Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-30-2014, 04:15 PM   #1
Winnebago Master
 
Ray,IN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: North America somewhere
Posts: 697
Drat, wrong again_

I was under the impression the house battery disconnect switch cut power to everything in the house. Not so for my coach. The disconnect switch does not cut power to the inverter, it must be shut off with its own switch.
__________________
2000 Winnebago Ultimate Freedom USQ40JD, ISC 8.3 Cummins 350, Spartan MM Chassis. USA 1SG, retired;PPA,Good Sam Life member,FMCA."We the people are the rightful masters of both the Congress and the Courts - not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow men who pervert the Constitution. "Abraham Lincoln"
Ray,IN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2014, 11:58 PM   #2
Winnebago Owner
 
cochise1949's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Lake Elsinore, CA
Posts: 71
That's good Info Ray. I'll check that out tomorrow. It kind of makes sense. My rig has a residential fridge and it runs on the inverter. You must be from Indiana judging from your user name. I was raised in Batesville. Left 50 years ago. Have lots of family there.
__________________
Bev& Keith
Kyriana(14)Aidan(11), Emily and Olivia (2) Grandchildren
2014 Winnebago Adventurer 38Q
2013 Honda CRV, Roadmaster Falcon AT, Invisibrake
cochise1949 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2014, 04:36 AM   #3
Winnebago Camper
 
101stveteran's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 9
Just got a Solei a couple weeks ago. Refrig runs on ground power and generator only. Is there an inverter switch that I am overlooking?
101stveteran is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2014, 07:26 AM   #4
Winnebago Camper
 
101stveteran's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by 101stveteran View Post
Just got a Solei a couple weeks ago. Refrig runs on ground power and generator only. Is there an inverter switch that I am overlooking?
went out to the MH this morning to check the disconnect switch. it was in the on position so i got to wondering what in fact the inverter powers. checked outlets with a meter and tried refrig and micro. then got to thinking maybe i am missing something. turns out they hid a control right out in the open on the bottom of the slide control panel. have had the unit for a couple weeks and have never wondered what the control does. turned it on and now have power to tv, outlets, micro and refrig. think i need to do a whole lot of reading in the books they gave me.
101stveteran is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2014, 07:35 AM   #5
Winnebago Master
 
wa8yxm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 851
That is fairly common, since inverters are major amp suckers they use short fat cables to connect to the battery bypassing the discounect which is often much farther away with far skinnier cables.

Will you take my word for it that this is really a very good idea? (It is) or do you want a short course in electronics and physics. (took the longer course myself, have the wallpaper to prove it).
__________________
Home is where I park it!
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
wa8yxm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2014, 09:19 PM   #6
Winnebago Master
 
Ray,IN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: North America somewhere
Posts: 697
Quote:
Originally Posted by wa8yxm View Post
That is fairly common, since inverters are major amp suckers they use short fat cables to connect to the battery bypassing the discounect which is often much farther away with far skinnier cables.

Will you take my word for it that this is really a very good idea? (It is) or do you want a short course in electronics and physics. (took the longer course myself, have the wallpaper to prove it).
Yes I believe you, and agree. I was completely surprised though. When I bought the MH, and just a few days ago, an RV technician told me the disconnect switch disconnected everything from coach/house battery bank. I showed the tech. otherwise; he was very surprised too.
It is not the original inverter/charger. The original 2,000W was replaced with the present 3,000W Heart/Intellitec inverter/charger.
__________________
2000 Winnebago Ultimate Freedom USQ40JD, ISC 8.3 Cummins 350, Spartan MM Chassis. USA 1SG, retired;PPA,Good Sam Life member,FMCA."We the people are the rightful masters of both the Congress and the Courts - not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow men who pervert the Constitution. "Abraham Lincoln"
Ray,IN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2014, 11:51 AM   #7
Winnie-Wise
 
1ciderdog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 478
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ray,IN View Post
I was under the impression the house battery disconnect switch cut power to everything in the house. Not so for my coach. The disconnect switch does not cut power to the inverter, it must be shut off with its own switch.

That is the way my 2004 Journey is. I have to turn off the inverter to keep batteries from draining during storage.
__________________
Bob, Sandi & Marmaduke the Big Pug
SW OREGON 2004 Journey 39K, 330 Cat
If towing: a 2006 Mini Cooper or 1995 Wrangler
1ciderdog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2014, 04:45 PM   #8
Winnebago Camper
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 14
LOL, it takes a year to figure out all these systems. I'm half way there...
jwoodie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2014, 09:00 PM   #9
Winnebago Master
 
Ray,IN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: North America somewhere
Posts: 697
Quote:
Originally Posted by jwoodie View Post
LOL, it takes a year to figure out all these systems. I'm half way there...
I'm at 18 months, still have a bunch to learn.I'm beginning to believe it's somewhat like life, you never learn everything. I'm still accumulating pdf's for all the chassis components, have the coach stuff; putting everything on my MSN cloud so it's accessible from anywhere as long as DW has her Zoom tablet or I have my laptop. Now I have the ability to learn more than I can remember.
__________________
2000 Winnebago Ultimate Freedom USQ40JD, ISC 8.3 Cummins 350, Spartan MM Chassis. USA 1SG, retired;PPA,Good Sam Life member,FMCA."We the people are the rightful masters of both the Congress and the Courts - not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow men who pervert the Constitution. "Abraham Lincoln"
Ray,IN is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
LED's Wired Wrong Mothership Electrical | Charging, Solar and Electronics 7 05-23-2009 10:25 PM
Xantrex RS2000 reporting wrong charge state John_Canfield Electrical | Charging, Solar and Electronics 20 12-02-2008 03:18 PM
Shower drain to wrong tank? keithkillinger Plumbing | Systems and Fixtures 20 07-08-2008 10:35 AM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Winnebago Industries or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:22 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×