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Old 11-26-2003, 08:30 PM   #1
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Wondering How Much Battery Power You Need?

Xantrex has a nice web calculator to help you figure that out.



http://www.xantrex.com/support/howlong.asp



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I look at the wattages of appliances quite often. The other day at work, i was examining a crock pot, and it used just over 100watts. I think i'm going to buy one for the bus. That's not much power at all for a device that creates heat.
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There is an excellent article at http://www.homepower.com on doing a load analysis. It has great example sheets of the most common appliances and how much power they might use in a 24 hour period. Very Good.

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I'm going thru the same thing now trying to figure out how much is enough.

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Here is a mirror of that article:



http://www.skoolie.net/mirror/HP98_14.pdf
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Thats a good one but this is the article I was referring to. It took me a while to find it again.

http://www.homepower.com/files/loadcalc.pdf

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