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Old 12-03-2017, 09:24 AM   #1
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Is 1000 watt Inverter a botte neck for onan

I am getting an Onan 5500 generator installed over the next week. I currently have a 1000 watt inverter in our Pinnacle.

It will run our residential fridge. I am wondering if the 1000 watt inverter will be a botteneck when we want to plug in a kettle which could draw as much as 1500 watts?

If so, has anyone upgraded an existing inverter?
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Old 12-03-2017, 11:26 AM   #2
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You can't have both tied to your AC at the same time. Either use a breaker after the inverter to disconnect it when the genny is running or install a transfer switch.

You could also switch to a source balance type inverter which will use the AC to supplement the needs.
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Old 12-03-2017, 11:30 AM   #3
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If you have the geny running why do you need the inverter? When the geny is running it will be no different than being on shore power.
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I am showing my ignorance Grumpy Thanks for straightening me out.

Right, not thinking about this right. If the generator is on, no need for the inverter, dah
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