Does anybody have any preference for type and manufacture of this product? We have just bought a Jayco Conquest Tour Edition Motorhome and did not realise that an inverter was not included and we now need to get one fitted. It is shortly going in for it's 3 months caravan service and does anybody know if Jayco will install one or do we need to get it fitted independently? We are new to the forum but experienced camper/tailer users who have decided to go 'up-market' with a motorhome.
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Curious what you intend to use a 2000W inverter for? It will be woefully ineficient runing small loads, not to mention the massive current draw on 12V. A 2000W generator would be far better.
We already have a 2000W honda generator which you can't always use and we need 240v power to use our laptop etc relying on our batteries
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For running the Laptop, I've just got an adaptor, that runs directly from the House [solar] Battery.
Don't need an inverter for that.
DeBe wrote:It will be woefully ineficient runing small loads, not to mention the massive current draw on 12V.
It will be woefully ineficient runing small loads, not to mention the massive current draw on 12V.
There are some losses to have the inverter running, but if the design is any good, they would be small.
Beyond those, the drain on the batteries will be determined by what you are running with the inverter (plus 10 to 20% for inefficiencies).
Only if you run big appliances will the battery drain be high.
We run a 1,300W PSW inverter and usually leave it turned on 24/7.
Buying an inverter that is bigger than you need is still a waste of money though.
Choose a good one with low standby power and a high efficiency. If those figures are not available, look elsewhere.
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