Originally Posted by ltypd
thanks for the advice. i was hoping to add an inverter without adding to my battery pack. is that possible with a smaller capacity inverter?
The inverter is not the issue. A 600 - 1000 watt pure sine inverter is totally worth the money. I spent way more on the wiring, switches, second battery and battery monitoring system than the inverter cost.
I screwed up thinking I could just drop a 2400 watt inverter into the camper and I could "run the air conditioner" whenever I wanted!
What a Dufus I was! Until I actually started to dry camp and ran the coffee maker the first morning I could not believe my battery was dead by noon.
I had a single Deka DC-24 "Dual Purpose" battery as my "house battery" - Total Amp Hour Capacity ----> 75 amp hours
Talk about drinking from a fire hose!
I found out my "stock" battery was damn near useless for dry camping but only after I had spent another hundred bucks buying a second one (they have to be matched and changed in 12 volt cell pairs). Now I have 150 amp hours. Sheesh!
Currently saving my spare change for a couple of 12 volt deep cycle Trojans. It may take a while. $$$$
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