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Old 03-11-2013, 08:04 PM   #1
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120V from converter?

2012 35F owners book says converter runs 120v outlet to use when on
the road. Which one(s)? I can only get the 120v outlet to the TV to work.
Checked GFI test and only found one, left side of entry door.
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:08 PM   #2
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Do you mean inverter? Some coachs only have a couple outlets hot off the inverter.
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:11 PM   #3
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I believe you mean 'inverter' and not converter. If you are plugged into shore power or have your genset running, all your 120v AC outlets should be hot. If you are not on shore power and not running the genset and have an inverter, that will make 120vAC from your coach (house) batteries. If you just have a small, perhaps 1000watt inverter, they may likely have only set that up to run your TV's.

You can download the wiring diagram for your coach from Winnebago's website and that should tell you how they wired it at the factory.
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:06 AM   #4
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2012 35F owners book says converter runs 120v outlet to use when on
the road. Which one(s)? I can only get the 120v outlet to the TV to work.
Checked GFI test and only found one, left side of entry door.
Thanks, Steve
On my RV with a 2000 watt inverter when using inverter I have power to both TV's, the microwave, two plugs in the galley, plugs at the head of the bed (and I think the bathroom) and perhaps other locations. You could turn on the inverter and test the plugs with something like one of those small circuit testers similar to this one; Carlin 19-060 Receptacle Tester for 120 Volt Circuits - Smart home . As far as GFI on mine there is one in the bathroom and one in the galley.
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Old 03-12-2013, 11:58 AM   #5
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We're fulltimers. When it's time to exercise the generator, I like to do it on a traveling day. Our fridge then runs on AC from the generator and saves propane. We haven't owned this particular rig ('05 Horizon 36RD) long enough to know what other outlets are "hot", though. Come to think of it, we never have to reset the time on our microwave, so it must be supplied by the inverter.
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Old 03-12-2013, 01:59 PM   #6
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I have seen a number of combination inverter converters around. Usually the inverter part is fairly low wattage and only powers a TV and maybe a satellite receiver or DVD player.
I think Winnebago installs them on some models.
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Old 03-12-2013, 06:56 PM   #7
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Assuming the OP has a 2012 Itasca Sunstar 35F, here's the Body, 110 Volt Wiring Diagram for your coach. The 35F comes standard with a 45-amp. converter/charger (which takes in 120V AC and outputs 12V DC). Optionally, it also has a 1,000-watt AC/DC inverter w/remote panel (which takes in 12V DC and produces 120V AC). A 50-amp. power cord, and shoreline/generator automatic changeover switch are also optional.

The above linked wiring diagram has four different pages, depending on whether you have 30A or 50A service and whether not you have the optional water heater with 110V element. The inverter info is the same for all four configurations. If present, the inverter is wired to power the outlets for the three TVs (main, bedroom, exterior), the outlets for the AV equipment (dvd player, sat dish, etc.), and an outlet at the desk in the bedroom. You can see this in the upper right corner of each diagram.
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On my Suncruiser 37F, the duplex recepticle on the wall next to the passenger front seat is the ONLY outlet I've found to be powered by the inverter, other than the one used by the front overhead TV.
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On my Suncruiser 37F, the duplex recepticle on the wall next to the passenger front seat is the ONLY outlet I've found to be powered by the inverter, other than the one used by the front overhead TV.
That's correct, Ed, according to the Body, 110 Volt Wiring Diagram for your coach the inverter powers the front and bedroom TV, the AV equipment, and that outlet.
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That's correct, Ed, according to the Body, 110 Volt Wiring Diagram for your coach the inverter powers the front and bedroom TV, the AV equipment, and that outlet.
THANKS for the link. I saved it in case of future need. Ed
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