Inverters & Toilets

Submitted: Saturday, Sep 20, 2008 at 06:01
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I would appreciate any help with these 2 questions.

1: Does everyone have an outside switch on their Inverter. Our original BT had such a switch but one didn't appear on the second van. We have asked for a switch to be installed but BT have told us it is illegal.

2: The toilets in the BT vans, some have 3 lights but only the full light comes on when full, the other lights are there to indicate as they are filling up. But I have been told by BT that the full light is the only one that comes on. Is this right? Does anyone else have the 3 lights working?

Regards, Jenny
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Reply By: Grumblebum & Dragon - Monday, Sep 22, 2008 at 01:17

Monday, Sep 22, 2008 at 01:17
re the inverter - ours only has the "on unit' switch. The inverter is located on top of the battery cherger under the bed and is therefore easy to access - we leave it on all the time - except when travelling of course.

Our loo has three lights - none have ever worked and we have never worried about it. When using it on a full time basis you know to MT every 'x' days and the 'eyeball test' is more accurate than any light.

I think Turist once advocated the 'digit test' you have to worry about some of these eastern states types.

Cheers John
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Reply By: Freewheelers - Friday, Oct 03, 2008 at 08:44

Friday, Oct 03, 2008 at 08:44

We have a retro-fitted small inverter, switch is on the unit. Didn't occur to us to have an outside switch

Our June 2005 BT has a Thetford 402C toilet, with 3 lights. Only the 'full' light works, but that's when waste has got to 17ltrs (full capacity is 19 ltrs) and the eyeball test has always cut in long before then. In fact, we removed the float from the cassette about a year ago, as one less obstacle for waste to get caught up on. When travelling, especially over bumpy roads, we empty whenever we have the opportunity.

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Reply By: Motley - Friday, Oct 03, 2008 at 09:44

Friday, Oct 03, 2008 at 09:44
I think I iunderstand the question. We have an 1800 watt inverter and there is a separate switch mounted on the overhead cupboards to turn the inverter on. This switch has an LED display which shows battery voltage. Is this what you are referring to?

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