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Old 06-21-2011, 06:28 AM   #1
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Question on Tripp Lite

When Driving my coach, shoud the tripp lite be in the left switch position (see picture)
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Old 06-21-2011, 06:35 AM   #2
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It would seem to me that it should be always left in the AUTO mode.
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Old 06-21-2011, 06:49 AM   #3
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I would agree wike with mike
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Old 06-21-2011, 07:25 AM   #4
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When I bought my previous coach the salesman said to leave the inverter off and just turn it on "to watch tv for a little while occasionally". He said that is what everybody does. Like I said that was a coach and awhile ago. Since then I have a bit more miles and experience but the kicker was attending a Dimension seminar with sales, service and engineers from the company. They recommend leaving the inverter in Auto or Standby mode. Of course that assumes you have enough battery to last when not charging. That way you have a source of "uninterpretable" power. Easier on electronics, etc. For that reason I would probably agree with the above and say left.
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I will give a bit different answer: If you have ANYTHING in the house that runs on 120v which you wish to keep operating while driving (Example a video recorder) it MUST be in the auto position.

Else it don't much matter.. (The clock on the microwave is an exmple of an always on device by the way if the Inverter powers the Micro)
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Old 06-21-2011, 04:05 PM   #6
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I have a little different take on this. If you are useing an AC device while traveling the have it on. When on shore power turn it off.

1. If you are away from the coach with it on and you lose power the batteries are going to be run down depending on how long you are away.

2. If I lose power I want to know it. I want to know if it's a pedestal issue or a coach issue. It can be an intermittent coach failure, with the inverter on you will have no indication of a problem ie clocks blinking etc.

Just me I guess.

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