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Old 09-07-2014, 07:19 PM   #1
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Which outlets are powered by the inverter?

We have a 2014 Greyhawk 31FK. When running the generator or on shore power, all of the 110 volt outlets are powered. But when the generator is off and we are not plugged into shore power, there is only one outlet that has power from the inverter. That one is the outlet in the cabinet behind the living area TV. Even the outlet in the cabinet for the bedroom TV is not powered when on battery power.

I realize the Greyhawk inverter is only 400 watts and will not power everything that one could plug into all the outlets. But shouldn't the inverter feed more than a single outlet when on battery power? How many outlets do other's inverters support? Thanks.
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Old 09-07-2014, 07:34 PM   #2
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NC, I have a 2015 31FS and it is wired the same. Yes, I agree that the inverter should handle both TVs. From what I have read in other forums this is normal and correct.
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Old 09-07-2014, 07:36 PM   #3
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That is the only one in any Greyhawk with a 400 watt inverter. The units with multiple outlets powered (2 TV's and Micro)come with an 1800 watt inverter. Even the early year SENECAS on had the one outlet powered. You don't get the bigger inverter since you don't have the batteries to power it.
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Old 09-07-2014, 07:53 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies.

How hard would it be to add the bedroom TV outlet to the inverter circuit? And does anyone know the location of the inverter in a Greyhawk 31FK? I am thinking beneath the bed is the most likely location, but confirmation would be nice. :-)
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You would have to rewire it through the breaker box and that outlet is probably connected to another outlet or outlets in the coach.

Based on what I've seen in earlier year Greyhawks the inverter should be fairly close to the coach battery as well as the breaker panel.
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400 watts is about the size of the portable inverters you see being plugged into cars to charge laptops or small 110v electronics. They have extremely limited power output. Trying to power up additional outlets would only work if you only used the bedroom outlet and not the one in the front room. The small inverter is only one of the issues. The basic battery set up is the other. Larger inverters require a larger battery bank to supply the 12v amp hours that the larger inverter will draw. The installed inverter is only intended for short term use to power a tv or to charge electronics.
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Our coach is wired exactly the same as has been described. We simply use a 25ft extension cord to extend power from the front outlet to the bedroom TV.
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FYI all the 2014 units have 1000 watt inverters because Xantrex discontinued the 400 watt models with the automatic transfer switch. Jayco is only advertising it as 400 watt because the units only have 1 group 27 battery and they use 6 gauge wire to the inverter. If you see XM1000 or similar on your inverter control panel you have a 1000 watt inverter.
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