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#1 2024-03-09 17:25:59

roopid
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From: Kendal
Registered: 2024-02-25
Posts: 34

Fitting a dual power switch

Wish me luck--I'm fitting one of these to my van soon, and then double-checking. And then triple-checking, because one doesn't ever want to get things back-to front with these!

The idea is that it's manual or automatic to switch from inverter to hookup power when I plug in. Usually they are fast enough that nothing stops as they switch over.

mini_DualPowerSwitchAuto.jpg

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#2 2024-03-10 02:01:20

kenbw2
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From: Preston
Registered: 2017-11-26
Posts: 1,282

Re: Fitting a dual power switch

I so much prefer working with 12V because at least it can't kill you!

Good luck. Positive to positive, negative to negative. Wait, that's not right...


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#3 2024-03-10 07:07:52

roopid
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From: Kendal
Registered: 2024-02-25
Posts: 34

Re: Fitting a dual power switch

(chuckles)
Hey, 240V hasn't killed me. Yet...

There's even room for an RCBO, so if I ever have a faulty appliance it should trip before I get the full jolt.

I'll try not to test that, though :-)

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#4 2024-03-10 11:03:50

tee_cee
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Registered: 2016-03-18
Posts: 582

Re: Fitting a dual power switch

The Renogy inverters have this function built in, though the load rating can be way too small. I had thought about using one of these but it looked like I'd have to run another cable the full length of the van, which seemed like too much effort (for this year anyway).
In the end I only use 240V for a 500w heater and cooking with small appliances so it's not that much of a bind just to switch sockets.

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