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Old 10-13-2013, 07:26 PM   #43
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I have one of these controlling my converter - the remote hangs with the remote switch for the inverter. If you don't have a remote inverter switch it could be placed near the inverter / where shore power cord plugs in.

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I have one of these controlling my converter - the remote hangs with the remote switch for the inverter. If you don't have a remote inverter switch it could be placed near the inverter and where shore power cord plugs in.

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$10, can't beat that with a stick! Great idea too! Will just put remote control beside inverter on/off switch. You guys rock!
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That's an amazing idea! The worst thing for me is the distance between the inverter and the converter... Converter is in the back under the bed and the inverter/battery compartment is up front.... Do you have a link to any parts you used like the relay? I'd imagine the relay itself is placed inline with the converter power cord and I'd run a small wire back to the inverter and tap into its output cord?
I don't remember which relay I used, but here's one that will work Amico JQX-12F 2Z DC 12V 30A DPDT General Purpose Power Relay 8 Pin : Amazon.com : Automotive

The relay coil doesn't draw much current, but it is 120V. I just connected it to the inverter with a 2 wire, outdoor extension cord that I ran under the trailer.

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$10, can't beat that with a stick! Great idea too! Will just put remote control beside inverter on/off switch. You guys rock!
What is this remote switch going to control? I thought the OP's converter/charger was hard wired on both the 110VAC and 12VDC side.

I guess I got confused...

I use the converter/charger's breaker to kill it while on the inverter. I have never forgotten to kill the converter/charger because I always flip that breaker, then turn on the inverter - and when going on shore power, it's the same thing in reverse - it's a simple thing to always do together.

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What is this remote switch going to control? I thought the OP's converter/charger was hard wired on both the 110VAC and 12VDC side.

I guess I got confused...

I use the converter/charger's breaker to kill it while on the inverter. I have never forgotten to kill the converter/charger because I always flip that breaker, then turn on the inverter - and when going on shore power, it's the same thing in reverse - it's a simple thing to always do together.

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Yes the converter is hard wired but after looking a little closer I saw that there is an actual plug/outlet behind the breaker box for the converter.
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Yes the converter is hard wired but after looking a little closer I saw that there is an actual plug/outlet behind the breaker box for the converter.
Well, that makes it easy to isolate the converter....a nice discovery.
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I am jumping into this thread very late, but if anyone is still lurking, I am specifically interested in the last post by vsheetz and the use of small inverters throughout the coach. I need one in the bedroom just to run a CPAP machine when boondoggling. Any advice?
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Yours may be different, but mine actually runs from 12 volts. It runs just fine directly from the battery so an AC source isn't even needed. The power draw is minimal so any small inverter would work. Here's just one example:
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When we are parked, we use a 300 watt bestek inverter plugged into dash board power point. This runs TV, Satellite receiver, other electronics.
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I am jumping into this thread very late, but if anyone is still lurking, I am specifically interested in the last post by vsheetz and the use of small inverters throughout the coach. I need one in the bedroom just to run a CPAP machine when boondoggling. Any advice?
Look at your cpap and see if it can operate from 12 volts.

Many have an adaptor and the output from adaptor is 12 volts.

We have one in shop that is this way and not needed.
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