asianflava wrote: Will I have to isolate it from shore power with some sort of DPDT switch? Does such an animal exist for AC? Can it be electronically isolated with diodes or something like it?
The schematic I was going to use:
James (tinbender) wrote:whats shore power?
bdosborn wrote:You can either split the duplex receptacles with one for shore power or one for inverter power or install a completely dedicated outlet.
TonyCooper wrote:I'm wiring my 2K watt inverter so that I use a DPDT switch to toggle a single set of outlets from shore power or 110V generated from the inverter.
Top position will be 110V from inverter, center is OFF, bottom is 110v shore power. You can find a DPDT 110V 20A switch at HD or Lowes for about $7. It looks line a normal size toggle switch... not a clunky household light switch.
TonyCooper wrote:500 Watts won't be enough to power a microwave. You need about 1K to do that.
TonyCooper wrote:I try to snap & post a picture early next week if you are interested.
Woody wrote:Sam's Club has a 2000 watt inverter for $139.00 if I remember it correctly
The only way you can get by with the DPDT is to switch only the output and leave the inverter running with no load anytime the shore power is plugged in. This will work and cause no damage, but IMHO not desirable. Hope this info is of some help.
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