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Old 05-11-2009, 12:42 PM   #1
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Adding an Inverter

I am adding an inverter to my 2005 Monarch. The reason for the inverter is to power the TV and the DVD. The problem is that the circuit that feeds the TV also feeds the kitchen and bathroom outlets and I do not want to power them from the inverter. I have a 1000 watt pure sine wave inverter with transfer switch. Does anyone know where I can interrupt the AC to separate the kitchen and bathroom from the front of the coach?
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Old 05-11-2009, 09:30 PM   #2
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It would be difficult to isolate the TV and DVD away from the established AC and Probably the best bet would be to install and appropriate inverter in the front of the coach to power those two devices. Of course that would mean providing a 12v power source to power the two devices. Monaco has a very restrictive AC wiring layout and the front AV stuff is powered off of the inverter AC front end.
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Old 05-12-2009, 11:26 AM   #3
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Ron, Our 04 Monarch was factory installed with a Dimensions brand 130w inverter. I would venture to say all the wiring in your rig is in or behind the pass side overhead compartment where the tv plugs in now. It has a built in isolator so no back-feed to the other outlets.
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Well, unless it's powering the microwave a kilowatt TSW I'd let it run 'em both.

However my suggestion is simple. There are two ways to do this

Method one is to find the wire to the front (It very likely runs UNDER the coach) cut it and re-route to the Inverter.. NOTE. if your inverter does not have a built in transfer switch you might put a small ATS here at the cut

"Shore" end line goes to GENERATOR and inverter goes to SHORE. Load is, of course, the TV/DVD.
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