Originally Posted by Britcanuck
That's a lot of solar generation you've got topside. You must do a lot of boon docking.
What type of battery storage do you have? When you are on inverter power do all your a/c outlets come live. In my unit only the entertainment center and a couple of outlets are hot when we're off the grid. The microwave and about half the outlets are not energized.
We are now doing more boondocking. We joined Harvest Host and have found really fun places to stay for "free". We have stayed at Vineyards, and berry farms in the Pacific NW. It's nice to not have to run the generator.
Battery storage- we now have 6 lifeline 6V batteries and upgraded from the original little 1800W modified sine wave inverter that was installed at the factory to the Magnum 2812 inverter/converter. Old converter is still wired in but unplugged as a spare if ever needed.
We had another sub panel installed and now all AC outlets except aircon and water heater are powered by the inverter/battery bank. We even have the refrig powered by the inverter, however at night were switch it to gas since it is a real pig, ~>30amps/hr! Currently, under broken clouds in Oregon, I'm producing 40 amps... Batteries are at 100%. As the clouds get thicker, I'll switch the fridge to gas.
We have not used the generator for two weeks now.