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Question: regarding installation of an inverter, the final sentence of what I pasted below mentions moving the 12v converter to the new breaker panel (shore and genset), which I get, but where does 12v come from if not connected to shore or genset?
To do this installation, the shore power/generator cord must be disconnected from the original AC breaker box and connected to a second, smaller AC breaker box installed in the RV next to the original one. This new breaker box will carry only outside power that comes in on that hookup cord: generator and shore power. The new breaker box contains at least one circuit breaker, which passes the outside power to the inverter's AC IN terminals.
One or more additional breakers in the new outside power breaker box may be used for a few appliances in the RV that can not be run on battery based power, because they would quickly deplete the batteries. This might be the air conditioner, and any electric heaters or electric water heaters. These few items must have their circuits moved from the original breaker box and into the smaller second breaker box that carries only generator and shore power. Also the original converter, a type of battery charger built into an RV, must be disconnected from its regular AC source circuit in the main breaker box, and connected to the second smaller breaker box, so the inverter/battery AC source will not operate the converter.
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