Originally Posted by Golferdave78
Exactly what does the inverter do?
I often get confused when talking about these things:
A converter is what most trailers come with. It converts 120 volt AC power down to 12 volt to run your lights and such when you are plugged into shore power. It will also charge your battery.
An inverter is used to gain 120 volt AC power from your 12 volt battery to run electronics and such from the wall plugs. RV's generally don't come with these, but most will add them on so they can use the standard outlets to charge computers, coffee pots... while on battery power.