Newbie level 6
So here's the deal I live off grid. I noticed two things, If my printer is not plugged in when I am on my inverter/battery bank (705 amph with 1000w inverter) and I plug it in it will cause my computer (same circuit) and phone/modem to reset but this does not happen when I am on my generator. Then today I noticed that (another circuit) my microwave was not working while on the inverter, checked breaker and it was good. Switched on the generator and microwave works. My question is can there be a significant voltage drop from the inverter that is not enough to power the outlet the microwave is on and subsequently cause a spike or surge when plugging in my printer. Here's how my power is set up. I have a 30amp twist lock for both my generator and inverter. I located the left bar of my main panel to supply my main daytime (on inverter) needed items and use the same twist lock for both. What I've done with the twist lock is wired for 220v and 110v 220v for the generator and 110v for the female twist lock 110v from the inverter so when plugged into the inverter 110v one leg of the inverter female twist lock is blank on one hot side and the one hot serves the left bar of my main panel. So they are completely safe of any cross.