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Old 06-02-2014, 09:50 PM   #1
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Riddle me this? 50 am shore/generator with inverter too

Pulled the majority of the old wiring out of my bus..it was a mixture of this and that. Anyways..because of the 2 AC units I was going to install a 50 amp service to handle the load. The problem I'm running into is this. I have an Onan 6.5kw generator also, both the shore power and generator will be handled by an automatic transfer switch. From there the supply will run into a 50amp distribution/converter/charger ( like parallax sells). I have a 1000watt inverter I want to install also, when on battery power for laptop/tv/etc, it will run into the distribution panel too...but how do I protect my inverter from taking on load from the shore/generator? Another transfer switch? I've diagrammed it 4 or 5 different times and still get a flow back through the converter/charger etc.
Any thoughts or suggestions would be awesome.
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Re: Riddle me this? 50 am shore/generator with inverter too

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....I have a 1000watt inverter I want to install also, when on battery power for laptop/tv/etc, it will run into the distribution panel too...but how do I protect my inverter from taking on load from the shore/generator? Another transfer switch? I've diagrammed it 4 or 5 different times and still get a flow back through the converter/charger etc.
Any thoughts or suggestions would be awesome.
Thanks
I wrestled with this too till I finally understood how the inverter with internal switching and a sub-panel works. I found several diagrams on the forum for wiring and modified one to what I think I'll be doing. I'm also concerned about 50 Amp service.

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