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Old 12-27-2021, 04:33 AM   #41
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quick response is - yes, a 3000w renogy inverter/charger with a switch that separates it from shore power and wired such that it does not have to be on when I am on shore power.
additionally, 4x100w renogy solar panels on roof charging 2 100a renogy lithium batteries, with a victron charge controller.
also a renogy dc-dc charger.

the reason I went with victron charge controller over renogy is because I liked it better.

I thought a lot about using an inverter vs inverter/charger and went with the inverter/charger, and am very glad I did. when I am connected to shore power I turn on the inverter/charger and it puts out 70a of charge to the batteries. this is good when we are off grid for a while and in decreased sunshine where the batteries can get run down. this happened twice while we were in the pacific nw in the fall. the dc-dc charger is great for when we are driving and need a quick boost.

full time for the last year while being off grid 80%+ of time and this is doing us very nicely.

this is a quick response, summary. there are a lot of details not described herein.

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Old 12-27-2021, 11:29 PM   #42
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1. Depending upon your inverter you may have issues with the GFI circuits.
2. I didn't want any chance of the AC drawing juice from the inverter. That's why I did it the way I did.
3. The DC side could be connected as I did The AC would have to go through a transfer box.
Good luck. Let me know how it came out.
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Old 07-21-2023, 10:07 PM   #43
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Hi...Where/how did you run the battery cables?
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Old 07-21-2023, 10:21 PM   #44
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I my case, the inverter is mounter under a dinette seat and the batteries are under the entrance stairs. I used a 2-foot cable to go through the floor and bolt the negative to the vehicle chassis. The positive was about a 4-foot run under the floor to the battery bank.
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Old 07-22-2023, 02:59 PM   #45
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Hi...Where/how did you run the battery cables?
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Thor OEM is generally to run the inverter thru the Breaker/Converter/Charger box.
And then wire the “non-GFI” outlet line to run thru the inverter.
When wired this way you’ll need an inverter with an “auto-transfer switch”.
That way when running genny or attached to shore power, the inverter senses the power, then auto-switches off, and the outlets perform normally.

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Old 07-22-2023, 03:20 PM   #46
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Warning! Warning! Embarking on an inverter "upgrade" can be dangerous! Don't let it get out of control!

I started out just wanting to run my refrigerator and a few outlets from an inverter.

$4k later I wound up with 2 lithium batteries, 600 watts of solar and a 3k inverter charger. Well at least my refer will run all night...
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Old 07-23-2023, 08:23 PM   #47
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Thank you for the post. Thinking about doing the same on a 2023 Outlaw 29T
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Old 08-28-2023, 02:37 PM   #48
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Warning! Warning! Embarking on an inverter "upgrade" can be dangerous! Don't let it get out of control!

I started out just wanting to run my refrigerator and a few outlets from an inverter.

$4k later I wound up with 2 lithium batteries, 600 watts of solar and a 3k inverter charger. Well at least my refer will run all night...
I have 4 100watt solar panels, one 200ah lithium battery and a AIMS 2500 inverter/charger. My battery monitor shows 100% charge but overnight the battery has barely enough power to kick off the generator so I can at least have coffee. Only thing I have running is the frig and sometimes the water pump. Does that match up with your experience and why you added more batteries?
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