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Old 01-21-2014, 05:47 PM   #1
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12V electrical to house and start batteries

Can someone explain to me in layman's terms how to wire a bus to run off batteries other than your starting batteries. I have the bus wired now to hook up to a land line from the house, generator or campground using a 30 amp hook up. It would be nice to run off a couple extra batteries that would charge while driving without discharging my starting batteries but would run everything on the bus mainly a tav and a few lights. I know I would need an inverter but how would I hook that up with my existing breaker panel to do this? I just hate having to run the generator all day at tailgates. Thanks
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Re: Electrical

http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...y-setup-for-50

Check out this thread first couple pages are good
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Re: Electrical

nice diagram bansil.


you need to design your electrical system by figuring how much you are gonna use while tailgating.....then times it by a bunch.


list out your appliances and the hours you want to run them....

then build a battery bank big enough
120v appliances will need an inverter and gets fancy... but anything is doable



this calculator helped me a lot.
http://www.altestore.com/store/calcu...ad_calculator/

there are a ton of good threads on electrical.

like this:
http://jackdanmayer.com/rv_electrical_and_solar.htm
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Old 01-22-2014, 05:02 PM   #4
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Thanks for the help
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Re: Electrical

John
can you edit title of your post?

Maybe something like:

"12V electrical to house and start batteries"

it might make searching in the future easier
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John
can you edit title of your post?

Maybe something like:

"12V electrical to house and start batteries"

it might make searching in the future easier
Good Ida bansil. That way others can use this info in the future.

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Re: Electrical

If you're considering solar panels, read this:

http://handybobsolar.wordpress.com/the- ... -puzzle-2/

Actually, even if you're not considering solar panels.
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If you're considering solar panels, read this:

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YES.

And thanks from here as well for the link Bansil
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Re: 12V electrical to house and start batteries

I found this on Amazon. It is a really informative and easy to follow book.

Managing 12 Volts: How to Upgrade, Operate, and Troubleshoot 12 Volt Electrical Systems

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/096473 ... UTF8&psc=1

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