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Old 01-12-2021, 01:56 AM   #1
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Outside TV not on Inverter

2012 Bounder 35k. The outside TV outlet is not powered by the inverter. This is very annoying because trying to hear the TV with the generator running is difficult.

I suspect it is any easy fix. Before I dig in has anybody made the wiring fix and have some tips?

Thanks.
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I suggest you get a copy of the inverter drawing. See my Discovery inverter drawing for example -see all inverter connected AC outlets right side of drawing. Or how about an extension cord for short term?
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I'd caution using someone else's wiring diagram. My Bounder is considerably different that the attached diagram above.
For me it was very easy to add circuits on the inverter.
I am not a professional and this is not advice on what you should do for your specific rig. Electricity can kill. Simply unplugging your rig from shore power does not eliminate risk as you have an inverter that provides 120v power that can kill.
I have a subpanel that is fed from the inverter. Simply moving a breaker from the main panel to the subpanel including the neutral and grounds etc accomplished it for me. But then you also need to know not to draw too much power from the subpanel.
If you are not an electrical professional one should seek a pro to do this as the consequences could be life threatening.
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I'd caution using someone else's wiring diagram. My Bounder is considerably different that the attached diagram above.
For me it was very easy to add circuits on the inverter.
I am not a professional and this is not advice on what you should do for your specific rig. Electricity can kill. Simply unplugging your rig from shore power does not eliminate risk as you have an inverter that provides 120v power that can kill.
I have a subpanel that is fed from the inverter. Simply moving a breaker from the main panel to the subpanel including the neutral and grounds etc accomplished it for me. But then you also need to know not to draw too much power from the subpanel.
If you are not an electrical professional one should seek a pro to do this as the consequences could be life threatening.

I said my drawing was an example...
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I understand the risks. I have done wiring before both auto and home.

It looks like there is a single outlet behind the back panel of the sink where the TV plugs in. I do not know yet if anything else is on that circuit. Not sure if the sub panel in the bedroom is for everything or if there is a different panel just for inverter circuits. Hopefully the panel is marked, hate to track everything down manually.

Was hoping somebody knew more about my specific model.

Interesting that all inside TVs are on the inverter, but the outside one was not. Seems odd to me. I am not concerned with pulling too many watts as there is a 1200 watt inverter and the TVs pull less than 100w. I also changed all internal 12v lights to LED to lower battery amp draw. I normally pull less than 10amps when on inverter with Wally and TV and a couple lights.
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Did you check with REV for the wiring schematics?
Mine showed the way it was wired. Mine is going to be different than yours as I have a residential fridge and they wire those differently than propane equipped fridge units.
All the circuits are numbered and easily tracked down from the schematic IMO. I moved all my outlets (less the micro, washer/dryer and fireplace) to the sub-panel and inverter.
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I got REV to send me EVERY diagram they have for my rig. Must have been over a ream of paper!

Unfortunately it looks like the outlet under my sink that the outside TV is on is daisy chained to kitchen and other non-inverter outlets. I will have to run my own circuit off the inverter.
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I got REV to send me EVERY diagram they have for my rig. Must have been over a ream of paper!

Unfortunately it looks like the outlet under my sink that the outside TV is on is daisy chained to kitchen and other non-inverter outlets. I will have to run my own circuit off the inverter.
be sure it is on the inverter GFI circuit.
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