I am a new owner of a DX3. My prior motorhome did not have an inverter, but it did have a 100-watt solar panel. Rarely did I operate the generator, except to exercise it. In contrast, the DX3 batteries quickly become depleted.
With the DX3, when parked and not connected to shore power, could someone tell me how I might expect to use the generator to recharge the coach batteries? For example, should I:
1. Allow the Xantrex Xanbus Automatic Generator Start to automatically turn the generator on when the batteries are low,
2. Manually turn the generator on every evening,
3. Manually turn the generator on every morning and evening, or
4. Follow some other schedule?
Turning the generator on in the morning and/or evening would also offer the advantage of being able to use electric appliances, such as microwave oven, toaster, electric coffee pot, and so forth.
If the generator was turned on once per day or twice per day to keep the batteries charged, would that not be sufficient to keep the batteries charged to allow the refrigerator to operate on electricity?
2012 Lazy Daze (For Sale)