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Old 06-18-2012, 09:19 PM   #1
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2012 19' International Inverter Installation

Hello,

I want to put an inverter in my Airstream so that I can watch my TV and Satellite without the generator. I don't have the inverter option. The Airstream dealer told me about $1500 for an installation. Does that sound right? I was looking at the Go-Power 1500 Sine Inverter for $550 but am not sure how to install it. I was thinking of the 1500w so I could run my coffee maker from time to time as well. Any advice? Instructions?

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Old 06-21-2012, 07:21 AM   #2
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inverter

i did the whole works on my airstream...go power 2000 watt inverter...solar charger., etc...learned from my mistakes.....

in simple reality...an inverter only needs to be connected to a battery....

they have 110 volt receptacles that one can plug appliance into....

or one can purchase small inverters that plug into your 12 volt receptacles...just depends on how much wattage one requires....

but then with more wattage requirements...battery capacity and charging ability need to be increased....
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Limit your use to Tv or computer and you can get along with a small plug-in inverter. Size somewhat larger than the the Tv needs and keep the Tv small. Better yet, get a 12v Tv. Use the propane stove to make coffee. Even then your battery life is quite limited. Otherwise, like Kingfisher says, larger batteries, solar, etc, $$$.

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Great price on a 1500 watt sine wave. Most larger inverters will pass active current thru themselves and supply current when none is available. If you can isolate a circuit you want to power up then it's almost that simple, just remembering the circuit and no over loading it on inverter supply. Now we need AGM batteries, 145watt or so solar, oh and a big old fat fuse for that inverter.
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Got a dinky one, 500w, two grp27 Lifeline's,(agm batteries), and a generator..... KISS.

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Old 06-22-2012, 12:52 AM   #6
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Thanks All! I appreciate the feedback. I am going to try a small inverter to start with that plugs into the cigarette lighter. If that doesn't work, then I will go with the GO Power.
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