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Old 07-24-2015, 08:45 AM   #41
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Have you considered solar? I love my solar panels, but the downside is no air conditioning in summer, so that's a no-go for some.
With my 200 watt system, 2 beefy batteries, 1500 watt inverter, I can run everything, and we do, except my air conditioner. Clean, silent, easy.
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Old 07-24-2015, 08:48 AM   #42
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Have you considered solar? I love my solar panels, but the downside is no air conditioning in summer, so that's a no-go for some. Clean, silent, easy.
not so bad - unless you are in a warmer climate where its dry and sunny.
then its hot, sticky and stinky.
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Old 07-24-2015, 11:12 AM   #43
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BTW for those fighting the 30 amp or Generator's ability to carry both the AC and the Micro without blowing something, many times your problem is probably that you have something else running. The power converter can use 30 amps if the batteries are low and the waterheater can use as much as 10 amps. So the Microwave while air conditioning problem is solved for most of us if the WH electric is turned off and like us, the converter is UNPLUGGED unless in a pinch we need it, as the solar keeps out batteries topped off daily. So the solar helps out even if you are on a hook up
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many times your problem is probably that you have something else running. The power converter can use 30 amps if the batteries are low and the waterheater can use as much as 10 amps.
Converter only draws about 8 amps max.

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Old 07-24-2015, 11:43 AM   #46
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I'm with BendOrLarry Champion 3100 working perfectly for me and for the cost at Costco its a great deal.
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Mostly at state forest. No generator rules. And would only be on at night for a little tv watching before bed. And in the morning to recharge battery. Last fall used a buddies Honda like that. My furnace ran all night on the battery no problem.
Well, there are the rules and then there is thinking of your camping neighbors. Tough to enjoy your campfire when there is a noisy generator raging away next door.
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Mostly at state forest. No generator rules.
There being no rules doesn't mean you shouldn't be considerate. However, if it's in a location full of 4-wheelers, sound level doesn't much matter.
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