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Old 10-21-2020, 08:30 PM   #1
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Looking to install an inverter in my 2004 road trek 190 popular. I do have a small inverter in the cabinet with the water heater, but the new one is too big for there. Iíll probably put it in the cabinet under the drivers side bed, aft of the electrical cabinet, but am curious what suggestions yíall have. Thanks! Steve.
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Just checking, is the inverter in the cabinet with the water heater a 600W Tripplite inverter/charger?
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Thanks for the feedback.

Marco - it isn’t a tripplite, it is an after market unit added by a PO.

Wny-pat - thanks for the link. I’ll give that location consideration.

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Here's another way from engnrsrule with the added inverter raised off the floor: https://www.classbforum.com/forums/f...tml#post104496
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I recently added solar and an inverter to my 2000 190V, the easiest solution was to mount the inverter on the driver side right behind the electrical cabinet area and run all cables thru the partition.
I used a 750 watt tripplite which came from a newer Chevy RT.
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It's best to mount a large inverter close to the battery, so there's less voltage drop in the wiring. Otherwise, you need to use very large gauge cables, which can be quite pricey. Also, keep in mind inverters need air flow for cooling. But keep your little inverter, since they are fine for small loads (chargers, TV, etc.) and usually more efficient. I leave my 375 watt Victron inverter on all the time since it only needs 4 watts to run with no load. A second Victron 1200 watt inverter requires more than twice the standby power, so it's only turned on when the microwave is used.
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