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Old 09-19-2018, 01:53 PM   #1
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Shore power to ?? question

Hello everyone!

Love this place so much, I have used the site for so much help with our Skokie Build!

I am going to be using an inverter charger in my setup,

My question today is, what order is everyone wiring their bus?
-(Shore power inlet) to (breaker box) to (inverter/charger) to (another panel)
or
-(Shore power inlet) to (inverter/charger) to (breaker box) to (outlets)

I plan to have the battery bank wired to the 12v circuit.

I have done about a weeks research on this and read many MANY different ways of running the system.

That you so much!

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Old 09-19-2018, 02:24 PM   #2
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im no expert, but i would say

shore power to transfer switch to panel to outlets

and

solar panels to batteries to inverter to transfer switch to panel to outlets


the transfer switch is your key. it detects the incoming source and switches over. it usually prefers one side of the switch (like the shore side) until it detects current on the other side.
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Old 09-19-2018, 02:29 PM   #3
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im no expert, but i would say

shore power to transfer switch to panel to outlets

and

solar panels to batteries to inverter to transfer switch to panel to outlets


the transfer switch is your key. it detects the incoming source and switches over. it usually prefers one side of the switch (like the shore side) until it detects current on the other side.
Thank you, the inverter/charger has a switch to go between shore and a generator. It'll kick the gen on if shore disconnects or goes out.

we can't add solar just yet, but would love to if finances let.

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-(Shore power inlet) to (inverter/charger) to (breaker box) to (outlets)

This is how ours is wired up. 30A shore power to the Inverter/Charger (with integrated transfer switch) then that goes to the panel. Also, don't get a bigger inverter than your battery bank can handle.
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Old 09-19-2018, 06:17 PM   #5
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This is how ours is wired up. 30A shore power to the Inverter/Charger (with integrated transfer switch) then that goes to the panel. Also, don't get a bigger inverter than your battery bank can handle.
Thank you very much! This sounds very close to what we were thinking.
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Old 09-21-2018, 01:17 PM   #6
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do The two hot legs from 50amp shore both go into the invertsrt/charger? Then out to the panel like we said previously?

Or would only one hot leg run into the inverter/charger then to a sub panel and the other leg run to the main panel?

I have my electrician here with me and there are now so many cans of worms opened up about things weve read.
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Old 09-21-2018, 02:46 PM   #7
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I'm planning my system pretty much the same way this guy did...

https://faroutride.com/electrical-system/
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Old 09-21-2018, 04:45 PM   #8
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I'm planning my system pretty much the same way this guy did...

https://faroutride.com/electrical-system/

this looks amazing, thank you very much!
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Or would only one hot leg run into the inverter/charger then to a sub panel and the other leg run to the main panel?
That's how mine is wired. Your inverter/charger should have detailed wiring diagrams.
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do The two hot legs from 50amp shore both go into the invertsrt/charger? Then out to the panel like we said previously?

Or would only one hot leg run into the inverter/charger then to a sub panel and the other leg run to the main panel?

I have my electrician here with me and there are now so many cans of worms opened up about things weve read.
I am researching the same thing right now. I think it depends on what inverter charger you get. Gopower has one that takes 2 50 amp legs. Which one are you thinking?
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