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What size?
Where are you located?
Ask around for an RV service company or an experienced electrician.
we live in burton Michigan..not sure what size we may need. we have a 32ft class c..

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An inverter changes 12vdc to 120 vac. Your generator should put out 120 vac so an inverter should not be required. Perhaps you are thinking of a converter which changes the 120vac to 12vdc???

When you plug into house power do you get 12vdc in your MH? Using your generator should do the same thing.

Am I missing something?
we did not want to run the generator watching tv while boon docking..

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tv is generally 350 watts or less and makes an easy install.
Sorry I don't know a shop that can do the work. If you were headed to So CAL I could help you out.


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Mandalay Parr wrote:

What size?
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ok ty. we live in michigan

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bobndot wrote:

Tied into the generator ??? the genny is already 110 volts


Call an RV service center or independent rv shop near you and talk to them.

If you plan to use an inverter for a tv or sat dish then all you need is a $130.00 150w SAMLEX PSW plug in model. It plugs into any 12v outlet so you won't need to have anyone but YOU to install that. Just plug your tv into it. It might work a CPAP as well.

If you need it for a coffee maker, just use a drip cone filter and boil water to pour into it. Its stovetop..no electric needed.



Inverters are quiet power when you can't use a generator .
They invert 12v battery power from a battery bank to 110v household power. If you use a microwave or coffee maker, it will only work for a short period of time before the appliance working off the inverter depletes a 12v battery .

There is PSW (pure sine wave) power which is clean filtered power just like your home.
There are lower priced MSW (modified sine wave) inverters which are not as clean or filtered causing electrical interference while using them in some digital applications such as tv's and other digital circuits.

Read the below links with pix I think you'll get a better under standing of what to expect.

http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/24154290.cfm

http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/28291240/print/true.cfm

https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/29205631.cfm
ty for the infro, came in handy,,

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The size of your tv will determine how much power it will use. Google the model # and check the specs to see how many watts it uses.
a 15" flat screen will use approx. 2 amps per hr .
a 40" approx. = 65 watts 5.5 amps

The 150w Samlex as I mentioned will handle the 40" as well as a sat recvr with power to spare. That's what I use in my setup, running it off 2 grp 27 batteries.

Sometimes I also carry a 3rd battery (I leave it tucked away on the floor near the steps) that runs the tv and sat recvr independent of the other 2 grp 27's . That allows me extra battery power to run the furnace or use my setup for longer periods.
If you use the power booster on your roof antenna that will draw 12v power out of the batteries as well as the inverter itself uses power.

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