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ssthrd

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Posted: 06/11/22 12:56pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

When I put the 1000 watt inverter in my 5th wheel, I used the aluminum frame of the rv for the chassis ground. I am also putting an inverter in my camper but have no handy place to ground to it’s aluminum frame.

From the electrical dummie that I am, and thinking that the negative side of the battery is grounded to the aluminum frame, I want to run the inverter chassis ground wire to the battery. Makes sense to me, but wadda I know?

Advice would be appreciated. Tks.


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Posted: 06/11/22 06:09pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The aluminum frame of your 5er may or may not be bonded to the actual chassis of the trailer. I am presuming you are meaning the aluminum framing in the walls because you did not say what aluminum frame and unless it is a very unusual 5er you have a steel frame under it. Unless very specific procedures are followed aluminum will likely become a sacrificial anode in your electrical system leading you to find new grounds as each one erodes.


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Posted: 06/11/22 08:04pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Duplicate thread. See https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/30341238.cfm


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Posted: 06/11/22 08:49pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Sorry guys. I was in a bad spot for wifi and didn’t think this was sent.

Thanks QCman. I’ll check that out. It does have aluminum um framed walls and a steel frame.

Back to first post.

Sorry Mod.

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Posted: 06/12/22 07:24am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

ssthrd wrote:

Sorry Mod.


No worries.


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