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Old 10-10-2019, 03:24 PM   #1
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12 volt inverter placement

I have tracked down the right power invertervto run my residential fridge. It is 1000 watt pure sign Marino inverter with flow through 110 AC.
Now best place to locate this so I have access to the batteries the 110 circuit and the fridge. Any helpful suggestions would be appreciated.
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Old 10-10-2019, 04:30 PM   #2
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I would say as close to the batteries as possible.
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Old 10-10-2019, 04:39 PM   #3
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Thanks I figured that but wondering if and Seville owners did and where they mounted the unit.
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Old 10-10-2019, 04:55 PM   #4
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If you would please add your camper to your signature it helps others to know what camper you are working on. As to the inverter the closer to the batteries the better to reduce loss on the 12 volt side. But also you want easy access to it. I have a 1500 watt inverter that we use to run the tv on when we dry camp. It is one i had from my job. It is mounted in the trunk next to the battery compartment and we run a cord to the tv.

Hopefully someone with a Seville will respond.
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Old 10-10-2019, 08:54 PM   #5
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Thanks. I posted I the Seville forms so I thought that would be close enough. That is where I was going to mount it. Is yours a pure sine or modified sine
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Old 10-11-2019, 11:22 AM   #6
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Had to go to the camper and look at it. It is a modified sine wave inverter. I used it on my last job and we just use it to run the TV when we dry camp. The refrigerator still runs on gas.
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Old 10-17-2019, 04:52 PM   #7
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Hi, in our 2011 Seville 35CK the 1500 watt pure sine inverter is mounted on the passenger side, basement roof(floor, if inside the trailer) about 10 inches back of the wall to the battery compartment. It is only a bit lower than the aluminum floor joists(?) so rarely in the way. We also have a static transfer switch mounted to the wall of the battery compartment plus a big fuse if something really bad happens. We can run our fridge on 120 volts pretty much all day when traveling- two older solar panels charging the batteries. For some reason 12 volt charging from the truck has never been set up. Use big cables from your batteries 2 gauge anyway.

The bigger inverter gives us a little cushion if we want to run something else also. I would go even bigger if I was starting over.
Hope this helps.
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Old 10-17-2019, 04:54 PM   #8
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Thanks for the info. What brand of inverter did you install or have installed
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Old 10-17-2019, 05:06 PM   #9
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This is a newer one but about the same dimensions so pretty flat-
https://www.amazon.ca/Go-Power-GP-IS...ef_=ast_slp_dp
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Old 10-17-2019, 05:30 PM   #10
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Ok I was looking at Marino Park Power model it has flow through 110 which switches to inverter power when no 110

Recommended by my rv dealer.
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Old 10-17-2019, 05:50 PM   #11
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Th pass through 120v is a nice feature, it is quite a bit deeper than the Go Power so I wouldn't mount to the top- your forehead will thank you.
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Old 10-17-2019, 05:55 PM   #12
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Yes was thinking on wall between basement and the front compartment
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Old 10-17-2019, 07:43 PM   #13
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With your go power inverter how did you run the power line from the inverter? I know how do run with the Marinco inverter but without the pass through that is different
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Old 10-17-2019, 08:19 PM   #14
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I don't know exactly where the 120 v line from the inverter goes from memory but this unit has a static transfer switch which automatically switches the 120v between the shore power and the inverter. I am not sure how the pass through of the Marinco unit would work but you seem to have that figured out. The Marinco could be a simpler solution and easier install..
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Old 10-17-2019, 08:24 PM   #15
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It works the same way. I will do some research on the go power to see what info I can find out on it.
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Old 10-17-2019, 08:37 PM   #16
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Nice thread guys.
I'm interested in what you do and just how you do it.

I installed a 135 watt solar panel some years back but never got around to the inverter. Manly because I couldn't figure out where I could come up with enough spare space for a larger battery bank.
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Old 10-17-2019, 09:08 PM   #17
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Havee red not thought about solar. Good idea though
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