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Brave Willy

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Tv inverter not working
« on: December 17, 2017, 08:43:38 AM »
2004 Brave the inverter light is on it makes a slight hum but no power to the tv
How do I check it or repair it   It looks like the original inverter
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Rene T

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Re: Tv inverter not working
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2017, 08:53:25 AM »
2004 Brave the inverter light is on it makes a slight hum but no power to the tv
How do I check it or repair it   It looks like the original inverter

Unplug the TV and plug in something else just to eliminate a possible problem with the TV. Or check the output with a Volt meter.
Do you have the make and model of the inverter?
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Gary RV_Wizard

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Re: Tv inverter not working
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2017, 06:16:04 PM »
If it is the small inverter that powers just the tv and associated entertainment devices, you would just replace it.  These days a 300-500 watt inverter is under $50, possibly as low as $20 if its 200-300 watts (probably plenty for a smaller tv).

Can you identify what brand/model of inverter it is?

https://www.amazon.com/Power-Inverters-Under-500-Watts/s
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Re: Tv inverter not working
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2017, 09:46:06 PM »
I'd have to look at your brochure to be sure, but I think the original inverter would have been a Dimensions 300 watt model like I have in my '04 Adventurer.

Nice feature it has is a built in transfer switch, so worth at least checking the fuses, breakers, and connections.

Some info from Winnebago: Dimensions Inverter Service Tips

You can also check for output at the rear TV, or the receptacle in the driver's side front cabinet (for a satellite receiver). Might be easier than reaching behind the inverter up there.
« Last Edit: December 17, 2017, 10:05:05 PM by ennored »
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Re: Tv inverter not working
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2017, 08:00:31 AM »
If Brave Willy's rig has an inverter with auto-transfer, it gets more expensive to replace. Few of the readily available small inverters have that feature. However, there are transfer switches that can be added on for about $50-$60.

An RV salvage yard might be a possibility for a replacement unit. The Dimensions WIN 12/300TL was used in quite a few gas chassis coaches.
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Re: Tv inverter not working
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2017, 03:28:41 AM »
I happen to be doing this as a project now. I bought a 300w PSW from Lowes of all places for $32. The ATS is a DPDT relay and a few cut up extensions <$10, so it's pretty cheap these days.
I also bought a 12v timer with 16 On/ Off events that will turn on the Sat Rcvr, let it boot, record my program, and shut off, without using the house inverter. $5.00 delivered. Un-necessary I know, but it's a project.. :)
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Re: Tv inverter not working
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2017, 07:26:34 AM »
.... Un-necessary I know, but it's a project.. :)
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