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Old 08-20-2015, 05:03 PM   #31
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Thanks to everyone that has responded to this thread. (problem)..Ela1948..yes I substituted my 10 gauge romex for an extension cord and same results. And plugging directly into the inverter outlets I have no problem. I am basically plugging my shore power cord into the inverter to power the whole trailer. Just turning off breakers for big draw things like ac and of course the converter.
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Old 08-20-2015, 05:13 PM   #32
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Not really sure it will though as half power on the microwave might just be full power with a 50% duty cycle. I am not up on my microwave specs......

Does this inverter give you the full 1500W off of any of the outlets? Some advertise 1500Watts but really that is 500watts per outlet......
Yes, exactly right on the micro. I thought that to. But if you run it at "half" power, it just cycles full power for half as long. On and off.....As far as advertising a 1500 watt inverter as three outlets each supplying 500 watts....Jeez, talk about false advertising They should have ten outlets...LOL I wouldnt put it past them though. Not even sure how to test for that. Wattage output at each outlet. Your right though, there are three outlets.....but now that I think of it, the led watt meter reads pretty much correct. The 650 watt coffee maker has the led bar about half way. And the microwave pins the led bar, but runs it....till it beeps and cuts out. Then back on ,but you have to push the start button again.
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you know...i just had the bright idea that instead of moaning on this forum i might look at the trouble shooting part of the instructions....like they did before internet.... I was wondering what exactly the beeping was trying to tell me. And the only thing that had to do with beeping was its low voltage alarm. Meaning critically low voltage. But that cant apply to this situation I think. I try it in the morning after the batteries are fully charged and reading 13.6 volts.
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Old 08-20-2015, 07:06 PM   #34
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By any chance is your frig running on 110v while using the inverter? Try forcing the frig to run on propane (not on auto). On my last MH, I had a 1500 watt inverter that I plugged the shore line into. I made sure the converter circuit was off and the frig was on propane. I used a one-cup-at-a-time Keurig coffee maker that heated only one cup of water. It worked great. I had a bedroom TV that had a built-in DVD player and two power cords (12V and 110V). A 12V socket was wired directly to the battery with fuse and when boondocking, I didn't need the inverter to watch TV.
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The fridge set on auto as opposed to gas may be the issue.
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The fridge set on auto as opposed to gas may be the issue.
wouldnt it pin the led strip(meter) on the iinverter? Same as the micro? Or at least show a load? And it shows no load unless I use something plugged into a wall outlet. Today I'm going to take a wire off the converter, instead of just shutting the breaker. Make sure its out of the mix. And I can always shut the fridge breaker to see. Its on the same circuit as the outlet I use for the coffee maker.
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Old 08-21-2015, 09:17 AM   #37
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Thanks to everyone that has responded to this thread. (problem)..Ela1948..yes I substituted my 10 gauge romex for an extension cord and same results. And plugging directly into the inverter outlets I have no problem. I am basically plugging my shore power cord into the inverter to power the whole trailer. Just turning off breakers for big draw things like ac and of course the converter.
Are you plugging your shore power cord into the extension cord? Will just the coffee maker still work at the end of your extension cord?

The problem only arises when you plug in the entire trailer right?

Can you disconnect or disable absolutely everything in your electrical panel? 12v dc and 110v AC side? Then just enable your outlets and try and then start turning things on one at a time until the problem comes back.

I hope you figure it out as I am very curious now and want to do this to my trailer eventually.

This is why I asked about limiting each outlet....
http://www.amazon.ca/Sunforce-11240-...words=inverter
No mention of it in the description but a few of the reviews mention that it is two 500W outlets and not 1000W available on one outlet.

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Are you plugging your shore power cord into the extension cord? Will just the coffee maker still work at the end of your extension cord?

The problem only arises when you plug in the entire trailer right?

Can you disconnect or disable absolutely everything in your electrical panel? 12v dc and 110v AC side? Then just enable your outlets and try and then start turning things on one at a time until the problem comes back.

I hope you figure it out as I am very curious now and want to do this to my trailer eventually.

This is why I asked about limiting each outlet....
http://www.amazon.ca/Sunforce-11240-...words=inverter
No mention of it in the description but a few of the reviews mention that it is two 500W outlets and not 1000W available on one outlet.

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Seems weird that they would do that. I dont think its right.because when the coffee maker is on the led strip watt meter reads half way. So that would already be more than 500 watts. (1500 watt unit with three outlets.) BTW I paid $377 for it and saw a week later it was $299. Which was quite annoying. I sent amazon an e-mail about it and they credited my card back the difference. They said they dont usually do it with third party sales (purchases not fullfilled by amazon). ....Jeez, just looked it up to post a link for you and now its $479! whats up with the price fluctuation on this thing?....http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listi...n=new...Anyway, back to the problem. Its kind of a pia to try stuff because it takes a while (few minutess sometimes) to beep and reset. Makes you think it quit doing it. So to test a few times drains the batteries quite a bit. I think I remember flipping off all the ac breakers and pulling all the dc fuses and it still did it. That why I was going to pull the wire for the converter to make sure its out of the loop. The trouble shooting in the manual says beep is low voltage and that would correspond to the converter being on. It might think the batteries are low. I havent gotten to it today. I finished up installing my firestone ride right air bags. They work great BTW.
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wouldnt it pin the led strip(meter) on the iinverter? Same as the micro? Or at least show a load? And it shows no load unless I use something plugged into a wall outlet. Today I'm going to take a wire off the converter, instead of just shutting the breaker. Make sure its out of the mix. And I can always shut the fridge breaker to see. Its on the same circuit as the outlet I use for the coffee maker.

Do you have a Kill-A-Watt meter? This would confirm the presence, if any, of a load independent of your inverter's LED power output display. The reviews of this unit on Amazon are a mixed bag.
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I might be on to something. I shut the breaker for the refridge and tried the hair dryer in another outlet (the fridge and kitchen and bath gfi are on same circuit) Ran it for three minutes with no problem. Turned the fridge breaker back on and it beeped and cut out again after like 15 seconds. If all I have to do is use the coffee maker in another outlet I'll be golden. I'm recharging the batteries now. Then I'll try out the microwave. .....If the fridge was the problem all along it would be nice to put it on a switch so I could use the outlets I want for the coffee maker. Do you think the gfci outlets have anything to do with the problem? Or do you think its the fridge?
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