batteries and power inverter installation

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  1. geogol

    geogol New Member

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    Want to install two or three deep cycle battaries connected in parallel and motomaster inverter 3000w into my Viking Epic. Location inside right on the right inside the box. Idea is to get toster and coffee running while parking without hydro. I want to charge the batteries on the driveway without taking them out on the driveway. It is a good idea and any scope of work, may be some advice who did it?
     
  2. Customer

    Customer Well-Known Member

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    What you are doing isn't exactly clear to me but it appears that you intend to locate the batteries inside the trailer? If so, the batteries must be in a vented compartment and isolated from anything else inside the trailer. A battery gives off explosive and corrosive gasses.

    The other option would be to use either AGM or gel batteries which should be vented but don't have to be.

    Locate the inverter as close as possible to the batteries but not inside the battery compartment.

    The inverter you are considering seems very expensive for a modified sine wave inverter. You should be able to get a pure sine wave inverter for $300 to $400.
     
  3. speckhunter80

    speckhunter80 Well-Known Member

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    I would recommend that you learn to brew coffee on a stove/campfire and either go without toast or get a stove top toaster rack. To spend $100's of dollars for that purpose is IMO ridiculous
     
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    Yak Well-Known Member

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    Don't hold back now, Speck [;)]
     
  5. HiFiDave

    HiFiDave Singin round the campfire

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    Pure/true 3K sine wave for 3 to 400.00... gotta link to such a thing, thanks.
     
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    thank u all for your response.. gases inside of trailer could be a problem. will put this project on hold
     

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