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Old 07-15-2016, 01:43 AM   #1
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Inverter and solar

I installed a 1K watt inverter to run a tv in the evening without having to run the generator.
I would like to install a much larger one, maybe 3-3500K watt inverter to run everything. Would also be adding solar. I'm looking for some folks experienced with this type of setup and what brands and other things to look for.
Thanks in advance.
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Old 08-02-2016, 02:00 AM   #2
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Missed this one:

Do an energy audit first.
Look at these sites:

The 12volt Side of Life (Part 1)

RV Electrical
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Old 08-05-2016, 11:48 PM   #3
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Xantrec inverters are well built and they have a 3,000 watt model that can be hardwired. I don't run the AC or the converter off of it but I do run everything else. I have 3 160w solar panels and a Morningstar 45 amp solar controller. My theoretical chatge amperage is 27 a 29 and I have seen 29. I have 2 360 ah Trojan 6 volt batteries. I do a lot of boondocking in USFS Campgrounds and this set up works. My wiring is 2 gauge.
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Old 08-06-2016, 01:39 AM   #4
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A 3000 W inverter will draw 300 Amps from your battery at full load. That takes a lot of battery. Make sure your battery can supply that much current for the length of time you will run the inverter.

You don't want to discharge your battery below about 50%.
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