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 on: December 18, 2014, 06:06:21 pm 
Started by racephoto - Last post by ron.dittmer
When we use inverted 110V  for our laptop, the power supply buzzes and gets warmer than would otherwise.  I considered getting a 12V power supply specific to work with a 12v outlet, but never followed through getting one.  I think a laptop 12V supply would be electrically cleaner for the computer, and use less power too.

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 on: December 18, 2014, 04:10:55 pm 
Started by racephoto - Last post by TomHanlon
You are correct.

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 on: December 18, 2014, 03:28:30 pm 
Started by racephoto - Last post by 9X
If the inverter is turned off, and your on shore or generator line power, the receptacles powered by the inverter are still hot (at least in my 2551) so these receptacles must be powered by both line power and inverter.  Does that make sense?  Still trying to learn about the coach electrical system.

Thanks,

David

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 on: December 18, 2014, 12:31:32 pm 
Started by racephoto - Last post by TomHanlon
But when you are plugged in the converter is charging the coach batteries, so it is similar to not running the inverter. The inverter takes from the batteries and the convert puts the charge right back into them. Grin

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 on: December 18, 2014, 11:42:55 am 
Started by racephoto - Last post by bobojay
I asked PC about putting a pure sine wave inverter in when they built my unit for that reason, but they only wanted to use the modified sine wave that they've been using all along, indicating that there haven't ever been any complaints about it.  I didn't push the issue, and instead I got a nice adapter thingie so I could charge electronics from the dashboard when driving.  Then, once I moved into my rig and started using stuff and sort of understanding how things work, I realized that the inverter would only be charging my computer (or phone or whatever) if I were not plugged in to shore power, but using the house battery.  I usually am plugged in somewhere, so it is my understanding (and I may be waaaayyyyy wrong, in which case I welcome correction) that if I am plugged in to shore power or even using the generator, then even the inverter plugs won't be using the inverter, because it isn't needed then.  It is only needed when using just your battery power.  So when I did dry camp, I made sure my electronics were charged up ahead of time and if they needed charging while out there, I could use the adapter while driving or just take my chances with an occasional charge being done with the modified sine wave inverter.  Sorry, that was way too long, and probably confused, and maybe wrong.  But it's my two cents!

Carol, an inverter converts 12v to 115 volts. So if you are plugged in, or not, running generator or not, it's always running off the coach batteries

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 on: December 17, 2014, 10:02:17 pm 
Started by racephoto - Last post by racephoto
Thanks. I do dry camp almost all the time. I had a small inverter that I plugged into the 12v outlet by the tv that I used for the longest time as I thought using the 2000w inverter to run under 100w of electronics was a waste. But I guess I got tired of extension cords hanging out of the cabinet and started using the built-in inverter.  And promptly had a hard drive fried. Maybe a coincidence but it's also pretty noisy which I don't care for.

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 on: December 17, 2014, 09:33:59 pm 
Started by racephoto - Last post by Carol
I asked PC about putting a pure sine wave inverter in when they built my unit for that reason, but they only wanted to use the modified sine wave that they've been using all along, indicating that there haven't ever been any complaints about it.  I didn't push the issue, and instead I got a nice adapter thingie so I could charge electronics from the dashboard when driving.  Then, once I moved into my rig and started using stuff and sort of understanding how things work, I realized that the inverter would only be charging my computer (or phone or whatever) if I were not plugged in to shore power, but using the house battery.  I usually am plugged in somewhere, so it is my understanding (and I may be waaaayyyyy wrong, in which case I welcome correction) that if I am plugged in to shore power or even using the generator, then even the inverter plugs won't be using the inverter, because it isn't needed then.  It is only needed when using just your battery power.  So when I did dry camp, I made sure my electronics were charged up ahead of time and if they needed charging while out there, I could use the adapter while driving or just take my chances with an occasional charge being done with the modified sine wave inverter.  Sorry, that was way too long, and probably confused, and maybe wrong.  But it's my two cents!

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 on: December 17, 2014, 08:47:13 pm 
Started by racephoto - Last post by racephoto
Hi all, I use a lot of electronic gadgets and I am a bit afraid of the MSW inverter in my PC Cruiser. I had my first ever hard drive failure while plugged into it, and have had issues with the new laptop. So I am thinking of swapping it out with a pure sine wave model. Any one else ever do this?

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 on: December 17, 2014, 08:43:53 pm 
Started by racephoto - Last post by racephoto
Thanks for the replies. Yes, the parking brake is set, there's a different light that shows when I forget.  I've always had the engine running when leveling as I thought the manual said so, but I see now that was just on the written notes the seller gave me.  But I've always done it that way, and I used to be able to level as soon as I turned the system on, and now there's a delay. I'll crawl under one of these days soon and see what's what....I have to reattach my hitch wiring socket somehow.  (And the leveler delay started before the hitch dragging incident so they're not related)

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 on: December 16, 2014, 11:12:44 am 
Started by Lieutenant - Last post by randallandchris
Here's good resource for battery questions:

http://www.batteriesnorthwest.com/batteryschool.cfm?TID=2

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