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Old 10-24-2016, 04:05 PM   #1
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Default Pure sine wave inverter for Travato 59k

Really enjoying our 59k but find the generator too noisy. Found a 2000 watt Pure sine wave inverter on Amazon. It seems to fit right over the batteries at the back of the compartment with the furnace. This will keep the wire length to a minimum. I had thought to just hook it to a switchable plug for the microwave. Is there a simple way to setup an automatic switch between the shore power and the inverter? thanks for any thoughts.
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Old 10-24-2016, 05:29 PM   #2
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I use these: http://www.classbforum.com/forums/f5...elay-1910.html

It's rated for 1800 watts - a full 120VAC 15A household type circuit.

I use one with a 1500W Samlex PSW inverter in the van and one with a 1000W PSW inverter in my house as part of a DIY UPS system.
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I ordered this Kisae unit for my van based on all the good reviews. The transfer switch is built in, so you wire it between the main shore cord and the stock transfer switch. Easy peasy.

Haven't had time to install it yet, but it's big enough to run everything in the coach.

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That looks like a nice and affordable unit with full 30A pass through. AC output appears to be limited to 20A (2400 watts). That should be enough for RV's with convection type microwave ovens that are on a 20A circuit.
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And there is a 2000 watt version of the Kisae if you don't need the extra power and want to save a little money...
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That looks like a nice and affordable unit with full 30A pass through. AC output appears to be limited to 20A (2400 watts). That should be enough for RV's with convection type microwave ovens that are on a 20A circuit.
There are terminals to wire to the AC output directly to get the full 3000 watt output instead of using the receptacle. As Wincrasher noted it is an easy install between the shore power and the existing transfer switch.
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I wonder if this would work in my 2004 RT 190P with the existing wiring. I contacted Roadtrek about upgrading my inverter and they basically advised me to go to an authorized shop.
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I wonder if this would work in my 2004 RT 190P with the existing wiring. I contacted Roadtrek about upgrading my inverter and they basically advised me to go to an authorized shop.
Your owner's manual may have the circuit info showing the wire sizes and other info but if you have a Tripp-Lite inverter it also contains the shore battery charger so this could not replace it. Kisae does have models that also include a charger.
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There are terminals to wire to the AC output directly to get the full 3000 watt output instead of using the receptacle. As Wincrasher noted it is an easy install between the shore power and the existing transfer switch.
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For maximum capacity use the AC Output Port 1 which is out of the tripping influence of the GFCI Outlet and the unitís thermal breaker.
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Your owner's manual may have the circuit info showing the wire sizes and other info but if you have a Tripp-Lite inverter it also contains the shore battery charger so this could not replace it. Kisae does have models that also include a charger.
My '04 190P came with the Parallax converter - i think the next year Roadtrek went to the Tripplite.
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