This question is not actually a Sportsmobile question, but is very related.
My neighbor has a Sprinter-Freightliner RV and that has shore power, an on-board generator, and a converter/charger along with 300AH of AGM house batteries. We have also just added a 120W Kyocera solar panel and controller to charge the batts.
He would like to add an inverter so that he can use 110V when dry camping without having to run the generator. Are there any issues with simply replacing the converter with an inverter/charger/switch?
See attached pic for the before and after configs.
I can't see any issues with this arrangement but there would be two auto switches in series; the first (existing) one to switch between shore power and the generator and the switch built into the inverter/charger to pass 110VAC.
Can we do this with a basic inverter that does not have any switching/charging/110VAC pass-through? This would entail having both the inverter 110VAC output and output of the auto switch both connected to the 110V receptacles. Seems to me that this would require that the inverter has reverse 110VAC voltage protection for the times it is off and the shore power or generator is live. The other basic way with a simple inverter would be to have a dedicated 110VAC receptacle just connected to the inverter.......but we would like everything to switch.