We have a 2020 Bambi 20FB. We have outfitted it for boondocking, and that is pretty much the only type of camping we do. We have taken 8 trips in the last 6 months and are loving it.
Here are the electrical upgrades we have already installed:
1. 4x100ah BattleBorn LiPo battery bank (400ah total)
2. 360watts of Zamp solar on rooftop, connected to Victron 50a Solar Controller
3. 200watts of portable HQST solar panels connected to Victron 30a Controller
4. Victron 712 Battery Monitor with Bluetooth
This system works great and we have plenty of off grid DC power. We have never had to use the Honda 2100w generator we have. Our solar usually tops off our Lithium batteries within just a few hours is sun is shining.
We have no need for off grid AC power except for our 900w microwave. We would like to add a Pure Sine inverter to our power system to power ONLY the microwave for short interval use on occasion. We do not need to connect all the shore power AC outlets to this inverter. Those AC outlets will stay connected to Shore Power only.
I have been looking at inverters such as this one:
Here is what I am thinking of doing:
1. Install the inverter specified above (or equal)
2. Include installation of the included wired “On/Off” switch for the inverter. Switch to be located in the galley. (We only want to turn the inverter on to use the Microwave, then turn it off after micro use)
3. Connection of our existing 120v 900w Microwave to the inverter
SEE ATTACHED DIAGRAM FOR LAYOUT
The Renogy 200w Pure Sine Inverter includes a wired on/off remote switch and the 4AWG cables to connect to the battery bank.
I am pretty handy and am hopeful I can do this install myself. What advice would you inverter veterans give me for this install? Is there anything I am missing? Important points? What about required ventilation for the inverter?
We already upgraded the converter/charger during the lithium upgrade. Given our boondocking goals, is there any benefit to installing a inverter/charger rather than adding an inverter only to my existing setup?
Your help is much appreciated. Thank you.