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Old 06-17-2018, 05:23 PM   #1
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Adding an inverter.

Has anyone added a inverter to their ACE 29.2 to power the TV and a few outlets? Pros Cons ?
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Old 06-17-2018, 06:22 PM   #2
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Has anyone added a inverter to their ACE 29.2 to power the TV and a few outlets? Pros Cons ?
Just some advice. I installed a true sine wave inverter in my Vegas and had one problem. It draws 12V current at a significant amount even when nothing is on. I assume it shut itself down when the batteries went below ~11V but I think it kept drawing current in the 0.5A range even when shut down. Maybe there are some things drawing current from this 120V run that are also drawing current but I have not had the time ore care to look into it further.
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Old 06-17-2018, 07:51 PM   #3
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Has anyone added a inverter to their ACE 29.2 to power the TV and a few outlets? Pros Cons ?
I added, or had dealer add one to our Gemini, when we bought it, part of the deal. It powers the TV's, refrigerator and several outlets. I see no downside to it at all.
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Old 06-17-2018, 10:01 PM   #4
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Thanks, how do you ďsizesĒ your inverter?
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Old 06-17-2018, 10:13 PM   #5
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To pick the proper sized inverter: Go through all the appliances you wish to run on the inverter and add up their power consumption in watts. Pick an inverter a bit bigger than that--10%-20% larger--to account of inefficiencies in the system.

If you don't know the wattage of a device, but you know how much current it consumes: convert that to watts: Volts * Amps = watts.
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Old 06-17-2018, 10:29 PM   #6
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Sized mine at 1800 watts, which is sufficient for what I want it to power. Really don't have the battery capacity for more.
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Old 06-17-2018, 11:54 PM   #7
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If you only have two house batteries then 1800 watts is about as big as you want to go.
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