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Old 07-22-2020, 11:34 AM   #1
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Power management system

Hi, I have done some web searches and am having a hard time finding a system that I have seen some you tubers use.

The system I am looking for allows you to plug into shore power and set an amp limit for the draw. If power requirements exceed the limit it draws the power from the batteries.

I have found a bunch that will automatically disconnect specific circuits in the RV, but I want the extra power to come from the batteries.

Can anyone point me in the right direction?

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Old 07-25-2020, 08:14 AM   #2
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I found that Victron has some products, but the cost is beyond what I was willing to pay.
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Old 07-25-2020, 08:46 AM   #3
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I am married to our power management system. The DW balances the loads. We love 30 amps sites in parks. 100 amp fifth wheel.

What you seem to be asking for is likely not available except in pieces. Defies the KISS principle. The Yamaha 3000 SEB? Battery supplements the generator? Automatically.

From my perspective the modern rv is getting a bit too complicated for most folks.
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I am married to our power management system. The DW balances the loads. We love 30 amps sites in parks. 100 amp fifth wheel.

What you seem to be asking for is likely not available except in pieces. Defies the KISS principle. The Yamaha 3000 SEB? Battery supplements the generator? Automatically.

From my perspective the modern rv is getting a bit too complicated for most folks.
And the more complicated it often means less reliable.

I remember the day of transfer switches for generators being as simple as merely plugging the power cord into a socket in the RV park or one in the cord compartment labeled generator. Rarely failed if ever.

Same with coach battery/generator/house batteires/starting battery/ and BIM or BIRD.

Gone are the simple solutions to keep all the batteries charged from either alternator on engine or from converter when on shore power or generator.

Lo-Tech has a better chance of being not only reliable, but repairable when needed most. Hi-Tech is often neither.

My late wife was a power management specialist too. Her passion was to see to it that no light in the house was left burning unnecessarily so she'd walk around switching them off. More than once I'd have to shout from in a closet "Hey! I'm in here and need that light".
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