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Old 06-12-2012, 09:36 PM   #1
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Good Time!!!

We left last Monday afternoon and came back home that Thursday afternoon, everything worked like it was supposed to and the morning we were getting ready to leave we still had about 5 gallons of water left in the fresh water tank. The campground had showers so all of the water usage was for the dishes and the toilet... I installed a 600 watt 12 Vdc to 115 Vac converter and had a chance to try it for a bit and I was able to run the TV and the TV converter box for about two hours before the low battery alarm came on. I think the next mod is a second battery and maybe a solar panel for longer battery run time.... Lee
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Old 06-12-2012, 10:02 PM   #2
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Just 2 hrs and it ran down you battery. Wow. I would have thought it would last longer than that. I glad you had a good time. Mind telling how you charged your battery.

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Old 06-12-2012, 10:11 PM   #3
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Sorry for sticking my nose here but just some maybe helpful info for the OP
Changing current from DC to AC is inverting
Changing current from AC to DC is converting

You will have more usable amps in battery(s) if you install two 6 volts (golf cart) in series to make 12 vdc. Sam's Club has them at around $70.
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Old 06-16-2012, 07:46 AM   #4
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Nice campsite what park were you at. I agree that you would get a little more reserve with 2 6 volt batteries, they do make deep cycle 12 volt that are good but the good ones are real expensive. Good luck and happy camping. Jim
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