Re: solar in my 5th wheel
The solar and wind (reconsider that as it is not likely to be at all practical) power are DC and connect via charge controller to the battery. They do not feed the AC input at all.
Originally Posted by colt le
If you are considering adding an inverter you will probably end up doing an extensive rewire to remove the RV's 'converter' (basically an over-sized DC power supply) and replace it with an inverter-charger which can supply 120 VAC from the batteries or accept 'shore power' or generator AC input to both run AC loads and charge the batteries.
You could take an AC output from an inverter and plug it in to the shore power input, but it will be somewhat messy and inefficient and necessitates isolating the inverter's batteries from any other RV batteries, otherwise you will create a power loop: batteries run inverter which supplies AC to converter which charges the batteries which are running the inverter. All that will do is use up power.
Much depends on what you have now for a power system.
1220 Watts of PV, OB MX60, 232 Amp hrs, OB 3524, Honda eu2000.
Ohm's Law: Amps = Volts / Ohms
Power Formula: Watts = Volts * Amps