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Old 03-18-2021, 12:18 AM   #1
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TV inverter power

What is best way to power sound system/tvs off inverter power on Class C?

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Old 03-18-2021, 01:22 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forums!

One way would be to wire a ~300 watts true sine inverter to your coach batteries that would feed just your TV and sound system. This could bypass the power distribution system already installed, be simple to use (you might have to plug & unplug a couple of power cords to use the inverter), and simple to install.

Another way would be to install a larger inverter, perhaps 1000 or 2000 watts, and make it part of the couches installed power system. This might require larger/better batteries, cost more to purchase and install but would allow you to run a microwave, a coffee pot, or other larger electrical appliance off your batteries along with your TV.

Others will make more suggestions, but the best way is what works for you!
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Old 03-18-2021, 11:37 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. Like you say I could plug the tv sets directly to a small inverter and certainly be the simplest and less costly. Just would like to power the complete entertainment system but would need to research the easiest and safest way.
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Old 03-19-2021, 12:09 AM   #4
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There have been numerous threads on Inverter installs.

As mentioned above, it works best of you have a minimum two-battery ďhouseď bank.
And, if you want an integrated system that powers your coach outlet line, itís best to have an auto transfer switch. Many 1000-2000 watt inverters have a built-in auto transfer switch that allows the 120v to flow thru the inverter when you plug-into 30amp or use your Genny.

Again, itís all in this Forum. You just gotta take the time to do a SEARCH.
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Old 03-19-2021, 12:45 PM   #5
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I do have the two house batteries. Would prefer the auto switching inverter. Thanks and let me continue to research the installation.
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