Frequently Asked Question

240 Volt AC Items in RV
Last Updated 3 years ago

Can I run a 240V load on my system?

No, 240V loads are oversized for inverters. Even if you could operate them it wouldn't be recommended. You can only use 240VAC loads when on 50 amp service. We simply don't support off-grid 240VAC at this time.

We do not recommend Autotransformers, and can't support them at all. You would honestly be better off with a dual inverter system in many cases!

Fortunately, these are all the 240V AC items that we are aware of for RVs.

  1. Electric cooking stove (Induction Cook Tops)
    1. These can be added aftermarket, and are hard to detect unless the customer is aware of this feature.
  2. Electric Heat (Cheap Heat)
    1. These are added before the main breaker, creating several issues.
  3. Aftermarket Electric A/C (Mini-Split)
    1. Aftermarket 240V AC devices.

The reason we don't expect to see many additional appliances that are 240V AC is that only high current loads justify the need for 240V AC. Therefore the only applicable 240V AC loads will be heating and cooling devices with high demand. To date, we are only aware of four 240V AC load customers that we have encountered in installations.

Speaking exclusively about 240V AC loads, there are no 240V AC loads stock in RVs whatsoever. That could change at any time. We presume they will start to offer 240V AC Stovetops at some point in the future, but not yet.

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