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Old 01-15-2014, 05:39 PM   #1
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Dry camping here we come.
I have been reading as much and as many of the posting on this subject and it is enough to warp the brain.
All makes sense when reading it, but.........
I think I am ready to put this new knowledge (?) to work, so here goes.
Any comment/help would be appreciated.
I am installing a xantrex 2000 watt pro watt sw inverter, w/GFI plugs, in my TT.
Using 4/0 wire from it to batteries, (about a 4-5 foot run), two Trojan T-105 Plus batteries, w/250 amp fuse, (+) pos side.
Do I have to change the wiring run to my exsisting WFCO 8955AN converter/charger or just keep it hooked up to the + side of the battery on top of the new 4/0 wire.
In addition, I will be installing a Trimetric 2025RV to monitor the system. All neg (-) side wiring will go through the 500amp shunt as per the instructions.
I will only be using the inverter to plug in my CPAP machine at night.
I have a Powerhouse 3100i generator to charge batteries when needed.
What am I missing?
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Old 01-17-2014, 07:39 AM   #2
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Your setup sounds about right. How much power does the CPAP use?

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Old 04-09-2014, 08:27 PM   #3
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I found it easier and cheaper to get a 12v adapter for my CPAP machine and install a 12v plug by my bed. I think it cost me about $25 and works perfectly.
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Old 05-25-2014, 12:28 PM   #4
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That is what I did for the DW. We have 700 ah of house batteries and an inverter but efficiency is to use DC when you can. It saves the loss that an inverter uses. With humidifier, her CPAP uses about 6 amps dc
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Old 05-25-2014, 12:31 PM   #5
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That is the inverter we are using. Let me know what you think of the 2025 RV. I am either doing that or the Victron
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Old 05-25-2014, 01:58 PM   #6
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"Do I have to change the wiring run to my exsisting WFCO 8955AN converter/charger or just keep it hooked up to the + side of the battery on top of the new 4/0 wire"

Yep that's all. Just make sure you don 't run the converter from the inverter.
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