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OK, now that you know all about batteries and charging, lets put some of that stored energy to use. There are a lot of things that you can do to make your RV home more comfortable and energy efficient. There are even a few projects illustrated to spur your creative urges.One of the most useful items that you can add to your RV is an inverter. Inverters make 110 volt AC power from your 12 volt battery system. This will allow you to operate many of your appliances and accessories that require AC power without the noise and cost of operating a generator.
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: Battery Watering Systems, Marine Dock Products, Solar Dock Lights: RV 12V Circuits/Accessories IIThe 12volt Side of Life Part 213" color TV19" color TV650-10001250 brew, 200 warm. For an inverter, operating at 90%
conversion can be represented thus: AC watts / 12 volts X
Example... television drawing 100 watts operating on an inverter will
draw about 9.25 amps from your batteries..
100 / 12 X 1.11 = 9.25
The reason that this is important is that you only have a fixed
in amp/hours available from your battery bank. A pair of 6v deep cycle
batteries or a pair of group 24 RV batteries will have a capacity of
200 amp hours. That means that if you run that TV from the previous
for about 20 hours, your batteries will be flat! 9.25A X 20
185 amp/hours.3 hr.2 hr.20 min15 min.112.7
Don't forget that you are also using power from your batteries to run
Volt lighting, fans, water pump, etc.
There are 3 main
types of inverters. Square
Wave, Modified Sine Wave and True Sine Wave. Let's look at the
You can expect to pay about $50 to
$100 for a small portable
MSW unit. RV designed units start at about $500 for a 750 watt
and go all the way up to units rated at more than 3000 watts and
several thousand dollars. Price increases with wattage ratings and
The best thing I can suggest is to do some research. Check the links
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install an inverter in the same compartment as the batteries! I
mine in the forward compartment underneath the 5th wheel overhang.
OK, now that you know all about batteries and charging, lets put some
of that stored energy to use. There are a lot of things that you can do
to make your RV home more comfortable and energy efficient. There are
a few projects illustrated to spur your creative urges.