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BFL13

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Posted: 01/02/20 09:28am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

http://www.bestconverter.com/1000-Watt-P........-Switch-WF-5110R_p_177.html#.Xg4Y6EnsZpw

We all have a hate-on for WFCO converters, and here your WFCO inverter died. Anyway, that is expensive (and a little weird)

Check this out for doing the job at a much lower price and get a transfer switch as suggested.

https://powermaxconverters.com/product-category/inverters-dc-ac/

A couple of us here have the 2000w one of those PMX jobs and they are working well. They also make a transfer switch for 30 or 50.

https://powermaxconverters.com/product/pmts/


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Without getting into the technical debate I'll say that I have done exactly what you are proposing for exactly the same reason.


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Posted: 01/02/20 10:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Too the OP
Yes you can do what you are proposing,


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In order to buy the “right” inverter for your RV, you'll need to determine the size of the inverter. To decide what size you need, total the wattage requirements of all the equipment you want to power, and then add another 20%. Next you'll need to decide if you need a pure sine or modified sine inverter

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The only issues I see are two fold
1: Often an inverter needs more than 15 amps on the input due to also charging batteries.. Make sure the INLET plug/socket is rated at least if not more than the breaker feeding the inverter.. IE 30 amps.. I'd use the same size (or carry and adapter) for the outlet just in case you need to "Manually" bypass the inverter.

Second.. Is the problem that is MOST LIKELY to cause my CONVERTER to fail

I will describe it graphically
Socket-plug This works

Socket - - - - - Plug This does not work

Yup the plug comes out of the socket Use of TWIST LOCK helps prevent this.


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Posted: 01/11/20 05:27am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thank you all for the valuable information and options

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