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  • John & Linda
    John & Linda Solar and Alternative Energy for RV's:
    February 7, 2021I have 3-300watt panels mounted on roof of motorhome. I have inverter/charger (2000v), 4-6volt batteries (house) plus 2-12volt and diesel generater. Now the question, if I'm boondocking during the day do I just use solar to power up batteries or run gener...  more
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      Bill Joyce (and wife Diane Melde) February 7, 2021 With 900 watts of solar, you should be able to top the batteries with solar during the day of the sun is mostly out and only run the generator when using larger loads like the microwave.  If you can, turn off the inverter as much as possible to keep the b...  more
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      MRJohnston February 7, 2021 900W of solar should keep your batteries charged IF there is enough sun and you are somewhat conservative with your usage.  Keep in mind that you shouldn’t use more than 50% of available battery amps (~12.2V) to prolong their lifespan.  If you don’t have ...  more
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      Pianotuna February 7, 2021 I run the generator only when needed. With 900 watts of solar that won't be often. Do make sure to exercise the generator once per month.
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      John T February 7, 2021 John & Linda, good questions, I agree with the fine gents good advice above, heres my take:  1) " Now the question, if I'm boondocking during the day do I just use solar to power up batteries or run generater..." ...  more
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        John & Linda February 7, 2021 thanks, great to know
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      Tom & Barb February 9, 2021 John & Linda, You will learn the routine after camping a few nights. Being low on battery in the morning will be the indicator, based on what is left on overnight. With a 900W system, typically on a sunny days you should be fully charged by the end of a...  more
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      LarryA February 28, 2021 If you use your generator regularly except for A/C your solar system is “goofed up.” 
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      The Weaving RVer February 28, 2021 Two components that are missing in this equation are the type of batteries and the amp hours that the batteries have in them. Just because you have four house batteries it doesn’t mean that they hold enough amp hours. Remember , you should only dra...  more
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