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Old Today, 12:28 PM   #21
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The biggest issue with that is that you are saying to use your batteries to power an inverter, to power your camper, which by default powers the converter to charge your batteries. That method is a grossly inefficient use of your batteries.

It's like using a battery to power an electric motor connected to a generator coil that charges the battery. There is no such thing as self-perpetuating energy, each step adds inefficiency and consumes power, leaving less energy for your intended use.
When plugged into shore power, mine does not charge the batteries. Problem solved.
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When plugged into shore power, mine does not charge the batteries. Problem solved.
That's all well and good, but for the rest of the world with unaltered and otherwise properly functioning electrical systems, the batteries are charged from the converter when plugged into shore power. If yours was different, perhaps that should have been shared?
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You can do what I do and make it simple. When I had just two 100am lithium, it wasn't quite enough to keep things running, even with my 200watt solar, especially when the furnace kicked on, by morning they were very low. Ended up with four 100am lithium, and that was the trick. Get a 3,000 watt inverter, then you can just run an extension cord from the inverter to the plug on the outside of your trailer that normally you use when at a rv park. This will power all your appliances (not ac). Microwave, TV, etc. I normally don't run my fridge on AC, I always use propane, then the power draw is small. No need to wire the inverter into your system. This is simple and works great. My batteries always stay charged.
what else were you running at night, the furnace in my 40 foot 5th wheel only uses 35AH overnight, I would disagree with the extension cord to use a inverter, just get one with direct AC wiring and power your busbar in your power center
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The biggest issue with that is that you are saying to use your batteries to power an inverter, to power your camper, which by default powers the converter to charge your batteries. That method is a grossly inefficient use of your batteries.

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if that happens the person that installed your inverter doesn't know what they are doing.
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if that happens the person that installed your inverter doesn't know what they are doing.
If I install an inverter to power the whole coach, I specify installing an inverter/charger and remove the converter from the circuit.
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Congratulations on buying the Bullett Premier 25RKPR! When buying an inverter, first check the total power your equipment needs. Then, choose an inverter that meets these needs and has some extra capacity. A pure sine wave inverter is recommended as it works well with all types of appliances. Make sure the inverter input voltage matches the RV battery system.
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