i bought some new bus toys today. An alternator and batteries.....
The a/c unit takes 13 amps @ 110 volts
I have a 3KW military inverter which runs on 24 volts....only problem is that my bus is 12 volts.
The more i thought about it, the more i thought about how great a 24 volt inverter is. Why you may ask would this be preferable to the far more common 12 volt appliances?? Here's why.....3KW @ 24 volts is only 125 amps. compare that to 250 amps @ 12 volts.
The a/c should use under 1.5kw, and the fancy new 24 volt 165 amp alternator i bought today produces about 4KW.
My house system will be completely isolated from the bus system. I also bought a pair of cute not so little 4D batteries for the house system.
All i need to do now is create a mounting bracket and run the 00 welding cable from the alternator to the batteries then to the inverter.