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Old 09-09-2018, 12:18 PM   #1
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Seneca Inverter - what does it power?

Hey folks, just bought a 2015 Seneca FK, and took it out for its maiden voyage last weekend.

One question that arose was what the inverter actually provides power to? While on our drive home, I thought it might be nice to turn on the inverter so that (a) the kids could plug their phones into the AC outlets and keep them powered, and (b) possibly power the fridge.

But the fridge beeped at me saying "No AC", and the kids claim that their phones weren't being charged. The only things I was confident worked off the inverter were the TV (I saw the blue light on) and the microwave (I saw the clock on).

Am I don't something wrong? Or is the inverter just limited in the scope of what it can power?
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Old 09-09-2018, 12:51 PM   #2
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Congratulations on the Seneca and welcome to the forum.


I have some general info, but it would be better for someone that knows Senecas with specifics address this topic.
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Old 09-09-2018, 01:47 PM   #3
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The inverter probably only powers the outlet for the main tv.

A quick search and apparently it powers your tv and microwave.
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Old 09-09-2018, 01:50 PM   #4
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The microwave and the front and bedroom TV outlets are inverter powered. That's it unfortunately!

And the front TV outlet won't work when the ignition is on unless someone has previously disabled the interlock.
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Old 09-10-2018, 09:56 PM   #5
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Don't feel bad, on the Greyhawks the only outlet on the inverter is the TV. In this day and age, I think it would be cool for the manufactures to install 12V USB plugs throughout the rigs so that everyone could easily charge phones and mobile devices.
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Old 09-12-2018, 11:48 AM   #6
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Welcome to the Forum... from another 2015 36FK owner.

Here is what we learned... when the Inverter is turned on - these outlets are powered:
TV in overcab
One of the two Outlets in overcab cabinet to power the Satellite controller and a Dish/Direct box
Main TV in living area
Bedroom TV
Outside TV
Outlet in the cabinet above the Microwave
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Old 09-12-2018, 12:32 PM   #7
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Hey folks, just bought a 2015 Seneca FK, and took it out for its maiden voyage last weekend.

One question that arose was what the inverter actually provides power to? While on our drive home, I thought it might be nice to turn on the inverter so that (a) the kids could plug their phones into the AC outlets and keep them powered, and (b) possibly power the fridge.

But the fridge beeped at me saying "No AC", and the kids claim that their phones weren't being charged. The only things I was confident worked off the inverter were the TV (I saw the blue light on) and the microwave (I saw the clock on).

Am I don't something wrong? Or is the inverter just limited in the scope of what it can power?
That sounds like a job for 'electrical man'. ::
We would prefer to have the fridge powered as opposed to the microwave and would swap the wiring as needed.
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What needs to be done to disable the kill switch? I am a newbie.
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What needs to be done to disable the kill switch? I am a newbie.
I took the easy way out... I unplugged the TV from that wall socket and moved it to the other one a few inches away that is not switched.
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