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Old 10-22-2015, 12:37 PM   #1
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Leaving Inverter on or off???

With the 2016 Seneca having both an Inverter and a generator, I'm trying to understand the value of the reason for the Inverter. Currently, we are sitting in a Corps of Engineers campground on shore power, with the Inverter off. This morning, we had a short power outage. If the Inverter would have been on, the microwave would have just kept right on working, not be interrupted and the clock would not have to be reset. Yes, we have sooo much luxury that it pains us to have to reset the microwave clock. Oh the intensive labor. Really hard to call it camping.
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Old 10-22-2015, 03:23 PM   #2
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I am not familiar with the Seneca's inverter, but a Greyhawk inverter will not supply enough power for a microwave. Also, the only outlet in a Greyhawk that is powered by the inverter is the one behind the TV.
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Old 10-22-2015, 07:35 PM   #3
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Thank you for the reply. From what I understand our's is suppose to.

So my question is what is the Inverter for? Maybe running a regular TV on a 12 volt battery? Really, I'm not really understanding the reason for the Inverter.
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Old 10-22-2015, 07:47 PM   #4
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Do you have a residential fridge?
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Norty1 asked -'Do you have a residential fridge?"

No. Ours is a 2015 Freightliner with a 2016 Jayco coach. It does not have the residential refrigerator, which is fine with me. It has a big double door RV Norcold, which is 115 volt or 12volt/propane.
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Old 10-23-2015, 05:38 AM   #6
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The reasoning behind the inverter is even more a mystery in the Greyhawk. It is 1000 watts and it powers the tv receptacle? TV's today are generally under 100 watts. Not real clear what the plan was.
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Old 10-23-2015, 06:55 AM   #7
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Well, that's the best answer (or at least the one I agree with most). I just can't figure it out, but I think Jayco thought it sounded cool.

So Guys, with the thought that it is really nothing of a major advantage or disadvantage, what do you think about leaving it on all the time? What can it hurt?
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I could run down your batteries when the coach is parked.
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Norty1 -
Thanks, that is certainly a vote against leaving it on. See this is why I'm asking the questions. I guess I was thinking while we are at a campsite, hooked up to shore power. Like when we experienced the minor power outage yesterday morning. Just trying to figure out some value for it. Really, we are in this unit almost full time. It is either running down the road or hooked up to power or generator running.
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Norty1,
That is certainly a vote for not leaving it on. See that's why I asked the question.
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