Inverter socket distance

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  1. mikekaren2

    mikekaren2 Funster

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    Question for inverter users, I am fitting a 2000 watt inverter it will be hard wired to the lesure battery with the supplied leads as I know that the inverter should be close to the battery.
    My question is, the inverter has two 3 pin sockets do I have to plug appliances directly into these sockets or can I run an extension lead from the inverter socket & connect it to a new socket further away from the inverter so I can plug appliances nearer he other end of the MH in a more convenient position?:help:
     
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    Your mains cable can be as long as you like; no need to worry about resistive losses at the higher voltages.

    I wrote an inverter guide for another MH site but can't see a repository on this site for such guides. If there is one I'll copy here.

    Dave
     
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    maybe Jim will make a handy electrical thread or there may be one :thumb:
     
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    Hi Dave, it's here http://www.motorhomefun.co.uk/dlcat-articles-1/

    Eddie
     
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    Thanks, Eddie. Done.

    Dave
     
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    when i,m at home i run a couple of 30ft extension leads into the house . power fridge and freezer plus a few other leccy items off the solars through the inverter . cant waste that free power .
     
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