Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: East Yorkshire looking out at the sea
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I have a three way switch mounted that I can turn to, 240 hook up, inverter, or generator.
The inverter is wired into the fuse box on the van as is the generator, any 240 power is run down the existing 240 volt on the van as on hook up, with the 3 way switch the power source has to be switched manually to what ever source of power I am using making it so no two things can operate at the same time...
The Honda Generator is converted to run on gas and lives in the old outside gas bottle storage, no longer needed now we have an underslung gas tank.
All this set up works well apart from one thing which can be resolved on the inverter side, when the 240 volts goes through the system it is effectively charging up the batteries on the van so not very efficient, but we usually have the inverter on when traveling to fire up the slow cooker placed in the sink, using the handy socket near by so we can have a meal when we stop.... With the engine running no problems with the inefficiency of the inverter set up, works for us.. to watch the telly I just plug it straight into the inverter with the three way switch set to the 240 volt setting, isolating the inverter side..
Just watching a shifty looking geezer in the library searching intently through the 'S' section of the dictionary, he's stopped now.
I think he's up to something. . .. . .