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Old 09-12-2014, 12:42 AM   #571
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Off grid we use fans to blow air in low and out high and exit. This way the fan is outside the box. A brushless dc fan is most desirable.
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Excellent idea. And to boot one could run a ridgid duct and put the fan further away from the box to be sure.
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Off grid we use fans to blow air in low and out high and exit. This way the fan is outside the box. A brushless dc fan is most desirable.
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Excellent idea. And to boot one could run a ridgid duct and put the fan further away from the box to be sure.
this is a good idea. i have lots of computer server fans. ill look into this as well.
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i secured the deep cycle batteries using angle iron, wood, threaded rod, wing nuts, and springs and wire from an old bed frame. here are the results:





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Excellent work with the recycled materials! What gauge wire did you use to connect your batteries? Are they 12v or 6v? Series or parallel?

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Excellent work with the recycled materials! What gauge wire did you use to connect your batteries? Are they 12v or 6v? Series or parallel?

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Hi Doc,

they are 4 6V batteries connected in both series and parallel to get 12V. they are interconnected with AWG #4 welding cable i will connect to the marine switch and inverter with AWG #2 once i get it made. this is kind of helpful:

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Awesomely simple! I love it and thanks!

So why #4 on the cells and #2 to the inverter? Does the smaller size on the batteries impede current at all? I guess with that size it really wouldn't matter huh?
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Awesomely simple! I love it and thanks!

So why #4 on the cells and #2 to the inverter? Does the smaller size on the batteries impede current at all? I guess with that size it really wouldn't matter huh?

it shouldn't, the interconnect cables can be a smaller gauge since they are bridging 6V batteries together, and they are a short distance. since there is a lot more power coming out of the bank itself at 12v, i wish to increase the size of the cable. depending on how far away i place the inverter i may go to AWG#1 to compensate for distance.
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Gotcha. I was reading the manual for my inverter and it said to make room for air movement since it will also put out some heat as it operates. So make sure it is vented a bit as well! Have you decieded on how you will charge them when sitting? Are you going to hook them into your alternator with a solenoid for run time charging?
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Gotcha. I was reading the manual for my inverter and it said to make room for air movement since it will also put out some heat as it operates. So make sure it is vented a bit as well! Have you decieded on how you will charge them when sitting? Are you going to hook them into your alternator with a solenoid for run time charging?
both my coach and house batteries will be ale to be charged by either the alternator, the ac converter battery charging circut, my 2 solar panels, or the generator once it is hooked up. ill be able to decide which one gets the charge by using one of these switches:

http://www.civicsolar.com/product/blue- ... ery-switch

already my solar panels can produce over 10A on a good sunny day, and most of the time they act as a trickle charger around 3 to 5A. right now everything is running from the coach batteries, now that i have the battery bank i can add in the switch, separate everything and start working on installing the generator.
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