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    I'm going to install a 50A transfer switch for when I'm running on inverter power. Any recommendations on a good reputable brand?

    Thanks,

    Jim
    Jim and Ginnie
    2017 Reflection 297RSTS

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    Hi Jim,

    You can't go wrong with components designed and built for marine use. They won't be the cheapest, but they will be built to standards far above normal RV industry specs. I would look at Victron or Blue Seas. Not that I know for a fact that either makes auto transfer switches . . . Blue Seas certainly makes high current manual transfer switches . . . if you want to keep it simple.

    Rob
    Cate & Rob
    (with Border Collies Molly & Angel and their kitty Gracie)
    2015 Reflection 303RLS
    2014 Ecoboost F150 with Heavy Duty Payload Package
    Whitby, Ontario, Canada

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    • #3
      Originally posted by TucsonJim View Post
      I'm going to install a 50A transfer switch for when I'm running on inverter power. Any recommendations on a good reputable brand?

      Thanks,

      Jim
      I can't remember which inverter you have, but most of the newer inverter/charger's have a built-in ATS. And the charger section is usually better than the OEM supplied converter. Why do you need a dedicated ATS?
      2018 Solitude 310GK
      2012 Ram 3500 SRW 6.7 Diesel, air bags
      18k B&W Companion, non-slider
      640 watts solar, 800 amp-hour AGM battery bank
      Aims 1500 watt inverter
      Blaine, MN

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      • #4
        Originally posted by steve&renee View Post

        I can't remember which inverter you have, but most of the newer inverter/charger's have a built-in ATS. And the charger section is usually better than the OEM supplied converter. Why do you need a dedicated ATS?
        Steve - I have a stand alone 2000 watt pure sine inverter. I charge my Battle Born batteries with a Progressive Dynamics lithium converter/charger. What I'm trying to do is install a transfer switch so that when I power up the inverter, it provides power to all the coach along with shutting off power to the converter/charger. I already have schematics of how I want to set it up, but just need to nail down a good quality transfer switch.

        Rob. Thanks for the tip about searching for marine applications. Good idea.

        Jim
        Jim and Ginnie
        2017 Reflection 297RSTS

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        • #5
          The SmartATS I bought from AM solar is fantastic. Unfortunately they only sell it as part of a kit not as a standalone item. The best thing about it is that it provides power to both legs of the 50 amps not just 1.
          Howard & Francine +2 fur kids (Brody & Little Princess)
          2017 Ford F-350 DRW 6.7L Platinum & 2006 Honda Goldwing (in truck bed using a LoadAll v3)
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