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Old 09-27-2020, 05:30 PM   #43
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Just getting a Jayco 22rb and wanting to pick up solar. Looking for confirmation that this will work. We rarely hook up to shore power sites and previously used generator for short runs of the microwave, coffee, etc. New trailer doesn't have generator. I've attached the basic idea of the components. I was going to keep the basic AGM 12v battery the trailer came with as backup and setting up the slide out and awnings, charged from the vehicle as I drove there. Plus the solar controller can charge different types of batteries connected to it. Like a house battery and vehicle battery. Once set up I would plug in the shore power cord to the inverter and defuse the battery charger in the load center, to not create a cycle of charging from the battery to the battery. Also switch to just the lithium battery and turn on the inverter when ever we needed to use the microwave, etc. Any ideas of why this wouldn't work? I am eliminating the need for an automated switch box for shore power this way. Both the solar charger and battery have bluetooth apps to monitor power usage and generation. I would never connect both batteries together.
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The LI capacity is not going to match the inverter output.



I suggest looking at SiO2 jars. Here is a link https://azimuthsolarproducts.com/pro...atteries/sio2/
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Old 09-27-2020, 05:32 PM   #44
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... I URGE you to read:
https://handybobsolar.wordpress.com/...ging-puzzle-2/


When you're done, read a couple of his other articles.


Then, charge (pun intended!) ahead full steam!

Woefully out of date.
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Old 09-28-2020, 07:20 AM   #45
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I ditto your remarks from having 500 watts of solar. It is difficult to get more than 32 amps in full winter sunshine. I would want 400 amps of Lead acid batteries to run a microwave. My Xantrex 1500 watt inverter must be underrated, because it holds the Mircrowave well. No experience on Lithium, but I would not mix chemistries. Make it idiot proof for the idiots like me.
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