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Old 12-08-2015, 07:05 AM   #11
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That's what I figured.

Now to decide, wether to just drive the whole panel. Or add a sub panel.

Heavily leaning towards just driving the whole panel.


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Old 12-08-2015, 08:28 AM   #12
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I added a sub-panel for the AC circuits. But I only have a 2000W inverter, so I had to chose the circuits I wanted to power.
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Old 12-08-2015, 08:56 AM   #13
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With the 3k hybrid, could I get away without a sub? Knowing not to turn everything on at once.


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Old 12-08-2015, 10:29 AM   #14
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Do you have an onboard generator?

Like you say, you would have to be careful about what is turned on like the electric hot water, fireplace, etc.

My Magnum will only handle 30A pass thru, so I could not drive my whole panel, but I think the Hybrid can handle two 30A legs pass thru, so amp wise you could drive the whole thing.
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Old 12-08-2015, 10:33 AM   #15
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No on board genny.
Looking at a Yamaha.
Magnum tells me 60A for the inverter. So, that should be more than enough.

Don't ya think?


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Oh yeah, two 30a legs is plenty.
I would need to verify this, but, if no on-board genny, then the only function the Hybrid would provide, is if you are "mooch-docking" plugged into your families house with a 15a circuit. If you try to run more than 15a, than the Hybrid would kick in and provide load sharing from your battery bank. IMO a Hybrid is most useful when paired with an on-board genny so it can automatically start when needed.
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Magnum hybrid

Correct!!


If I stick a large battery bank in there, it will load share from the batteries when needed.


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Now, on the battery selection.

The geek in me wants a nice lithium pack, although the $4k is a little wild.

Lifeline and odyssey make some nice Agm batts.

$2k would get me 4, 200ah ( 400ah total) 6 volts.
With a weight of 400lbs. ( lifeline)

Same money and weight for 4, 12 volts 214 ah ( 856 ah total? )

$4k for lithium pack. 800ah and about 150lbs.

Agm can draw down to 60% or so.
Lithium down to 30%.
So that's twice the ah with them vs Agm.

Sound about right? Or am I on glue?


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Old 12-08-2015, 01:04 PM   #19
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Yeup, $$$ vs weight vs capacity.
It would be easy to shoot the moon if cost is no object. I sized my system based upon on actual usage.
I really wanted AGMs, but got a deal I could not pass up on 300 pounds of T-145s.

Some good blogs out there from some early adopters of Lithium in RVs. I read that AM Solar is installing these now. Not sure how the Magnum handles the charging of the Lithiums.
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My spare is mounted in the bottom of the basement. I was going to relocate it, and out battery bank there.
A lot of the batteries I have been looking at are too tall.
There's a few lifeline and odyssey that are under 10" tall.


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