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Old 12-15-2017, 10:59 AM   #1
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Shore power to inverter

2017 Whitehawk, can I plug my shore power into a 2000 watt inverter
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Yes, just make sure you turn off the onboard battery charger
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Yes, just make sure you turn off the onboard battery charger
Thanks for the reply. I just talked to Jayco support about this, he said doing this may damage the controller
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Thanks for the reply. I just talked to Jayco support about this, he said doing this may damage the controller
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Thanks for the reply. I just talked to Jayco support about this, he said doing this may damage the controller
What controller? The battery charger? I do this on my trailer and just turn off the breaker for the charger, otherwise it'll try to charge the batteries using the batteries. No difference between AC from an inverter and AC from a shore connection (assuming a PSW inverter, even a MSW inverter will be fine).
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If you have shore power why do you think you need to use your inverter? The inverter takes 12v from your batteries and inverts it into 120v. Shore power is 120v. What your asking from an electrical standpoint makes no sense at all.
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2017 Whitehawk, can I plug my shore power into a 2000 watt inverter
Welcome to the forum.

Yes, you can plug your trailer shore power cord into an inverter. Like PlayersZ28 said, just turn off the breaker for the converter/charger.

Unless you have a bank of batteries, you will run out of battery power soon if you are trying to power high current devices (fridge, microwave, air cond, electric heater).

EDIT: Oops! My bad. Corrected 'converter' to 'inverter'. (Thanks Vicr)
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He didn't say converter, he said 2000watt inverter.
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What will you gain? All lights in trailer are 12 v, you would be better off using an extension cord directly to the Inverter for a TV or Microwave.
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If you have shore power why do you think you need to use your inverter? The inverter takes 12v from your batteries and inverts it into 120v. Shore power is 120v. What your asking from an electrical standpoint makes no sense at all.
The OP is looking for a way to power up the trailer when not on hookups using the shore power cord. Easy way to do it that doesn't need a transfer switch as you can only have it plugged into one source at a time.
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