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Old 10-23-2020, 01:54 PM   #1
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Hello I am new to RV ownership. I have a question about the batteries and the inverters. When I plug into shore power should the inverter fan be running when the batteries are in use mode? Thanks in advance for your advice.
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Old 10-23-2020, 02:03 PM   #2
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Welcome to our bonfire!
That fan will happily be doing it's thing: don't worry about it.
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Old 10-23-2020, 03:32 PM   #4
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That fan will happily be doing it's thing: don't worry about it.
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Old 10-23-2020, 03:43 PM   #5
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You're probably hearing the "converter" fan running if plugged into shore power. Your lighting, slide motors, control boards for the fridge/water heater & the furnace fan all run on 12 volts so once plugged in the "converter" supplies this power while also charging your batteries & is equipped with cooling fan that will run when required. A "converter" changes 120 volts to 12 volts & is a battery charger.
An "inverter" uses your onboard batteries as the power source to change the 12 volt to 120 volt to a dedicated plug or two, typically to a residential fridge if equipped & possibly the tv.
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Old 10-23-2020, 05:03 PM   #6
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You're probably hearing the "converter" fan running if plugged into shore power. Your lighting, slide motors, control boards for the fridge/water heater & the furnace fan all run on 12 volts so once plugged in the "converter" supplies this power while also charging your batteries & is equipped with cooling fan that will run when required. A "converter" changes 120 volts to 12 volts & is a battery charger.
An "inverter" uses your onboard batteries as the power source to change the 12 volt to 120 volt to a dedicated plug or two, typically to a residential fridge if equipped & possibly the tv.


Probably correct although some coaches have only an inverter. They run everything off of the batteries all of the time. Of course these machines include a substantial AC powered battery charger as well to keep up.
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