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Old 10-20-2014, 05:50 PM   #11
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I have an electrical contractor in the family that he just works on homes. He would be pretty cheap but he doesn't know RV's.
Do you think I should go to an RV place to have it installed? I have no experience with electrical.
If he was willing and read the directions carefully, he might be OK.

Biggest issues are proper inverter size based on battery bank size, wiring and fusing. YOU will also need to understand the limitations of the amount of power you can expect from your batteries.

DO NOT put in a 3000 watt inverter and expect your 150 AH battery bank to last more than minutes for example.

My 150 AH battery bank (2 75 AH batteries) powering a 2400 watt inverter will not run my 1500 watt electric coffee maker through a brew cycle after a night using the heater even a little bit.

I have since downsized my inverter to 1000 watts and use a cowboy coffee pot on the gas stove when we boondock. It powers our TV and the computer/phone chargers just great and leaves me plenty for the LED lights and fridge.


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Old 10-20-2014, 08:21 PM   #12
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Good to know. Thanks for the info!

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