I asked about house batteries HERE
and you all and other forums were a great help. I wish I could understand completely even half of what was said but I am working on it. I hope to know and understand quite a bit more after these batteries are installed. They were delivered this morning so the time has come.
I am planning to tackle the job one morning this week. I am near Miami, Oklahoma and the temps are supposed to be very high most of the week but it would be very difficult to carry the extra batteries around so I will probably wade in about Wednesday morning.
Any tips or things I need to know or do during this change?
I will take lots of pictures and draw a good diagram before hand. Everything is labeled from the last battery change (before I owned it) but I will double check each label.
It is a Vantare conversion and it has an inverter bypass switch for each inverter.
I know that when it is switched to Utility it does Not charge the batteries at all. If I do that, is that all I need to do? Should I disconnect from shore power too? I do not think it is necessary but I certainly am not an expert. I would like to leave the shore power on with the air running in the 100 degree heat but if I need to shut it all down I will.
Access to the batteries is behind this wall in my first bay. They are surrounded in the second bay by my mid-door steps, aquahot and inverters. They can not be accessed any other way but here.
Here are six of them...
According to the records from the last battery change this X brace removes. It has a bolt at all four positions so I assume that is a straight forward task.
These six look like removing and replacing them will require some muscle but it is doable. It is the final two that have me puzzled. They are located down low a few inches to the right of the bottom right battery. There are wires and hoses between the battery rack that holds the six and the two other batterties. I do not have a clue how I will lift those out.
The wall in front of them comes off but it has bracing the does not remove and it has a wall on the other side with something mounted up high on it. That wall can not be removed. You can see the carpeted edge of that interior wall.
Here is a picture from Bay 2 on the other side of those two batteries. They are right on the other side of the inverter and that gray wall. The aquahot is just to the right in this picture.
Any ideas or suggestions will be appreciated.
Thank you and God bless,