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Old 12-05-2021, 06:17 PM   #1
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Excursion 40E No inverter Power to SOME Outlets

We just boondocked and found that while on Inverter (Magnum) we did not have power to a number of outlets.
I checked the output leads at the inverter and had power from both legs.
Shore power is fine, (I believe I have power to all on genset)
As soon as I turn off shore, some outlets lose power.
Micro, fridge, TV, powder room, one side of bedroom are fine, but others are not.
Also, I do not have any power at the breakers, so how is current routed? Is there another panel hidden from me?
I am out of ideas.
We are in an 08 Fleetwood Excursion DP
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Old 12-05-2021, 06:32 PM   #2
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Generally, the inverter will not power everything in your motorhome. On my coach, there is a sub AC panel that gets power through the inverter. Working from this panel is the microwave and a couple of recepticles. In addition to this, the batteries power all the 12v lights and equipment.

Do you know the model inverter that you have?

I made an illustration of the power in my coach is distributed. Yours may not be the same, but it similar.

2001 Alpine Coach 38/8
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Old 12-06-2021, 07:44 AM   #3
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Yep, Fleetwood has a subpanel. Only the outlets on the subpanel are powered by the inverter (via batteries) when not on shore power or the genset.
This is because, mainly, by the small limited battery banks in their rvs.
I upgraded to lithium and solar and also rewired all my outlets so they work off the inverter for off grid living.
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