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Old 02-26-2018, 09:07 AM   #101
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I got 2 Interstate 6v golf cart batteries to power the bus. Everything is wired now and the bus has 12v and 110v working in it right now. Gotta pick up some wood stain this morning and will update you soon.
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Old 02-26-2018, 07:57 PM   #102
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We have power!

Got the entire electrical system up and running. Most of the wiring is ran and everything is working all from free energy from the sun! Also got the power distribution box panels done. Just need to wire the fuses and install cabinet hardware to finish it up.......

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Old 02-27-2018, 05:33 AM   #103
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The power went out this morning while the wife was in the shower. She was upset that she could not style her hair before work. I ran a 100 foot extension cord to the bus and she was able to run the hair dryer and then plug in and use the curling iron. She was so happy!
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Old 02-27-2018, 05:54 AM   #104
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that rocks!!!! i used my DEV bus (with its 200 amp alternator) to run my furnace recently when the power went out... {of course it was the one weekend I loaned out my genny}... our busses are useful for all kinds of things!
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Old 02-27-2018, 07:39 AM   #105
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Thanks for all the video's, great fun watching your bus come together... I have a friend that has the same bus and want's to sell, anxious to see your floorplan.
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Old 02-27-2018, 09:25 AM   #106
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Hey bud... just from looking at the pictures, you may want to upsize the jumpers between the batteries and to the inverter. They look way undersized for the amperage the inverter could pull at full tilt. I'd go with at least 0awg if not 2/0. Would hate to see you lose your hard work from an electrical fire.

At surge rating, that inverter can pull over 230amps if 100% efficient... 120 amps at 1500w.
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Old 02-27-2018, 11:08 AM   #107
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Hey bud... just from looking at the pictures, you may want to upsize the jumpers between the batteries and to the inverter. They look way undersized for the amperage the inverter could pull at full tilt. I'd go with at least 0awg if not 2/0. Would hate to see you lose your hard work from an electrical fire.

At surge rating, that inverter can pull over 230amps if 100% efficient... 120 amps at 1500w.
Those were the jumpers that came with the inverter.
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Old 02-27-2018, 11:20 AM   #108
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Those were the jumpers that came with the inverter.
Yeah ... 'nuff said

Some welding cable would be better.
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Old 02-27-2018, 12:30 PM   #109
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The manual for that inverter says those jumper are only for "light loads". Says to upsize for any real power draw. I'd change them.
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Old 02-27-2018, 12:31 PM   #110
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Check page 6 on the bottom. Also says in the cooling section that "100 watt" is considered a "light load"

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/09...29873059343987

Again... just dont want to hear about a fire from something simple.
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