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Old 05-15-2015, 11:39 PM   #1
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Pinnacle 1000W Inverter

Question, looking at purchasing a 2015 Pinnacle (we like the 38FLSA).

Does the included 1000w inverter power up the TV's, Outlets and interior lights when boon docking?

Or does it power just the residential Samsung refrigerator?
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Old 05-15-2015, 11:43 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum.

There are probably folks here that can help you. Unfortunately, I'm not one of them.
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Unfortunately not. The only other outlet on the converter is the one under the cabinet next to the microwave. That was proably done to ease the wiring of the slideout since that outlet would only be used while on shore power.

Interior lights are all 12 volt which would just draw the batteries down faster, even though they are LED.

JAYCO told me to only expect about 20 hours off the two batteries running the fridge. Don't know if they meant clock hours or actual compressor running hours on the fridge however.

The PINNACLE line unfortunately, is not really designed for boondocking without a geny.
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Unfortunately not. The only other outlet on the converter is the one under the cabinet next to the microwave. That was proably done to ease the wiring of the slideout since that outlet would only be used while on shore power.

Interior lights are all 12 volt which would just draw the batteries down faster, even though they are LED.

JAYCO told me to only expect about 20 hours off the two batteries running the fridge. Don't know if they meant clock hours or actual compressor running hours on the fridge however.

The PINNACLE line unfortunately, is not really designed for boondocking without a geny.
Thats too bad.. I was planning on installing 4 6V AGM batteries.... I wish the included 1000 W inverter / charger was installed where everything would work (except the AC breaker)....
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The power draw on the fridge would take up most of the 1000 watts.. Now with 4-6 volt AGM batteries AND a good solar system you will be able to boondock.. Mustang65 has started a solar social group on here you might want to check out.
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The power draw on the fridge would take up most of the 1000 watts.. Now with 4-6 volt AGM batteries AND a good solar system you will be able to boondock.. Mustang65 has started a solar social group on here you might want to check out.
Fridge is only 3.9 amps (on the 110 side it uses what SAMSUNG calls an inverter compressor) so there is some room for the TV, the battery capacity is really the issue.
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Thats too bad.. I was planning on installing 4 6V AGM batteries.... I wish the included 1000 W inverter / charger was installed where everything would work (except the AC breaker)....
The inverter is in the basement right next to the batteries. The converter/charger is built into the breaker panel (it is a Progressive Industries smart converter charger and power panel combined) next to the pantry.
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The 1,000 watt inverter is loafing with just the RR so it could power the TVs so I really don't understand why they didn't set it up that way.

Since we don't have a Pinnalce yet I don't have much to add other than what my plan will be if we get a 2016 36KPTS. I'm planning to put in a larger inverter and a load management system in to handle all of the 120VAC loads.
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The 1,000 watt inverter is loafing with just the RR so it could power the TVs so I really don't understand why they didn't set it up that way.
Batteries is my guess and most FW in the PINNACLE class (Grand Design and others) are primarily extended use FW and very few would use for boondocking. Would probably be a good option for JAYCO to add.
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So is it a good idea to.... keep the 1000 w inveter which is dedicated to the RR and add a 2nd inveter to power TV's, Sat and outlets?

I have 4 6V AGM batteries to use, need a plan of action
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