Asked by: Soungalo Burmeester
asked in category: General Last Updated: 1st May, 2020

Can I leave my inverter on all the time?

Re: What' s the effect of leaving your inverter on all the time. The inverter for a solar panel system only, is designed to run all the time, possibly cut off/ stand-by when voltage from panels is low or not present.

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Then, should inverter be on all the time?

If the converter and inverter functions are all combined in one unit, just leave it on unless keeping the batteries from completely discharging is important, than shut the inverter off. Converting 12V battery voltage to 120V AC power discharges batteries, it does not change a battery.

Secondly, can we switch off inverter? Inverters are capable of automatic switching over to battery power when the main power goes OFF and resume ti mains upon power resumption. Once the batteries are fully charged you can switch the inverter OFF. However you should be aware that the batteries while kept idle loose their charge on its own.

Keeping this in view, should I leave my RV inverter on all the time?

It will continue to draw power off the batteries unless this step is taken. To sum up, if you have an inverter/charger, and an Auto Gen Start (AGS) feature on the RV and will turn off the inverter when not using the coach, then I recommend leaving the Inverter ON when using the coach.

Do inverters draw power when not in use?

The power required to run an inverter is approximately 8-10% more than the power load of the appliances being run. This is due to the efficiency of the inverter. Inverters will draw power from your batteries when not in use, and the unit is turned on. This can vary from around .

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