Best Inverter For An RV/Inverter Installation Options!



Here is a great intro to Inverters in an RV. Inverters in an RV for Boondocking can be so powerful and help you enjoy RVing when you are unplugged from the RV Park or any shore power. But there are a handful of things you need to know about RV inverters before you get one. Here are the Inverters we talked about in this video.

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24 thoughts on “Best Inverter For An RV/Inverter Installation Options!

  • April 20, 2020 at 12:31 pm
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    I see this inverter you have only has 120v outlets, no direct ac connection terminals. So if you want to tie into your 120v wiring are you just cutting the wires on a plug and connecting to your 120v wiring?

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  • April 20, 2020 at 12:31 pm
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    With the Victron, what panel do you need in your rv to turn the inverter on? I have a Grand Design 328m.

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  • April 20, 2020 at 12:31 pm
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    Hardly qualified to name your video best inverter for your motor home…. you should call this video my uninformed opinion on inverters and motorhomes.

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  • April 20, 2020 at 12:31 pm
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    Wow are y'all friends mr. background in electronics. Let me guess you worked at Best Buy, no fries electronics, or maybe Radio Shack. So just for the record that is a background in retail not in electronics. No engineer worth his salt would ever Confuse a sine wave with a square wave. Even a modified sine wave Looks nothing like a square wave.

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  • April 20, 2020 at 12:31 pm
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    I think is this guy is going to talk about sine waves and modified sine waves he should be correct. in that a modified sine wave is a gradually increasing and then after the Peak gradually decreasing its not a square wave

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  • April 20, 2020 at 12:31 pm
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    Your hair dryer demo from 0:54 was the best part! Just kidding – great video, thank you for taking the time to make and share it.

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  • April 20, 2020 at 12:31 pm
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    thanks for an easy to follow vid,
    I see the use of both fuses and breakers by various people on inverter installs. Can you explain which you would choose and do you size the wire and fuse based on inverter peak or continuous amperage? ie the 2000W peaks at 4000W and the 3000W peaks at 6000W. Also I have seen where a larger size fuse was recommended over a smaller amperage breaker for an istall.

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  • April 20, 2020 at 12:31 pm
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    Great info, Jared!
    Could you share what auto switch you used, or what you'd recommend? I'll be setting up an inverter soon when I upgrade to Lithium batteries, and I'm looking to hook in an inverted to the AC wiring.

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  • April 20, 2020 at 12:31 pm
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    I have a xantrex freedom 458 1500 watt inverter charger I use in my van I live in

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  • April 20, 2020 at 12:31 pm
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    Question: I'm thinking about installing an inverter not tied into the RV breaker panel just tied to the batteries. What are your thoughts on running an extension cord from that inverter to the shore power input of the RV to power the AC outlets for short periods?

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  • April 20, 2020 at 12:31 pm
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    Thanks for the explanation! I’m getting a Class B motor home, with a converter/charger but no inverter. I’m looking at the Xantrex Freedom xc 2000W inverter with transfer switch, but I’ll have to have a pro install it. Would you venture a guess how many (billable) hours it should take?

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  • April 20, 2020 at 12:31 pm
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    With the Victron 50 Amp, would you be able to use it with a 30 amp single phase connection as well? I want to outfit my RV with the capability to take on 50 Amp, but I don't want to be limited to only being able to use a 50 Amp service.

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  • April 20, 2020 at 12:31 pm
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    I am fairly certain that a 50 amp system is just 50 amps. The breaker on the post is 50 amps. No more.

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  • April 20, 2020 at 12:31 pm
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    Hi Jared, im in the UK ,a roofer and definately not an electrician, or spark as we name them here, just bought a Motorhome (RV) and am about to fit an inverter. is it best I wire it to the 2 leisure batteries or the engine battery, also, does it need a separate earth. Thank you from across the pond 😉

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  • April 20, 2020 at 12:31 pm
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    My coach has a inverter allready installed which is 1500 wtt . I am adding 3 solar panels 295 watt poly used i found on ebay 50 each and i added 2 more trojan deep cycle battrys and i simple regulator that keeps the batterys topped off and protects the batterys so this desing is simple and will work good if you want to have extended rv power without the cost of gas or deisel and dont need the ac,s or microwave this is effective and cheap and easy to install !! 50 x3 150 ,regulator 50 ,inverter can cost 200 for a cheap harbor freight or more for sine wave 2 to 3 trojan deep cycle batterys 100 each and materials needed for a clean install a couple hundred which is still under 1000 and will work great !!thank you

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  • April 20, 2020 at 12:31 pm
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    Our 2019 Cougas SGS27 was prewired with three 120v outlets that connect to a dealer-installed 1200 w Xantrex inverter. We power the main 40" TV, a kitchen outlet and a bedroom outlet. No space heaters or blow dryers, but plenty of power for entertainment, electronics and rechargeable items. We boil water on the stove. Ha!

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  • April 20, 2020 at 12:31 pm
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    I have a 3000 watt pure sine wave inverter that I want to install. How big of a fuse do
    I need between it and the batteries? Thanks!!!

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