I have Xantrex Freedom inverter/charger. Blew the controller for the fan and it was overheating
. Getting it repaired, but in the meantime did not want to charge the batteries using the engine
only, so I bought a separate charger
, which I have installed. Of course, this means I am without the inverter
, which is really no sweat. The problem I have is that my AC goes through the inverter
and since it is removed, I cannot use the AC unless I wire the input and output together, which I don't really want to do since I will just have to cut it back out when I reinstall the original unit.
Thinking down the road, I plan on keeping the charger
as a backup for similar situations. What I would like to do, which will help me now and if this ever happens again, is to put in a selector switch so that I can run the shore power
either directly to my panel or through the inverter. If I remove the inverter, I switch the shore power
to go directly to the panel; otherwise, it just transfers through the inverter as usual. I am not talking about an INPUT selector switch, but an OUTPUT selector switch. I've seen threads that confuse this point and I have found lots of INPUT selectors (e.g., Gen vs Shore); the other way around is not as common, apparently.
Thanks for the help,