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Old 12-01-2019, 06:40 PM   #21
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Solar generator is a standalone doesn't connect to the batteries doesn't connect to the Airstream in any way shape or form it's a stand-alone Lithium powered portable power Bank which you can connect to run 12v or 110v items like laptop s etc. Depending on the solar generator output some even have 30 amp RV outlet s.
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Old 12-01-2019, 09:29 PM   #22
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True, a Goal Zero type “generator” ( and I agree- that’s a misleading term) is a stand alone battery that has a built-in inverter, but it IS easily integrated into 12VDC battery / converter and solar systems of our Airstreams as I and others have done. For older Airstreams, it is an easy way to get near seamless 110V outlet power anytime w/o firing up a gas or propane powered generator. Granted, one needs to keep power consumption in mind and I t won’t run for ever like your gas powered generator if you keep adding fuel to it.

Or set it outside and plug into it just like your 20 amp Honda, Yamaha, etc. Yes, it can be bit pricey, but more reasonable when a lithium battery, inverter, heavy gage wires, etc. and integration cost are considered.
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Old 12-02-2019, 06:19 AM   #23
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I completely agree that "solar generator" is a really poor term. However, language evolves and it takes weird twists and turns as it does. If the gizmo has panels as well as battery and inverter, at least I can see the connection. Drop *any* one of the three out and not so much.

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