Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 12-07-2019, 05:32 AM   #21
2 Rivet Member
 
2007 Base Camp
Beaverdam , Virginia
Join Date: Jul 2017
Posts: 21
I got the batteries for the Black Friday price. Call them and ask for a break...
__________________

bkitchens is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2019, 06:06 AM   #22
Half a Rivet Short
 
2017 30' Classic
Carlisle , Pennsylvania
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 8,694
Quote:
Originally Posted by cptdzl View Post
I do believe the Renogy prices where for cyber Monday only. I also just checked Amazon and the pricing is a penny short of $900. I just looked at Renogy's web site and the "smart" version is sold out .....
Hi

There were a variety of sales running at the end of November. The Renogy web site had a range of discounts running depending on the day. The best were on Cyber Monday, if you bought a pile of stuff *and* could get it shipped .... Amazon beat the Renogy web site prices on the 100AH battery for a couple of hours Monday afternoon.

One would *guess* that Renogy will have other ~10% off sales on and off in the coming months. I doubt any of this stuff will go near half price for another year.

Bob
__________________

uncle_bob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2019, 08:21 AM   #23
Rivet Master
 
rowiebowie's Avatar
 
2012 Avenue Coach
Corpus Christi , Texas
Join Date: Feb 2018
Posts: 1,387
Thanks, Bob. I thought I was tracking the Renogy prices pretty closely, but things were changing fast last week and I missed the Amazon Cyber Monday deal.

For anyone interested in the Renogy battery pricing (for their "classic" 100Ah, not their new "smart" battery) you can track their prices at this thread:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f448...de-201761.html
rowiebowie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2019, 04:34 PM   #24
2 Rivet Member
 
2007 Base Camp
Beaverdam , Virginia
Join Date: Jul 2017
Posts: 21
Thanks. I am looking at the XC2000 with a critical eye on where it would fit. There is not a lot of space in the BC. 2000W is as big as I can go with the 2 battery bank.
bkitchens is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2019, 06:50 AM   #25
Half a Rivet Short
 
2017 30' Classic
Carlisle , Pennsylvania
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 8,694
Quote:
Originally Posted by bkitchens View Post
Thanks. I am looking at the XC2000 with a critical eye on where it would fit. There is not a lot of space in the BC. 2000W is as big as I can go with the 2 battery bank.
Hi

2KW is 16.7A at 120V. 3KW is 25A. At 100% efficiency, that would come out to 167A and 250A at 12V into the inverter. Most 100AH lithium BMS setups are going to limit at 100A continuous. Their surge numbers (30 seconds maybe) *should* be higher than that.

If you want to run at 100% load full time, then indeed 2 batteries aren't quite enough for a 3KW unit. As long as you stay at more moderate loads or only "go high" for short periods, the 3KW would be fine.

Indeed the inverters are never 100% efficient. The battery may be at 13.5V rather than 12V. There *will* be drop in the wires. All of that will make the final math a bit more messy.

Bob
uncle_bob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2019, 07:12 AM   #26
Rivet Master
 
rowiebowie's Avatar
 
2012 Avenue Coach
Corpus Christi , Texas
Join Date: Feb 2018
Posts: 1,387
In my case the Renogy 2000W & 3000W inverter chargers share the same case size. So it was an easy decision to pay the $200 premium and get the 3000W just in case I added more battery capacity and demands in the future. But in reality, I'll probably never exceed the demands of the 1200W draw of the "700W" microwave or a 1500W hair dryer (which is getting near the max of two 100Ah batteries.)
rowiebowie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2019, 10:39 AM   #27
3 Rivet Member
 
2018 16' Sport
St. Louis , Missouri
Join Date: May 2019
Posts: 107
For those of us who are self installers WFCO now has a lithium charger that appears to be an easy install.
WF-8950L2-MBA is the model number if you are replacing a WFCO charger.
They also have another model that works for replacement of any model.
Sport 16 STL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2019, 11:21 AM   #28
1 Rivet Member
 
2017 Basecamp
Friendswood , Texas
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 5
Here is my set up. Would have gone all Victron, but I wanted to retain as much space as possible. I back feed into the trailer’s electrical
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	82855B34-CD65-4085-A134-F2D4103F6ABD.jpeg
Views:	19
Size:	1.35 MB
ID:	358321   Click image for larger version

Name:	C3F792F1-449E-40A8-8C3C-E40A9BDFB322.jpg
Views:	23
Size:	185.2 KB
ID:	358322  

Click image for larger version

Name:	6BAF2E15-C2B8-4255-914E-EC66EC5A28A9.jpeg
Views:	22
Size:	276.5 KB
ID:	358323   Click image for larger version

Name:	55E2EB80-FDF4-403A-91AB-D9A932CBB5EB.jpeg
Views:	22
Size:	996.5 KB
ID:	358324  

Nodintree is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2019, 05:35 AM   #29
2 Rivet Member
 
2007 Base Camp
Beaverdam , Virginia
Join Date: Jul 2017
Posts: 21
Is your inverter connected to the “house” wiring?

Is the inverter pictured connected to the “house” wiring for distribution to all the plugs or is the AC power only available from the plugs on the unit? Nice mounting. I’m not sure if the inverter would make it too hard for me to get back in and work in the battery compartment.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	FFD43A1D-5D2B-4C15-A0BE-C08AD7DEDF71.jpg
Views:	21
Size:	273.8 KB
ID:	358359  
bkitchens is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2019, 05:36 AM   #30
2 Rivet Member
 
2007 Base Camp
Beaverdam , Virginia
Join Date: Jul 2017
Posts: 21
This was my solution for the Solar controller.
bkitchens is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2019, 05:39 AM   #31
2 Rivet Member
 
2007 Base Camp
Beaverdam , Virginia
Join Date: Jul 2017
Posts: 21
What did you use to convert from RJ45 to RJ12 for the remote display? ....or did you run the RJ12 wire? I mounted the shunt in the battery box but I am waiting for adapter cables from Amazon.
bkitchens is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2019, 11:36 AM   #32
1 Rivet Member
 
2017 Basecamp
Friendswood , Texas
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 5
Connectors

I used these i got from amazon
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	55CD0B70-1710-43C2-97E1-469EF3A6F0A9.jpeg
Views:	15
Size:	282.1 KB
ID:	358388  
Nodintree is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2020, 05:16 AM   #33
2 Rivet Member
 
2007 Base Camp
Beaverdam , Virginia
Join Date: Jul 2017
Posts: 21
What cable did you use between the Victron RJ12 plugs and the RJ45 adapter?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nodintree View Post
I used these i got from amazon
I have not been able to find stock cables to convert from the RJ12 plugs on the shunt and remote display to the CAT5 (RJ12) cable pre-routed in the trailer. Did you make your cables?
__________________

bkitchens is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Original 2015 55 AMP Converter (battery charger). Removed for complete solar and electrical upgrade. Works perfectly. Gulliver72 Airstream Classifieds 0 06-15-2019 10:22 AM
2018 International FB27 Battery Charger timb2828 Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 3 05-13-2019 12:09 AM
Converter/Charger vs. Inverter/Charger moosetags Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 5 11-22-2013 10:21 PM
Question about wiring new battery charger on the battery side of the latching relay. BTUs4You General Repair Forum 3 07-27-2012 12:36 PM
Adding charger where no charger has gone before Jabba Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 4 03-08-2003 09:39 AM


Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:44 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.