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Old 02-24-2020, 12:47 PM   #1
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Inverter Location

Hi Everyone,

I am in the process of planning a battery and inverter upgrade/ relocation, with added solar. I have a 29ME with room for only one coach battery in the exterior tray. I plan on relocating, and adding another Lifepo battery under the dinette seat (mid coach) due to the close proximity of the existing battery tray. My question is... if I install the inverter near the batteries,will I lose voltage with a long run to the power supply (fuse box in rear coach) from the inverter?

Thanks in advance for any help!

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Old 02-24-2020, 01:07 PM   #2
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You shouldn't have any issues. On my coach the battery box is in the 1st compartment forward, the inverter and solar controller in the following compartment and the converter and fuse panels are in the bedroom at the rear of the coach. Just make sure you gauge the cables sizes correctly for the length of the runs.

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Old 02-24-2020, 01:15 PM   #3
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Shorter the run between the Inverter and the batteries the better, as EA37TS said just besure the wire gauge is properly sized on both ends, battery to inverter and inverter to panel.
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The 120v run from the inverter mid-coach to the panel in the rear isn't an issue if you use 12/2 household wire. The issue is the shorter and thicker gauge the better between the battery and the inverter.
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Old 02-25-2020, 09:00 AM   #5
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I assumed because of the higher voltage I could run the 12-2 back to the breaker box without voltage drop.The battery,inverter, and charging system is a very poor layout from the factory.

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