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Old 04-25-2016, 07:38 AM   #15
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WOW that is amazing.. do you have solar or generator.. if solar how many watts etc. are you recharging them or just low usage?? sound good for them so far.. wonder the life will be going forward?

One quick question. On the bestconvetor website they show the height at 9 3/4 in. tall. when you measure your with the nuts on terminals is that height correct or if it more like 10's inches tall.. I believe the battery box on my 2005 classis is right at 10.5" is tallest that will slide in.

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I'm starting my third night with no hookups and my two Lifelines are at 12.6 volts. That's somewhere around 85%!

I've been conservative but also purposely using DC power to gauge capacity. Furnace in the morning and evening, water pump, about 3 hours of TV, lights (LED), and charging a laptop, iPad, and iPhone as I'm working from "home".

I'm impressed!
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Nope, just batteries. All LED lights, no electric appliances. It was fairly warm at night so not much furnace use.

I started a thread earlier about minimizing electrical usage as an alternative to increasing generation: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f37/...ch-147944.html

I think the measurements are accurate but can't get to the batteries at the moment to double check.
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read through that thread .. interesting stuff for sure. I am guessing you do not have solar thus far and maybe a small generator to recharge batteries.

I think your number are real close to actual usage for sure. I can see having some solar, 100-200 watts min, as a real bonus. The cost for panels is like $130 buck for 100 watts on amazon, or AM solar. charge controller with battery monitor (bogart 2030RV, 500 amp shunt and SC2030) will run you $325.00

some breakers, wire, panel mounts you are golden for less than a grand plus with the lifelines AGM you have, power will be a non factor for the most part.

I like it. both in minimizing usage and some solar generation.

PO switched some lights in coach to LED. I am working replacing the 12v fluorescent tube lights with LEDS as well as a couple other closet, shower, etc lights and be all LED.

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Nope, just batteries. All LED lights, no electric appliances. It was fairly warm at night so not much furnace use.

I started a thread earlier about minimizing electrical usage as an alternative to increasing generation: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f37/...ch-147944.html

I think the measurements are accurate but can't get to the batteries at the moment to double check.
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