Originally Posted by Panope
If the Breaker is readily accessible, it can be used as your primary means of activating/deactivating an inaccessible inverter
. Saves having to wire a remote
switch (with yet another circuit protector).
I never turn my inverter
off . It is in a place that is easily accessible but it draws almost nothing in search mode so I never give it a thought. So I thought a remote
switch would be redundant. The inverter will shut itself off for various overload or under voltage situations . I have only ever overloaded it once trying to start a 120 volt air compressor
, what this thing won't put out 100+ amps ???!!! LOL
Inverters draw a massive amount of DC power
, make sure you are using appropriate cable size , keep it short , and protect it with a large ANL or class T fuse as close to the battery
as you can .
has got great information
Battery Bank Fusing Photo Gallery by Compass Marine How To at pbase.com