Then we started wiring away. as of now the bus has 54 outlets in it.
I know, I know...
But first, This bad boy right here.
3000 Watt Pure Sine wave Inverter/Charger by AIMS.
Tied to to six 6 Volt Batteries wired for 12 volts, I know this looks like a hot mess, but it's a preliminary install photo, LOL. we also ordered 4/0 welding lead wire straight from amazon and made all of our connections.
The first junction box you see in the photo above is to split incoming power to the inverter and also acts like a main breaker for the 50 amp service. here's a diagram for all the A/C wiring. If you are interested in seeing more and a more comprehensive write-up about it, please just visit the BLOG. (maybe I could just copy and paste it???)
The beauty of this set up is the ability to transfer power to the inverter seamlessly and if for some reason I can only hook up to a regular 15 amp extension cord then I can also pass that power through the inverter to the panel above, then, if for some reason the power fails or I trip the breaker on that small cord the inverter takes over automatically and uninterrupted. (like a computer backup power supply) once we reach our destination I can hook up to 50 amp and wait for the inverter to kick over to AC power then flip the transfer switch and give the Bus the 50 amp service directly while the inverter maintains the battery bank.