoopla. The spike load is what is tripping the breaker. The running load is fine. The DW just plugs in and sings away, for a second anyway.
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